Jun 13 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #39 – Go Bold!

Keyword ssnotime39-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 GO BOLD!!! With color, that is!!!So the theme is to use BOLD colors — bolder than you would typically use — and this means either cardstock OR designer paper OR ribbon OR any embellies — whatever you have to add that bolt of extra bold color to your project. With summer approaching (where I live, we wonder!), it just puts me in the mood for bolder colors!!! That’s it — an easy one again!!! Most importantly — have fun!!!

Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample 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!!!

And here’s my sample:


The bright pink comes from the Sultry pad by Basic Grey. I combined it with Certainly Celery, which is certainly not a bold color, but for some reason it seems a bit bolder here today!!! And that gorgeous ribbon is the Apple Green Wide Satin — I was really surprised at how well this goes with SU’s Certainly Celery — I really like the 2 together!!! The ribbon is a bit brighter than the Celery, but they work together just fine!!! My coffee cup is from Coffee with Friends, the first in the new Stamp Simply line by Flourishes, and I used my Petite Oval Nestabilities to cutand emboss the main image and mats. The scalloped frame was pierced as well, with a brad being added on top. It is mounted with Pop Dots. The Chocolate Dotted Sheer, tops if off! This paisley-ish print is my favorite piece in the Sultry pad – I just LOVE it!!! OH, and this cup in the set sure reminds me of Fiesta Ware!!! That’s why I chose it for my BOLD color card today!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping in everyone — I truly appreciate it!! Hope you can find some time to play and that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #39 – Go Bold!”

  1. Stephanie P says:

    Wow, as usual Sharon, your cards are always so beautiful! My fav from the Sultry pad is the same – just sings to me! So glad to see it on your card!

  2. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon… This is beautiful!! Mine was so far into left field compared to the rest of you!! Beauties and the beast I think! I had fun with it though.
    Have a great weekend. Looking forward to next week.

  3. Sharon! This is just soo pretty! I love it! I don’t use this pink often but I always love it when I see it! Beautiful! Thanks for another fun challenge! Have a great weekend!

  4. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Sharon, your card is just lovely. I love the DP you used for your background. My colors are also pink and green. It’s as bold a pink as I think I want to go though. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/945508?cat=8366

  5. Pat Adam says:

    My idea of bold was to use chartruese card stock and go from there. Thanks for shaking up my brain with your great challenges. Pat

  6. Helen says:

    Here is my entry for the bold challenge. I thought red, white and blue are very bold colors! I saw all sorts of decorations for the 4th yesterday and I guess that stuck in my head.


  7. Carol says:

    Hi Sharon – your card is so pretty with all the layers and DP. I tried to go bold by starting off with the loudest DP and ribbon I have, but I think I somehow lost that bold feeling in the process. It’s fun playing along anyway, so here’s my entry. Thanks for the challenge!


  8. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Beautiful card Sharon!! I LOVE that dp and the combination of ribbons you used! I also love how you did your stamped image! Very pretty! Here is my quick bold card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/945633?cat=500&ppuser=110263

    So glad I got to play today!!

  9. Wow, this is beautiful Sharon! I just love those Sultry papers! I hope to finally have some free time this weekend to play with my new Stamp Simply set! Thanks for another great challenge!

  10. Wow! That’s great. Love the paper. XO, Mimi

  11. SmilynStef says:

    Since bold is pretty much my ‘norm’, I went EXTRA-bold just for you :^)


  12. Alyce says:

    I love this challenge. It just so happened I had made three cards in the last week using bold (for me) DP, so I uploaded them to my SCS Gallery. Here are links to all three:




    This is my first time visiting your site, but I can’t wait to check out the other challenges.

    Thanks for a fun challenge!

  13. LeAnne says:

    Bold meant bright also to me…..I hope that’s okay!
    Thanks, Sharon!

  14. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Another GREAT challenge idea Sharon! Your card is beautiful … gotta love that sultry paper … in fact, I do and so I used it too!! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/945831?cat=500&ppuser=95678. P.S. LOVE your new stamps over at Flourishes … my wish list keeps getting longer and longer!!!

  15. Judy says:

    I Just got my Flourishes lilac set… this is the first card.
    thanks again Sharon for a fun challenge.
    It takes me awhile with a wounded wing.. shoulder surgery… but I have to play a bit.. mostly left handed.
    here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/946075?cat=500&ppuser=42410
    what a gorgeous set to work with..
    happy stamping!

  16. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    thanks Sharon for a bold and fun challenge! here is mine:


  17. Jerri Kay says:

    Love this card Sharon! The colors are bold and beautiful! Great design/layout! I love the patterned paper on the oval, perfectly ties in with the matching panel, genious at work!

  18. Anja says:

    This was not an easy one but I had fun with it.
    I have used a colour combo what I think is bold, for me any way,
    I have never put them together but it started with a package of
    flowerbrads………it’s on my blog http://www.stampinganja.blogspot.com
    Thanks Sharon!

  19. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Great challenge, Sharon! This one certainly challenged me as I tend not to use bold colors or patterns. I love your sample – the colors and the image are awesome! The other samples are beautiful, too! Thanks for all the inspiration! I hope this still counts even though I didn’t use stamps – I did keep it simple!

  20. Great challenge, Sharon! Just in time too! Mine can be found on SCS here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/946811?cat=500&ppuser=94252 I’m not uploading it to my blog yet. I have another card to design to go with it in the same post. This challenge helped me design one of the cards for my next hostess workshop. Thanks!

  21. SueB says:

    I’ve gotta go check out the others’ cards now, but here’s my take on BOLD for today:
    later, alligator!
    – SueB

  22. leslierich says:

    This is so pretty! Love that little border of DP in the oval. I wouldn’t mind having a whole pad of just this particular print. It’s my favorite, too! Love your gorgeous card, Sharon!

  23. Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan) says:

    Love this challenge Sharon! I love to go bold. This retired SU dp was just the ticket. I don’t know the name, but it is fun!!


  24. Debbie Olson says:

    This is fabulous, Sharon–so elegant!

  25. Toni says:

    Here is the card that I came up with, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/949297?cat=500&ppuser=156271 . I never use orange and now I have used it twice in two weeks, courtesy of your challenges. It was really too bold for me when I finished it, but it is growing on me a little bit.

    Thanks for the challenge!


  26. Libby says:

    Love your card Sharon, so pretty! Here’s what I did keeping your bold challenge in mind! http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/ Thanks as always for the wonderful inspiration!!

  27. Mary aka #1volunteer says:

    Hey, Sharon! Here’s my take on your stamp simply challenge to go bold: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/950348?cat=500&ppuser=113844 I enjoyed putting this one together but it was very hard for me to put that strip of bright orange. Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone!

  28. Connie Watson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I uploaded a card tonight to enter your “Go bold” challenge. I think it’s on my page girlfriend greeting. I got the Coffee with Friends stamps this week. I LOVE THEM!!

  29. Rose Ann says:

    I love that gorgeous paper with your design, Sharon!! This is just stunning!!!

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