Thursday, July 7, 2011

CCMC 158

Good morning, Friends! It's time for the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week's challenge will be combined with next week's challenge. You see, Stampin' Up! is having their annual convention next week and many of the design team will be going. I will not be one of those. (tears) Yes, it is a choice that I made and I am being a "big" girl about it but I will definitely miss all my wonderful stampin' friends!! Anyway, since there will be so many gone, Connie and Mary decided to combine this week's and next week's challenges together and run them for two whole weeks! That means more time to play!! So, the challenges will be both a sketch and a color challenge! I chose to go with the color challenge. But you could do the sketch or do both on the same card! Lots of possibilities! Anyway, here is the color challenge:

And here is my card:

I think these colors are just fantastic! I love how they look together! I started my card with a base of Basic Gray textured cardstock. My panel is a strip of Basic Gray patterned paper that is notched and two strips of Pumpkin Pie that have been punched with the scallop trim border punch glued to the back. I glued this panel down to the card. Then I took So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie and used my Fun Flowers die to die cut the flowers (the top flower is actually punched with the 5 petal flower punch). The So Saffron flowers were run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Then I tried to "curl" the petals with my bone folder. I am not sure how well this actually turned out. Then I put an antique brad through all the layers and popped it up onto my card! The last thing I did was to stamp the greeting from My Friend in Basic Gray on Whisper White and tuck it behind the flower. And there you have it!

Now it's your turn! You can see what the other designers have come up with at the Create with Connie and Mary site! I know they will have lots of inspiration for you! Be sure to create your own wonderful project and upload it to the site! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- My Friend; Paper- Basic Gray, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Neutrals paper stack; Ink- Basic Gray; Accessories- antique brad, scallop trim border punch, Fun Flowers die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, dimensionals


  1. I love that pennant look on cards that I'm seeing! Perfect flower for it! Great job with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Great job with the color challenge've done well with the Basic Gray, a color I hardly ever attempt to use! And thanks for your comments on my blog!

  3. Great card Deb! I love the layout and the flag end to your DSP panel. Love how the pumpkin pie just pops and is that the 5 petal flower as the center? It looks great!

  4. Very pretty. I love the flag end, too. You have a wonderful style!

  5. I love this layout, Deb. You have such an eye for design. Great job!