Monday, April 8, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge: Animal Talk

Another week has arrived.  I spent the past weekend at a scrapbooking retreat and while I love these get aways for the girl time, relaxation, and uninterrupted creativity, I'm always exhausted when I get home and I'm still trying to catch up.  In addition to getting lots of scrapbook pages and other projects done during these retreats I always take this opportunity to use some of the stamp sets in the catalog that I don't own (it may be hard to believe but I don't own everything in the catalog!)  For this weeks Create with Connie and Mary color challenge I decided to use the Animal Talk stamp set.  This stamp set has such cute images.  The colors we were given to work with were Real Red, Calypso Coral, and Island Indigo, and while this is not a combination I would normally use it definitely works together.  The cardbase is Calypso Coral and I added a Whisper White layer that I stamped the greeting on with Real Red ink.  For the stamped image I used Island Indigo ink and then colored the dog in with my blender pen and Calypso Coral ink pad, along with Stampin' Write markers to highlight the dogs spot and mouth.  This image was cut out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then I matted on a scalloped circle cut from Real Red cardstock and the Perfect Pennants Bigz L die and Big Shot.
 
For the flags I used designer series paper from the 2011-2013 In Color DSP stack as well as the Polka Dot Parade DSP package.  The final touch was to add some Calypso Coral Baker's Twine wrapped around the cardfront several times and then I tied a bow around all the layers of Baker's Twine. 
 
This card is so cute and I know one little boy (Aidan) who will love the image on this card.  This stamp set was so fun that while at the retreat I made two other cards with different images that I'll be sharing with you soon, you'll love this stamp set as well!
 
Enjoy,
 
Diana

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17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...this is such a cute card!!! I just love the layout, especially the banners behind your focal point. Great job!! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  2. This is BEYOND CUTE!!! I love your fun banners and they work so nicely with the doggie. DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  3. This is such a FUN and cute card! I love it!! I love the way you used the challenge colors by mixing the patterns of dsp! Great layout, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. What a super way to display this stamp set. Love the banners and the baker's twine. Thanks so much for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

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  5. What an adorable card! I love those little flags peeking out of the scallop circle! Thanks for playing along in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  6. I'm glad you had a great time at your Scrapbook Retreat. I love the card you made - it is so stinkin cute and perfect for a little boy! You did a wonderful job with the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  7. Wahoo--this card is over the top fabulous and totally fun. I love the placement of the second greeting at the bottom of the card. I am so glad you added your card to our color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  8. Darling card...love the banners and this cute image! WONDERFUL card for a little person, too! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  9. Very cute & fun card! Great balance of these fun colors!

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