March 4, 2016

Just Us Girls Challenge #333: Word Week

Hiya!

Thanks for stopping by today.  How's your weekend going?  Are you able to get some crafty time in?  I have plans to head out on a hike with some friends from work, since it's going to be a gorgeous day today.  I'm LOVING the warm Texas weather!  Fortunately, I got some time to play with my crafty stuff during the week, after work.  

I have some exciting news to share with y'all.  Last month I was chosen as Chic of the Week #328, at the Just Us Girls challenge blog, and I was invited to be their guest designer for the month of March.  I was completely shocked, but I'm super excited!  I hope you'll join me for this month's challenges.  This week is a word week: Flowers.


 Here is the card I made.


I've had this Vintage Roses stamp set from Altenew forever, but this is the first time I've used it.  I love the definition of the flowers, and I am going to have to play around with them more often.  I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the flower, and it's so sparkly and pretty in real life.  I stamped my sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed it with clear embossing powder, to add a bit of texture.  Once I was done, I used my Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies to cut it out and add it to the stamped background panel, also cut out with one of the stitched rectangle dies.  Once I had my card put together, I added a couple of Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins, and called it done.  I love all of the white space, and the pop of color.  I'm hoping the recipient of this card enjoys it.  I'm excited to combine the following challenges into my card too.

Curtain Call Challenge: Key Lime (I was inspired by the colors)
Sparkle & Shine Challenge #25: Inspiration Photo
Simon's Monday Challenge: Take A Leap Into The Unknown (I used a new, to me, layered stamp set/technique)
Try It On Tuesday Challenge: Feminine & Fancy
Time Out Challenge #51: Easter and/or Spring

That's all for me today.  I am hoping you'll get a chance to check out the other cards that are posted today.  They're absolutely gorgeous!!  I'm also hoping you'll get the chance to join us for this weeks challenge.  You have until 9pm on Thursday, March 10th to join us.  I cannot wait to see what you create with all of those gorgeous floral stamps that you have, itching to be inked up! :-)  

Have a wonderful day!






What's In It?
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Stamps:  Altenew Vintage Roses, WPlus9 Pretty Peonies, MFT Garden Flourish Background, Verve Beautiful
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Studio Calico Lemon Zest & Going Green Dye Ink, MFT Lemon Chiffon, Orange Fizz & Gumdrop Green Dye Ink, Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Dye Ink
Accessories:  Simon Says Stamp Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

23 comments:

chrissie said...

Very neat card with lovely stamping thank you for dharing it at at TIOT

Chrissie x

sandie said...

Congrats on your GD and this card is a real stunner. The flower really is a star. Thanks for joining TO, I always love your entries x

My name is Erika. said...

And it is a gorgeous card. Thanks for joing us at TIOT.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELCOME to JUGS! You are starting out with a beautiful two step flower! Very Springy -- Looking forward to your cards the rest of the month too

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your win and GD spot, Steph ... this is gorgeous ... delicate , shimmery, and so deliciously spring like! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I absolutely love your card, Stef! Your yellow rose (of Texas!) is stunning and the sediment is perfect and perfectly placed!! Congratulations on the win and the opportunity to Guest Design at JUGS!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

Steph it sounds like you had a great day planned....hope it was all you wanted it to be! Your card is so gorgeous! I am in love with that beautiful flower! I may have to go on over and take a closer look. Us card makers are such enablers! LOL. Thrilled to have you with us this month!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is really beautiful. I am loving that yellow rose. I need another stamp company to buy from like I need a hole in my head. lol But, I seriously am going to have to check out Altenew. We are so happy to have you with us this month at Just Us Girls!

Kath Stewart said...

Stunning card Steph...love that beautiful yellow rose...I'm off to check out that stamp...thanks for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That yellow rose is stunning! I love your clean design with that bold sentiment stamped across the rose stem. So happy to have your joining us this month as our Guest Designer at JUGS!

Celeste Goff said...

Your inking on this gorgeous card is outstanding! Just beautiful!

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This card is the epitome of elegance! You have given this flower such amazing life and detail with your coloring skills. I adore the bits of bling you added and the sentiment makes my heart smile. Love the subtle framing detail you created and the whole thing is just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

sirkkis said...

Elegant, beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

Ina G said...

Beautiful card and such gorgeous colours. Love the layout. Welcome as our Guest at Just Us Girls Steph. So glad to have you with us.

Chris Dring said...

We are so pleased that you are joining us as our Guest Designer at Just Us Girls! Your yellow rose (of Texas!) card is amazing! Way to start off you GD gig!!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Patti said...

wow! beautiful is right!! Stunning card : )

Patti

Lisa H. said...

such a beautiful card. I love that gorgeous flower you used. thanks for linking up to curtain call.

Ruth said...

This is a beautiful card! I just love the subtle stamped background with the single rose.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so gorgeous!

Janet Zeppa said...

Such a pretty flower and card!
Thanks for joining us at Sparkle and Shine Challenge!

Shery said...

Super pretty card! Love the layers and the spring feel. Thanks for joining us at TO :o) ~Shery