Thursday, June 25, 2009
Stamp Simply--I'm Baaaaaack!
Remember how I boo-hoo'ed when I posted my last card as the May Guest Designer for the Stamp Simply challenges? Well, I'm elated to tell you that I've joined the team full-time!!! Yes!! Imagine my surprise--and delight--at being asked! What an honor this is!!!! I love Sharon's challenges and look forward to now participating as a member of the Stamp Simply team! My boo hoo has turned into WOO HOO!!! AND, another recent quest designer, Jenny Gropp, is also joining the team!
OK, now that that's over, LOL, on to this week's challenge. Sharon has challenged us TWICE this week! First, to use blue and green predominantly, and, second, to use paper piercing. Here it is in her words:
Today's challenge is two-fold -- a color challenge and simple technique. COLORS -- grassy green and sky blue. I've always loved blue and green together. You MAY add other colors, just make sure you get in plenty of the greens and blues. SIMPLE TECHNIQUE - PIERCE. I seem to have gotten away from piercing of late, but I LOVE to do it -- so I'm hoping this challenge gets me back into piercing mode!!! Can't wait to see what you all do!
Well, I'm a huge fan of blue and green together, too, AND paper piercing, so I *really* love this challenge! My card is all blue and green except for the Whisper White on which the sentiment--and focal image--is stamped. And, I just got a new Ornare corner piercing template from Joan's Gardens and decided this would be the perfect time to break it out! I love it!! I also got the Ornare piercing tool and I love it! It's hard to describe, but it just works so much better than the craft store tool I'd been using. I love it! It's super sharp, glides super easily through the paper, and made all of my holes uniform. Did I mention I love it? ;-) I think this card is pretty self-explanatory except let me point this out: the green frame around the sentiment really *is* a frame, cut/embossed with two sizes of the Labels Four set and the sentiment layer is actually *behind* it.
Come along and play with us and take the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime93 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team:
Sabrina - June Guest Designer
I'm so glad you dropped by today!
Stamps: Timeless Quotes (Flourishes)
Paper:Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke (SU!); Mellow (Basic Grey)
Ink: Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities; 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Dew Drops; Ornare corner template, piercing tool