Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stamp Simply--- Sharon Style!

Watch out! This week the renegade Becky has hijacked Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge! She didn't think it was fair to focus on the Stamp Simply team without focusing on our fearless leader! I agree! So, this week - the goal is to stamp like Sharon! There are a few things that stand out when you look at Sharon's creations - First, her elegant style. She is one to create "crisp" designs. She uses stamps that reflect elegance in nature, and she uses ribbon and lots of it. She also loves designer paper but she generally only uses one pattern. You can click HERE to find out all the details on ssnotime56.

Well, I got the paper in and I might add - Sharon loves those swirly elegant designs so this damask glitter paper had Sharon written all over it. I got crisp. I hope I got elegant! A wreath is kind of nature isn't it? The only thing I am missing with my card is a ribbon -- so I faked it and added a stamped ribbon! My card uses one of the new sets just released fromFlourishes called Poinsettia and Boxwood. This set has two sizes of Poinsettia and also two sizes of wreaths that you can dress up! I chose to ink up the ribbon. I stamped it and then I masked the ribbon so that when I stamped my wreath it looked like the wreath was hung by the ribbon strung through. I stamped the bow a second time and cut it out to give it some "pop" on my card. Add a saying from the Holiday Greetings set and some 1mm rhinestones and you're almost done! The rest is just matting image. Did you see that lucious paper? It's some of the new Christmas Glitter paper that Flourishes is now carrying! It has glittered shades of red, green and a beautiful bronze looking brown.

Here's a closeup to show the bling and the bow on my card! You can even see how much that paper sparkles in the background!

Want to see how the other Stamp Simply gals tried to capture Sharon's style? Check out:

Sharon
Darlene
Dee
Tammy
Janine
Jennifer
Becky

Also, this is day three of the Flourishes release, which means all the Flourishes designers will have one last day of samples with the new sets! So, be sure to visit:

Cindy Lawrence
Susan Roberts
Linda Duke
Leslie Miller
Faith Hofrichter
Barb Schram

That's it my friends! I'll be back Sunday with news on a special project I am working on that I would LOVE your help with! Stay tuned!

24 comments:

Dee Jackson said...

beautiful Julie!! I just love how you use rhe color red:) This is very elegant!!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

This is beautiful. So exquisite!! That bow is stamped? WOW!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is gorgeous ... LOVE that paper! Perfect "Sharon" card!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Julie, this card is fabulous!!! I LOVE your classic red and I swear I AM going to start using red more often -- you make it look so rich and elegant all the time!!! Love the simplicity of your card with the elegance of the paper -- just FABULOUS!!!! Thank you so much!!! Love it muchly!!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

This is super, Julie! Love that wreath and especially with the red paper! I think you captured Sharon's style perfectly!

Anonymous said...

wow Julie! you never cease to amaze me. how do you manage your time? you work, you run around doing interviews and stuff... you write and you still have time to stamp. (and knit!) not just stamp whatever... but you stamp your heart out! i'm reading everyone's comment here and i totally second all of them. your cards are gorgeous, perfect,fabulous, rich and elegant!!!!! you are so deep!



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Anonymous said...

Julie, what an elegant, AND classic card. Love it. Linda Duke

Joan Fricker said...

Julie, this is so pretty. I love that bow!

Janine said...

Julie such a pretty card... Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

onehappystamper said...

I LOVE this card, Julie! It is simple, yet STUNNING!!!

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers, Julie, this is gorgeous, a wonderful tribute to Sharon, I love the rich reds you use.

The Rubber Maid said...

What a simple yet so elegant card. It is amazing and the red seems to be so rich in it's hue. Lovely. Mom

Michelle said...

So simple and elegant. I love it!

Jennifer Buck said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Julie! LOVE it! Hope you are doing well and that you have a great day! :)

Shirley said...

How creative, a really pretty door wreath! The ribbon is just the right addition!

Hope said...

Beautiful card. I love the red

Diane said...

Simple but yet so beautiful!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Absolutely lovely, Julie. Great job! Love the 'faux' ribbon - nice touch!

Terrie B x said...

These are all `beautiful` I love those flourish stamps:)~X~

Elena said...

It is very elegant card! Love the paper with the flourishes! Your idea with a bow is awesome! Love the little gems you added inside the wreath! I think you played this challenge beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I LOVE the sentiment inside and the popped up bow! I didn't think of hanging the wreath from the ribbon--great idea! This paper is so rich and gorgeous, too. I think I'm hoarding. This is my favorite piece! Great card, Julie!

Tammy Hershberger said...

How lovely! That wreath is beautiful, and I love the little red bling-stones on it! Gorgeous card, Julie!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Julie, this is lovely. Simple elegance at it's finest. That paper is really pretty. Also loved reading about you. Your sons comment about the grapes was too cute! "Out of the mouths of babes....."

"Jany" said...

A simple card turned out so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.