Monday, October 17, 2011

Tim In 10

Today's Grungy Monday challenge is perfect for me:  Tim in 10, or, create a card using some Tim
products in 10 minutes or less.  Great for anyone with time issues.  In other words, just about everyone.

I think the trick to accomplishing this is to have a plan, and by that I mean a really thought out plan, so you don't waste any of those precious minutes thinking or futzing around looking for just the right embellishment.  Added to that, I wanted my card to actually look like it might have taken more than the allotted time, so I figured I'd need to use a quick and easy (yet impressive) technique.  I decided on one from last year's 12 Tags of Christmas.  Click here for the details on Tim's blog.  And now, my card:



A piece of scrap plastic was cut to the same size as the white shimmery cardstock, then embossed with Tim's Snow Flurries folder.  If you click on the link to Tim's blog above, you'll see how you can use this technique to create a very impressive piece when you have more than 10 minutes to spare.

The blue snowflakes are part of Tim's on the edge die which is also called Snow Flurries.  It is the same blue cardstock I used as the card base.

I can't tell you the origins of the ribbon, it's just a scrap piece from my stash.

The Merry Christmas ticket is from the Odds and Ends set.  It was stamped with black archival ink on a scrap of white cardstock, then lightly inked with Faded Jeans distress ink.

The adhesive that holds the plastic to the cardstock was placed where the ribbon would eventually hide it, so nothing shows through.

If I had more than the 10 minutes (the whole thing actually took a bit less than that) I'm sure I would have added more "stuff," but I'm happy with the way it came out and wouldn't be embarrassed to send it off to someone.


21 comments:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

I really like that!!!! The blue snowflakes are the perfect addition!!!!

Kim said...

Very nicely done!! Not only should you not be embarrassed to send it; I 'd be delighted to receive it! I'm still planning; thank heavens the timer hasn't started yet.

Kate said...

So pretty! Love the background!!

Vic said...

Fabulous!!

Helen said...

Great card - looks like it took loads of time, just like you wanted. And I loved the cityscape - would so like to visit New York one day!

Patricia said...

Looks realy GREAT!
Greetz Patricia

Ruby Craft said...

Great combination of stamping, embossing and die cutting. Makes me wish for snow!

Socrates said...

Now that takes some serious experience AND expertise to accomplish THAT in under 10 minutes. It'd take me over an hour!!!! Methinks you've done this before... Great work.

Mary said...

Great quicky card and truly nothing to be ashamed of. Love it.

Lisa :) said...

great card! I love that technique!

Maggie said...

Wonderful card and great technique just right for a wintery card

Patzee said...

Great use of 10 minutes! You've done a great job--especially with all the snowy images and textures.

Alison said...

Great card Eileen! Love the techniques you used! x

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks great, Eileen. Love that embossing technique.

fairy thoughts said...

simple but very effective, it's not as easy as you might think
janet

Lori said...

I wouldn't be embarrassed either, it turned out fabulous! So...under 10 minutes can really be done? lol!

Sue West said...

I really love your card, it's so elegant, great embossing.
Sue :)

Anesha said...

Lovely card, love the embossed background!

Dawn said...

Like the effect the plastic gives Dxx

Shirley said...

I'm glad Diann at AH mentioned your snowflake art . That prompted me to take a look...beautiful love,the plastic effect.

Alison Horne said...

great icy effect.xx