Sep 03 2009

Stamp Simply #103 – Overstamped Sentiment

Overstamped Sentiment -Today’s challenge is simple.  Merely stamp your sentiment OVER your image.  I love this look and just haven’t done it in ages.  Can’t WAIT to see your cards!!! 

Keyword ssnotime103 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/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.

Waving a sad *gooodbye* to Pat. Pat, we loved having both you and your sense of humor with us for the month of August.  Your creations WOW’d us all!  Thank you SO MUCH and we DO expect you to keep on playing with us, OK?  You’ve gotta keep tickling our funny bones!!!  Thank you, Pat, a/k/a The Rubbermaid!

And I’m thrilled to pieces to announce our September Guest Designer.  Many of you already know her well from her long-time association with SCS and the Challenges over there and her blog,  Where M & M’s Gather.  Drum roll, please — for Charlene Merrick!  WELCOME, Charlene!  We are SO happy to have you this month!!!  Thank you so much for accepting the invite!

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s what I created for today:


For starters, apologies for this poor photo.  I lack in photography skills.  The layer behind the focal image is that highly polished Gold Mirricard and it truly is reflective like a mirror.  I have never yet been able to get a decent photo when I use that paper — sorry — but it does look so nice IRL.  Anyway, moving on, my sentiment is stamped over a pre-printed image from the Christmas Journal Note pad.  It is Friday, Stamp Simply day, so I’m sure you KNEW I’d take the easy way out — LOL!!!  And it worked great!


I first adhered my cut image onto a piece of cardstock for more stability as I was going to heat emboss it.  My sentiment from Christmas Treasures by JustRite was stamped in VersaMark and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I then took my VersaMark pad and DTP’d (direct to paper) all the edges, then embossed them with the same gold for sort of an old world look.  Nothing too fussy, just quickly DTP’d my edges, and it comes how it may — no rocket science involved here!


See the cutout?  It was done with my 3/4″ SU punch.  I knew I wanted my bow to be over a bit more than the image would allow, so I made the cutout to allow for my bow to scootch over that much more.  The edges of my cream panel are edged with a Marvy Gold Calligraphy pen — super easy. 


Stamps:  Christmas Treasures used on the 3 1/4″ Round Wood Stamper by JustRite

Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Prism Rose Light, Gold Mirricard, Christmas Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets

Ink:  VersaMark, Marvy Gold Calligraphy Pen

Accessories:  Mauve Silk Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, SU 3/4″ Punch


The following items used on this card can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

Christmas Treasures Set and 3 1/4″ Round Wood Stamper by JustRite

Christmas Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets

Mauve 100%  Silk Ribbon by May Arts

Scor-it Scor Board


So glad you stopped in again today — truly do appreciate it!  Hope you can find some time to play and share your creations with us.  Wishing you a safe and wonderful Labor Day Weekend, whatever your plans!  Have fun, be safe, and see you real soon!

45 responses so far

45 Responses to “Stamp Simply #103 – Overstamped Sentiment”

  1. susan liles says:

    so pretty, sharon! i love the notched panel idea to accomodate the bow! why didn’t i think of that?!!

  2. Barb g says:

    Another simply beautiful card, Sharon…..your ‘simple’ always has a ‘WOW’ factor!

  3. Colleen Horner says:

    Oh man, this has got to be one of my favorites. ‘
    Way to go, Sharon.


  4. Oh Sharon, this is just STUNNING! This totally makes me want to go start over with my card! LOL I LOVE the soft pinks, and that gorgeous bow! Love how you edged everything with the gold marker, too! That finishes it off so perfectly!

  5. Wow, is this GORGEOUS, Sharon! I love the embossed sentiment and that gorgeous mauve ribbon…..breathtaking!
    I’m not sure how well it will work with your reflective paper, but I might suggest you try placing a sheer cloth between your light source and your card to help diffuse the flash of light bouncing off of your cardstock. See if that helps. In any event, the photo you have here in no way detracts from the gorgeousness of your card.

  6. Elaine says:

    Simply stunning! A great idea. Thanks for sharing. Elaine

  7. Neva says:

    Here is my PRAISE HIM BOOKMARK made for this fun challenge. Neva

  8. Corrine Ann says:

    Beautiful! Have to agree with Barbg’s comment 100%! Like your “notch” for the ribbon too. Just hope I remember that tip.

  9. Pat Adam says:

    Very elegant card. Love the soft colors on a Christmas card, it’s different but beautiful. Pat

  10. Sharon! This is STUNNING! Totally jaw dropping GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the fun challenge and for sharing your beautiful creations! 🙂

  11. Stunning! But I expected no less 😉 This is truly a work of art, Sharon. You give us so much inspiration every week with your gorgeous creations and this one is no exception. I love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards–this one ROCKS!

  12. Deb says:

    Gorgeous GORGEOUS Gorgeous!

  13. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow–over the top gorgeous! LOVE the gold embossing over the image…the edges are so cool too! Whoa!

  14. linda flanagan says:

    love it – but what is the Christmas notepad – must have missed that if discussed previously.

    thanks for sharing!

  15. Ida says:

    Stunning! Wow everything about this card is just breathtakingly beautiful.

  16. Just gorgeous Sharon!!! Love how you used the circle punch to be able to “skootch” your ribbon over … very clever! The touches of gold make this “simple” creation so regal!!!

    Here is what I was able to come up with:

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!

  17. Cheryl says:

    just beautiful…i see your creations and just wonder when something is gong to come to me…
    soon I hope..

    Beautiful !!

  18. Chris Olsen says:

    This is so incredibly gorgeous Sharon as are all your creations!! Awesome challenge too!! You can my creation here

  19. Mary Friederichsen says:

    So beautiful Sharon! And unexpected colors for Christmas Cards, but they really work and are just gorgeous!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  20. Marie B. says:

    Well, that is just stunning, Sharon! I soooo love it!

  21. Rose Ann says:

    I love your embossing on this, and that CS image is so pretty!! Beautiful card, Sharon!!

  22. Jenny Gropp says:

    Sharon — you are amazing. I just love this – So elegant and I know that gold paper looks smashing IRL! I can’t ever get a good pic of it either! The pink ribbon is such a yummy finishing touch!

  23. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Sharon, this card is gorgeous! I love it! Here’s my card for this challenge:

  24. LeAnne says:

    Oh, and yes, your card is stunning!!! Thanks for the hints about the ribbon.

  25. Jerri Kay says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Sharon! I would never think to use the pink ribbon and it’s SO PERFECT for this image. I also never think to emboss over images. That’s something I need to try, this is absolutely stunning! I love the embossing around the edges of the panel, it gives your card a truly vintage look, so beautiful!

  26. Chris V says:

    This is a great idea. I will use it again, I’m sure.

  27. Amy Schultz says:

    Here is Mine! Great challenge!!

  28. Sue says:

    Oh my gosh this is just breathtakingly beautiful!!! I love how you cut a notch in the image so you could move the bow over just a bit…Wow….I just love it!!!!

  29. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your card is stunning!!! Great colors. I love the embossing too!


  30. Lynette says:

    What a gorgeous card, Sharon!! Here is a card I made for your challenge:

  31. Misti says:

    Great challenge! I haven’t done this in a long time!
    Here is my card:

  32. Here is my version of the challenge!
    Thanks for always giving us such interesting challenges!!

  33. michellegall says:

    love this xmas card so fancy and pretty but it reminds me the winter is coming boooooooooo lol

  34. Anita says:

    Well…this sounded simple enough…but I didn’t pick a bold enough sentiment…oh well… here’s my creation:

  35. leslierich says:

    Well, this is just gorgeous, Sharon, and I see nothing wrong with your photography skills. The mirrored cardstock shows up exactly as it should, though I know it’s much more stunning IRL. Love the overstamped sentiment. It feels good to get another Christmas card done, doesn’t it? Now, to be sure and mail them out!

  36. Sharon this is gorgeous, I love the embossing over the ornaments. Just gorgeous…. How are you doing? Seems like you are busy no stop lately. I am trying to get to blogs today… Sheessh… Seems like forever since I have been here… Hugs… :0)

  37. Hazel says:

    So many lovely examples for this challenge (this is my first time here) My card is here x

  38. Jessica says:

    Thanks for this lovely idea! What a beautiful card. This is my first visit to your blog, and I will surely be back! What beautiful things. Thanks for sharing.

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