Sep 23 2010

Stamp Simply #158 – Bridal Inspiration

Bridal Inspiration – I fell in love with this photo when I saw it!  This is a bridal sari for an Indian wedding.  I absolutely LOVE the colors, the texture, the shimmer of the fabric, the beading, the patterns.  Today’s challenge is to use this photo for your inspiration and just run with it — take what speaks to you from this photo and show us all your FAB creations!  Can’t WAIT to see what you all come up with!  And please, in your post, tell us what spoke to you the most!!!

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This photo is from a site called Wedding Inspirasi.  You can check it out here and see so many more beautiful wedding saris on the same post.

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime158 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And if YOU play along, be sure to link to Mr. Linky below so we can easily find you.  Please link the direct post, not your blog, for ease in finding the proper creation!

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Chrissie StokesSimply One of a KindSeptember Guest Designer

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat 

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty 

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my card for today:

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What I took from the inspiration photo were the brown tones and the rich, opulent, yet sleek and classy, feel. I turned that gorgeous inspiration photo into a clean and simple Christmas card that I hope lends a similar feel.  This is a very do-able card for Christmas mass production.

The paper used is Tis the Season by Kaisercraft.  All paper in stock can be seen here.

Tis the Season is also made into a KIT, which can be seen with all other KITS here.

The gorgeous sentiment is from Christmas Nested Sentiments by JustRite.  All JustRite Stamps can be seen on this page. I carry the full line of JustRite product and do realize a few items may not be showing up on that page.  If you’re not seeing something you want, just ask.

Ink used is VersaFine Onyx Black, also visible on above link.

Sentiment was cut with a Long Rectangle Nestie by Spellbinders.  All tools can be seen on this page, and that includes the Bow Easy.

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I wanted to show you this pretty little bow. It was made on the 2nd largest legs on the Original Bow Easy.  I just left the tails a little long and wrapped them around the sentiment panel.  This is such a fun ribbon to work with.  It *molded* very well to the shape I wanted, yet it still feels so nice, soft and pliable.  Once the bow looked how I wanted it to, I put a dab of glue under each loop to hold them down as shown.  The bow squishes flat very easily for insertion into an envelope and has enough spring that it’ll pop up a bit when removed from the envelope.  Fun holiday ribbon!

This ribbon is the 3/8″  Metallic Solid Edge in Brown/Gold. All ribbons available are shown here.  This ribbon is also included in the Tis the Season KIT linked above.

All items used are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

To order, just email me at ssj@up.net with your list, state/zip OR country so I can calculate postage, and I’ll get back to you with an invoice.

15% OFF on ALL ribbon purchased BY THE SPOOL runs through the entire month of September.  All ribbon I carry is quality ribbon by May Arts (with the exception of the bridal tulle and ribbon sold on cards to coordinate with papers).  It’s a great time to plan your fall/winter projects and stock up on quality ribbon at an affordable price!

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As always, thanks much for stopping in today.  I truly do appreciate it!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back real soon!  Thanks, everyone!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Stamp Simply #158 – Bridal Inspiration”

  1. Deb Saaranen says:

    Gorgeous glimmer and gleam! That certainly is quite the paper…luscious!

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    Absolutely stunning! Your card, not the girl . . . LOL! Okay, well she is too!

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! Love that beautiful paper and the fabulous ribbon treatment!!

  4. Tosh says:

    Wow Sharon!! This is so classy and gorgeous!!

  5. Bev J. says:

    Love the colors in the photo-great card and I love the ribbon.

  6. LOVE this picture, too, Sharon!!! And I love your elegant take on it! Just gorgeous!

  7. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous inspiration photo, Sharon! Your card is so rich and elegant! Love all the shimmer! I linked up my take on the inspiration sari.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. *Chrissie* says:

    This is simply beautiful Sharon, what a fabulous take on that beautiful photo!
    Chrissie

  9. Chupa says:

    I loved the inspiration, thanks so much Sharon! Your card is gorgeous :)

  10. Jenny Gropp says:

    Stunning! The metallics are rich and mimic the feel of the pic perfectly! Love it, Sharon!!

  11. Kris Turner says:

    The inspiration photo is absolutely awesome. I just had to submit my interpretation – love the colors and designs. This is my first challenge and it was such fun! Thanks very much, Sharon! Kris, Wadsworth, OH

  12. Priyanka says:

    OO yaa,first time I see challege inspired by Indian wedding sarie and u like a lot,I am feeling glad. I am from India,believe me u will going to be mad if u see some wedding saries and lahengas from India what a lot of work people do on it just u cant imagine,absoslutely fab fab fab, check this one too.

    http://ashika.tradeindia.com/Exporters_Suppliers/Exporter5520.290808/WEDDING-SAREE.html

  13. Oh my gosh that is a beautiful photo! And your card is equally as stunning.

  14. Karen B says:

    This is the most beautiful outfit in the world. The colours, the style, the model…absolutely stunning. I’ve linked my card. I absolutely love these colours. What a great challenge. Thanks

  15. Audrey E. says:

    What a gorgeous inspiration photo! Thanks for another WONDERFUL challenge:)

  16. Mary J says:

    Fab blog! I enjoyed this week’s challenge – what an utterly gorgeous photo! I’ll be back next week!

  17. Lana Edwards says:

    Wow stunning picture!!!! Those colors are just tooooo beautiful. Fun Challenge!!

  18. Janine says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon!!

  19. wow, I luv this photo, what is not to be inspired by, true beauty everywhere…here is my card..

    http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/2010/09/verve-plain-janes.html

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