This week our challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to include text in your design – pop by the blog for all the details including the info on the search for a Guest Designer!

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and once again I got my stamps for this card from them. I do find their service prompt and their postage to the UK reasonable which is always a bonus :) for this weeks challenge they will be giving away a $25 gift certificate.

Simon Says Stamp


I’ve been umming and ahhing over whether to buy Hero Arts newspaper tulips for a while now and finally I took the plunge. I’ve seen some lovely cards using this stamp and this one by Shari Carroll in particular caught my eye. I also had my first go with some Tim Holtz distress markers. I bought just 4 to see how I like them and after using them on this card I now want the whole colour range! So here we go, my CASE of Shari’s card.

I kept it really simple; just coloured with the markers directly onto the rubber stamp, huffed and puffed a bit and then firmly stamped onto white card. I chose the tulips for this challenge as they have text within the petals but also included a tiny strip of text paper from Echo Park sweet day paper pad. A simple green button, an over stamped sentiment and a teal mat and I was done. Oh and a few rhinestones coloured in with a promarker.

Here’s the rest of the crew:

Michele Gross – The Boss 
Christina MacLaren 
Dana Seymour 
Debby Hughes – that’s me! 
Gayatri Murani 
Jenny Mullens 
Julie Day 
Karolyn Loncon 
Kimberley Lane 
Laurie Willison 
Lorena Canto 
Lynn Mangan 
Virginia Lu

Not forgetting the facebook team who will be posting to facebook and their blogs during the week:

Angie Tieman 
Deb Wabbe 
Lisa Addesa 
Stephanie Washburn 
Suzanne Dahlberg 

Have a great weekend :)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts newspaper tulips, say it all; Inks – Versafine onyx black; Card – Stampin’ Up taken with teal; Paper – Echo Park sweet day; Distress markers – tumbled glass, broken china, peeled paint; Rhinestones – Stampin’ Up; Button – Papertrey Ink

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