Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stamp Simply - In no time flat!

Hi all! TGIF! Time for another Stamp Simply challenge! This one is all about showing workers at the post office love! You know we are all guilty of sending those lumpy bumpy and beautiful cards through the mail. We want them hand cancelled and we are pretty fussy about that! Well, this week's challenge is about FLAT cards! Cards you can mail without extra postage!

You can check out all the details of ssnotime58 over at Sharon's place!

Keep in mind - flat doesn't mean no layers. It just can't be lumpy and bumpy in the envie. It's a perfect kind of card for the holidays-- so show us what you've got!

Here's my card...


For my card, I chose to use some Magenta stickers I have been hanging on to for a while! You can see underneath my card, I have the sticker sheet. You'll notice that they are solid gold. I ended up coloring the flower on the sticker with purple and green Sharpies. I layered it up with gold mirror card stock. The background on the main mat of the card was done with Raisin Adirondack ink and the background stamp in the Bird And Vine set by Flourishes. I thought it matched my sticker perfectly! It almost looks as though they were made for eachother! Add some Martha Stewart ribbon and a hot fix gold nail head (Kandi Corp.) and you are done! As Jennifer Buck would say -- Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!! :-)

Here's a closeup so you can see how the sticker was colored...

Want to see what the other gals cooked up?

Check out Darlene Pavlick’s sample here.
Check out Dee Jackson’s sample here.
Check out Jennifer Buck’s sample here.
Check out Janine Orchard’s sample here.
Check out Tammy Hershberger’s sample here.
Check out Becky Oehlers’ sample here.

Well, my mom arrived safely. Thanks to all who said "give her a hug for me!" She blushed and said something equivalent to, "Aw shucks!" We both wish you were all here too! You can bet there will be a stamp fest brewing here in my neck of the woods! Stay tuned for the details! ;-)

30 comments:

Heather "Hev" said...

Youve made a spectacular card :)

Stunning!!

Diane said...

Gawgeous girl!!!!

Janine said...

Julie you are amazing!! This is just gorgeous and the color is just beautiful!!!

Kim said...

WOW! This is just beautiful! Would have never thought that was a sticker, and I love how you have coloured it!

:) Have fun with your Mom Julie!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Julie, this is so elegant - beautiful card! Hope you and your mom are having fun - you are lucky to share this great hobby with her!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Out of this world gorgeous! No wonder you were hoarding that sticker. It's delicious! SO glad that you used it so we can enjoy drooling over your gorgeous creation. Love that colour with the gold: Yummy! And what a great challenge. :O)

mochamama said...

oh my gosh....oh my word.....this is devinity. I am lovin this card, the colors, the gold the EVERYTHING about this card!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Julie!!! Love how you colored on the stickers ... wouldn't have thought to do that! Looks fantastic!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Waving HI to Pat!!! Have a great time together!!! Now, your card -- oh MY -- breathtaking!!!! LOVE those stickers and also that you thought to color them with Sharpies -- GORGEOUS CREATION!!! Simply stunning!!!! Thank you!!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Julie, your card is beautiful! And, it's flat. Great job. I love your creativity with the sticker. Sounds like your mom likes to stamp. Can't think of anything more fun than mom and daughter crafting. If my mom were still alive, she would truly be loving this. Have fun together!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous! You have me looking at those stickers in a whole new light!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow! Julie this is gorgeous. the gold is fantastic on this! Glad your mom is there safely, enjoy your time together.

catdidit said...

OH my! What a gorgeous and elegant creation and stickers to boot!! This is just beautiful Julie! LOVE it!

Jennifer Buck said...

BEAUTIFUL, Julie! The colors are so rich! :) Hope you are having a great day! :)

Virginia Johnson said...

OMG! This is just stunning! What a wonderful combination of papers and a sticker!?!? WOW!!

Cindy H. said...

This is so elegant!!

Anonymous said...

How elegant great job with this challenge TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

denise g. said...

This is really pretty for a sticker card, super stamper. Of course, you jazzed it up about 500 watts. Hope you all have a happy weekend.

Lablady2007 said...

Very sophisticated....just breath taking..ty you for sharing.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Gorgeous card!!

Kay said...

Sends me over the moon! Really - just a sticker? I gotta go raid my sticker drawer ...

Elena said...

That is amazing how the stamp matches perfectly to the sticker! Very beautiful, Julie!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! It is one of my most favorite cards that you have made. Just stunning! Best, Curt

Leslie Miller said...

This is a great challenge and, oh, my goodness, what a beautiful card! A sticker, no less! It goes beautifully with the Birds and Vine background stamp. Love the way you colored it. Just gorgeous, Julie!

Shirley said...

Its beautiful and I really like the colors. Peel Offs are so great for quick cards too! Great colors.

acreativeneed said...

Well Julie, you rocked that sticker!! Gorgeous! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
smiles,Deena

Nancy said...

This is just beautiful!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Julie,
Stunning is the word for this card. I just love it!

Joan

LaY hOoN said...

Ooh Julie, I Love this elegance card !!

Jennifer Love said...

Oh I LOVE these stickers! I have some that I forget to use...thanks for reminding me!