Monday, August 29, 2011

Perfectly Purple

Hi stampers!  It's been a busy week/weekend for me!  I worked over 24 hours combined on Friday and Saturday!  I didn't get to stamp too much but I had to get at least one card done since it's time for a new challenge over on Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge this week is a monochromatic card.

I really like the look of monochromatic cards and it's something I should try more often!  I also made a fairly clean and simple card this time around which is actually a lot harder for me than a fancy schmancy card with a lot of stuff on it:-)  Check it out:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  My friend, friendly phrases
Paper:  Whisper white, concord crush, wisteria wonder
Ink:  concord crush, perfect plum (craft)
Accessories:  Iridescent ice embossing powder, itty bitty punch pack, basic pearls, simply scored

I struggled with what to do for this challenge for a couple of weeks!  Sometimes I think of an idea right away...sometimes not!  I just couldn't decide what set I wanted to use or the direction I wanted to go.  Well, on the way to breakfast at Panera yesterday morning, inspiration struck (maybe we need to go to breakfast there more often like we used to, haha).  I guess inspiration can strike at any time!  Normally I get really great ideas while I'm going to sleep and then never remember them in the morning:-)

Anyway, I had seen a black and white card at convention using the my friend set where it was embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder and it was fab!  I also wanted to use my new friendly phrases set that I just got!  It's such a cute set, I don't know how I passed it up in the new catalog for so long!  So anyway, I used perfect plum craft ink and heat embossed with iridescent ice.  Here is a close up so you can see how pretty and sparkly it really is:
I thought about using some DSP but I really wanted the main image to stand out and to keep it clean and simple.  I ended up adding a few score lines which is also a new technique for me AND now that I have my Simply Scored scoring too it was SOOOOO easy!  It's funny how something SO simple can add so much to a project!  A couple of punched out flowers with some pearl centers and it was done!

Now pop on over to HSS and see what the other fab design team members have come up with and play along with us!  I dare ya!  :-)

Happy stamping!


  1. I love your card and you're right it's simple but stunning. I've been on the fence about the Simply Scored but now I can see another way to use it. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Love the purple! Great card. Like the simple layout. Love the scoring.


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