It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week we have a Clean and Simple Challenge from the talented Anne Marie: Bring on the Bling! While the other members of the design team brought it on with rhinestones and sparklies, I blinged it up with a simple trio of …what? Can you guess? Anybody? Yep! Pearls! Enjoy today’s quick and easy card.
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips: Clean and Simple
This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide x 4-1/4″ long.
- Put the paper to work! Modern Medley is a gorgeous collection of Basic Black and Very Vanilla designer patterns. I wanted an elegant, sophisticated look which would complement the flower, and this pattern filled the bill. In a matter of minutes, the background was complete.
- The power of the flower! Since red is the color of love and passion, it was the perfect choice for this Stippled Blossom image. I selected Cherry Cobbler with a Jet Black StazOn overlay.
- It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling! I will admit that I originally tried a trio of rhinestones in the center of the blossom. However, they “clashed” with the warmth of the Very Vanilla. So I replaced them with pearls.
In retrospect, I wish that I would have matted the Bride and Groom sentiment from Sweet Essentials with Basic Black. However, I wanted to stay more on the clean and simple side and avoid layers.
This card was designed for a former student, Cory, who was recently married. As a science teacher, it is always satisfying when a student embarks on a career in the sciences. Cory is now a successful chiropractor, and I am so proud of him!
I am also proud of my girls, too! Muffy came back from the specialties this past weekend sporting two firsts in her very competitive class, while little Lexi won her class once and was second the rest of the days. Muffy looked gorgeous, while Lexi looked adorable. And speaking of adorable, Muffy gave birth yesterday…to the latex fish…again. Those of you who are longtime followers of The Stampin’ Schach know that every year, Muffy goes through a false pregnancy. The poor thing went off feed, built a nest, and “gave birth”! She snuggles with it, cleans it, and positions it so it can nurse. She will make a great mother some day!
What do you think of today’s card? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one them. Of course, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…
Round Three Share Update: I only have two openings left in the Designer Series Paper share and two left in the Ribbon Share. These are Shares One and Two found at the bottom of this post. Everyone who participates in my shares will have their name placed into a drawing for a Holiday “I Want It All” share. Please email me if you are interested in one of these two remaining spots. This will conclude the new product shares from the 2013 – 2014 Catalog. The next shares will be from the Holiday Catalog. Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of my share program!
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms (W 132076, C 126747), Sweet Essentials (W 132085, C 126457); Inks: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Old Olive (126953), Jet Black StazOn (101406); Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley (126926); Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045); Tools: Paper Snips (103579); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247)