Mar 05 2009

Stamp Simply #77 – Heat It Up!

Keyword ssnotime77 -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.

Heat It Up! When I was first learning to stamp it was gold embossing that totally WOWed me, and I still love it, though I often just don’t think to heat emboss with all the other toys available now. So for today I want you all to pull out those heat guns and heat emboss an image that will create a card conveying SIMPLE ELEGANCE!!! So go ahead and Heat it Up! with a Simply Elegant card using a heat embossed image — anything else goes!!! Have fun — I know I will!!!

Alternate: For those of you who may not own a heat gun, you may play today with a dry embossed image achieved either by hand embossing or with a folder and Cuttlebug, etc. But please be honest and use your heat gun today if you have one!!!

HUGE THANKSgo out toHeather Telfordwho served as our Guest Designer for the month of February!!! We all enjoyed Heather’s wonderful designs so much!!! Thank you Heather!!! It was so much fun having you with us!!! Please continue to keep up with Heather and her creations at her blog, bits & pieces.

And today we’d like to welcome our March Guest Designer, Barb Schram. WELCOME, BARB!!! Many of you know Barb from her blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. She offers some fabulous talent and I know you’ll all love her creations!!! She never fails to please!!!

Check out the greatsamples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these designers:

  1. Barb, March Guest Designer
  2. Dee
  3. Tammy
  4. Janine
  5. AJ
  6. Jennifer
  7. Julie
  8. Becky– is taking the week off.

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

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

Heres my card for today, using silver embossing:


I’m on a run of really simple cards, and here’s another! This is made with Heartfelt Thanks, a long time favorite from SU. I chose this two-step stampin’ set today because it is so quick and easy — the color comes from coloring my rubber with my SU markers, and the outline stamp is stamped in Versa Mark and then silver embossed, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up perfectly. My sentiment is also silver embossed, but it isn’t showing up the best in this photo. I tried to photo at an angle where you could see the raised embossing and its silvery shine — it kind of shows on the flower. Here’s a closer look:


I just love the elegance the embossing adds! And I also zapped my sheer ribbon with the heat gun to crinkle it up. That is another thing I used to do a lot years and years ago but sort of have forgotten about. It really looks rather nice IRL, but looks like somewhat of a mess in these photos — so sorry!!!

And oops!!! I’ve been having a lot of those oops! moments lately. I made this card and am doing this post way too quickly as DS#2 and I are off shopping for a little kitchen remodeling project — well, I didn’t notice until viewing this card on the monitor, there is a stamp for the center of the flower that I intended to use — so just imagine a pretty yellow center in the flower — once again, sorry!!!

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks by SU

Paper: White, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Bashful Blue Prints DSP, all by SU

Ink: Versa Mark and Bashful Blue and Old Olive SU Markers

Accessories: SU Silver Embossing Powder, May Arts Sheer Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder, Glue Glider, Mounting Squares


Spellbinder products, Glue Glider and Mounting Squarescan be found atJoan’s Garden.

May Arts ribbon is available at My Ribbon Sale.

Hope you can find some time to dig out your heat gun and play along!!! Thanks much for stopping in and hope you are all off to a wonderful weekend!!! Thanks much!!!

69 responses so far

69 Responses to “Stamp Simply #77 – Heat It Up!”

  1. AJ says:

    WOW Sharon! STUNNING as usual! just love it!

  2. barb schram says:

    Lovely card, Sharon! The colors are so soft and beautiful! I love the crinkled ribbon, it looks fabulous! Hope your shopping trip was successful and found lots of kitchen goods!

  3. Jessica says:

    I made a card, and then realized that you were looking for elegant. I didn’t quite meet that part of the challenge, but I did break out the heat gun!

    Here’s my card:

    Thanks for the challenge!

  4. Cheryl L. says:

    Love your card. I also got hooked on stamping in the very early 90’s after watching some embossing (back in the days when you used a toaster or the heat of an iron for clothes). Wow, haven’t we come along way with our tools and colors. Thanks for sharing. Cheryl in Reno/Sparks, NV

  5. I didn’t even notice the missing flower center until you mentioned it. Wow… heartfelt thanks, isn’t that a blast from the past? I just pulled this set off my shelf last week and made it ‘new’ again!! It is a beautiful set, and I love your card too!

  6. Candy aka cwilliams says:

    Beautiful Sharon!!

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Absolutely stunning Sharon, that bow just sends me over the edge!

  8. Oh Wow Sharon … this is so awesome!! I would have NEVER thought to emboss the 2nd step on this stamp set … wonderful idea!!! LOVE the look of this … just enough!! So springy too … thanks for that!! Mine are kind of doom & gloom but still pretty. What do you think??
    Have a great weekend!!

  9. Janine says:

    WOW!! This is gorgeous Sharon!!!

  10. Deb Saaranen says:

    So very pretty Sharon! Your embossing always looks so classy and elegant!

  11. Lisa Brown says:

    So pretty! I love embossing, too! Thanks for a great challenge!

  12. Karen says:

    Beautiful card. I love Heartfelt Thanks too.

  13. Kathie says:

    Such pretty elegance, very nice Sharon. And thanks for the tip on
    heating the ribbon, I like that look!! Happy shopping, sounds like fun.

  14. This is beautiful, Sharon! This is one of my favorite stamp sets and I LOVE your stunning card with it! Thanks for such a fun challenge! Heat embossing has always been a favorite but it’s turned into one of those that I never do anymore! 😉 Not sure why…I LOVE the effect! 🙂 Gorgeous card! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  15. Lynn says:

    Lovely card Sharon. I do still use my heat gun a lot – never seem to do much with ribbon though and this card just inspires me to do that.

  16. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Beautiful cards on your blog this morning, Sharon. I’m still impressed with how heat embossing looks on a card. My card isn’t too elegant, which is what you were looking for; I needed a masculine birthday card today. But here it is:

  17. Pat Adam says:

    Very pretty card. I agree about embossing, when I first learned to stamp that’s all I wanted to do but now I try very hard to avoid it . I did play the challenge and forced myself to emboss. Pat

  18. Otter says:

    so pretty!! I love the ribbon!! I forget about this set!

  19. Any Cloncs says:

    Love all your work, I look forward everyday to see your wonderful creativity. Talented, that’s all I can say!!!

  20. michellegall says:

    heat embossing i think it would be awsome to do love the card it makes me think spring boy o boy i want spring have a awsome day hi from across the street

  21. Cindy H. says:

    Sharon, you always know how to bring elegance to your cards. This is gorgeous!!

  22. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Here is my card for today’s challenge:

    Thanks for “making” me pull out my stash of embossing powders. I never think to use them and I really like the effect that it gives.


  23. Starla(star) says:

    This is just lovely (as usual) and you pulled out an old favorite set of mine to use….need to get it out again!!

  24. Lori says:

    This was the perfect challenge for me and the card I needed to make today. Thanks, Sharon!

  25. Lynette says:

    Beautiful cards! That stamp set is on my “to-use” list, also. Here is my card using heat embossing:

  26. Carol says:

    Sharon, I love your card today, the colors are beautiful! Thanks for another great and fun challenge! Here’s my card:

  27. Carla says:

    Thanks for another great challenge, Sharon! I love heat embossing! Your card is so beautiful! I love the silver embossing and sheer ribbon! Wonderful colors! Here is my card:
    Have a fantastic weekend!

  28. Sharon, this is so pretty! I love the embossing around the flower! Makes me wish I still owned that stamp set! I love your heated ribbon, too! Thanks for another fun challenge!

  29. Sheila says:

    So simple, So pretty, So elegant! I love this style of cardmaking and your cards are always stunning! TFS. Sheila

  30. Heidi says:

    This is my first time doing this great challenge! Thanks for the great idea to use heat embossing! You gals sure make some stunning cards! Thanks again Sharon, for letting me play…I hope the link works.


  31. Sue (suen) says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! I love the Heartfelt flower with the silver embossing! Thanks for all of your great stamp simply ideas! Here’s mine.

  32. Colleen Horner says:

    Sharon this card is so pretty.
    I do not have the correct size Nestie so I scored the sides with the Scor-Pal and cased your card.
    I do thank you for all the cards of yours I have cased.
    You are my hero!!

    Colleen H

  33. Susan G says:

    Love both the embossed card and the fun button one. Why does your stamp simply look so elegant and my stamp simply looks so simple? Oh heck, I don’t even need to ask. Everything you do looks fantastic. I’m certainly going to use your idea of embossing the Heatfelt Thanks flower. That’s one of my all time favorite SU sets.

  34. Jenny Gropp says:

    Love, Love, Love your card with soft silver embossing. I too love embossing, but after Copics found their way into my little hand, seems I am not reaching for the heat gun as much. Great challenge to remind us how very pretty embossing is!!!
    Here’s mine for today–

  35. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I love this! Your embossing looks wonderful. I love how you did it as your 2nd step. What a clever idea. Your crinkle ribbon is a new twist for me and it is wonderful Great job!


  36. Love the challenge, Sharon. Had to use a new favorite set that i’ll be casing a lot of your cards!! 😉

  37. Isaiah40:31 says:

    Had a chance to try one of your ssnotime challenges again – embossing was one of the first things that got me hooked in this crazy hobby so I had to give it a go…

    Here’s what I came up with:

    Thanks for the great challenges. Even when I don’t have time to try them, I love looking at them! 🙂

  38. Too pretty Sharon! I love that crinkly ribbon!

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  40. Heather says:

    Pretty colours Sharon, and the white dots are a perfect back drop.
    Mine is here:

  41. Elena says:

    So elegant! Love the pretty flower!

  42. Rose Ann says:

    This is gorgeous, Sharon!! I love the colors, embossing, images, ribbon….everything is so beautiful!!

  43. Sharon D says:

    This is stunningly beautiful! I think I like it just as well without a yellow center. The silver embossing is SO beautiful!

  44. Gorgeous samples, all!!! Great idea to “heat it up”, Sharon!

    Here’s mine:

    Fly Away With Me

  45. I love embossing but also don’t use it much. I made this card and it also incorporates dry embosing with the Big Shot. TFL!

  46. Julia Aston says:

    I love the silver embossing on your card Sharon! Here is my clear embossed ‘pillow’ card

  47. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Great card! I love the look of the heated ribbon! I usually end up burning a hole in mine! I need to be patient with it!

  48. Martha Kay says:

    A real stunner — no need for the flower center to be colored. Remember? Stamp simply!

  49. Lori M says:

    Beautiful card Sharon!!! Loved your layout so I made mine similar!! Here is my card:

  50. Nancy says:

    Your card is beautiful! Love the embossing with that stamp! Your heated bow turned out beautifully! I accidentally overheated a sheer ribbon once and ended up with a funny looking wad of…stuff. 🙂 Yours is perfect!

    Here’s mine:

  51. Toni says:

    I haven’t been able to play in ages! So today I was able to turn out two! Here is the first: Here is the second: Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

  52. Karen says:

    As if I need a challenge to pull out my heat gun. I heat emboss almost everything. I love it. Anyway, here is my card keeping with your challenge Sharon.


  53. Dawn Berry says:

    Thanks for the Heat It Up challenge. I haven’t used me heat gun in quite a while. Here’s what I came up with.


  54. Gloria says:

    I LOVE this card but have been “playing” with my Stamp a mag-jig for a long time this afternoon and just cannot figure out how to use it. Is there a “secret” easy answer for me? Thanks.

  55. Joan Ervin says:

    Love your beautiful card, Sharon….such pretty colors, a fabulous bow and, boy, do I love the embossing!!! Here is my card:

  56. leslierich says:

    Oh, fabulous! So pretty! The embossing does add so much. I love the heated ribbon, too. Just an all over pretty card! I didn’t notice the missing center at all until you mentioned it, either…

  57. Cindy H. says:

    I finally got a chance to upload my challenge card –

    Thanks for the challenge, Sharon. I always have so much fun with your challenges, and…..they’re helping my stash to grow 🙂

  58. nancy littrell says:

    Pretty, pretty! Heat curled organdy ribbon was one of my 1st techniques as a new stamper…….thanks for reminding me to share with my friends.

  59. nancy littrell says:

    Here is my heat curled organdy ribbon card using the brand new Manhattan Textured Flower EB folder from SU. Totally gorgeous image. Too pretty to cover up, so I kept it clean and simple…..just like Sharon 🙂 Enjoy……..

    Manhattan Flower:

  60. Chris says:

    Beautiful card …….. embossing really does add something extra to an image.

    Thanks for the challenge you really inspired me to dust off the heat gun and get embossing …. here’s my card –


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