Jan 04 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #16 – Long and Low

Challenge #16 – Keyword ssnotime16-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Todays challenge is to make a card that is *long and low* — and by that I mean a card such as one to fit a standard business sized envelope, SU’s open end envelopes, or anything along those lines. DO NOT orient the card vertically — I DO NOT want a tall and skinny card, I want a *long and low* card — OK? I love the long and lean shape of thistype card, and I especially love them done *long and low*, so thought you might like to try one just for fun!!! That’s it, no other rules or regulations — just have fun!!! But remember, the theme of my challenges in generalis to *stamp simply*, so let’s just keep that in mind!

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


Here is my sample, done with Happy Heart Day, a new set by SU. This is made to fit the small open end envelopes that SU sells. The card is 3 1/4 x 6 1/2, so just start with a piece of paper 6 1/2″ square and score it in half, at 3 1/4″, and it’s the perfect size for this envelope. The paper and ribbon I used is Pretty in Pink, and I’m a bit disappointed with the photo as the pinks are looking too bright but they truly are Pretty in Pink.

My main image panel is merely stamped with the butterfly stamp repeatedly and then colored in with pad ink and a blender pen. The little body is done with the fine tip of the black marker.The panelis narrowly matted in black. The butterflies are highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds, as are the hearts on the tag. The large heart popped up on the tag is merely 1/2 of the butterfly — see how the butterfly is nothing more than 2 hearts? Just stamp it on a small piece of white, color and cut out — quick! I did my favorite little tag treatment — using both of the tag punches, punching a slot with the horizontal slot punch and then running a word window tab through the the slot. There is a silver brad through the tab, but I don’t think it is showing. The tag is up on a dimensional.

I love the striking color combo of Pretty in Pink and Black, and it does look very lovely and soft IRL, which is lost in the photo with that bright pink — sorry.

Can you keep a secret? I used all SU product on here as it is being used for a class sample, but I have ribbon that would have gone SO WELL with this delicate pink butterfly print — and I’m sure a ton of you have the same ribbon at home — the sheer black organdy with white dots — you know what I mean! It looks FABULOUS up against this print — the sheer ribbon is light and flightly, like a butterfly — try it!!!! You’ll like it!!!

  • Stamps: Happy Heart Day
  • Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Black marker.
  • Accessories: Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Glue Stick, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Brad, Dimensionals,Punches: Small and Large Tag, Word Window, Horizontal Slot.

Thanks so much for looking — hope you can play along if you are so inclined! Have a wonderful weekend!!! And my next project will still be using Happy Heart Day– I have a couple little things I want to do yet — maybe later today!!!

Oh, thanks to all who have purchased my used stamps. I still have some left, so feel free to click on the For Sale tab up on top of the page — thanks!

57 responses so far

57 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #16 – Long and Low”

  1. Libby says:

    Hmm am I completely cheating if I post a link to a card I happened to make a few days ago, before reading your challenge?? 🙂 I love this size/format for cards, I’ve used it a lot lately (and tall & skinny on some bday invitations!). But now I’m feeling sad that I just recently found your blog, and missed out on 15 other challenges… 😉
    Libby’s Long & Low Card

  2. Libby says:

    Oh how rude, I forgot to say – LOVE your card! I’m so happy it’s almost February, I’m loving all the pink on the blogs lately! 🙂

  3. Sabrina says:

    love this card. I have never done a card this size, so, I guess I will play :D:D.

  4. joann(sarahzoe) says:

    Good morning, Love your cute card. Looks like a fun new set, but then you can make any stamp image look fabulous. Hope to try some more after the game tonight. See you then.

  5. Barb T says:

    Today’s challenge looks like a good one to me. I will have to try
    some of these for sure. I just love your work and your blog.
    Barb T

  6. joyk says:

    And isn’t is just sooooooooo pretty in pink??!!! Just love it! Am ordering this set this month and can hardly wait to get it! I really love it with this cute butterfly…….and ONLY you would think to use half of the butterfly for the heart. Love the sparkle too!

  7. Great minds think alike Sharon – as I made a “long and low” card for my BC Post today – http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/762209

    Love your card!

  8. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Your valentine card is just too cute! The pink and black color combo is stunning.

    I combined my card for the long and low challenge with the SCS Limited Supplies challenge for today. Here’s my card — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/762431?cat=7174

  9. flossie says:

    this is so pretty, love your butterflies.

  10. markie's mom says:

    Sharon, LOVE your card! It’s so beautiful!!!

    Here’s my submission:

  11. markie's mom says:

    Okay…Sharon! I linked the wrong card! LOL!

    Here’s the one for this challenge:

  12. Stacy SCS Twinshappy says:

    Oh so cute Sharon. I made a long card this morning, but some others with it. I will work on another one for your challenge! I love your challenges, thank you for taking the time to post them for us to play!

  13. Jenn D says:

    This is GORGEOUS! I love that little butterfly and the colors are so pretty. This is so inspiring.

  14. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Great challenge, hope I can play this weekend!!! You know, even though you say “stamp simply,” your cards never look that way. Hmmmm…….

  15. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Fun challenge, finally using my new set. Here’s mine:

  16. Janine says:

    Hello Sharon…

    Love your site.. just happened upon it a week or so ago.. Check out my blog for my submission.


  17. Love that stamp it’s just beautiful! Great! I am subscribing to your site!

  18. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – your card is so cute!!! I like everything about it from the colors to the glitter!!!

    I finally broke down the other day and ordered the Valentine Bundle….LOL!

    Here is my card for your challenge and maybe a couple more to come…


  19. here is my “long & low” card. Thanks for the challenge! It was one of the quickest cards I have ever made! Yours is a beauty!

  20. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Here is my card – this was a fun size card to do! thanks for the challenge Sharon! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/763133?nocache=1

  21. Deb Wood says:

    This is adorable, I love it! Off to try! Thanks for the challenge.

  22. Deb Neerman says:

    Omigawd, Sharon! Did you see the color combination I used on my blog for today’s “15 Minute Project” card?!? We must have been making these babies at the exact same time today … (insert creepy music).

    We are tappin’ in to the same wavelength today, kiddo! Unless you made yours yesterday … then, never mind.

    Okay, on to the card: Love it! Love the color combination (obviously), the low leanness of it, and, of course, your stampin’ skillz rock!

    I just might have to play your challenge … I’m really liking the horizontal orientation.

    Happy weekend and hugs,


  23. Rebecca says:

    Oooohhhh..I finally participated considering I had one all ready to go.

    And this is my first upload to Splitcoast!!!

    btw…love your card!!

  24. twinks says:

    Oh my – this is lovely! Love your creations.

  25. Dawn E. says:

    Wonderful challenge! I LOVE your card!! So pretty! I have tons of those SU! envelopes and should really use them…perfect challenge for me! Thanks for posting it….will be back later today with my cards!

  26. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Ohhhh, how pretty! I am loving this new stamp set! I hope I can play along today!

  27. Elizabeth says:

    We can never have enough butterflies! Absolutely love that card!

    This will be my first challenge. I tried to upload to the proper gallery but not sure it worked.



  28. AJ says:

    this is soooo adorable! love it!!

  29. Vicky Gould says:

    Well, Sharon, this is my first challenge that you have posted. This was a fun one – the long and low – hope I didn’t break any rules!

    Here’s mine:


  30. Hazel says:

    Your card is wonderful. Love the heart butterfiles and how they make a great card. This is my first long and low card and I know it won’t be my last. After I loaded my card I look in the gallery and it was a little intimidating to see such complicated cards for a simple challenge. Here is my card, I kept it simple.


  31. Jessie/Knightrone says:

    This is my first time participating in one of your challenges, but I have been lurking around for awhile!! Love your sample by the way, it is so cute!! Thanks for a great challenge!!


  32. Rhonda K. says:

    Beautiful card! Oh Valentine’s Day….so sweet!
    I am going to have to try this one on for size. I have not created anything that is this size and I think it will be fun to try something new! TFS

  33. Dee says:

    Great challenge Sharon!! You are such a inspiration to so many people in blog land! I took your challenge and here’s mine
    Thanks so much and keep them coming!

  34. Belinda says:

    Okay, here’s my attempt at a card. Man, long cards are harder than I thought they’d be. I’m going to have to try another one later since I’m not totally pleased with my first attempt. Thanks for the challenge! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/764219?cat=500&ppuser=143261

  35. My first attempt at a ‘Stamp Simply Challenge’! Thanks so much for hosting these. I really think they keep me, well, thinking! …and on my toes! It was fun! Thanks so much!

  36. Allison says:

    Hi Sharon…thanks for the challenge: http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2008/01/remember-how-i-said.html

    Looks like you have lots of participants!

  37. Allison says:

    Oh jeez…I forgot to say that I love your card too! Such a terrific idea for a smaller stamp!

  38. Heather Rae says:

    Thanks for a fun challenge and an inspiring site! 🙂 HRae

    My upload for the challenge is in my gallery:

  39. Rhonda K. says:

    I love your challenge this week. I have not tried making anything this size before so I wanted to give it a try. This is also my first time participating in one of your challenges. I can’t wait until the next one! It was fun to try something new. I uploaded my card to SCS and also included a link here: http://creatingwithsandbetweenmytoes.blogspot.com/2008/01/elegant-foyer-flourish-no-time-to-stamp.html
    Your cample card is just adorable. I so love Valentine’s Day.

  40. Lynda says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Here’s mine!!! Great challenge ~ thank you!!!



  41. Lynn says:

    Your butterfly Valentine is so sweet, I like how you added the tag and all of the pink glitter!

    This is my card for your long and low challenge, thanks!

  42. Rae (RaeBobcat) says:

    Sharon, your work is amazing! This is my first non-SCS challenge…It was fun! Thank you for the challenge and inspiration.
    I posted at SCS:

  43. leslierich says:

    I love this long and low look, too. Gosh, I just recently made my first tall card and I’ve still never done one of these. This is just darling with the flitting butterflies and the glitter. Love the tag, too!

  44. Betty says:

    I love a challenge!!! I combined this one with a pocket challenge from SCS!!!! I call it my long&low pocket/wallet!!!!


    Thanks, Sharon for a great challenge.

  45. Deb Neerman says:

    Hi Sharon:

    I made a card for your ‘Long and Low’ challenge. It’s posted on my blog:


    If you need me to upload to the SCS member gallery, let me know (but I might need help, LOL, I’ve never uploaded there before.)


  46. Betty says:

    Sharon, I just had to do another.

    Thanks again for offering us SCS challenge links!!!!


  47. Here’s mine! It was fun to do a non-standard size card. Got me thinkin’ out of the box in more ways than one! Thanks Sharon!


  48. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Holy Moly, finally. I have my computer back and here is my card. Nothing special. Very EASY!!!!


    Thanks for the challenge Sharon

  49. Sue B says:

    Sharon, love your stuff, both the cards and the challenges! My card’s posted here – http://sueblondin.blogspot.com/2008/01/soldiers-angel.html – and this was a stretch for me! I’ll have to try more later.
    later, alligator!
    – SueB

  50. joyk says:

    Love love love your card! I am late…………but finally uploaded my card for this challenge. Wow…………a lot of cards on this one. I don’t have my link (sorry) but it is in the ssnotime16 gallery. Thanks Sharon!!

  51. It was so much fun to play! Thanks for the challenge Sharon! I really love this type of card. Now I am off to go and try the Tall and Thin style! Here’s mine…


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