Thursday, August 27, 2009

Leaving Our Comfort Zone...or NOT!!!

"Stamp Simple Challenge 102: Let's Leave Our Comfort Zone!" Sharon, Sharon, SHARON!!! How do you come up with these challenges...LOL!!! Well, I made an attempt to leave my comfort zone, failed in one regard, yet was successful in another!

My first goal was to create a one layer card. Well, it goes downhill from there! I began by stamping my PaperTrey Ink Ocean Tides cardstock with the new Stampin' Up image "Medallion." I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx ink, then heat embossed it with Stampin' Up's Black Fine Detail embossing powder.

Well, the medallion looked great on the one sheet of cardstock! But, wouldn't it look soooo much better layered with a sandwich of black? I could NOT RESIST THE LAYER! What a sickness! My! PaperTrey Ink True Black provided the "fix" that I needed...LOL!!!

After layering the cardstock, I added a center Kaiser rhinestone for a bit of sparkle. No sentiment here today...this card is appropriate for any occasion.

My second goal (successful, I might add!) was to leave behind Copic coloring with this trend and comfort put aside!

If you would like to see how the other Stamp Simply design team members did with this challenge, check them out here:

and August Guest designer: Pat Adam

If you would like to leave your comfort zone, play along with us! Remember to use the keyword
ssnotime102 if you upload to SCS! Be sure to link back to Sharon's blog as well!

Have a wonderful weekend!


The Rubber Maid said...

Perfect card for man or woman and love the olive and black combo. Very nice! Pat

Silke said...

What in the world are you talking about - LOL!!! This is absolutely beautiful!!! I sooooo need this Stamp!!! Hugs S~

Judy Rozema said...

Deb, this is just amazing - I love this medallion embossed! What a statement! (I simply can't do a one-layer card - it isn't possible...)

Janine said...

Just beautiful Deb!! It's hard to step outside your zone isn't it!!!
Have a great weekend.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This was really hard, huh?? But you succeeded and it's gorgeous!! Love the green/black color combo! Great job!

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

This really is beautiful! Love the embossed medallion paired with the Ocean Tides!

Barbara said...

Stunningly beautiful, Deb! Love that you stamped the medallion off center!!! I'm filing that idea away for future reference ;-)

Julie Koerber said...

How incredibly elegant! I have been eyeing that medallion for a while now -- you just might have pushed me over the edge!!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Man, oh, man, do you make that medallion scream E-L-E-G-A-N-C-E! This is gorgeous, Deb!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love this! Beautifully executed! One layers should be illegal! I can't do it either!!! The black layer adds so much -- so it was a good add!!!!! That medallion is stunning!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I'm starting to recover from neglecting my Copics on Friday... are you? This is spectacular, Deb! I love the absolutely total elegance of it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

LOL!!! Deb I can so TOTALLY get where you are coming from - I wouldn't have been able to resist the extra layer either!! I think you've created a truly stunning card!!! :)

Grace said...

Deb I know how hard it is to do even just two layers but you picked the perfect image... nice and large! It is a stand alone stamp and looks great but I'm with you... the matting makes it stand out so much better! Hey.. I think you did it perfectly!

#1scrappymama said...

This is the first time that I have seen your work and it is sooo beautiful. I love the harvest cherries lol. Gorgeous