Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kindred Spirits


"That's what friends are for..." is the title of this week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime99). We were to create a design for a friend, with the stipulation of using the word "friend" somewhere on the front.
I really love the new Verve "Kindred Spirits" set-- the fleur de lis designs are just beautiful, and add such a special touch! I stamped the sentiment and border from the set with Versafine Sepia ink onto K & Company's Madeline dp. The "friends forever" sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink. I also used a SU Itty Bitty stipple stamp for an extra distressed feel. I used pinking shears on a couple of the edges as well.
My SU retired image (Abundant Joy) with Memento Rich Brown ink onto Neenah's Natural white paper, then colored it with Copic markers. Spellbinder's Oval Nesties were used to die cut the image.
A strip of unknown ribbon, and Foof-a-la buttons finish off this "friendly" design. Hope you like it!
Be sure to check out the other Stamp Simple Team designs:
and August guest designer: Pat Adam
Be on the look out for next week's Stamp Simply celebration of 100 challenges!




16 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

Love that Rose image. Lots of great details going on here -- like the pinking edges and the great buttons.

Julie Koerber said...

Wow! I love the feel of this card Deb! Just so elegant!

Tammy Hershberger said...

You know what... I'm not positive but I think that's the same paper that Julie bought in Shipshewana for us to use for the brown bag challenge we did! This card would fit in perfectly with all the ones we made that day, and is GORGEOUS!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

So pretty with a vintage feel -- I love it!!! Beautiful papers and colors!!!

Norine said...

what a pretty card love the rose and the Dp goes great
Hugs
Norine

The Rubber Maid said...

What a gorgeous card so soft and simply elegant. Love the colors. Pat

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb!! Love the vintage flare this card has and I agree, that sentiment is awesome!! Beautiful creation!

Barbara said...

Simply stunning, Deb. So elegant and full of detail. Beautiful.

Connie said...

Deb, this is just so very elegant and gorgeous! Any friend would be lucky to receive this card!

Janine said...

Just lovely Deb!! Did you receive your package yet???
Hope all is well and that you have a great weekend.

Liz Williams said...

Beautiful!!!

Grace said...

Just beautiful!!! Love how you stamped the sentiment on the dsp. I love that paper... among my favorites for sure!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Pure elegance, pure loveliness, pure beauty!!

Lori Craig said...

Stunning... Love the sentiment stamped on the patterned paper. I love that oval image - but kind of struggled with it. Love that idea!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Lin said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!! Beautiful!!!
Love from Southeastern IL,
Lin

Leslie Miller said...

This is gorgeous, Deb! So romantic and vintage. Beautiful papers and stamp!