The Two Hour (Ten Minute) Card

I've done these posts before.  The one where the card takes WAY longer than it should have.  Often it's because things so horribly wrong - dropping my ink pad on the almost finished card or a marker drips, etc.  But today's card just took a long time because of decisions.  And it was for a sketch challenge so THAT decision was done when I started the card!
It is also for an inspiration challenge where I used the colors.  Another decision made.

So, why did it take so long?  I have a LOT of patterned papers and it just took awhile to decide.  When cards are simple, the simple choices can have a big effect.  So, I had to decide on the dots versus a check, and then what size dots.  Should the frame be black with a red insert or red with black?  Or something else? I did many die cuts and just started playing with the pieces until I arrived at something I liked.

As for the sentiment, I was looking for a Valentine's day one (even though I don't need another Valentine card) because what else would you do with this card?  When I saw this I knew I had to use it.  I can always use another thank you card!  It would have been hard to make this a thank you without the "heartfelt" in the sentiment.

Now for the ten minute version.  As I was picking up and putting things away, I realized I had almost enough leftovers to make at least one more card and if I didn't do it right then, I'd probably never do it.  I chose the kraft color for the tag and base as it tones down the "love" aspect and I think makes for a better thank you card.  Ten minutes later - I was done!
This one took about 10 minutes to make.  That is one thing about CAS cards.  Very often, after the first one is made subsequent cards go very quickly.

The challenges for the card are:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Thanks
Dies: The Stamps of Life Double Hearts, MFT Gift Tags, MFT Banner
Paper: MFT Black & White Basics, Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms, Real Red, White, Black, Crum Cake
Accessories: Provo Crafts Dots embossing folder

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  1. OMG! We had the same issues with the same sketch. If you look at my blog, I ended up with three different versions of my card. LOL!!! Yours are fabulous.

  2. Both are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

  3. I am a huge polka dot fan and both cards make the most of them. Darling.

  4. I love that you made more than one! I like them both.