Sep 30 2010
When I received an e-mail from Sharon Johnson a/k/a notimetostamp asking if I would like to be a stamp stimply guest stamper for the the month of October, I was ♥thrilled♥ to pieces. What a joy and honor to be designing alongside Sharon and her fabulous group of stamp simply challenge designers! I’ve been a fan of Sharon’s designs for many years and look forward to participating this month with the Stamp Simply Design Team challenges.
The guidelines for this week’s challenge are as follows:
“Today’s challenge calls for us to think in 3’s. Your project should incorporate 3 panels (as in background panels) or 3 images (as in the focal point). Things always look pleasing to the eye when grouped in 3’s, so let’s see what kind of eye-pleasing trios we can come up with today!”
Well, oh my gosh, what a fun and fabulous challenge to participate in. Complying with the rules, my card has three panels – a background panel, a floral panel and a lace panel; three butterflies; three white flowers; a color scheme of three, carnation white, moss green, and apricot; 3 different ribbons, 3 embellishments – stamens, feathers and pearls. I also used three different sets of nestibilities - small rectangles, small scalloped rectangles and peonies. Okay, I think I’ve done it . . . lots of 3′s here, don’t you think!
The inside of the card is simply layered with plenty of room to add a handwritten message. I’ll include a sentiment tag on the front when it is sent. This design is suitable for different occasions, i.e., sympathy, Mother’s Day, Birthday, Wedding, etc. so I have many choices.
I honestly think I’ve become addicted to making paper flowers. I made all of these flowers with Spellbinder’s Peony Nestibilities, as well as the flowers in the ribbon panel. The leaves are from the Daisy Heads dies. I dyed May Arts 1/8″ white ribbon with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink to soften the white.
The beautiful lace is from Webster’s Pages. The ruched ribbon is May Arts 1/8″ pink ribbon that I dyed apricot with distress inks to match the apricot paper. The ribbon ruching was easy to do and didn’t take much time at all. I adhered the ribbon on the lace with fast drying adhesive. If you’re interested in a ribbon ruching tutorial, please leave a comment letting me know.
You’re all welcome and invited to play along in the challenge! The SCS Keyword is ssnotime159 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit, you can play as many times as you’d like and you can play the challenge anytime at all, there’s no time limit. If you play along, be sure to link to Mr. Linky on Sharon’s blog so we can easily find you, we’d love to see your designs. Please link the direct post, not your blog, for ease in finding the proper creation!
Be sure to check out the designs on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge Design Team for inspiration:
♥Sharon Johnson: No Time To Stamp?
♥Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
♥Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
♥Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty
♥AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
♥Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
♥Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover
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