Tuesday, February 14, 2012

UDI 74–Simply Soft Hostess Stamp Set

Welcome back, and Happy Valentines Day to all of you!  Today’s Tuesday, so it’s time for the Utah Divas International Color Challenge!  This week’s challenge uses THREE different greens (Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz) along with Real Red and Baja Breeze! 

My first inclination was to brayer a sunset, then I thought a striped card would be nice… but ultimately, ended up making this card, LOL.. Hope you like it!P1100977Simply_Soft_Sharon_FieldUDI74

The stamp set featured is a Hostess Stamp Set from the Idea Book & Catalog called “Simply Soft” featuring three two-step stamping flowers.00978_Simply_Soft_Markered_Flower_0214

Instead of using the matching two step stamp for coloring my outline floral image, markers were used instead in challenge colors… and adding a little pretty in pink too!Embossing Foler Detail

A little texture adds SO much to a simple card don’t you think?  The crumb cake card stock was embossed using the finial press textured impressions embossing folder and then sponged using crumb cake classic ink.  Sponged_edges_cs_and_DSP_Crumb)Cake_INK

Actually, all the card stock and designer series paper layers were sponged using the crumb cake classic ink, giving them an older/vintage and distressed look.saleabration and in color printed brads at bottom edge of card

Sale-A-Bration FREE designer brads are paired with an In-Color printed brad along the bottom edge of the card.  To make the center brad stand out a bit more, it was backed with a circle punch in Baja Breeze card stock.


This kind of crazy colorful chair was the inspiration for today’s color challenge… reminds me of a parrot or colorful toucan and feathers!

Hope you will play along with the Utah Divas this week… use the colors shown in a paper craft project, then visit the Utah Divas International Blog to upload the URL of your project… you know the drill!

See you tomorrow with a brand new sketch challenge from the Stampin’ Queens!

Have you booked your stampin’ party or catalog book party yet?  There’s just got a month and a half left for the great sale-a-bration give-a-way!



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Ret Cudmore said...

Love this Sharon. Loveeeeeeeee all the layers! Happy Valentines Day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

looks fab.. I love the coloring of the flowers and alll the fantastic colours!
thank you for visting my blog Sharon!
I like your ART!

xxx Susi

Donna Ellis said...

Sharon, your layers and colors are beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa808 said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I like how you colored the flowers and used the brads.

Kanaka said...

Sharon, thank you for this card! I love the simplicity yet lots of 'extra's, depth and texture!

ellouise1969 said...

I love this set Sharon and particularly like how you have used the flower in this card.Vintage is so in right now....just beautiful.

Ellen Parker said...

Sharon I LOVE this card! The LO is beautiful and your papers are so perfectly matched! Gorgeous!!

Sharon Field said...

Thank you Ellen! I love this paper too, you are correct, so well coordinated!