You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives.

I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277).

I am such a fan of Stampin’ Blends.  Such vibrant colors and so easy to use.  Who doesn’t love a little “adult” coloring? This started out as a concept idea for another project but didn’t quite work. I finished this card and created another for the other challenge project.

Here is the result:



  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Such beautiful papers.  I selected the lacy gold and white pattern and colored it with the Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black Stampin’ Blends.  Challenge complete: Black, White, Metallic (Gold) and a pop of color – Flirty Flamingo!
  • Sentiment Label: (3” x 1¼”) Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment, You Make the Ordinary Extraordinary, from the Simply Succulents stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment label shape was die-cut using the larger label die from the Potted Succulents Die set.

And that was it!  I thought the colored background was too pretty to cover up.  I adhered the panel to a Basic Black card base (11” x 4¼” scored at 5½”).  To complete the card, a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels were added for a bit of bling.

Black and White with a pop of color is always a favorite choice of mine.  Throw in a metallic element and the color scheme goes from “Wow” to “Wonderful”. Give it a try!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

  1. Wow, this is SO gorgeous! You’re making me take another look at this DSP, lol, STUNNING with your coloring! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

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  2. Oh my goodness Jolanda this is just beautiful the pop of flirty flamingo looks fabulous love it. I’m going to have to have a go at adding colour to dsp with the blends such a fun idea and as you said who doesn’t love a bit of ‘adult’ colouring! Thanks for taking part in the SUOchallenge hope to see you next time with all of your amazing makes x Natalie


  3. Oh wow, the Blends really make that DSP into something ridiculously stunning and elegant! Your sentiment is spot-on with that amazing background, just wow! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you again for our next challenge starting soon!


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