Thursday, March 27, 2014

CCMC 296

Good morning, Friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous week! Create with Connie and Mary have a fabulous new challenge this week! This week it's a color challenge! Take a look!

I never would have put these colors together on purpose - lol! I love Smoky Slate! Pacific Point kind of scares me because it is really "out there". And Summer Starfruit has a love/hate relationship. Well, thanks to Connie and Mary, I had to put these all together and guess what? They are gorgeous together!! Take a look!

I was really happy with how this turned out! 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Use the corner rounder to round the bottom corners
  • Stamp the Hardwood background stamp onto a piece of Smoky Slate with Smoky Slate ink and round bottom corners
  • Adhere this panel to a piece of Whisper White that also has the bottom corners rounded
  • Tie a piece of Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon around this layer and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Flag the bottom of a strip of Pacific Point and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment from Perfect Pennants onto a piece of Whisper White and punch out with the 2 1/2" circle punch then adhere to card
  • Stamp the flower image from Petite Petals five times onto a piece of Whisper White using Summer Starfruit ink
  • Punch flowers out with the Petite Petal punch and adhere them to the card with dimensionals and glue dots
  • Add rhinestones to flower centers
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see how the other designers used this fabulous color combination! I hope you will find time to play along with us this week! We always love to see what you do with our challenges!

Before I sign off I want to be sure to share with you the Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions session that is coming up! I am so excited to be a designer for this session! I love making cards and I have designed some great ones! Here is some more information:

  • 3 weeks of FABULOUS card ideas - 18 different sets (not including our two Preview sets). 
  • Each SET is presented with 4 cards...for a total of 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE!
  • Each Saturday we will each do a small favor as a bonus item using the same set we use during the week.   These WILL be displayed publicly but only subscribers will see the cards!
  • Featuring designers:  Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Nicole Tugrul, Connie Babbert, and Mary Brown
The Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions PREVIEW starts March 25 and the session runs from March 30 thru April 19!
Be sure to sign up at the Create with Connie and Mary site! I look forward to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants, Hardwood; Paper- Whisper White, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate; Ink- Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate; Accessories- Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon, corner rounder, 2 1/2" circle punch, Petite Petals punch, rhinestones, dimensionals


  1. Your color analysis made me laugh. The card turned out beautiful with just the right amount of color. I especially love the hardwood panel and hope this stamp makes it into the new Big Catalog this year!

  2. I love the love-hate relationship as you worded it, made me giggle because I feel the same way about Summer Starfruit. You did a great job with the color combo!

  3. wonderful card! I love the gray woodgrain panel, it really anchors the card. Thanks for popping by my blog! :)

  4. Clean and simple...perfection. Love the woodgrain background and the happy little yellow flowers! Makes you think of spring!

  5. Ah, you used my 2 newest favorites, Hardwood and the pretty flowers! They look so pretty in these colors. Very nice layout! I'll definitely be borrowing your sketch!

  6. You SHOULD be happy with the way this came out - it is BEAUTIFUL! Love how the sweet little flowers drape down the side of the sentiment!

  7. I thought the same thing about the color combo, not quite sure...especially Summer Starfruit. But I agree, they look awesome together and your card really proves that! I love the clean look and simplicity. Just gorgeous!