Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Create With Connie and Mary

***ETA OMGoodness! Check this out!!! This card was picked for top 3 at Create with Connie and Mary! Thank you Connie, Mary and your fabby DT! What an honor to be selected!!!

Morning everyone! Can I tell you how much I LOVE this card?!? The sketch is from Create with Connie and Mary (CCMC162), and once again, the minute I saw the sketch I knew just what I wanted to make! Thanks for the inspiration Connie and Mary! ;o)

Now, there are a few customized bits on this card...the 3/8" Whisper White ribbon was colored with the Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write. I find this easier (and the color is more consistent) than dragging ribbon through a stamp pad, or dyeing with Stampin' Ink Refills. Plus, it dries almost instantly after being colored with Stampin' Write's. The large doily is from the Flirtacious Specialty DSP, I used the reverse side (the white side) of the paper, and again used a Stampin' Write (Elegant Eggplant) to solidly color it in. Voila! Doilies to match ANY project! And lastly to get the varied shades of the Lucky Limeade Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch I used the Stampin' Write's again! The darkest one was colored full strength, the mid shade I stamped off once the blossom from a retired stamp and then stamped it on the Whisper White, then punched it out. The last one was left plain white.

Hope you like this card! It's a fave of mine, that's for sure!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
DSP: Flirtacious Specialty
Punches: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer
Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Whisper White Ribbon, Basics Pearls
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, Matt Pack
Stamp: Watercolor Trio (retired), Apple Blossoms (retired)
Inks: Lucky Limeade Classic Ink and Stampin' Write, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write


  1. So very pretty, Robbyn. I love the colours you chose and that you used the new triple layer punch, I need to use mine more! Thank you so much for playing at CCMC this week!

  2. Beautiful card!! I love these colors together! I love how you colored the doily to match your project! Clever!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. So pretty! Love that punch and that gorgeous DSP!! Thanks for the hints about colouring the ribbon

  4. Lovely CARD--these colors are wonderful together! What a great tip about coloring the doily!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCMC!

  5. GORGEOUS!!! I love the layering of the three different color flowers...perfect! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. Oh...brilliant...coloring the back of the white doily! Gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Love the way you colored the doily...lots of work with a marker! You need a brayer! Beautiful color combo! This is so clean and very nicely done! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  8. very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC :)