I tend to obsess over my cards, shifting things around and playing with the layout and design well after it needs any tweaking. So when I saw the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge - the challenge being to make a card in less than 10 minutes - I knew I needed to give it a try.
I began by getting all my supplies out on my table: paper, embellishments, sentiment sticker, adhesive, border punch, trimmer. Then I sat back and thought about the design of the card. When I had a pretty clear idea in mind as to what I was going to do, I started the clock.
Phew, I was sweating. I am not used to working under this kind of pressure. When my border punch got jammed, and my adhesive runner pulled the back off my paper (why?) I thought for sure I was not going to make it. But I pushed through and finished with only seconds to spare.
This is the card I made:
What an awesome challenge. It really forced me to focus and get down to business.
I think what really made it work for me was having my materials at the ready before I started the clock and keeping my card design fairly simple.
I am linking up my card over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.