Friday, January 29, 2010

Bleeding heart - Stamp Simply #124

Are you ready for a new Stamp Simply challenge? Sharon's got another fun one for us today: Bleeding Heart. She wants us to use a heart and the color red on our card or project.

For my card, I decided to take Sharon very literally and go with Flourishes' Bleeding Heart flower stamp from their Spring Ephemerals set. I stamped it on some paper from Basic Grey's Scarlett's Letter paper. I LOVE that collection and am hoarding what I have left, but it was just too perfect for this project--that silhouette flower works so well with this paper. I stamped the image with SU! Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed with black detail embossing powder. I find if I use black ink and black powder that I get much better coverage than either one alone. I'm using Mercy's sketch for this week, so for the scalloped interest at the bottom, I used some heavy black lace. Card stock is Riding Hood Red and Basic Black. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black for the excellent coverage it provides, punched it out, matted it, and popped it up on a 3M foam square. The image element is also popped up, on Pop Dots. Lastly, I added some red crystals to the lace and the sentiment. I love how it turned out! And hey, look--no ribbon, no buttons ;-)

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 the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime124 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck is sitting out this week

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for dropping in today! Tomorrow is Crazy 4 Challenges day and we've got a fun challenge for you, so I hope you'll stop by again then.

Stamps: Spring Ephemerals (Flourishes)
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red (SU!); Scarlett's Letter (Basic Grey)
Ink: Basic Black Craft (SU!); Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: 3M foam squares, jewels, lace (craft store); 3/4" and 1" circle punches (EK Success); fine detail black embossing powder (Ranger); heat gun; Embossing Buddy (SU!)


  1. What a BEAUTIFUL creation ... love this image and how you've used it here! Great idea!!

  2. Oh, this is so striking! That paper is perfect!!! Bleeding Hearts remind me of my house back in NJ, so long ago! Fond memories, and I was able to transplant some here in PA from a friend, so now I can enjoy them again every spring! Beautiful take on the challenge!

  3. The Basic Grey DP is Perfect for this image. PERFECT. Love it!!! Beautiful and dramatic looking card!

  4. Gorgeous card! TOTALLY love that paper and your silhouette type image!!! Way to go!!!!

  5. This is really pretty Bar! The black and red is so elegant!

  6. Lovely card as usual . I almost used the Bleeding Hearts too but took the easy way out. Very stunning card. Pat

  7. BEAUTIFUL Bar, one of my favorite sets.

  8. This is a beautiful card! I had those papers and this set in mind too! I will have to do some thinking to make mine an original :)

  9. Ok... this is MY kind of card -- love, love, love the red and black - so dramatic and the bling? WOW - you've got it all! :-)

  10. Gasp!! Barbara, this is exceptional! Going to have to stare at this one a looooooong time!

  11. GASP - Barbara - what a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS card!!! Very stiking look...I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  12. WOW!!! This is so gorgeous, Barbara! Beautifully done!

  13. barb...this is so gorgeous and striking! love the red and black combo!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge for last did a beautiful job! :)



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