Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Clean & Simple challenge

Today I had a great day with Bethany.  We went shopping and then met Michael for lunch.  After lunch we, minus Michael, went to Hobby Lobby to use our 40% off coupon.  Can't let a good coupon go to waste.  We bought some goodies, so we had to come home and go straight to my craft room.  I was making cards and Bethany was scrapbooking.  Think that is her real passion.  Here is Bethany among our mess.  (She is gonna kill me for putting up this picture, but I thought it was funny.)


Hmmm...guess you can tell where I sit by the reading glasses on the table.  Unfortunately, I can't work without them now.  

I wanted to play with gals over at The Paper Players as they had a clean and simple challenge this week.  

The hardest part of this card ... deciding on which stamp to use.  

Stamps:  Upsy Daisy
Paper:  White, Black, Pretty Pink
DSP:  Ice Cream Parlor (sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Black, Versamark
Accessories:  rhinestones, sharpie marker, stamp-a-ma-jig, embossing powder, heat tool
All products are SU unless otherwise noted.
  • For my main image I stamped the daisies in Pretty in Pink, then using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I restamped the daisies in versamark.  Next I added clear embossing powder and my heat gun.  I tried to show off the embossed look in the picture.
  • A new technique that Mary Fish showed on her blog was coloring the clear rhinestones with a sharpie marker.  I just had to try that.  Loved the end result and will definitely be doing this again.
Have a great day,
Pam~

19 comments:

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your day sounds wonderful!!! Love the pic of Bethany, so fun! Your card is beautiful! Hugs,

LeAnne said...

Ooh, this is so pretty---I wondered where that DP was from. (I never got that paper!) The colors are beautiful together, and I love your rhinestones! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players, too!

Anne Marie said...

Such a fun card! Those rhinestones are fabulous! Thanks for sharing the technique. Looks like you had a fun creative day, too. Hugs! :)

Theresa said...

Oh I wish I could of gone shopping with you two, and then crafting afterwards, two of my favourite things. Oh well, I'll just stick to cleaning and crafting xx

Becky said...

Sounds like a fun day.. Gorgeous card, love the embossing.

Lauri said...

You had such a fun day! Thanks for sharing the rhinestone coloring technique! Great card and thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nance said...

A clean-and-simple beauty Pam! Love those daisies--it's still one of my favorites! And I love how you've stamped the sentiment directly on the DSP! Glad you had a fun day of shopping and crafting therapy! And so glad you play along with us at The Paper Players! ((hugs))

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Very pretty card, pam! I love how you embossed he mail image, it really makes it 'pop' off the page. The colour combo is beautiful too. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

rockwelldesigns said...

I love the monochromatic style of this card. The embossing is so pretty!

Debbie Pierce said...

LOVE your card and the techniques, and love the picture of Bethany having fun in your craft room. Some day I'm going to come visit you in your craft room!!

XO

Joannna Munster said...

I would love to go shopping with you too!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Embossing is always a good choice! Haven't tried the colored rhinestones-lovely! I like how you stamped the sentiment directly on the DSP-clean and simple!

Benzi said...

That had to be a fun, fun day. Great pic and I know what you mean about those reading glasses. I have to have them, too. Thanks for sharing your fun time with us.

Benzi said...

Oops, I meant to say your card is beautiful..nicely embossed.

TrishG said...

Wow, Pam, so pretty! Love the colors. Love the embossing.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh wow...shiny flowers are pretty! So happy you joined us this week Pam!!!
Hugs,
Lesley

Ann Schach said...

What fun, Pam! I love the colors you selected! Of course the shiny flowers are perfect! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Pam,
This is a great set for this sketch, and I love the fresh look your embossing technique gives the images. Very lovely!

gale said...

This is simply gorgeous. I hope you don't mind if I case it.