Friday, August 07, 2009

Stamp Simply #99--Friend

Here we are at Stamp Simply Challenge #99!!! WOW!!! Sharon's got a sweet challenge for us today--friends. Here's what she says:

August 7 - ssnotime99 - That's What Friends Are For -- Today's challenge is simple -- make a card for a friend, for ANY occasion, just make sure the word *friend* appears somewhere on the card front. There are so many fun friend sentiments out there -- these will be fun cards to check out! If you don't happen to have any friend sentiments, you could even hand write friend on a little tag to hang -- whatever works -- let's just get very *friendly* today --LOL!!! Have fun with this!

I'm straying out of my comfort zone again--to CAS. Whoa!!! You know I love me some layers but I held myself back today to only two, LOL!

My base card is Basic Black and the focal image layer is Whisper White. I'd been wanting to use this image from Boho Blossoms for a while and just never got around to it. MFT My Favorite Challenge for this week is to use only black and white, so I'm nailing that with this card, too :) I stamped the focal image with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder, stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, tied a gingham ribbon on, added some black jewels and called it done! Stamped simply, for sure! Oh, and I did a little scoring with my ScorPal--it's hard to see, but it's there.

So, now it's your turn. 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 ssnotime99 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team, with a very warm welcome to our August Guest Designer:

Pat Adam - August Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

AND, if all that gorgeousness is not enough, I need to tell you that next week's Stamp Simply challenge is going to be very special. It's #100 and we're celebrating with a birthday party! Be sure to check back next week to see what we have in store for you!

I'm so glad you stopped by today!

Boho Blossoms (MFT)

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!)
Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black

ribbon, jewels (craft store); black embossing powder; heat gun; Embossing Buddy (SU!); ScorPal


  1. Barb- so nice to have met you last week!! Your card is fabulous! love it!

  2. Beautiful CAS creation! I love me some layers too, so I struggle keeping it minimal! This is wonderfully done!

  3. How sleek and classy Barb! Love this high drama with the black and white!

  4. Whoa, who are you and what did you do with my friend Bar? There's only 2 layers on this card! LOL This IS out of your comfort zone, but beautiful! Elegant and very striking with the white space!

  5. Black and white is my favorite color combination. Nice and simple.

  6. You may be out of your comfort zone, but you surely handled it beautifully -- this is one gorgeous creation -- LOVE IT!!!!

  7. My favorite combo is black & white so of course I love this card. Simple yet elegant. Pat ( Julie's Mom)

  8. WOW ... certainly stamped simply yet absolutely beautiful!!! I know what you mean about those layers ... I'm with you on that!! GREAT job!

  9. Just gorgeous!!!
    Have a great weekend.

  10. THIS card is TOTALLY gorgeous Barbara!!!! I LOVE the simplicity of it and the HOLY CRAP BAM effect!!!! :)


  11. Very nice CAS card, Barbara! Love it!


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