This week's Stamp Simply Challenge that Sharon posed to us was to use the colors red, white and blue to honor Memorial Day. Do you remember the little red paper poppies that used to be handed out for Memorial Day? I haven't seen them in awhile, so this is my Memorial Day Poppy. You can find the ssnotime88 challenge at her blog: No Time To Stamp?
This also fits into Splitcoaststampers Limited Supply Challenge: to create a design with circles, and just one stamp set. You can find the LSC221 here, and see all of the cards created here.
I began with some retired Stampin' Up's retired Cranberry Crisp cardstock (my favorite burgundy!!! Hardly any left!) for my base. I layered My Mind's Eye Bella Bella cardstock, along with Robin's Nest polka dot dp to create my blossom, base and panel layers. I lightly sponged all edges with Stampin' Up Craft White ink.
My blossom is created with Spellbinder's Peony Nestabilities, which you can purchase from Joan's Gardens, found here.
My sentiment is PaperTrey Ink's Mega Messages--same sentiments as the Mixed Messages, just larger! I've always loved the Mixed Messages-- a larger size gives more choices! I'll be certain to use them a lot! A Spellbinder tag die cut, narrow grosgrain ribbon from Walmart, and a Foof-a-La button tied it up.
If you participate in this week's Stamp Simply Challenge, please link your design to Sharon's blog. We certainly would love to see what you come up with! You can see the Splitcoaststampers ssnotime88 page here.
Make sure you check out the rest of the Stamp Simply Team's creations!
Sharon, Jennifer, Janine, Julie, AJ, Becky, Tammy, and Barb.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!