Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hostess Set - Simply Soft - Challenges

Hi All!

Today I want to share a card that I will be entering into two challenges...Mojo Monday and Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Challenges are fun because they get the creative juices flowing.  Are you like many of my club and class members that say they can copy great but have no creativity? Well challenges can help spark that creativity.

The Mojo Monday Challenge is a sketch challenge and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge this week is a color challenge.  So I pulled out the colors first and then decided how I would use them in the sketch.  It makes creating a card quite simple.

You will notice I did not put a sentiment on this card.  I will put one on the inside when it's time to send the card.  It gives me some flexibility.

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The Stamp Set I used is a Hostess Set called Simply Soft.  It is a two step stamp set which creates a nice water color look.  The outline is first stamped with an neutral color then you use a second stamp to stamp the inside color of the flowers.  Since it is impossible to get it lined up perfect it looks like it has been water colored!

The Simply Soft Stamp Set is only available to Hostesses or if you place an order of $150 or larger.  If you are local and would like to host a stamp party or a private card making class please email me or give me a call.  It's fun and with a qualifying order you will receive free products.

Stamp Sets: Simply Soft (C122472) (W122470), Fabulous Phrases (C120501) ( W117002)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Pretty in Pink (101301), Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Pocketful of Posies DSP (122354), Rick Razzleberry (115316), Pretty in Pink (100459), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
Tools and Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Designer Buttons-Subtles (119745), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Early Espresso (119959)


  1. What a great card! I love that image and you did a great job with the color challenge and the paper you used. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. I like the little Espresso touches peeking out. Great use of the layout with our color combo. Very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I love how you used the banner for your sentiment. Great card!

  4. Really pretty! I love your use of the DSP! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  5. Thanks ladies for your sweet comments. Really busy this week but hoping to be able to play along later in the week.


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