Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stamp Simply -- Mostly White

TGIF! Friday means it's time to Stamp Simply (ssnotime46)! This week's challenge is to create a white on white look with a touch of pastel. If you want the official details... click HERE to travel over to Sharon's blog!

I have a confession to make about this card. It's pretty bad. Since us SS gals post the night before the challenge, it was about 7:30 PM and I hadn't even thought about what I wanted to do for the challenge. I had, but nothing really came to me. Since I have been working a lot, I didn't want to spend the night stamping instead of hanging with my hubby. So, when he said he had to run to the store, I told him I had to get some things done around the house and it might be quicker if he just went on his own. So, I dreamt this card up, made it and photographed it in the time it took him to go to Walmart! Man, am I bad or what? It was less than a half hour. Talk about speed stamping!
Since the challenge was white on white, I knew I wanted to bring some texture to my card with a CB embossing folder. I cut a piece of white 3" by 4-1/4" and that was the lower part of my card. I used a strip of paper pierced pearl paper to break up the top part of the white and the embossed part. On the upper level, I stamped a bunch of tulips from the Stamp Simply Thank You set from Flourishes. I embossed them in white and then colored them in using a Q-tip and chalks. Add some sheer and sheer polka dot pink ribbon, add a pearl to make the ribbon pop-- and you're done!

Need some extra inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of the Stamp Simply team! Can't wait to see what you cook up!

Janine Jennifer Tammy Dee Becky

19 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh, Julie -- this is an AMAZING 30 minute creation!!! I just love it!!! Beautiful, soft colors and those pretty tulips!!! Just a wonderful job -- but sorry you were so rushed -- tho it surely doesn't show -- THANK YOU!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Just gorgeous, Jewels!!!

All this beauteousness in just 30 minutes?!? YKYR!!!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Beautiful card! It's so delicate looking! I love it so much!

mochamama said...

girl this is elegance at its finest!!! You did a beautiful job in such a short period of time. Can't wait to see the Idol results!

mochamama said...

oops, hehe, should have read the post before this one first. YIPPEE!!!!! Top five girl!!!Oh yea baby...Go Julie, Go Julie

Janine said...

Just a wonderful creation Julie!!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend in store!
Have a good day!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

We both used the chalking method and it is stamping simply. Beautiful card. MOM

Dee Jackson said...

This is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!!

Ida said...

Well it is just GORGEOUS! - How funny about "speed stamping"! Also Congrats on making the Top 5 for Papercrafts Gallery Idol contest. Way to Go!!!

NotSoccer Mom said...

i don't care if it only took you half an hour--this is one of my favorites! LOVE the tulips.

denise g. said...

How can you do this??? I struggle for hours to get it all together and it rarely looks half as good as this one does. It's pink and I LOVE it!! But, of course you can whip out the most stunningly perfect card in less than 30 minutes because you are on your way to being crowned THE IDOL. You go, girl! I wanna tell people that I "know" somebody famous. Happy Weekend!

Jessica said...

Ooh.. beautiful card, Julie! Congratulations too on making the top 5 - I knew you'd make it! You are AWESOME!!

NancyK said...

Such a beautiful and soft card - very lovely!! I wish I could create somthing so pretty in such a short amount of time - incredible!

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous card! I love this, it is so elegant! Great job, tfs.

Lovely gd. Cee said...

i can't pull something like this that fast. WOW! WOW! WOW!
would you someday show me how you did this? i'm a scrapbooker SO things like this is beyond me. chalk.. and what else? this is simply "deep"
( this is really me talking, huh Julie?)

acreativeneed said...

Oh wow! Julie really? In half an hour!? It's beautiful!!
Have a great weekend!
smiles, Deena

Hope said...

beautiful card!!! I love the soft pastels you used.

great card. TFS

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, but it's so PRETTY! I could never pull this off with the photographing and blogging in 30 minutes. Incredible!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is just stunning, Julie! I love the softness of the tulips, and the embossing! Great job! (Sorry I'm late this week... it's been crazy!)