Thursday, December 23, 2010

CCMC 130

Good morning, Friends! I hope you are all having a most wonderful week! My family and I are in Kansas with family for Christmas this week. And it is so nice!! But Thursday is Thursday and that means it is time again for another wonderful challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team!

This week Connie and Mary have challenged us with a sketch. What a fabulous sketch! The sketch is a fairly clean and simple one and I was anxious to try it out. So this is what I came up with! What do you think? I know that Christmas isn't officially over yet, but I wanted to use something other than Christmas. So I pulled out the Filled With Love set. By the way... Stampin' Up! is running a special on this set so be sure to check it out! My color combination came from the new designer paper that will be featured in the upcoming Occasions mini catalog to be unveiled in January. The colors are Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Real Red. Love it!! So I started with a card base of Basic Gray. The Whisper White has the heart from the set stamped in a circular way (indicated by the dots on the sketch). My main focal point is a Whisper White piece and I stamped the word 'love' in Basic Gray. I also stamped the greeting 'be my valentine' in Real Red and punched it out with the 1" circle punch and popped it up in the "o" of the word. This is layered onto Basic Gray and then a strip of the new Hugs and Kisses designer paper is layered on top of that. Then I wrapped a piece of Whisper White taffeta ribbon around all of that and it gets layered onto the card. At the last minute I decided to add a little bling with a single rhinestone on one of the hearts. I just loved how this turned out.

All right! Your turn! You can check out the Create with Connie and Mary website for more inspiration and then create your own wonderful creation with this super sketch! Be sure to upload it to the site so we all can take a peek! I can't wait to see what you will do with it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Filled With Love; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Gray, Hugs & Kisses designer paper; Ink- Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Real Red; Accessories- Whisper White taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones, 1 " circle punch, dimensionals


  1. I love the way you created your outline shadow with the little hearts. Your card is so cute!

  2. I don't think I could have stamped those hearts like that - great job on that and all the elements on this card.

  3. I love how you did the hearts in the background! They look SO perfect! Great job with the sketch!