Apr 21 2011

CCMC147 – Build a Blossom

Wow…where DOES the week go!  I can't believe it is Thursday already!  Did you enjoy the Tour de Freaks blog hop?  If you didn't go thru the 11 stops, it's not too late!  There are some AWESOME projects!  Go back to my previous post to get the link.


But, now it is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Mary certainly challenged us with a sketch this week!  But…that is what a challenge is for, right?  So…grab your Stampin' Up! supplies and join us this week!  You can upload your creation over on Create with Connie and Mary so we all can admire it!



For my card, I decided to use the new Sneak Peak Designer Paper, Paisley Petals.  This DSP will be in the NEW catalog starting in July, but you can purchase it as a Sneak Peek this month only!  Click on the Spring is Blossoming photo the left for more information.  I combined it with the Build a Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals Punch!



I took my colors for the flower from the Paisley Petals Designer Paper.  I stamped the Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink onto Peach Parfait and punched with the Blossom Petals Punch.  I punched the center from Early Espresso with the 1" circle punch, then put it back in and punched it again to a "football" shape.  I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  The stem is hand-cut from Always Artichoke and I stamped the leaf with Always Artichoke and Always Artichoke cardstock and punched out. 


The base card is Pear Pizzazz and I ran the front thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder.  (I actually stamped the words Thank You from Stampin' Up!'s Curly Cute stamp set in Bravo Burgundy before running it through…)  I layered squares of the Paisley Petals Designer Paper onto Peach Parfait cardstock to make a windowpane look like the sketch.  Finally, I made a double bow from the Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (LOVE that ribbon!) and added it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot!


I love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week and come play along!

3 People have left comments on this post

Apr 22, 2011 - 10:04:35
Deb said:

I just love what you did with this sketch! The flower you made with the Build a Blossom set is just beautiful!

Apr 22, 2011 - 01:04:16
Carol Carriveau said:

Beautiful card, Connie and yes, the tour was (always is) fabulous!

Apr 24, 2011 - 09:04:36
Jean said:

What a beautiful card! I love the colour combo and that gorgeous flower! Do hope we get that stamp set and paper here soon!!