Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stamp Simply 35!!

Hey all! Friday's pretty much here and that means---Stamp Simply Time! First things first - did you hear the fab news about our own Ms. Sharon Johnson? She's now the part owner of a stamp company! She's a "Flourish!" AND.... in a matter of time (June), she'll have her own Stamp Simply line! How incredibly cool is that? So, to say congrats - why not take part in this week's SUPER easy challenge! All you need to do is create a trio of panels --they can be anywhere on your card - in a line - staggered - diagonal - whatever way your little heart desires! If you upload to Splitcoast - the key word is ssnotime35. Click HERE for Sharon's place and all the details!

I used my new Siberian Iris stamp from Flourishes. Isn't this so pretty? I just love irises so I was a sucker for this stamp! I stamped it three times and embossed it with black detail embossing powder. I used embossing powder because I wanted to paint my flowers and, I don't know about you, but when I paint, I tend to bleed over the lines and it always dulls the black ink so that it just isn't as crisp looking. Embossing prevents that so that the paint sits on the paper better. I painted the image with my Twinkling H20s. LOVE these paints! If you wet your watercolor paper first ( I use Strathmore 140# cold press), the colors just bleed together to blend perfectly. The paints I used were Key Lime and Green Tea for my leaves and Cherry Sorbet and Pink Azalea for my flowers.

Here's a close up! I so wish that you could see the beautiful shimmer. It is just such a pretty paint!

The rest -- is pretty self explanatory. I cut my trio of boxes making sure to cut different parts of the flower out for each "frame." I matted it on a piece of black paper that was 1/8" bigger all the way around and then matted my trio onto a piece of green pearl paper. The saying is also a part of the Siberian Iris set. Add a loopy brad and some sheer green polka dot ribbon, mount it onto a pink card front and you are done!! See how easy this challenge is? What are you waiting for?? :-)

Need a little more inspiration? Check out what the other ladies on the Stamp Simply Team did!


I hope you all have exciting weekends in store! I know I will be busy stamping the weekend away!!! Mark your calendars!! Monday night is the preview party for Gina K Designs on Splitcoast. And, all I can say is WOW! Some really, really fun stuff! So, check back for a preview--- or two! :-)

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."~ Kahlil Gibran
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