Thursday, July 21, 2011

CMC 159

Good morning everyone! Everyone is back from convention and so Connie and Mary are moving on to another challenge this week! This week Create with Connie and Mary are challenging us with a color challenge! Take a look at these beautiful colors!

The challenge colors are Regal Rose, Marina Mist, and Sahara Sand. I do have to confess that Regal Rose is one of my least favorite colors. I have so much trouble putting it with other colors. It can be so bright and "in-your-face". But these colors are so pretty! So here is what I came up with!

This idea and layout comes from the new catalog! It's on page 112. I love the way the card used the Build a Blossom stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Petals builder punch. Although, the center of each petal is cut by hand. I started with a card base of textured Sahara Sand card stock, then a piece of Sahara Sand designer paper, then a piece of Marina Mist card stock. To make my flower, I stamped the petals on Whisper White card stock in Regal Rose ink (stamping off first) and then punched them out using the Blossom Petals builder punch. I glued these to a 1/2" circle to make it easier to keep them together. Then I stamped the petal centers on Whisper White card stock using Regal Rose ink. I cut these out and used glue dots to glue them to the petals. Then I put an antique brad in the center. The flower is popped up on the card. The last thing I did was to stamp the greeting in Sahara Sand on Whisper White card stock and pop it up on the card, too. Done! I really like the way this one turned out!

I do hope that you will go over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what the other fabulous designers came up with.  Then I hope that you will find some time this week and make a project using these colors. I always love to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Build a Blossom, Happiest Birthday Wishes; Paper- Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Neutrals paper stack; Ink- Regal Rose, Sahara Sand; Accessories- Blossom Petals builder punch, antique brad, dimensionals


  1. This is so simple and elegant! I love everything about it!

  2. Oh this is wonderful Deb! I love this layout and those hand-cut flowers in the middle just pop off the page! Perfect use of the CCMC colors this week! :-)

  3. Your layered flower is gorgeous and I really like the banner for your sentiment!

  4. Debbie, this is so soft and pretty! I love the handcut flowers and the brad treatment for the center.

  5. Love the layered flowers you made! Great job, Deb!

  6. So pretty and what a great idea to "dull" down (for lack of a better term) of the Regal Rose. So soft and elegant!