Nov 10 2011

CCMC175 – Best Friends Forever

Today over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, we have a FUN color challenge for you to try!  Everyone is invited to play along with us!  Make sure you check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week…lots of inspiration for you!


Aren't those FUN colors together?



Now, most of you know that sketch challenges are my favorite…I'll gravitate towards one of those before color challenges.  But, this color challenge really appealed to me.  I did it while I was at the stamping retreat a few weekends ago!  I had a scrap of the Mocha Morning black flocked paper sitting on my table…it started the inspiration for the entire card!  The stamp set Best Friends Forever is one that I seem to pick up a lot for birthday cards!  I especially like the vine stamp that I used here with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink over Cherry Cobbler cardstock…really gives it a great tone-on-tone look.  The base of the card is More Mustard, and under the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler strip, I added Basic Black cardstock. 


The top is the Mocha Morning DSP as I mentioned, but I knew I wanted a little More Mustard for the front.  The elegance of the Scallop Trim Border Punch was just the right touch, along with small pearls in each of the scallops.  I wrapped some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon around and tied a knot.  Then I added a simple Happy Birthday greeting from Perfect Punches stamp set in Basic Black on Very Vanilla and punched it with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front!


That's it…but I love the simple elegance of this card!  Make sure to stop by Create with Connie and Mary for some extra inspiration using these colors!

8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 10, 2011 - 08:11:17
Deb said:

So beautiful and elegant! I love the tone on tone effect and the scalloped edge with the pearls! The Mocha Morning paper is one of my favorites. Hmmm… I didn't even think about using that beautiful design!

Nov 10, 2011 - 03:11:14
Joan Jeffery said:

Fabulous card, Connie!  I really wish I could touch it 'cause I just know that top layer is soft!  Love Mocha Morning paper!

Nov 10, 2011 - 08:11:27
Kristie said:

What a striking card! Great color combo and card design. 

Nov 11, 2011 - 12:11:19
Wanda said:

FABULOUS card, I'm going to have to CASE it!  TFS

Nov 11, 2011 - 10:11:03

This is really pretty Connie. I like the striking effect of the black DSP and then the softness of the stamping and the ribbon.

Nov 12, 2011 - 05:11:19

Very elegant indeed Connie! I love what little bit of white you used against the other 3 colors, really pops!

Nov 13, 2011 - 03:11:44
Lisa Martz said:

I love the way you paired the velvet paper with the BFF set.  This looks great.

Nov 13, 2011 - 10:11:52

What an elegant combination of colors and papers!  Love the tone-on-tone stamping and the extra pearls on the scallops!  Beautiful!