Aug 01 2012

Dare to Get Dirty x 2

Today I’ve played along with two of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers, so that means I have TWO cards to share today.

Check out the Dare to Get Dirty challenges here. You do have to be a Fan Club Member to play along, so whatbetter time to join! It translates to a lot of FUN with a chance at a lot of really great prizes! Now who doesn’t like that! Check it out!!!

My first card was made for Diane Zechman’s challenge, better known as cookiestamper at SCS.

I chose to make a vintage inspired wedding card for Diane’s challenge.

This card is 5.5″ square and will fit into a 5.5″ Square Clear Box for both protection and presentation.

Paper: Melissa Frances Attic Treasures, SU Very Vanilla

I embossed a LaBlanche image in Vanilla over the designer paper.

Seam Binding in Cream

A combination of Laraine Roses and Charme Roses by Prima

Prima Petal Pin in Iced

This view shows the beautiful LaBlanche image – Victorian Swirl.

All LaBlanche stamps can be seen here.

To emboss I used Versa Mark, SU Very Vanilla Embossing Powder, Heat Gun.

The sentiment is from JustRite’s Botanical Medallions and Banners, a clear set, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

It is cut with a Spellbinders die made for JustRite – Vintage Label & Banner Dies elevated with 3D Foam Squares.

Two small black rhinestones were added to the banner.

And here’s the inside, using my favorite scripture for weddings – 1 Corinthians by Our Daily Bread Designs.

All Scripture stamps can be seen here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


The next challengeI played was hosted by Susan Roberts, better known as rainy at SCS.

NO stamping on this card!

I used a beautiful new paper pad by Kaisercraft – The Lake House — LOVE this pad!

All Kaisercraft pads can be seen here MANY are on sale.

This card is a standard 5.5 x 4.25″ and will go into an A2 Clear Box.

As I said, NO stamping. The larger die cut was a punch out in the paper pad — that’s one thing you’ve GOT to love about the Kaisercraft pads — they offer a LOT of pretty specialty sheets and always several pages of punchouts, like these!

Note: When I layer up the punchouts like this — I like to back them with a square or circle of cardstock, just to give them a bit more weight and stabilityas I apply my foam squares and build up.

The LOVE was also a punchout, but I used a Spellbinfders Die, Lacey Circles, to frame it and added a pearl.

All Spellbinders dies can be seen here. Many are at reduced prices.

The ribbon is Seam Binding in Rose Petal.

The roses are a combination of Laraine Roses and Charme Roses by Prima.

3D Foam Squares were used for elevation.

A quick little finish to the inside. This shows the great texture on the brown sheet.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Store News

The Melissa Frances category has a lot of fun new additions if you like vintage and pretty!

JustRite AUGUST release sets are here (SOME of them). The rest are due very soon — boxes enroute to me — due Friday! Only those in stock are currently listed in the store – but be assured those enroute will be listed as soon as they arrive.

The 2010, 2011 and 2012 Heirloom Ornaments by Spellbinders are all in stock — they all coordinate with many of the JustRite Christmas sets.

New additions to the Graphic 45 category are Ladies’ Diary and Happy Haunting!

One of my favorite Graphic 45 lines has been re-stocked – Little Darlings.

OurHUGE sale on paper continues — many up to 50% off. Refer to his post for more specific links.

And as usual, the Prima flower section is filled to over flowing with gorgeous flowers!!!

All other new items listed in the store can be seen quickly here under Whats New?

Find sale items here and here.

Thank you for shopping at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Hope you have some time to check out the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges at SCS. It’s a guaranteed fun time!

Have a wonderful week and we’ll see you real soon!


9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Dare to Get Dirty x 2”

  1. I absolutely love these cards! You are a great inspiration to me. I have CASE’d some cards from your blog, they are so lovely. Thank you!

  2. Kathy S says:

    love both these cards thanks for sharing- both so different but oh so beautiful

  3. Chris Piette says:

    Both are so beautiful, yet so different. What talent!

  4. Kelly Sas says:

    Great use of that brown textured paper. I look at it as see masculine cards – love how you dressed it up!!!

  5. Judy Rozema says:

    Both are such gorgeous cards! I love using beautiful paper and no stamping!

  6. Love these cards Sharon!!! Great designs and such beautiful techniques used 🙂

  7. Betty Neville says:

    Beautiful designs, Sharon!

  8. Lynn Noe says:

    Both cards are beautiful! I love the seam binding and the pretty flowers.

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