Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Guest Designing for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hi There!

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I'm very excited today! I have the honor of guest designing this whole month for the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Yup - that's right! I get to share a card with you, along with their amazing design team, every Wednesday of this month! :) Can you tell I'm happy?!

So let's get right to it. This week's challenge is sympathy or thinking of you. Whenever I need to create a sympathy card, I like to keep it clean and simple, with a muted or neutral color palette. The first thing that came to mind was the beautiful, With Sympathy, clear stamp set from Hero Arts.
 

I kept it very simple by stamping one of the flowers from the set in Antique Linen Distress Ink, around two thirds of piece of Neenah, Classic Crest Solar White Paper. I used shadow stamping to add a bit of depth, by stamping the flower again in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The sentiment is from the same set. I then layered the panel onto a piece of Bazzill black cardstock.That was then adhered onto a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Paper, which I used as my card base.

The prize for this week's challenge, as always, is a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! How awesome is that?!
 





I hope you'll be joining us for this week's challenge! You have until 
Wed 14th Nov 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!


  
I want to give a special thank you to my sweet friend, Joy Taylor and thank you for stopping by to share in my excitement! :)  

60 comments:

Annette said...

congratulations on your guest design...your card is beautiful..

ThePurplePlace said...

Woohoo!! I was so happy and excited when I was over at their blog today and saw you and your wonderful card!!

What a wonderful honor, you should be very proud!!

Congratulations!!!
Lisa

Jeanette M. said...

Congratulations, Barb!
Your card is amazing! And your shadow effect looks great.

Jacqueline said...

Love your peaceful design and the depth is really well done!!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Betty said...

woo hoo for you for designing for simon this month! and your card is lovely - great how you double stamped for depth.

Cindy C. said...

Way to go Barb! So happy for you! And your card is so elegant and beautiful. Love the double stamping that creates the shadow effect. Looking forward to see your creation next Wednesday on the SSS Blog!

Laura Jane said...

Congratulations Barb on being GUEST DT!
I must make a Sympathy card today..been putting it off for days....Thanks for the inspiration:)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Barb :-) absolutely stunning and so very stylish :-)

thanks for agreeing to be in the spotlight ! It is great to have you along with us :-)

luv
Lols x x x

maria mcclure said...

Congratulations on your guest spot at Simon Says Stamp, Barb!! I love your classic Sympathy card. It's just perfect.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card!! I love two tone/double stamping! You did your guest design work so beautifully! Congrats, Barb, on the guest design over SSS! They are so lucky to have you!

Rica said...

It's fabulous having us with you this month!!
Your card is beautiful, a wonderful sentiment and I love the stunning shadow stamping!!

hugss
Heather xx

Laura B. said...

Such a pretty card. Congrats on your guest design spot!

Lin said...

This is the perfect sympathy card, my friend! So tickled to see you as the Guest Designer for this month!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great card! Love the shadow stamping!

Brenda said...

CongratulationsBarb, I can't wait to see all your creations for SSS this month! And this is a lovely Sympathy card, perfectly executed!

CinnamonSally said...

Congrats on your DT slot Barb how exciting!!! Great card for the first challenge simple and very elegant.

stamplover2011 said...

Way to go, Barb!! So excited and happy for you!! Will have to try and play along this week.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! Yay you! The sympathy card looks amazing with that shadow stamping! Beautiful!

paula said...

congratulations Barb!!! I am so very happy for you. Your card is so sensitive & elegant. I can't wait to see what else you create.

MarcyK924 said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats sweetie! I feel like a proud mama! LOVE the simple elegance of your card. Perfect color selection. Can't wait to join the fun and see what you have planned for the next weeks! Hugs, Marcy

Tina said...

Big congrats, Barb! It is so great to see your beautiful card on SSS blog!

Michelle said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations, Barb. :-) Your card is perfect! I love the colours you selected, beautiful!

Leni said...

Congratulations Barb! Love your card! It is perfect of design and feeling with the words!

Lynn said...

Big congrats and wow! Your shadow stamping is so awesome Barb..you know my CAS loving heart adores this!!

Karen B. said...

What a gorgeous effect this two tone stamping has!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your guest designer gig Barb! Your shadow stamping of the branch is simply wonderful!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, congratulations on your guess designing spot on simon Says Stamps, I am very happy for you. Your card is beautiful and I love your design. I am off to to check on the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs to you.

Nancy said...

Congratulations Barb! I am so happy for you! I love the way you stamped this card. Very nice effect!

pcm said...

Barb! this card is so elegant! LOVE!!!!!!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I love the shadow stamping! So happy to have you guest design with us this month. :)

Martha said...

Barb, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your Guest Design Team news! This beautiful card is SO professional-looking! I love the shadow stamping and the perfect sentiment! Simply FABULOUS!

Looking forward to seeing more from you.

Happy crafting!

Greta said...

Congrats on guest designing, Barb! Love your card--just right for a sympathy card.

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Your card is so beautiful! Love the effect of the shadow stamped flower branches. I'll have to try that!

Dawn said...

so excited for you Barb. Well deserved. Really love the elegant look of the double stamping.

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your Guest Designing, Barb! Lovely card and love the shadow stamping! Looking forward to see more of your wonderful creations!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Beautiful card Barb, I love the stamps you have used and how you have stamped in two different colours.

Hugs

Jo x

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

First, congratulations!!!! How exciting to be the guest dt member!! Yippee!

Your card is wonderful. I like your approach to keeping sympathy cards neutral, and the shadow stamping technique.

Kathy (krolski) said...

How exciting!! Congrats my friend! Love the shadow stamping on your card, beautiful!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my....you have been keeping this wonderful secret! I am so tickled for you and can't wait to see the great things you do to inspire us all. WOWZER, girlfriend!!! This technique is glorious, especially with this image. Love the elegant look. So happy for you!!!!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, what a GREAT choice you are as a guest designer for SSS! Congratulations! You start off with a tough card topic for me, I find sympathy cards so hard to do. Your card is absolutely beautiful...soft, heartfelt, classy. Thanks for the inspiration (always!)!

Rachel W K said...

ummmm OMG! SO MANY CONGRATS!!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Welcome, Barb!! :) This card is fantastic! I love the black/kraft/white combo & the sentiment is lovely :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

alexandra s.m. said...

CONGRATS Barb!
Your card is so beautiful and so inspiring!
Thank You~

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful and elegant.
luv
Debby

Kelly Booth said...

Sooooo Excited for you Barb!! I Love your Card just Perfect... Hugs!

Deirdre said...

Stunning creation Barb - and huge congrats on your Guest DT spot. Hugs, Deirdre

gRiSeL™ said...

Hi Barb!!! First of all, beautiful CAS card!!! LOVE the depth you created on the flowers with the shadow ink!! SO pretty!!!

I also want to thank you for being such a kind and sincere person! Those comments never fail on my Flickr page each time I upload a new card... GOD especially blesses people like you for being so generous and optimistic!!! Following your blog now!!! Looking forward to seeing your future creations!!!!! (; Have a blessed day and a delightful weekend!!!! :D

gRiSeL™ said...

OH! And congrats on being Guest Designer on the Simon Says Stamp blog!!! (:

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE your design! BIG congrats on designing for SSS!!!
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Lisa said...

Love the shadow stamping Barb!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb your shadow stamping is fantastic! Congratulations on your guest designing spot. Wednesday's are going to be extra special!

maria f. said...

This is a wonderful sympathy card, Barb. The shadow stamping is perfect. And happy belated too!

Trinh said...

Congratulations, Barb! They are so lucky to have you. I love the shadow stamping on your pretty card!

Bethany S. said...

Congrats Barb! I love the card! Very pretty!

Joy said...

So happy you have been able to join us this week Barb, your card is truly so beautiful and so peaceful looking, love it..thanks so much for the shout out, love you dearly..hugs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on your feature, Barb! Love how you framed the sentiment with the double stamped flowers! So effective!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Barb!! Congrats on your guest designer gig!!

Suzanne C said...

Woot Woot! Congrats! Love your card. Beautiful and elegant!

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous shadow effect