Thursday, September 29, 2011

CCMC 169

Good morning everyone! It's time for another super wonderful and fun challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week's challenge is a color challenge. Take a look at these fantastic colors!
Aren't they awesome? The challenge colors are Pool Party, Sahara Sand, and Basic Black. I always love to pair colors with black. It just makes everything pop! So I found a layout in a magazine that I recently purchased and came up with this:

Can I say that I just love the way this turned out? Everything really fell into place! And it is a very easy layout! My card base is a 6 x 6 piece of textured Sahara Sand card stock that is folded in half to make a 3 x 6 card. Then I cut another smaller piece of Sahara Sand and layered a piece of Sahara Sand polka dot designer paper onto it. Then I tied the Pool Party ruffled ribbon around it before adhering it to the card. I used the small butterfly from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and stamped it in Pool Party onto Very Vanilla card stock (three times) and cut them out. Each butterfly got a mini brad. The butterflies are glue-dotted to 1" Sahara Sand squares which are glued to Basic Black card stock that is punched with the postage stamp punch. Then the squares are popped up over the ribbon. The last thing I did was to stamp the greeting at the bottom (also from the same set) in Basic Black. And there you have it!

I hope that you all will go on over to the Create with Connie and Mary website and see all the other wonderful creations that they have there using these colors. Then make your own creation and upload it to their site so that we might all look too! I can't wait to see what you do with these colors! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Flight of the Butterfly; Paper- Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Neutrals designer paper stack; Ink- Pool Party, Basic Black; Accessories- Pool Party ruffled ribbon, mini brads, postage stamp punch, dimensionals


  1. Understated Elegance! That's what first came to mind when I saw your card. Beautifully done! Great purchase on your magazine that seemed to have inspired so many wonderful cards so far - and more to come I'm sure. TFS!

  2. Just gorgeous. I can't wait to play with these colors!

  3. Beautiful trio of scallops, squares and butterflies Deb!

  4. I loved the colors for this challenge and I love your 3x6 card. Those are a favorite of mine to make. Really Cute!!

  5. Such a sweet little trio of postage stamp butterflies! Pool party is the perfect color for the butterflies and I love their little mini brad bodies! Perfect!

  6. This is absolutely adorable. I love the layout and those little butterflies.