Timed Stamping Challenge in Stewartstown, PA

Inspirational Challenge

I have this inspiration to work with for the 10 minute stamping challenge this week!  My first thought when looking at the picture was to make a card with a mosaic design with the Medalion stamp set.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of any way to make a mosaic in 10 minutes!

I decided to go ahead with the Medallion and try to catch the feel of this picture ( I don’t know what the “feel” is called but this picture but it has lots of different shades and a softness to it)  I guess the picture kind of has a Monet feel to it?

Time to start!

With a little apprehension I got ready to start!  Why did I have apprehension?  My 4 year old was in the same room and he loves to talk . . . .

Perfect Plum Classic Ink

The first order of business was to cut three pieces of Whisper White cardstock.  I then took two of the pieces and used a brayer with Perfect Plum Classic Ink to change the color of the cardstock.  If you look at the inspirational picture you won’t see any spot that is just one color or shade.  I wanted to have a variety of shades of the Perfect Plum giving a softer look than a stark piece of Perfect Plum cardstock.  Does that make sense?

Medallion Stamp Set

The next order of business was to use a foam paint brush to apply Frost White Shimmer Paint (page 195 IB&C) to the Medallion stamp.  I stamped that onto one piece of brayered cardstock. and set it to the side to dry.

From there I used some Whisper White Organza ribbon, a button from the brights collection and a little bit of string I have handy for such occasions.


It looks like I made it in exactly 10 minutes!  Whew!  It’s a good thing I didn’t go with the mosaic design I thought about doing!  To his credit, I must say my son only said one word during the whole 10  minutes and when I said “shh” he remembered and went back to his coloring!  Unlike what a lot of you think, it’s not often Jaan can go with only saying one word in 10 minutes!

Handstamped Medallion

Here’s the finished card!  I think this would be beautiful for a wedding don’t you?

Shimmering Beauty

Here’s a close up so you can see the various shades of the Perfect Plum.  I haven’t used the Shimmer Paint a lot but I love the look on this card – it just goes so well with the “feel” of the inspirational picture!

I’ve been working on some other fun projects as well.  One you should be seeing before long – it’s a new banner at the top of the page!  I’ve also made a fun Silly Bandz scrapbook page that I think you’ll enjoy seeing.  Be sure to check back daily for more exciting projects!


  1. This is beautiful! I think you captured the feeling of the inspiration photo perfectly!

  2. This is lovely. I really like the effect you got with the brayered color and the other techniques you used. It doesn’t look like a 10-minute card!

  3. i love this card becky!!!! its beautiful!!!

  4. LOVE this card! It is so pretty! I never thought to make the brayer do shades of the same color! Thanks for the Beautiful card and inspiration!

  5. Whow you never cease to amaze me
    when I grow up I want to make cards as fast as YOU
    You rock!

  6. SO beautiful Becky!! Love the shimmer paint!
    Lesley 🙂

  7. Really beautiful card. I love how the ribbon brings out the white in the shimmer paint. My son is now fourteen and still can’t stop talking! I really thought he would grow out of it, I don’t know what I was thinking. Now I think he will always be a talker. LOL.

  8. I really can’t think of anything further to say than the ladies have said above, except to chime in and agree that it is a lovely card – and, yes, I think it would be a perfect wedding card. Good job – and in 10 minutes! (Thank you, Jaan.)

  9. What a gorgeous card. Perfect for a wedding!

  10. Wow you Aced this! Very beautiful card and, yes, it would be a perfect Wedding card. Love it!

  11. wow, beautiful job, I love the color you chose, really makes the image pop right out of the card. Beautiful

  12. This is beautiful, Becky. I love the color. Your bow really sets it off.

  13. Saw this on your Remarkables post….WOW!!! This is knock-down gorgeous….Love the shades you created with the ink & brayer and the Frost White shimmer paint on the Medallion is lovely!

  14. Such a pretty card…and in 10 min! WOW!

  15. Earlier today I was so taken by your pretty card that I forgot to comment on your new banner: I really like it! It is very striking, and anything Vintage Vogue is delicious.

  16. Such a beautiful card and LOVE that ribbon!! Cant wait for all these new goodies downunder.

  17. Becky: Simply stunning as usual! Thanks for sharing your talent. Nancy

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