Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A 5 Minute Card

Happy Wednesday!!  I've been trying to find the time to post since the weekend, but with the kiddo's now in school full time, time has been spent getting back into the groove of after school sport practices and then directing the focus on homework.

This card was literally a 5 minute card to put together.  Inspiration seemed to have left the building so when another teen boy card was needed at the last minute I went through the pile (quite sadly, that is a literal description) on my desk and came up with this rejected background that was made while I was playing with the stamping with embossing folders technique.   On this particular piece, I believe (ahem.  I am a TERRIBLE detail blogger lately!! I'm guessing here as to what I did!!) I used the Distress Stains again, but this time I actually ran the embossing folder through my Big Shot to emboss the image.  The stains seemed to dissipate, leaving a more blotchy, random look.  I grabbed the piece, trimmed and then using my "old style" label maker, punched out the sentiment and used the mini stapler to add a little extra to the simplicity of the piece.

For the LIFE OF ME, I cannot get a decent photo when I use this label maker!! I don't know if it is the shine of the tape, the shine and combination of the raised lettering, but my camera just can't seem to focus on the whole picture!  Apologies, but hopefully, you get the gist of the idea!!

A splash of color.  Embossed, raised background.  A simple sentiment/embellishment combination. A quick card but for a young teen who was probably more interested in the gift card inside.  Works for me!!  Maybe I should call this reality stamping, LOL!

A 5 minute card and a 5 minute post!!  Laundry and Back to School Night on the agenda now!!

'Till next time...................remember that some times rejections can lead to other opportunities!!


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

5 minute cards are the best, especially when they turn out this great! Good for you!

Broni said...

I love it!

Stef H said...

i LOVE this. i LOVE everything about this the circles, the colors, the emboss AND the label tapes (of which i don't get clear pictures of them either - so it's definitely the tapes). i never, ever run color on my emboss folders. no clue why. i love the results. must give it a try.

have a great week.

hugs :)

Micki said...

Hell, girl this is awesome. Love the colors with the folders..... and the black tape adds wonderful contrast. I love this..... xoxo

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Starla, glad you have a little more time to play! Love the colors. I am staying so busy!