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