It took a while to find a flower stamp that I thought I could create a card with in 10 minutes. It needed to be something that added color when stamping, as I am not fast at coloring anything, and was easy to stamp. I settled on the stamp set A Happy Hello by Gina K Designs. Since I am entering this in the Retro Rubber Challenge, I need to give the year. I can guess it was released in 2018. I have had it for over a year,but had trouble pinpointing the year it was released.
I decided on a color palette, mounted the stamps on blocks, opened my ink pads, then began the timer. I placed the sentiment in my MISTI, trying to get it straight, but not sure it is after looking at the photo. I stamped the sentiment first, then began stamping with the blocks. I needed the foam under it, so I quickly grabbed the foam to give the cushion needed. I stamped everything, checked the time, then began assembling. I stopped the timer and it read 2:26 seconds left, so it took around 7 and 1/2 minutes to finish this card.
I used Gina K Designs ink in Red Hot, Fresh Asparagus, and Black Onyx and Stampin Up Blushing Bride for the small flowers and the cardbase. The black cardstock is SU and the white is Hobby Lobby. The gems on the flowers are SU.
I enjoyed these challenges. Thanks for the fun challenges and inspiration.
20 thoughts on “Happy Hello”
Sure turned out pretty for such speed work.
Nice card – love your color choice!
Great speed card Lisa. It is pretty and I think your sentiment is fine – it is probably the photo angle that makes it look off to you.
Thanks! I am sure you are correct. I also noticed the layers didn’t go completely straight and the glue was settled so I couldn’t shift it. It is still worth mailing.
I LOVE this! The colors are gorgeous, and I love the open design. Well done.
Beautiful card and great for the speed challenge.
I love your pink blooms Lisa – your flower stamp was a good speed-stamping choice. I like the way your flowers cascade down the card front – very pretty. I like the pink pearl centres on the smaller flowers too – it’s always nice to add an extra detail if time allows. Thanks for playing along with us over at As You See It this week!
Thanks! Fun challenge.
What a sweet, fun card…..I just love this flower as well as the pretty color you used! The embellishments really make it even more special! Thanks for playing with As You See It’s Speed Stamping challenge this week, as well as the Retro Rubber challenge!
Thank you! Both are fun challenges and I enjoyed creating.
Lisa, I was particularly attracted to the colours you chose for your lovely card! And you picked exactly the right kind of floral stamp set for a speed challenge! So happy you joined us at As You See It Challenges this time!
Thanks! I started with a different one and it wasn’t easy enough for this challenge. Then I found a bit of inspiration for this set and it finally clicked. Fun challenge!
Another beautiful card Lisa! I love the boldness of the flowers. And making a card 8n less than 10 minutes sounds like a really fun challenge. You did a great job. I’ll have to try that sometime!
Awesome card, Lisa. Loving the colors and your design as well as under 10 minutes…whoo hoo!
Great choice of a speed stamping set – you have to be very brave to colour during a speed challenge! The bright pink against the softer pink pops nicely. Thank you for playing along with both the Retro Rubber and As You See It Challenges.
Thanks! Fun challenges and very enjoyable.
Beautiful CAS card Lisa.
Great speed stamping, I love your colours and the elegance of your card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT
This is a beautiful card, Lisa.
Beautiful card, love the colors and the layout of your card! Thank you for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.