Monday, August 5, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge: Spread the Joy

Happy Monday friends!  August is really starting off with a bang and we're looking forward to lots of fun this month.  We celebrated Aidan being awarded his black belt in Tae Kwon Do on Saturday (so proud of him and all the hard work he put into preparing for this) and Chris' birthday is this week so we have lots of fun things planned for this weekend as well.  So when I sat down to work on my card for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary Color challenge I saw the newly released stamp set Spread the Joy on my desk and knew it would be perfect for how I'm feeling.  This is a great stamp set that was designed my Stampin' Up! employee Emily Montoya as part of the first round of In with You stamp design contest.  The images in this set are so unique and really fresh and fun.  This card starts with a Smoky Slate cardbase and then I added a piece of Basic Black cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the newly released Stylish Stripes embossing folder.

I added a piece of Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper along the middle that I matted with some Silver Glimmer Paper for a little bling.  I also added some Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon and Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  The greeting was inked with Stampin' Write markers before being stamped on Whisper White cardstock and being matted with Smoky Slate.  The final touch was to add a Bermuda Bay Designer Button with a bow made from Whisper White Baker's Twine.

I have to admit, I'm so in love with the colors and end result of this card, it just makes me smile every time I look at it.  I hope you enjoy and you still have time to play along with this color challenge, or check out some of the other great ideas.

Have a great day,


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  1. Love the layout of your card! And I love the bit of silver glimmer that you added! Really beautiful and classy! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. So cute how you placed the sentiment a little side-ways and the banners look great! Thanks for stamping with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  3. So many great little details on this! I love the little bit of glimmer in there and use of the ribbon! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. What a great idea to use the silver glimmer paper with these colors... just perfect to really make your design pop! ISn't that just a great stamp?!! and I love how you anchored the greeting with the ribbons and button! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!

  5. Gorgeous card!! I love the layout of your card, that is a great stamp!! So glad you joined us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. WOW! I love the touch of silver shimmer paper and the little ribbon accents! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  7. How fun is that set! Love the ribbon and silver glimmer accents! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. Thanks Connie! This challenge was a lot of fun, love these colors.


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