10 Minute Color Challenge Card

Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a 10 minute challenge card and I’m afraid I’m late this week!  Yikes!  This week is a color challenge, you can see the colors I have to work with above.  My first thought upon seeing these colors was Christmas.  I think probably because I had some Christmas DSP at one point that used these colors.  It’s July though . . . . I’m not in the mood for Christmas cards yet so . . . .


It’s time to go!  I had an idea in my head from what the ladies were doing at PMS Night.  They were using squares for some cards and motorcycles for other cards so I wanted to combine the two.

Stampin' Up! Motorcycle Stamp

The first order of business was to run to the paper cutter with my Whisper White cardstock.  After cutting the base card and another layer in white, I ran the layer through the Big Shot with a textures plate.  After that I raced back to my desk to stamp the Motorcycle stamp three times using black Stazon.

The next task wasn’t so easy.  It took a bit of time to color the motorcycles and I’m not the most thrilled with my coloring job.  I couldn’t find my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker so I had to use an Aqua Painter with Real Red ink (making it not quite as bold as I would have liked) and the Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker I used was too dark  . . . . oh well.

Motorcycle Bits

Once the motorcycles were colored I used our 1 1/4″ square punch to punch out different parts of the motorcycles.  The squares are mounted onto Real Red squares which were punched with the 1 1/2″ Square Punch and then I used my paper cutter to cut squares out of Baja Breeze carestock.

All that was left was to put the pieces onto the textured cardstock, add some stamping, ribbon and do a little outlining with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.

Oh no!

Oh no!  I think I am getting worse at this instead of better!  I’m afraid all that coloring did me in!  It looks like it took me just a few seconds over 15 minutes!  I’ve got to start doing better than that!!!

Handmade Motorcycle Card

Here it is.  In order to keep the card from looking like Christmas I kept the Old Olive to a bare minimum.  I used the writing tip of the Stampin’ Write Marker to put some dots below the wheels of the motorcycle and I used the same tip to draw a small line around the textured sheet of Whisper White cardstock.

Heard from the Heart stamp set

The sentiment I used is the from the Heard from the Heart stamp set and of course I used our wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon at the top.  The bow probably wasn’t the best option but time was fleeing and I didn’t have time to think up anything more manly to use.  Oh well, maybe this card will work well for a lady who drives a motorcycle.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!   I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s 10 minute challenge!


  1. Love the look of cutting up the motorcycle and giving the effects of close-ups!

  2. I love these! My oldest son is really a bike rider.

  3. Echoing Alicia’s comments: The small close-ups are so much more dramatic than one image of the entire motorcycle. Good job!

  4. Goodness girl I think you did amazing that would of taken me 1 hour
    and look at you rock it out in 15 min a few sec.
    you are awesome!
    Job well dome with this challenge!

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