Thursday, March 28, 2013

CCMC 245

Good morning, Friends! It's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge! This week we are being challenged with a sketch. Take a look at this fabulous, very versatile sketch!

I just love the simplicity of this! I had the hardest time trying to figure out how I would use it for this week's challenge because there are SO many possibilities!  I changed by mind three times - lol! Here is what I finally decided on.

I am really loving the fun bright colors in the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper! I took a piece of the designer paper and ran it through the Big Shot using the Cloudy Day embossing folder. This ended up being a little tricky as I wanted the clouds to go the right direction and I could only get half the paper in the folder. That part was fine. I thought I could just put the rest of the paper in the folder and run it through again but I ended up having to put more of the paper into the folder causing the middle part to get double embossed. No big deal. With this designer paper, you can't even tell! Cool! So the dsp was adhered to a piece of Whisper White and then a piece of Melon Mambo 3/8" striped organdy ribbon was tie around this. I popped this panel up onto a card base of Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment from Rain or Shine in Basic Grey onto a strip of Whisper White and flagged one end. This is adhered to the card. I cut a piece of Whisper White with the Labels framelits dies and then pierced around the inside of it with the Festive paper piercing pack. Then I stamped the handle of the umbrella in Basic Grey. The label is popped up onto the card. I stamped the top of the umbrella in Melon Mambo onto a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out. This is popped up onto the card. I used the itty bitty shapes punch pack to punch a flower from Daffodil Delight and adhered it to the umbrella and added a rhinestone.

Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary website to see what the other designers did with this sketch! There are SO many variations of this sketch!! Too fun!! And while you are there be sure to sign up for the Card "Create"tions for All Occasions edition! I am so excited to be a part of this design team! 

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Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Rain or Shine; Paper- Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey, Melon Mambo; Accessories- Melon Mambo 3/8" striped organdy ribbon, Labels framelits dies, Festive paper piercing pack, Cloudy Day embossing folder, itty bitty shapes punch pack, rhinestone, dimensionals


  1. This is a great card! Love how you've embossed over the DSP and your layout is great. Thanks for all the kind comments you've left on my challenge team cards for the last 4 months. It's been great "working" with you.

  2. Super way to use the embossing folder over the DSP clouds like you did, I really like the effect it gives. Happy Easter!

  3. Super the embossed DSP...clever. I also love the little flower on the umbrella...nice touch! Great job with the Create with Connie and Mary sketch!

  4. Great card! I love the embossed clouds on top of the clouds on the DSP...great technique!

  5. I love this card! That pop of Melon Mambo is fabulous!

  6. This is gorgeous Deb! the embossed designer series paper gives a wonderful effect! Love the pink umbrella - kind of reminds me of one I had as a kid, except mine was plastic and used to break all the time! :) Thanks for your lovely comments you've left me over the last few months and for having me play along! Cheers Narelle

  7. I love the idea of embossing the designer paper - I don't ever think about doing that. I've enjoyed being part of the challenge team with you these past few months.
    Happy Stamping!