Jun 05 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #38 – Silhouettes

Published by at 11 49 pm under Challenges,General Purpose Cards

Keyword ssnotime38-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week isto use solid image stamps. They are so much fun and can be used in such a variety of ways. I just love the look of a silhouette type image done with solid stamps. And that is this weeks challenge, to use solid image stamps, but you can make them as colorful as you like — they do NOT have to be the standard black that I think of when I think of a silhouette (though I do love that look).

And we have an alternative planfor those who may not have any solid image stamps. You may use a line drawing stamp and then either paper piece it to fill it in or color it in — see, we’re easy around here — just play and have fun!!! Do your best with what you’ve got. And, as always, try to keep it simple!!

Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample hereand here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers Sample here.

What a fabulous Stamp Simply Team!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Iused a solid image stamp from Flourishes latest release, Spring Ephemerals. It is a set containing 4 floral solid images. I’ve been using the bleeding heart for the last couple of days, and for my card today I used the checkered lily. Such a gorgeous flower!!! I stamped it 3 times to create my main image, reinking the stamp each time. I used Color Box Chalk Inks in the Cat’s Eye format — really easy to ink the stamp using these small Cat’s Eyes. After stamping my image, I did take a SU marker in a coordinating color and lightly highlighted the outer perimeter of the flower blossoms, then highlighted them further with my Quickie Glue Pen and SU’s Dazzling Diamonds. My bright pink (really bright for me, LOL!) background panel is stamped tone-on-tone with Damask. I always love the rich look you get using Damask in this fashion. Tied on a black sheer ribbon (my all time favorite ribbon EVER), made my sentiment panel using Many Sentiments by Flourishes, and called it done!!!

This card is 3 3/4 x 7 3/4 and fits in a standard business sized envelope.

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 linksowe 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.

As always, I thank you so much for looking!!! I hope you all have time to play!!!

And I just want to share that I’m gettingSOOOOO excited for next week!!! It is the debut of the Stamp Simply Line by Flourishes, as well as the release of another classic beauty!!! They will be released on Tuesday, June 10, but I’ll be offering you some sneak peeks over the weekend,so if you’re interested, stop in and take a peek!!! Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

A note to my Yooper friends and neighbors: I finally got something on the schedule! Please click on the CLASSES tab at the top of this page — THANKS!

56 responses so far

56 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #38 – Silhouettes”

  1. Oh La La! That is so beautiful! That pink is striking and so are the flowers! Just to die for! LOVELY! Thanks again for a great challenge Miss Sharon!

  2. Kathie says:

    I can hardly wait for next week and the new line of stamps by Miss Sharon!! It is going to be a very busy week-end but I will sneak in and peek as much as I can to see what’s brewing!! Have a great evening.

  3. Dee Jackson says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!! You always have such beautiful samples and really get us thinking out of the box! Love it!! Thank you:)

  4. […] couldn’t resist playing along today with Sharon’s (notimetostamp) “Stamp Simply” challenge. This week it is to use silhouette or solid image stamps. You can use them in the traditional […]

  5. rainy says:

    Oh Sharon I love what you’ve done with those lilies!! Beautiful card!
    I played along, too.
    SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/938026?nocache=1
    My Blog: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/938026?nocache=1

  6. What a beautiful card! I am excited to see your new line!

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Simply stunning Sharon! Color Box cat eyes chalks are my favorite inks to use with clear stamps. Wish they came in markers!

  8. Alyssa says:

    Wow! What an incredibly beautiful card! I’m loving that new set and this card may have just pushed me over the edge! :o)

  9. Silke Ledlow says:

    Gorgeous card – Sharon!!! Fun challenge and I’ll try to play!!!

  10. Pat Adam says:

    Love your card as usual it is stunning. Don’t know if mine is really a silhouette technically but I tried. Pat

  11. LeAnne says:

    I combined #37 and #38 here:
    I am loving this new Fresh Cuts set and I am thinking that a lot of people will use this set for this challenge!

  12. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What you did with that checkered lily is absolutely beautiful. I am sooo loving those Spring Ephemerals. They MIGHT be in my mailbox today! But in the meantime, I “borrowed” your white silhouette idea from the other day to use on my challenge card today. Here it is — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/938074?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  13. Joan Fricker says:

    I love it Sharon! I love the different techniques you used and the vertical design makes it perfect.

    I hope to get something made the first of the week. I am still trying to catch up outside.


  14. I have been very much enjoying your Bleeding Heart cards, and am getting itchy to order the stamp set myself.


  15. Joanne says:

    Sharon, this is beautiful and elegant!!
    I can see that I need the Spring Ephemerals, the flowers in this collection are so lovely! I hope whoever is living in my old house in NJ is enjoying all of the lilies and roses I planted there. Had loads of the Fritilarria checkered lily.

  16. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Oh Sharon, I can always depend on you to come up with a great challenge idea and sample. And, I must say your DT is right there with you on great samples!!! Thanks for another fun week and I can not wait to see your new line … oh dear … more entries on the Visa bill !!! Here is my card for today’s challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/938214?cat=500&ppuser=95678 Hope you like it!

  17. Sharon I haven’t done a challenge in a long time. I hope the card I did today qualifies.

  18. barb schram says:

    Love the pink! And as always your bows are fantabulous!

    Exciting news indeed about your line of stamps, can’t wait to get my hands on those!!! I definitely will be checking for those sneak peeks!

  19. Judy says:

    What a beautiful card Sharon! I am so bummed that I won’t be able to do your fun challenges for awhile. I am trying to type with my left hand, which is a real challenge. I had surgery on my right shoulder this week, may be having stamping withdrawals before 6 weeks is over..
    I will still be in touch thanks to the computer!
    can you believe it—I just ordered my first flourishes set–couldn’t resist the lilacs…
    it has already shipped and I can’t even stamp….how funny is that..
    thats a true stamper for you!
    I love the colors on today stunning card!

  20. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Lovely card Sharon. The colors are beautiful. I love the elegant damask background. Won’t have a chance to do this challenge for a while — I’m on vacation with no stamping supplies.

  21. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks for another great challenge, Sharon! I love your beautiful sample and all the others, too! Here is my attempt:
    Have a great weekend!

  22. Helen says:

    Here is my card for today’s challenge. I too am joining the hordes of people with Spring Ephmerals on their wish list! Since I have few solid stamps, I chose to paper piece to get a solid image. Fun challenge!


  23. nancy littrell says:

    After spending several hours cleaning and reorganizing my stamping stuff I think I should reward myself with a “Quicky card” ….don’t you think?!? Thanks Sharon for another awesome SS challenge 🙂 Your hooked on stamping friend, nancy

  24. Joanne says:

    My first ssnotime challenge!!!
    Here is my silhouette card:
    Thanks for the fun 🙂

  25. Deb Neerman says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon … as usual!

    You can find my entry here:


    Why, yes, I am unfashionably early … for a change! Thanks for another fun challenge, Sharon!

  26. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I had to do another card — Spring Ephemerals arrived in my mailbox. What else could I do? Here’s my first try with this gorgeous set — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/938661?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  27. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    thank you Sharon for keeping me inspired! luv your challenges…..here is mine:


  28. This is my very first challenge EVER! Whoo. I feel nervous and excited! I think I have all this computer stuff figured out, but now as I’m sitting here I can’t remember how to make this link up with one click. here is the link, i guess you will have to copy paste? UGH!
    Thanks for the challenge I will be back again. Hopefully with more computer skills!

  29. Here’s my silhouette card – I used a rub on – hope that doesn’t make the buzzer go off!!


  30. Lori M says:

    Hi Sharon!! Great challenge and beautiful card!! Here is mine: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

  31. Angelnorth says:

    My first Stamp Simply challenge, I combined with a couple of others too – hope that’s OK! Hopefully this link will work!

    Beauty of Dreams

  32. StampMom says:

    That truly is a simple challenge and easy to work with, thanks Sharon — here’s my card: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/

  33. Sorry I’m late, Sharon… this card is stunningly beautiful! Thanks for another fun challenge this week! It’s such a pleasure to “work” with you! 🙂

  34. Angelnorth says:

    I forgot to say Sharon, your sample is beautiful! It looks like what we’d call a Snakeshead Fritillary in the UK – it’s the only square pattern in nature, apparently! The damask background looks stunning!

  35. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Beautiful card Sharon, great challenge! Here’s mine:

  36. Carol says:

    I love silhouettes and I love your cards.
    This is the first card I’ve posted on SCS. I hope I did it right?

  37. leslierich says:

    Goodness, this is pretty! I love your colors and those gorgeous checkered lilies!

  38. Yay for you! I cannot wait to see the new goods! I am guessing they will be so super cute! Your card is adorable! I love the colors! Very dramatic! TFS…hope you are doing well! 🙂

  39. nancy littrell says:

    My ssnotime38 card was made really simple by casing Laura…scrapnextras Stamping on Pretties card. It will make a great sample card at my next Hostess Club party. Thanks Sharon for always inspiring 🙂

  40. Lisa Nagata says:

    Great challenge Sharon. Your card is Beautiful!!!
    Here’s my take on the challenge I combined Lauren’s sketch with yours.
    Hope you like.

  41. Diane Stader says:

    Love this card and that yummy ribbon. Great sketch and sentiment. Beautiful job on this. Thanks, as always, for your wonderful site.

    SCS Lost in the 60’s

  42. SueB says:

    Love your card – I stamped a monotone-type of silhouette card for my DH’s b’day recently – here’s my take on this challenge (LOVIN’ this stamp set and can’t wait for my SU June special to arrive!):
    later, alligator!
    – SueB

  43. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is my first stamp simply challenge, and it would be my last! Thanks for the challenge! Here is my card:

  44. Latisha says:

    Here is my card >””<

  45. Diane Stader says:

    Love this challenge- my sailboat isn’t a solid image, but I think it fits the challenge. Love, love your site- thanks for the great inspiration.

    Here’s my card on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/943319?cat=10815

    and on my blog Planted in Joy: http://tennesseejoy.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/silouhettes-at-sea-ssnotime38/

    SCS Lost in the 60’s

  46. SmilynStef says:

    I finally got some time to play … here’s my Sassy Silhouette Birthday:


  47. Toni says:

    I really enjoyed this! I made time tonight to do this and it took me significantly less time than normal to come up with a card that is pleasing to me! Thanks so much! Here is my “delight”-ful card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/944431?cat=500&ppuser=156271


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