Nov 25 2010

Stamp Simply #167 – Black Friday

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Black Friday — Well, I guess that’s what they call today (Friday). Yes, here in the US it is the day after Thanksgiving when the Christmas shopping season steps into full gear and all retailers hope to get their books from the red into the black!  So taking our inspiration from that — today we will use Black in our creations.  Use black as one of your feature colors or merely as an accent, use a black ribbon or other embellishment — whatever works for you.  I love black accents on cards and can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime167  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 for today’s challenge on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Claudia Rosa: Pretty Pressings - November 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 evening.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my project for today:

A black and ivory Christmas card, stamped simply! I’m still loving the ease of creating with the Penny Black stamps I recently brought in and this Christmas tree is so fun to decorate with Kaiser Rhinestones (light green).  It’s called Starlit and sells for $10.95You can see the other similarly styled Penny Black stamps on this post.

The sentiment is Merry Christmas TWO by Wordsworth for $7.50All Wordsworth stamps in stock can be seen on this post.  The ink used is VersaFine Onyx Black, my favorite for crisp, clear images and sentiments.

The paper I used today is from a new Kaisercraft 6×6 pad that is SO elegant, called After 5.  This sheet has black flocking and is just so rich and lush!  I’ve paired it up with some Black 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon and a Prima Fairytale Rose in French White.  And that about does it for this card!  Simple, but pretty and sparkly!

With the Prima Fairytale Rose I’d give this card in the A2 sized Clear Box that I like to use for cards with more dimension.  They make great presentation, plus they can be used as mailers.  The boxes in A2 and A6 sizes can be seen on links below.

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Thanks much for stopping in today.  Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Please stop in tomorrow morning — at 8 a.m. EST we have a combined Stamp Simply Blog Hop and BLACK FRIDAY SALE that will run through the weekend, for 3 days!  A great time to get those last minute Christmas supplies or stock up for the new year to come! 

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Stamp Simply #167 – Black Friday”

  1. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Beautiful card Sharon. I love the rhinestones as accents on the tree.

  2. Carolyn Gargus says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

  3. beth ullman says:

    Wow Sharon that is beautiful.

  4. Deb Saaranen says:

    What elegant gleam! Love this stamp and beautiful new papers!

  5. Diane Jaquay says:

    Wow! Absolutely STUNNING!!!

  6. Jenny Gropp says:

    Sparkly and Elegant!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  7. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, this is stunning, Sharon! Love the glitzy green rhinestones with the black and white! And that DP is just fabulous!! LOVE!

  8. barb schram says:

    Elegance at its very best! Wonderful card, Sharon! LOVE that paper!

  9. Barbara says:

    Simply gorgeous in it’s simplicity, Sharon. Love the touches of green!

  10. mary marsh says:

    this is so beautiful-love the image

  11. Kris Turner says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! Love the bling. I posted a link to my submission, but it picked up an old card I had submitted. I reposted with the card for this challenge. Sorry for the error. Thanks for the challenge!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

  12. Priyanka says:

    I am a die heart fan of ur product, and now I am very happy that I can participate this time in ur challenges.And I really like a lot of ur creations.

  13. Jerri Kay says:

    Gorgeous paper Sharon, love the black flocking! A beautiful Christmas card, the green stones give the perfect splash of color, so elegant!

  14. nancy littrell says:

    OMG….so elegant with the black and pretty with the bling. TFS

  15. Annette says:

    Hi
    This is the first time I have joined in thanks for the challenge. Some great cards.

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