Feb 14 2013

CCMC239 – Bloomin’ Marvelous

Happy Valentine's Day!  We have a fun sketch challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Hope you play along!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team and be prepared to be inspired!


Here's mine…no, not a Valentine.  I'm kind of done with those by now.  I must admit…I did another card first, then changed it out to this one.  I'll post the first one I made on Friday!  lol!  You can tell me which one you like better!


This is what I did!

  1. I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I used the Adorning Accents Edgelit along the right edge, then embossed it with the Adorning Accent folder.
  2. I layered a 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Sycamore Street DSP on the inside edge of the card so it shows thru to the front.
  3. I stamped the greeting from Feels Good stamp set in Island Indigo on the front of the Sahara Sand card base.
  4. The Bloomin' Marvelous flowers were stamped with Tangerine Tango on Whisper White, then cut out. 
  5. I punched the Blossom Punch from Summer Starfruit cardstock and a portion of the Blossom from Island Indigo cardstock.  I added the Summer Starfruit to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals, then tucked the smaller Bloomin' Marvelous flowers around it.  The Island Indigo Blossom I cut off two petals and tucked it behind.
  6. I flattened the Soda Pop Top with the Big Shot, then punched a 1" circle of the same DSP for the center.
  7. The butterfly from Bloomin' Marvelous was stamped with Island Indigo Ink, then punched with the Petite Butterfly punch and placed with Stampin' Dimensional.
  8. Finally, I added a trio of small Pearls for the butterfly's body and trios of small pearls to each of the Bloomin' Marvelous flowers.

Hope you like it! 


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9 People have left comments on this post

Feb 14, 2013 - 09:02:11
Deb said:

Wow! This is just delightful! Love how you interpreted the sketch and how you used the bottle cap! Great colors, too! Love it!!

Feb 14, 2013 - 04:02:26

I REALLY love this card Connie – the colours you've used are so vibrant and happy! I love the soda pop top to finish off your flower – it's a great touch to carry over the DSP to the centre of it too! Love it!!

Feb 15, 2013 - 09:02:29

Wow this card is pretty! Wonderful how you used the Soda Pop as a center to a flower!

Feb 15, 2013 - 11:02:57
Dorothy said:

I love the flower one, but I have several in our family that the fish one would be perfect for.  It is a toss up, depending who are you sending it to.

Feb 18, 2013 - 09:02:11
Becky Green said:

BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! đŸ™‚

Feb 19, 2013 - 03:02:06
Monika Davis said:

Love your take on this sketch with the die cut edge on the front of the card.  So very cute! 

Feb 20, 2013 - 05:02:18
Lisa Martz said:

LOVE, love LOVE this!  Really pretty!

Feb 21, 2013 - 03:02:12
KarrenJ said:

Love how you've used Sahara Sand as your base – it's such an under-used but gorgeous color.  It really makes the other colors pop!  Beautiful card, Connie.

Feb 25, 2013 - 01:02:10
Misty B. said:

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment