Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments #82- Monochromatic Color Challenge

Hello there! I wanted to share my card for the new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. This week it's all about keeping it Monochromatic on your projects. Such a fun challenge! The details are listed in the photo below. We sure hope you will join us! :) 
For my card, I went with a color that I never seem to use a lot of, Perfect Plum. Yes, this card also marks the return of the infamous Button Buddies stamp set. Surprise! Looks like I'm back on the kick again...this is truly my most used stamp set from the new SU! catalog, I tell ya.

 My image was stamped in Perfect Plum Craft ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I also dressed up the button with a blinged-out center. I also realize that my gratuitous use of bling comes as no surprise to anyone. *wink, wink* 
I thought the "You're a Gem" sentiment, from the stamp set of the same name, fit perfectly for this pretty purple thank you card. I added one more button to the bow, for fun. 
I hope you like it! Please stop by Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what the rest of the super-fabulous gals on the Design Team whipped up this week for the challenge. Hope you have a chance to join us and link up YOUR creation! The challenge is open until 12:00PM (CST) on Monday September 5th. Thank for stopping by! Have a very HAPPY day today! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Button Buddies and You're a Gem
Paper: Perfect Plum Subtles DSP paper pad, Perfect Plum and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Perfect Plum classic ink (for sponging around the edges of the paper) and Perfect Plum Craft ink (for stamping and embossing)
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Square punch, 1- 3/8'" Square punch, 1" Circle punch, 1- 1/4" Circle punch, 2-3/8" Scalloped Circle pnch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Subtles Assorted Designer Buttons, White Baker's Twine, Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. This is just gorgeous. I love those four panels behind the main image. Great monochromatic card!

  2. Love this. The layers are fabulous. Lots of interesting eye candy!


  3. Beautiful!! I like the Perfect Plum but very seldom use it! LOVE this card.

  4. This is gorgeous! Love the layout, layers and bling!

  5. Great details and such pretty color! Love it!

  6. I never use Perfect Plum not sure why, always thought it was too dark, but your card is gorgeous! Lovin' the blinged out button :) Give the fur babies some belly rubs from Lucky and I.

  7. Anne Marie, your card looks perfect. I like the different layers and your layout. And i LOVE purple.

  8. Very pretty, love all the DSP and of course the bling! Great card

  9. Gorgeous ... I do like ... very much! Great layout and bling! :)

  10. Gorgeous, Anne Marie! The flower with its bling is stunning, and so appropriate for the sentiment!

  11. Absolutely fabulous!! I so love your monochromatic card in my favorite color!!! See its not scary... *smile* Gorgeous. Love the gems. Hugs,

  12. I have to say, when I saw monochromatic, I was expecting pink (wonder why??) But your plum card is soo pretty! When I first started stamping that was one of my favorite colors (especially w/ sage)but haven't used it recently either. Wonderful job on the card challenge!!

  13. What a beauty!!!! Love all the purple!!!

    Wow - your bow is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

    Off to see what else I missed through the outage!

  14. Ann Marie I just LOVE this "perfect" plum card. the bling is spectacular!.... and added button bling is way cool!

  15. Very pretty Perfect Plum card! Button Buddies seems to be your go- to stamp set. I love the Iridescent Ice embossing powder it coordinates so well with the gemstones on your button. Beautiful!

  16. Very pretty Perfect Plum card! Button Buddies seems to be your go- to stamp set. I love the Iridescent Ice embossing powder it coordinates so well with the gemstones on your button. Beautiful!


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Anne Marie