Monday, 20 September 2021


 hello again stampers!

I'm on a roll and onto the second card challenge for today - the rain is not easing up, so I'm taking advantage of some free time!

I found an interesting challenge at As You See it yesterday where you had to complete a card in under 10 minutes AND make it funny! Oh okay...

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I had an idea for a card, based on a sentiment I had picked out but I had no idea how long it would take, I mean, how long is a piece of string? so I planned it out, got out the inks and supplies, began the timer and started with the first step - ink blending... Well that probably was my undoing.  I stopped the clock after 11 minutes with blurry stamping and still having not done the sentiment.  Doh!

Okay let's rethink this... I simplified the ink blending, making it only 2 colours, carefully cleaned off the stamps and made sure I didn't overink, decided not to cut down the panel but just adhere it to the card base. 2nd try was a success!

The stamps are from Darkroom Door Under the Sea, and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz Big Talk sticker. I stopped the timer at 9:22:03 but the distress oxide ink was still wet. I guess that still counts?

Great challenge! I'll be joining in more in the future for sure.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Love this card. Love the sentiment especially!

  2. Great card! I too agree with that sentiment 100%! Thank you for taking up the speed challenge at As You See It - it can be stressful!

  3. I am glad you managed to get it done within the time frame because it is FUN!!! And sure, who cares if the ink isn't dry yet?! Cute sentiment and your blending is perfect! I am glad thought bubbles don't appear over our heads because I would be in BIG trouble!! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!

  4. Well, second time is a charm, Rachel! This is a great example of how to pare down an idea to make it work for a speed challenge! I just love the sentiment and how you presented it with the underwater theme! Thanks for getting your adrenaline pumping at As You See It Challenges!

  5. What a fun card Rachel and perfectly executed in time too - second time's a charm! Thanks for tackling our funny speed challenge over at As You See It this week!