Friday, August 7, 2009

Stamp Simply #99

Yippee .. time for another Stamp Simply Challenge over on Sharon Johnson's No Time To Stamp Blog! Today Sharon says "That's What Friends Are For". Here is the scope of the challenge as written in Sharon's words:

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!

For my creation today I definately followed the "STAMP SIMPLY" method. I just love this Hero Arts "friend" set that I purchased from MY friend, Tammy Hershberger (Stamp Happy) at Toyrifix some time ago.

Here I've simply stamped the circle image with Versamark and colored it with Pan Pastels Artist Chalks and cotton balls. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Black and embossed with Detail Clear ep. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug to do the embossing and again to do the diecutting with my Nestabilities. The little butterfly is also from this set. I stamped it onto a scrap of purple cs with Versafine black ... then after clear embossing, cut it out with my swivel craft knife. My white satin ribon is by Offray and I have used my BOW EASY which was purchased from Sharon's Ribbon Store to make this beautiful, perfect bow! LOVE my Bow Easy ... don't have one you say ... well talk to Sharon ... she'll fix you right up!!

Sharon mentioned the "fun friend sentiments" out there to use and since I recently purchased this sentiment and haven't had the opportunity (until now) to ink it up ... that's what I'm going with today.

I've used a portion of a floral swag image from one of my Inkadinkado sets for the image behind the sentiment. I merely stamped it with Versamark then stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink. With the simplicity of this card, I thought it added just that little extra touch. Hope you like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Don't forget ... it's the LAST DAY to get in on my Blogaversary Candy. Drawing will be tonight before DH goes to bed ... of course he doesn't know that yet ... but he will, LOL!!! Have a great day everyone!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this, Darlene! That chalked background is so pretty -- I never use chalks -- you are inspiring me to pull them out -- this is so lovely!!!

Penny said...

This is very pretty. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I just love butterflies, and of course friends are the greatest!

The Rubber Maid said...

I love purple so of course this is a lovely creation to me. Love the phrase inside too.
Congratualtions on the DT for this new challenge. I will be sure to check it out. Pat
Hope Mark is doing well be sure and let me know how his PET scan went.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This turned out so pretty! Love the pastel colors! And congrats on your new assignment! That's very cool!

Ann said...

Ohhh, this is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it!

Anonymous said...

oooo I wish I was the lucky girl getting that beauty!

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors Dar! I love the royal blue and how it pops! Great job girlie! Have a fab weekend!

chercroppin said...

So so pretty amazing job you did on this, it's gorgeous! That sentiment is great, and I may have to get me one of those 'bow-easys'!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the butterfly! Congratulations on being asked to join the design team!

Holly Jones said...


Carla said...

Beautiful, Dar! Great sentiment, too!

Elise said...

Goodness GRACIOUS: this is GORGEOUS! That is SERIOUSLY some magical papercrafting! I could stare and stare at it and be lost in happiness! SINCERELY! Wow, wow, woweee, wow!