Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge: Petal Parade

 Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  Well we survived our latest snow storm and thankfully the kiddos are heading back to school so things can start to get back to normal, I know we're all thinking this but it really is time for spring.  Today I decided to play along with the Create with Connie and Mary Color challenge and had a lot of fun with this light and springy colors.  I started by using Pistachio Pudding for the cardbase and then I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The DSP is also Pistachio Pudding from the 2013-2015 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack and I wrapped some gold stretchy twine around the card, I got the twine from the Good as Gold Card Kit from this year's Sale-a-Bration rewards. 
The stamped flower is from the Petal Parade stamp set (also a SAB freebie) and it was stamped with Summer Starfruit ink on Whisper White cardstock before being cut out with Paper Snips.  I added a flower that was cut out of Basic Black cardstock with the Blossom Punch (I used Paper Snips to cut slits in each of the flower petals for more texture (hard to see here in the photo) and attached the flower to the card with a dimensional.  For the greeting I started with one of the flag pieces from the same Good as Gold Card Kit as the gold twine (I used one of the pieces that had the greeting written in another language and just covered it up with my stamped greeting so I still had the detail on the flag.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and was stamped with Basic Black ink on Summer Starfruit cardstock before punching it out with the Modern Label Punch.  The final touch was to add a piece of Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon as another flag element along with the greeting.
This card was so fun to make and I enjoyed using elements from the card kits on this card to really extend the usefulness of these kits (I hate to throw anything away).  I hope you enjoyed today's card and this color combination, it's fun to play with new ideas to see where they take you. 
Have a great day and happy stamping,

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  1. Wow! I love how that black punched flower! Really adds a pop and frames the cut out flower beautifully! Great card!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I agree with Deb...the black punched flower makes the other flower just pop right off the card. Love the little hint of black around the greeting as well. I like how you anchored it down with the starfruit twine. Great job on the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

  3. Very fun and I totally agree that the black flower makes everything POP! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Your card is so pretty. I really like the Pistachio panel down the front and the large amount of white. The black flower background is great too! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.


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