Apr 25 2013

CCMC259 Pleasant Poppies

It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a sketch for you this week…my favorite!



I thought this was a little tricky, but once I decided to use designer paper from the same package, it came together pretty quickly!  My main issue was getting the greeting in there!  I decided to use the Tea For Two Designer Paper…love the quilted pattern on this piece!  I think the entire card has a vintage feel to it!



Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 So Saffron cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I used a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Tea for Two Designer Paper in the quilt pattern, then a 2 x 3 1/4 piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock and Calypso Coral polka dot from the same package for the angled pieces on the front.
  3. I adhered a piece of Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon across the front, ruffling it as I adhered and cutting flag ends.
  4. I stamped the portion of Pleasant Poppies stamp with my Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers on a small oval framelit of Very Vanilla, then used my AquaPainter and Markers to color in the image.  I went back and added some more lines of Calypso Coral marker after it was dry.
  5. I sponged Crumb Cake Ink around the edges of the oval and placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. I stamped the word Mom from Family Reunion stamp set with Lucky Limeade ink on Calypso Coral 1/2" piece and cut a flag end, then tucked it under the left side of the Oval.
  7. Finally, I added small pearls to the inside of the flowers.


OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team's creations this week over on Create with Connie and Mary, then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see your creativity, too!

8 People have left comments on this post

Apr 25, 2013 - 06:04:36
Lucy said:

Super cute.  Love how you're including your "card recipes too!"

Apr 25, 2013 - 08:04:32
Deb said:

I do love these patterns from the dsp! And I love the vintage feel of your card! So pretty! What a great idea to use just a part of that background stamp!

Apr 25, 2013 - 02:04:05
Lisa Young said:

Definitely has a vintage feel too it. That was my first thought before I even read your post. Love the pearls in the centers of the poppies and I am glad that stamp set is not retiring! Great job, Connie!

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:04:44
Carol Carriveau said:

Very pretty!

Apr 26, 2013 - 10:04:15
Lisa Martz said:

What a cute way to use those poppies!  Love the DSP!  The colors in it are so yummy.  The little pearls really add that elegant touch.

Apr 27, 2013 - 06:04:17
melissa davies said:

What a lucky Mom to receive this card! I like how you used a small portion of the large poppy background for your focal point :O)

Apr 28, 2013 - 09:04:51

I just ordered this large stamp and can't wait to try it. I like how you used it as a partial stamp and so nice with all the coordinating elements!

Apr 28, 2013 - 10:04:55

What a striking card!  I love the bright colors and using just a portion of the poppy set is a terrific idea!  I love it as the focal image!  Some lucky mom will be thrilled to receive this beauty!