24 Jul 2008

Follow Your Heart.....

I wanted to make a simple card for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Dirty Girl Challenge, (fan club members only) - I know this is kind of a pain if you are not a fan club member of Splitcoast Stampers, I used to get peeved about it, then I joined!! and now I wonder what took me so long!!

Back to the card: In Sharon's words, this is all you need to Stamp Simply

"-Start with a simple layout/design and a beautiful image
-Use some favorite paper (either DP or cardstock)
-Add your stamped image and a sentiment if you wish
-Finish it off with a beautiful ribbon or other embellishment
-Simple, beautiful, done!!!"

I think I have accomplished these things in this card.......

My layout is simple - never mind that it took me an hour to figure it out

I used the paper that lately I seem to be using a lot of - green!! or in this case Kiwi!!

I only have one stamped image, and that is the background, which is Flourishes damask which I stamped in Brilliance Black.

The images on the white panel are both rub-ons!! Aren't they gorgeous!

How lame am I that I JUST discovered that I own some Stamping Up's rub-ons??!! Someone must have hidden them from me and I now just found them, kind of not buried, kind of in front of me.....ya--- so what?! LOL!!

I have finished the card off by adding vellum over top of the stamped background and then a little bit of organdy/organza ribbon - both swiss dot and plain. I don't know which one is the proper name ---all I know is that together, they are bee-yoo-ti-ful!!

So I followed the instruction to a tee and ended up at

"Simple, Beautiful and Done!!"

Thanks for looking!!


  1. This is a beautiful card. I think you accomplished all of her elements very well. Sometimes the simple cards are the best, in my opinion. Great job!

  2. I love it Bonnie,you did an exceptional job!!!

  3. simply, beautifuly gorgous!
    Love it!!

  4. Gorgeous Bonnie! Love the vellum overlay and the rub ons are so beautiful! Great job with both challenges!

  5. I love the vellum! You rocked this challenge!

  6. This is gorgeous! Love that background paper!


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