5 Minuet Card Challenge

Hello My Friends!

I recently found a wonderful YouTube channel called The Stamps Of Life. It features Stephanie Barnard, who is a designer for Sizzix, she has this segment called a 30 second card in 5 minuets. It is amazing what you can make in 5 minuets, and it really proves that if you don’t just jump right in a try you will not get anywhere. Let’s see if we can’t come up with something similar to what Stephanie does, and challenge each other to make a card in 5 minuets (or so)…. What can YOU create in 5 minuets?


Time Flies Art Journal Page 1

Hello Crafters!

In this post I will describe the process for an art journal page. The end result should look similar to this:

Finished Art Journal page

Items needed are:
Art Journal
Green colored spray ink
Damask stencil
Brick stencil
8 White Prima flowers
1 piece black card stock
Clock embossing folder
11 metal clock gear pieces
Texture paste
Gelato in red, gold and silver
Metallic rub-ons (Walnut)
Distress inks in Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserve & Festive Berries,
4 Die cut butterfly wings
4 rhinestones
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powders in Orbit Olive Gold, Midnight Ruby, Kaiser Russet Red, Morning Glory Azure, and Hydrangea Blue Mauve
Embossing fluid
Paint brush


Find a page in the art journal that you will use for left over ink. Lay the damask stencil down and spray with the green ink. Now lift the stencil and go to the page you are working on and press ink side down. Let it dry. (Remember to clean the stencil)

While the page is drying grab a piece of black card stock and the embossing folder. Run it through your embossing unit and then cut out the clocks. Lightly color the clocks with the gold and silver gelatos use a light mist of water to blend.


While the clocks dry go back to the art journal (which should be dry, if not zap it with a heat tool to help it along). Latesty the brick patterned stencil on the page and apply the texture paste randomly on the page. Set aside to dry.

When the texture paste is dry use the red gelato and color over the brick pattern. Rub with your finger to blend. Next use the metallic rub-on (Walnut) and rub that over the red.

Next take the wings and glue them together to make the butterfly’s. Use the paint brush to apply the embossing fluidto the butterfly. Apply the embossing powders one at a time, heat setting each color before applying the next. For the body of the butterfly glue on a metal gear piece.


To color the white flowers, press the distress ink pads onto a non-stick surface and spray with water, drag the flowers through the ink. Let dry then glue two flowers together, glue a gear into the middle and glue rhinestone on top of the gear.

Prima flower colored with distress ink  Clock

All of the pieces are now ready to arrange on the page as you wish. Experiment and have fun! If it doesn’t look the way you’d like, there is nothing wrong with covering the whole thing with gesso and start over.




Welcome to my blog! This is the beginning of a wonderful adventure into the world of crafting. Please join me on the journey and let’s see what we can create.                                  

I will take you along as I go through the steps (and mis- steps) of finding my way into the world of creating cards, art journals, mixed media layouts, and scrapbooking.

I may even start a YouTube channel if there is enough interest.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Creativity is in process, so start today!

I look forward to chatting with you soon.