Shades of Gray for AYSI#175

Hello Everyone and Welcome Back for another Card!

At first I wasn’t going to do this challenge, but the 10 min. time limit, intrigued

and challenged me…I pre-cut everything and then timed myself putting it all together.

I wasn’t sure of the parameters of the time limit, so I used 10 mins. to pre-cut the

butterfly and the layers for the front and inside…I have a chart with graduated sizes,

that made for sizing the DSP easy!

I then set my timer and started to assemble my card…DRAT!, it took 14 mins.!


Here is the Challenge from

As You See It #175


AYSI 175

Here is my Card!


I also have to add another minute to the clock…I decided to add the gray banner,

after the card was finished! I cranked the Big Shot so fast!!!!


Here is the inside of my Card!


This Card, I went ahead and made a second card too…are going to my

Grand-girls when they get here, the end of June! I will give it

to them when they leave…instructions that they are not to read,

till they are on the plane! I also will put some money inside for

their dinner, on the return flight!


Here is the list of Stock used and the Measures:


Whisper White-card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

-inside panel, 3 3/4″ x 5″

-banner, 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Basic Gray-inside bottom mat,4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

-butterfly, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″

-banner, 3/4″ x 3″

Smoky Slate-inside mat, 4″ x 5 1/4″

-front bottom mat, 4″ x 5 1/4″

Silver Foil Sheet-front mat, 3 3/4″ x 5″


Springtime Florals Specialty DSP-from Sale-A-Bration, retired,

-front bottom panel with stripes, 3 3/4″ x 5″

-top panel with leaves, 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Stamp Set:

Petal Palette-greeting, inside sentiment


Basic Gray-greeting, inside sentiment


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Bunch of Banners Thinlits-greeting banner and mat

Butterflies Thinlits-butterfly


Here is my Card again!


I am excited the Grand-girls are coming this Summer again!

We miss then a lot!

But first…my Good Friend Joan from MA is coming the end of this month!

Joan will be here a little over a week! Lots to show her when she gets here!

Lots of discoveries to uncover too!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Love to you ALL!


2 thoughts on “Shades of Gray for AYSI#175”

  1. This is such a pretty card! It would be a lovely wedding or engagement card. You’ve made those shades of grey look so lush and opulent – such a shame you overshot the time limit. Thanks for joining us at As You See It for our speedy Shades of Grey challenge.

  2. Very pretty, inside and out! It’s a challenge to make it within the 10 minutes, isn’t it?! Not matter, it’s perfectly lovely! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Let me know what you think!