Jan 22 2009

Stamp Simply #71 – A Modern Edge

Keyword ssnotime71 -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.

This weeks challenge is to create a card withA MODERN EDGEto it — whatever YOU think is modern in the card making world today!!! This is totally open to your own interpretation and preferences as to what MODERN is — and I can’t WAIT to see how you all interpret this!!!! You may read the text under my card to get my interpretation of modern. I think one of the most fun things about challenges is to see how differently people interpret things. Given the same starting guidelines, the results always vary so much, and this should be a fun one!!!!

Some great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today can be seen on the blogs of these designers:Deb, Becky, Dee, Tammy, Janine, AJ,Julie and Jennifer. Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking tonight.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

What wonderful samples!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


This is my version of a modern card. To me modern means that it has to fit today’s lifestyle — and I view thatboth from the perspective of MAKING the card as well as the feelings it will evoke whenviewing the card. Things I think ofwhen trying tomake a modern project (to me anyway), are:

  1. A clean, crisp overall appearance (easy and restful to the eye)

  2. A simple layout (avoiding the appearance of too much going on)

  3. Minimal, but perfect,embellishements (again, to avoid the appearance of overkill)

  4. A relaxing, refreshing color scheme with a bit of POP (I used black and white and the Celery is my POP of color)

Anyway, that’s my take on modern. Yours may be totally different – and that’s the fun of it!!! Can’t wait to see what all of you do!!!

For this card I used a set I was just gifted and I love it!!! JUST my style!!! It’s Silhouettes of Nature from Inque Boutique. My image is stamped in black to create a calming silhouette image. You’ll notice I’ve used minimal layering — everything is simple, straight lined. The DP adds interest without making the entire card too busy. Image and sentiment are up on mounting tape. I do like the appearance that they are floating, and that, too, is a modern element (in my opinion)!!!

Stamps: Silhouettes of Nature by Inque Boutique

Paper: PTI White; SU Certainly Celery, Black; Basic Grey Scarlet’s Letter

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black

Accessories: Long Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders; SU Celery Grosgrain Ribbon; Eyelet Punch; Glue Glider; Foam Mounting Tape.

Note: Joans Garden has theLong RectangleNestabilities and theGlue Glider.

Thank you so much — so glad you could stop in again!!! Hope you can try your hand at creating A Modern Edge with us!!! It’s fun!!! Hope you all have a great weekend ahead!! See you soon!!!

62 responses so far

62 Responses to “Stamp Simply #71 – A Modern Edge”

  1. marciad says:

    The card is beautiful. I am so thrilled with all the silhouette stamps out there.

  2. Kathy says:

    Your card is spectacular–I love how your cards are crisp and clean. And now I need to find some silhouette stamps!

  3. Kerry H says:

    Beautiful card, it does indeed convey a restful feeling.

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this card is so refreshing. I love the colors and the simplicity of it. It is just perfect as always!


  5. Norine says:

    this is very modern but with a warm feel to it Love it

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    Fabulous Sharon, I love these colors together! A gorgeous, elegant card!

  7. Lisa Brown says:

    What a beautiful, refreshing card! I love your work, Sharon! Thanks for the great challenge!

  8. A beautiful card Sharon, as always.
    I love the clean crisp lines and green a sa pop color.

    You have inspired me to try this challenge, but it will have to be later this evening .

  9. Awesome card! I want to play this challenge but I’m really having a hard time with my interpretation of MODERN … you know what a VINTAGE soul I am!! I hope to be back!!

  10. Karen says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colors and the stamps.

  11. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I love this Sharon!!! This is just my style these days! I definately think clean and simple is very modern. I can’t wait to play when I get home from work today!! Thanks for the great challenge!!

  12. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Hi Sharon! This was a great challenge! I love your card! It’s so crisp and fresh! Here is mine:
    Hope it has a modern look to it!
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just marvelous Sharon! What a great challenge– it is so much of a challenge for some of us!–so fun to see what everyone’s interpretation is! Glad you like the set– this is gorgeous!

  14. Amy Johnson says:

    wow! This is gorgeous! I love the colors/papers you used. It looks very modern and artistic indeed!

  15. What a beautiful card Sharon! I love your take on Modern – clean lines, bright colors that pop off the black background. It’s fabulous!

  16. Pat Adam says:

    Love the use of black and white with the softness of the green added in. Makes for a simple yet very sophisticated card.
    I took this challenge literally and used a modern edge on mine…or at least I think I did. Pat

  17. I love, love, love that silhouette flower — so elegant and — yes– modern! That Basic Grey paper is perfect and just helps set everything off! WOW!

  18. I love, love, love that silhouette flower — so elegant and — yes– modern! That Basic Grey paper is perfect and just helps set everything off! WOW!

  19. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Sharon, this is awesome!! I can’t explain “modern” but you did achieve it! And I’ve seen some of the other examples too, and they totally rock!! I love these cards!

  20. Stunning, absolutely stunning. Love it and the style is perfect.

  21. Gorgeous Sharon! You never cease to amaze me with your clean lines and fabulous designs! This is no exception!

  22. Starla(star) says:

    Love this!!

  23. Carol says:

    You card is gorgeous! I LOVE the colors you used, and the fabulous dsp! I love how you create simple, yet elegant cards. Perhaps one day I’ll learn to simplify, but I always end up over-doing with details.
    I suppose I dance to the beat of a different drum because my “modern edge” took a different turn. I see all these new die cutting shapes as modern and that’s the theme I went with on my card found here:


    Thanks for the great challenge once again!

  24. Cindy H. says:

    This card is so lovely!! I love its clean, crisp look. TFS

  25. Colleen Horner says:

    I love this.
    It is so striking.

    Colleen H

  26. Betty says:

    Sharon, love these colors and the stamp and dp choice are fantastic!!! It does have a modern appeal!!!! Great look!!!!

  27. nancy littrell says:

    I have become so fond of the clean, crisp look…….yes, it is a modern look. Love your black and white with the celery as your popping color. Everything about your card Sharon is just perfect. TFS……hope to play later today. Nancy

  28. Jan Castle says:

    I totally agree with everything you said about modern…never thought about it that way before…great card. Thank you for sharing!

  29. No one does it better, Sharon!! This is, as always, gorgeous!!

  30. Ida says:

    Love your “Modern” take on this card. It is crisp, clean, refreshing and just plain beautiful.

  31. AJ says:

    amazing Sharon- as usual!! love it, it’s simply stunning!

  32. Sara says:

    This was a challenge for me! I had to make a very quick card since I’m pressed for time. It’s been too long since I’ve uploaded a card. Thanks for another great challenge to get me going again. Here’s my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1204818

  33. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon!!!! I just got a super deal on some Amy Butler paper at Joann’s and I think it will be perfect for this challenge. I’ll have to post later though.
    Until then 🙂


  34. This is gorgeous Sharon! You are right…this is very modern and I Love it! TFS

  35. Okay … here’s my idea of MODERN: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/stamp-simply-71-modern.html

    How’d I do??? Thanks Sharon … FUN challenge!!!

  36. Carolen says:

    Serene with an incredible sense of balance!

  37. Connie Watson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I made a card for ssnotime71 challenge. It’s about as “modern” of an edge as I can get!! Thanks so much for having your blog. It helps me stay connected with home!! Connie

  38. Nancy says:

    Your card is so pretty. Those silhouette flowers are great for this theme!
    I had to scrap the vintage girl for a bit to reach for the modern world and come up with something, but think I managed. 🙂 Thanks for coming up with this!

  39. Dee Jackson says:

    This is gorgeous!! I love the clean, crisp feel this has and the colors WOW!!

  40. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Here is my ‘modern’ card for today’s challenge. I am sorry, but I inadvertently used the same layout as you today Sharon, I hope you don’t mind! This is so not what was in my head all day at work, lol!! Anyway, here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1205319?cat=14531

    Great challenge, thank you:)

  41. Elena says:

    I love your modern look! It is so stylish and beautiful!

  42. Rose Ann says:

    I LOVE this modern edge look, Sharon!! The colors and images are so lovely together!!

  43. Ali Manning says:

    I just love your take on modern – it’s so clean and crisp – just gorgeous!

  44. SueB says:

    LOVE your card – one of my fav color combos is black, white, and a splash of color – TFS! Here’s my take on the sketch:

  45. […] 24, 2009 I have some new toys that arrived this week so I decided to use them for Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenge and the CPS sketch challenge as well.  Sharon asked us to keep it modern, and CPS gave us the […]

  46. Heather says:

    Black and white is so striking, Sharon, and I think it is modern too. Seems that many people see modern as minimalist. My card is here
    Thanks for another great challenge.

  47. grace says:

    [URL= http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1206198?cat=500&ppuser=90899 ]Here’s[/URL] my little try at the challenge; I may be the only one that thinks this card has any modern elements. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s interpretations.

  48. grace says:

    Sorry, my ‘recipe’ for linking didn’t work on this post (above) and I don’t see a way to edit… here’s the url to my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1206198?cat=500&ppuser=90899 Hope that works.

  49. Jenny Gropp says:

    Love your example… Modern, hmmm that was an interesting thought process to start with for a card… Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

    here’s my sample….

  50. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Finally, here is my card for your challenge, Sharon. The Amy Butler paper has a kind of a modern feel to it (to me anyway ;)) and not too many embellishments (which was hard for me) but I think it will meet the requirements, what do you think?http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1206241?cat=500&ppuser=119136

    Hugs, Sabrina

  51. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sorry, I think the link is not working :(.

    Here is another try


  52. Ann says:

    This is my first time playing one of your challenges, and I loved it!


  53. nancy littrell says:

    Here is my birthday card for my DH. I thought the silhouette stamps, dimensionals and simplicity made this card look more modern. Thanks again Sharon for the inspiration. Enjoy, nancy

    Upsy Daisy: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1206397?cat=14638

  54. Paula says:

    I love the clean lines of your card! Beautiful!

  55. Niki Estes says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Sharon!! Wow!!

  56. SmilynStef says:

    Love your modern design … so classy. Here’s my card featuring clean lines, graphic hearts and bright colors … they say modern to me:


  57. Thanks for a fun challenge Sharon. I just posted my card that I made (last week) with this challenge.

  58. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I finally have my card posted for your challenge. I hope you feel it is a modern looking card.

    You can see it at http://www.joansgardens.com

    I will be posting it over at splitcoasters too.

    Thanks for all your hard work!


  59. A beautiful card Sharon – yes, it’s modern but has a very serene look about it and the clean, crisp colours really suit this style.
    I love it – great job!

  60. Deb Rymer says:

    Love your fresh look with the green and black and white. Here’s one I made to go along with your challenge:


  61. Joan B says:

    another stunning creation!

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