Jan 18 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #18 – Tear it Up!

Challenge #18 – Keyword ssnotime18-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 tohave some portion of your paper torn. So, tear it up!When I started stamping years ago,I would often tear my paper. Love the look, but just NEVERremember to do it anymore, so we’re doing it today!!! Any kind of tornpaper, anywhere, as long as there is torn paper on your project. No other rules just have fun! But remember, the theme of my challenges in generalis to *stamp simply*, so lets 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.


This is the sample I made. It’s the masculine sympathy card I’ll need for Saturday. I am also keywording it for Julia’s Ways to Use it Challenge on Thursday to use embossing powder. There are 3 different embossing powders used on this card. The trees are stamped in Versa Mark, then copper embossing powder is sprinkled over the lower portion of the trees, remove the excess powder, then sprinke silver powder over the tops of the trees, remove excess and heat to emboss. They look so pretty and wintery!! The sentiment is white embossed directly onto the designer paper. The main image panel is torn on the lower portion to expose the sentiment. 3 different ribbons were used on the top — wide SU grosgrain, narrow SU grosgrain and May Arts striped ribbon.

This is a really quick and easy card to make, but I think it is still pretty enough to catch someone’s eye! Hope so anyway!!!

  • Stamps: Winter Woods by Rubber Stampede; With Sympathy by Stampendous.
  • Paper: SU Whisper White and Brocade Background DP (retired SU).
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Ribbon (1/4″ and 5/8″ grosgrain and May Arts striped), Embossing Powders in Copper, Silver and White.

That’s it for today! Hope you can find time to play if you are so inclined!!! As always, thanks much for stopping in.

OH, A QUESTION FOR MY FEEDBLITZ SUBSCRIBERS: Have you been getting daily notices of my uploads? I’ve uploaded each day this week, and it appears to me that the Feedblitz notices are not going out once again. You should have gotten one each day this week. Do you remember if you have? Thanks much!

78 responses so far

78 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #18 – Tear it Up!”

  1. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Ooh, I was checking your blog before I go to bed and saw that you had posted your challenge, YEAH! What a fun challenge. I always forget about tearing paper too. I am off tomorrow, so I look forward to doing your challenge in the morning (hopefully). Your card is beautiful by the way!!!

  2. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! It is for a sad occasion but those colors and the DP are gorgeous. I think I’ll have to do the challenge. πŸ˜€

  3. Janine says:

    Beautiful card Sharon… Love the embossing on the trees.

  4. Jerri Jimenez says:

    So beautiful Sharon, I love what you did with the embossed trees.

  5. Silke Ledlow says:

    I could not wait to find what you had in mind for todays challenge….I have not torn anything in a while…so I’ll be playing soon!!!

    Your Sympathy card looks great – the embossed trees are beautiful and the double ribbon looks wonderful too!!!

  6. CherylQuilts says:

    Beautiful card! I have that stamp and was thinking about giving it away…NOT now! I also love that new backgrounder. Love your work, Sharon. And, yes, I’ve been getting my notifications from Feedblitz. Thanks!

  7. joann(sarahzoe) says:

    Beautiful sympathy card, Sharon. Love the pretty ribbon and the double embossing. Will have to try that, it really looks pretty and yes, wintry.
    Here’s my first: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/777996?cat=500&ppuser=89981

  8. Lisa says:

    I love the colors and those trees are awesome! Never thought to do that!

    I think I have been getting my notices from Feedblitz. I’ll have to go back and check (I’m at work and can’t check my email from here!).

  9. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Here is my card for today’s fun challenge!!
    Thanks Sharon for reminding us of this fun technique! I haven’t done it in so long. Have a wonderful day:)

  10. Lois (clownmom) says:

    This is just lovely, Sharon. I like the way the color on the ends of the limbs is lighter than the rest of the tree. Sympathy cards are always a challenge, and this one is perfect.

    As to your FeedBlitz question, it seems that I get your posting the day after you post. Not having had experience with this (FeedBlitz), I didn’t know if this was normal. Thus, you received my birthday wishes a day late! I came to your site directly today so that I could see the challenge.

  11. Mary says:

    This is such a beautiful card & perfect for a male. Never thought of using two different EP colors. TFS.

  12. Mary says:

    Yes, I have been getting your updates. Love it!!

  13. joyk says:

    Love your beautiful card Sharon, and I hope to play! I love the duo-embossing on your trees…….looks spectacular!
    I do get the Feedblitz notices but they always arrive a day late. For instance, this morning I got the notice about the Harlequin Sympathy card.

  14. Your sympathy cards are gorgeous! I used to tear paper all the time, but I haven’t in a while — thanks for the challenge!

  15. Kelley says:

    I get them everyday, thank goodnes!! All you cards are great. I’m going to try one of your little cuttlebug folder cards. Just picked up some! Love those!

  16. Deborah says:

    I have been facinated with your work for several weeks now. So beautiful – and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your work and techniques.

    As to Feedblitz – I, too, get everything a day late. Occasionally it is two days late. I’ve just hoy to remember to go to your site directly to stay current!

    And Happy (Belated) Birthday! Us January babies are rare! (Mine is in 10 days . . .)

  17. Deborah says:

    Ooops! “. . . I’ve just GOT to remember” to proof read my work!

  18. Sue B says:

    Love torn paper – here’s mine:

    Thanks for the challenge, Sharon.

  19. Michele says:

    Beautiful! And yes, I’ve gotten a notice every day this week. πŸ˜€ LOVE your work!

  20. Janine says:

    Sharon here is my submission for your challenge this week.
    Have a great weekend.

  21. Marni says:

    Sharon – I am getting my updates just fine! Every day this week – thanks for sharing what you do! I love the trees embossed with two colors of EP.

  22. Silke Ledlow says:

    After I read your challenge I went straight up to my crafting room and came up with this card….


    Thank you Sharon for always making it so fun for us!!!

  23. Lisa C. says:

    love the card and yes, i have been getting the notices every day.

  24. Joani says:

    You did a wonderful job! I’m sorry about you having to make another sympathy card. But is sure is nice.

  25. LeAnne says:

    This is a great card….the recipient will certainly find peace in receiving it.

  26. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Beautiful card! Feedblitz: I have been getting them each day, but a day late.

  27. Susan C. says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing a masculine card. Those are so difficult to come up with – at least for me anyway. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Deb Neerman says:

    Wowsa, Sharon, this card is just stunning!!

    Love the embossing too … I might have to CASE this one! That is provided I can do the embossing without gettin’ it all over the place, LOL!

    I’ll create an entry for your challenge sometime soon … love the challenge … I can’t even remember the last time I used the torn paper technique so this one should be lotsa fun!


  29. Sharon
    What a beautiful card, especially a masculine one. I love those trees
    too. Barb

  30. Michelle (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    First, yes I got all the notices from Feedblitz this week. I get them the day after you post (Thursday’s post Friday morning, etc).

    Second, great challenge. Tearing usually doesn’t appeal to me because I tend to make crisp cards. This outside my “box” so I am glad to give it a try!

    Third, just lovely sympathy cards. I may have to case the masculine one. My friend’s grandfather just passed and I am in need of one today.

    Hugs, michelle

  31. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Here’s my torn edges, wanted to used a new stamp:

  32. Connie Watson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I just entered your Challenge #18….and guess what?? I had no problem!!
    What fun this is to play your challenges. Thank you so much Sharon…just for being you!!

  33. Sherrie says:

    Hey Sharon, I just love those trees and really like your torn edge….been so long since I have done that! I also tagged you, deets are on my blog. No pressure to play along, I just wanted to tag you.

  34. Kathie in Las Vegas says:

    HI Sharon, Another great card. I have been getting the daily emails.
    Kathie in Vegas

  35. Marsha says:

    Needed paper tearing to complete the card I was making. First time to this blog challenge. Thanks. Love your trees.

  36. LeAnne says:

    I love simple! I love to tear! I love to watercolor! Here’s mine:

  37. hiinaz says:

    Thanks for your great challenges. I’m glad I had the time to participate again. Here’s my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/778449?cat=500&ppuser=144758

  38. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very pretty card! I just received my first Flourishes order today and can’t wait to play!!! You are such an inspiration Sharon!

  39. Patti C. says:

    Love your card and your challenges. Here’s my card for the week:

    Have a great weekend!!!!

  40. nancy littrell says:

    Sharon, your card is so elegant and beautiful. You can make tearing even simple and elegant πŸ™‚ BTW, I got all of your email notices this week, but having so much fun in snow covered Crested Butte, CO with the kids have not spent much time online. TFS

  41. Karen says:

    I too forget to do the tearing lately, and I love the look. I tore all the way around my image today.


    Your card is wonderful, as always.

  42. DeborahLynneS says:

    Here’s mine– very fun!!! Thanks Sharon!!!


    Thanks for checking it out!!!

  43. Donelda says:

    Wonderful card Sharon, even if for such a sad reason. I really like your multi-embossed trees — brilliant!! I am hoping to tear it up this weekend πŸ™‚


  44. leslierich says:

    Trees always make a wonderfully serene sympathy card. This is especially nice as a masculine card. Very lovely, Sharon!

  45. Leslee says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Thanks for the challenge. It’s just what I needed. This is the first I’ve done a challenge with you…I’m sure there will be more! I’ve been following your blog for sometime now. I love it and love your work.
    You can check out my torn card here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/779119?cat=all&si=ssnotime18&what=keywords
    (I hope I’m linking everything correct)
    Thanks again for the inspiration you give us all!
    aka on SCS as ~MamaH02~

  46. Susan Hall says:

    Here is my card. Thanks for the inspiration. Susan

  47. Rose Ann says:

    This is so beautiful, and I love the colors and tree images!!

  48. cheryl says:

    beautiful card, its very peaceful and serene

  49. Pinky says:

    Sharon, this card is so classy as you are a classy stamper! I love it…in answer to your question, I am getting your subscriber notices daily. I love your blog and visit it daily!


  50. Deb Wood says:

    Fabulous card, yours always are. I tore it up for you! Mine can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/779513?cat=500&ppuser=122612

    Hope you like it!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  51. Amy Sheffer says:

    I love your card, Sharon. So simple and unbelievably elegant.
    Here’s a card for your challenge:
    By the way, I subscribe, and have been getting the feedblitz updates each day.

  52. Susan says:

    I have gotten your lovely cards each day in my inbox via feedblitz. Seems to be working for me.

    Thanks for sharing so frequently. I love everything you make. You do a wonderful job!

  53. Donelda says:

    Sharon, here is my card. It isn’t as elegant as your card! You amaze me!!


    Thanks for the challenge and inspiration.

  54. AJ says:

    WooHOOOO!! And another~

    Thanks for your kind comments~ your style is always an inspiration to me!!

  55. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Just love how you two toned embossed those trees!! Lovely sympathy card.

    Yes, I’ve been getting your daily e-mails.

  56. Lori says:

    Thanks for the great challenge and the lovely sympathy card. I haven’t torn on a card in ages! It’s one of those things that I always forget about. I combined this challenge with the IC for today. Here is my card:

  57. Susan says:

    I posted a card for your challege!
    yay me!

  58. Angel says:

    This card is beautiful, Sharon! I am going to have to try this one. I lvoe to tear!!! It gets my frustrations out! LOL

  59. Thanks for the challenge, Sharon!! Mine is uploaded to SCS and will be on my blog soon. For now it’s here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/780555?cat=500&ppuser=94252

  60. Thanks again, Sharon for another great challenge. I’ve uploaded my submission on my blog here… http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/2008/01/stttrreeeetttccchhhh.html …I am going to upload at SCS as well as soon as I can. Not sure which one is easier to find. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

  61. Laura says:

    Simply gorgeous! Love the embossing technique…I can’t wait to try it…maybe that’ll be your next challenge! Your card is absolutely stunning…love the one layer front panel…looks exquisite!

    Regarding Feedblitz, I just quickly ran through all your posts this week, and I recall seeing them all. Guess I should make the effort to comment each day so you would know. I’d be terribly dissappointed to miss one!

  62. joyk says:

    Sharon………thanks so much for another great challenge. Here is my (maybe too simple) card:


  63. Connie Watson says:

    Good morning Sharon,
    I did another Tear it Up card. I wasn’t patient enough and did it 2wice!!
    Have a good day. Love your challenges!!

  64. Cheryl says:

    Hello Sharon, I just came across your blog from Susan’s and want to add my torn card to your challenge. I will be linking to you also. Thanks I love tearing paper!


  65. Deb Neerman says:

    Very kewl challenge, Sharon! Thanks!!

    You can see my entry on my blog: http://debneerman.blogspot.com or in the SCS gallery.

    ~Hugs, Deb

  66. Deb Neerman says:

    My link isn’t working because of the comma after dot com. Please delete the comma, Sharon?!? Thanks & sorry!

  67. Silke Ledlow says:

    I had to play one more time…It was raining all day here in the South and of course I couldn’t resist to make another card….

    I also wanted to tell you that I use to live in Michigan…we’re living in Mt. Pleasant for 6 years!!! But I didn’t stamp at that time…otherwise we would have probably met already…..

    Anyway, you can find my new card at http://www.silkeledlow.blogspot.com

    Thanks again!!!

  68. StampMom says:

    Thanks for the challenge — here’s my cute little torn Love Note: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/2008/01/star-love-note.html

  69. Susan says:

    Loved the challenge. Did it tonight and posted it in the gallery. Thanks for the challenge.

    Here’s my abundant joy:

  70. FubsyRuth says:

    Thanks so much for the reminder about paper tearing! Fab challenge and your card is beautiful – as always!

    Here is my card for the challenge:

  71. Mary D says:

    Stunning card, Sharon!! I forget about tearing…I used to use it a lot. Wonderful masculine card. I love all your work…Mary

  72. jojot says:

    well……what can I say…..simple, yes….elegant, yes…….fabulous, yes….thanks so much for sharing your talent with us…..

  73. Peggy Hardy says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Great site… I’m telling everyone about it!

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