Friday, October 23, 2009

Flourished Noel--Stamp Simply #110

It's Stamp Simply Challenge time! This week Sharon has challenged us to go square. Here's what she says:

Friday, Oct. 23 - ssnotime110 - Feeling Square - Today's challenge has to do with shape -- squares. NO rounded corners on todays card -- so that means NO oval or circular punches or die cuts -- only square shapes. The card must be square, any size, as long as it's square and
all layers added must have squared corners. Only your small embellishments can be round or oval -- so you can use buttons, brads, primas, etc. as embellishements, even though they may be round. So if you're feeling a little square, today is YOUR day!!! Have fun!!!

OK, I'm not totally sure I completely followed the directions--my ornaments are not square. But they're more or less paper pieced onto the background paper, so maybe Sharon will let them slide?

I stamped the ornaments--from a Flourishes' set called All That Glitters--onto some Cosmo Cricket Christmas paper with Versamark and heat embossed with fine detail gold embossing powder. The sentiment was done the same way. Then I added some gold flat-backed pearls and "hung" the ornaments with tiny gold cording. Everything else is square and should be easy to figure out.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on 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 ssnotime110 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team:

Amy Rohl - October Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Barb Schram (Jennifer Buck is taking some time off)

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger--Tammy's sitting this week out--she'll be back next week

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: All That Glitters (Flourishes)
Paper: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Real Red (SU!); Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: 3M foam squares, gold cord, flat back gold beads (craft store); fine detail gold embossing powder; heat gun


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Miss Barbara!! I love the almost quilt-like feel of this one! And, I just checked -- this set is on the Flourishes web:

    Hope that helps! ;-)

  2. Barbara, this is wonderful and so beautifully done!!! Love the paper pieced ornament design and LOVE all the sqareness!!! Blessings!!!

  3. What a beauty!!! LOVE the elegant details!

  4. GORGEOUS! Very elegant, I love the gold embossing.

  5. Oh Barbara this card is just stunning! I love the layers and those ornaments are really beautiful. Awesome!!

  6. The only word that comes to mind is WOW. Whoever receives this gorgeous card will keep it forever. Such a beautiful design and detail.

  7. What a wonderful christmas card, Barbara!
    Hugs Gisela

  8. Super card, Barbara! LOVE the gold detailing!

  9. Just gorgeous Barb! I love the elegant look and glimmer here! Wow!

  10. SUPER DUPER GORGEOUS SQUARE CARD!!! Oh - I really love this Christmas card!!! So elegant!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. Wow, Barbara, just WOW! Serious beauty going on here--unbelievable ornaments!


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