Monday, August 31, 2009

Take a SIP...

This month co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!, Shelli Gardner, challenged us to take a SIP. For those of you who don't know what SIP stands for, it stands for stamps, ink and paper. She wanted us to create with just those three items. For most of us, creating with just those three items is a true challenge. As I thought about this challenge, I was blurfing (blog surfing) in my pajamas and I noticed that I really loved the simplicity of the pattern but that is stood out because of the pattern and the way the colors worked together. With this in mind, I set out to create my own SIP card.

As always, all products from Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets: Medallion, Thank you Kindly
Ink: Basic Gray, Whisper White Craft, Barely Banana
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Basic Gray
Accessories: White embossing powder, Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags Sizzlets die, Cutter tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals

Note: Mat around tag was cut freehand.

Now, because I can't leave well enough alone. I decided to do a "step it up" card as well. But as you can see below, all I did was just add a little of the Basic Gray taffeta ribbon that I distressed using the heat tool.

I hope you like my creations, I really love the way they turned out!


Jennifer Stewart said...

Hi, Sharon! :) I LOVE your pretty! Especially love that distressed ribbon you added. :)

Can't wait to see you in October!


Anonymous said...

Awesome card!!! Great job! I do love the second one best, you ribbon is FAB!

Crissy said...

Ahhhh...I thought she meant to "sip the koolaid!" LOL You DID a beautiful job of SIPing!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

It looks like you cute the Medallion stamp set out with the paper snips. It looks so 3D. It's a very striking card...totally awesome.

Staci said...

VERY cool cards!! At first I thought your "take a sip" was about drinking the Koolaid! hahahaha!

Sharon Harnist said...

This is beautiful, Sharon!!