Friday, July 17, 2009

Stamp Simply #96 - Little Black Dress


Well, by the time some of you read this I will be in Shipshewana, Indiana having a blast with some of the Stamp Simply girls, both past and present including Sharon Johnson, Julie Koerber, Darlene Pavlick, Barb Schram, Joan Fricker, Janine Orchard, and Pat Adam (and wishing the rest of the girls had been able to come, too!) Of course, we couldn't just all take off without leaving a Stamp Simply challenge behind for you, to here is today's challenge from Sharon...

"The staple of every women's wardrobe -- or so they say. How many of you actually HAVE a little black dress? Not me! Anyway, today's challenge is to make a project of understated elegance using black and white. If you need to add in a little pop of another color, that's fine, as long as the project is primarily black and white and its overall feel is that of understated elegance. I think this one will produce some real beauties! Can't wait to see!!!"
For my card, I pulled out this elegant stamp from a new Just Rite Stampers set called Birthday Wishes. Paired with this felt scrollwork piece that I've had for forever from Queen & Co., these Prima crystals and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, I thought it made for a very elegant card. I also used Stampin' Up! Shimmery White cardstock, and clear embossed my main image although it doesn't show in the photo. Darlene can tell you how pretty it is, because it's her birthday card! ;)

Stop by Sharon's blog for all the challenge details, and check out the blogs of the other Stamp Simply designers too, for further inspiration!

Barbara * Jenny * Deb * Julie * Janine * Jennifer * AJ * RoseAnn


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your weekend is going to be as fabulous as mine will be!





18 comments:

wendyp said...

Tammy, this is stunning! Love that bit of bling with the b&w colors. Very elegant!

Jennifer Buck said...

So pretty, Tammy! :) Hope you are doing well! Hugs!

Norine said...

so pretty love what you did with the blk & wht
Hugs
Norine

Barbara said...

VERY elegant card!!! I love it and I'm sure Darlene does! Love how you carried out the swirl theme throughout the card! Gorgeous! I doubt I'll be having as good a time this weekend as you are--I have to clean, LOL!! Have loads of fun for me and have a safe trip home!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... this is FABULOUS!!!! Thanks so much! (It's BEAUTIFUL in real life!!)

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so beautiful, Tammy, and I love the scroll and bling!!

Have a wonderful trip!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow-- what a gorgeous design! So elegant and refined! Beautiful!

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh Tammy -- this is just fab! Stunning and elegant! Sorry I can't join you all on the weekend retreat -- HAVE FUN!!!!

mamichelle said...

That is really beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. I have that black swirly felt and haven't opened it in a couple of yrs.!

Marsha said...

Beautiful !

Charlene said...

This is so elegant...my fav colors to play with! Now I'm REALLY bummed!! All of you together...in one spot...and I'm down here!?? Come to CHA...pleeeeease?

Carolina said...

Beautiful card Tammy! Love the swirls and the black and white color combo.

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the way you used the scrollwork and the bling is just the right bit of punch!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous---hope you had FUN FUN FUN!!! Love the bling on this!

Joan Fricker said...

Tammy, beautiful card and I know Darlene loved it. Black and white is just so stunning and you did an excellent job with it.

Joan

AJ said...

fun card! i like the bling swirl.
Darlene must love it!

Kim Burmeister said...

Elegant! BEAUTIFUL!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness, how absolutely stunning is this! I LOVE it!