Monday, July 8, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge: Blooming with Kindness

Good morning friends and welcome to another week.  I had a busy weekend which included working on swaps for Stampin' Up's upcoming annual convention.  Things are really coming together and I can't wait to share all my fun projects, make sure to check back next week for all the details.  Today I'm sharing my card for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge.  This card showcases several of the new In Colors which are so fresh that I'm loving them!  The cardbase is Crisp Cantaloupe and I added a layer of Early Espresso and Soft Sky (so glad this color returned to the color collections as part of the recent color refresh) which was embossed with the Big Shot and the Chevron embossing folder.  Next I used the Oval Collection Framelits to cut some oval pieces in Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White.  On the white piece I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set with the Soft Sky ink.  I used my paper trimmer to cut off the bottom of the oval.

For decorative elements I added a piece of Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and some butterflies that I cut out of Crisp Cantaloupe and Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits and Big Shot.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (so versatile) and was punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  The final touch was to add some rhinestones to the center of the butterflies for some sparkle and I attached the butterflies by just the center so I could make the wings stand up.

I really liked the simplicity of this sketch so you could really let the elements shine.  This card is so sweet, and you could definitely change the greeting or colors for any occasion you have.

Enjoy and have a great week!

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  1. Oh what a charming card! I love the soft soothing colors you've used and yet you've included lots of lovely textures too! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. What a pretty use of the how put it in the oval! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  3. I really love these colors together! The Early Espresso just makes it all pop! And I love how you stamped the flower in the background! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. I like the bold butterflies against the soft flower - great combination! Thanks for joining us this week in the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Gorgeous card! I love your colors and butterflies, they look beautiful with the flower. So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. Thanks Nicole! I'm not a huge butterfly fan but I thought they really worked as an element on this card.

  6. This is such a nice, clean, uncluttered card. I love it! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  7. How fun to place the flower image behind the butterflies with the oval for this sketch! Pretty! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!


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