Aug 08 2013

CCMC263 Wildflower Meadow

It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge…it's a sketch!  When Mary first showed me this design, I thought…oh no!  A bunch of little images!  But…really, you will be INSPIRED by the cards made by our Challenge Team!  I wish I'd have thought of half of them before doing my card!




But, actually, I do like my card, too!  I thought the large image of Wildflower Meadow would be fun to cut up and use in panels like the sketch shows.



Do you like?  I received a swap card with that ribbon treatment behind the greeting and LOVED it.  Here are the details:


  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Strawberry Slush, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the Pistachio Pudding panel of cardstock with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  3. I inked up the Wildflower Meadow image with Pistachio Pudding ink, then removed the color from the flower heads with my Blender Pen and used Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush markers to re-color them.
  4. On the hummingbird, I did a combination of Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding and Daffodil Delight markers to make it pop out a little more.
  5. After I stamped it on the 2 1/4 x 5 panel of Whisper White, I went back and enhanced the flowers again with the markers to give them a deeper color.  Then I cut the panels in half at 1 1/8, then cut 1" pieces off the top of one strip and the bottom of the other strip.  I allowed a little gap in between the panels when I placed them on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. The greeting from Label Love was stamped with Soft Suede on Whisper White and punched with the Artisan Label Punch.  Under the top and bottom, I adhered small pieces of Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon.  That is added to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.

I really like how this turned out…but you MUST go check out the other ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Such fun ones from our Challenge Team!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  Oh…and did you notice?  We have our FALL look up on our blog!


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12 People have left comments on this post

Aug 8, 2013 - 11:08:11

Connie, I LOVE LOVE your card!  What a great stamp to use for this sketch!!  The colors are so clear, clean, bright and cheery!  And I love the ribbon on the label like that!

Aug 9, 2013 - 04:08:08
tory said:

Beautiufllly done.   Love the ruffle ribbon on the greeting tag.

Aug 9, 2013 - 07:08:44
Roxanne said:

Love that!

Aug 9, 2013 - 09:08:36

Love this idea Connie.  The colors are perfect. You explained it so well,  Love Wildflower Meadow. TFS.

Aug 9, 2013 - 09:08:33
Cynthia Tuttle said:

Connie, that's truly gorgeous!!

Aug 10, 2013 - 03:08:25
Dale Morin said:

Great card!  Perfect for this technique.

Aug 10, 2013 - 06:08:55
melissa davies said:

This is a perfect background stamp for this challenge! Love the great late-summer colors, too!

Aug 10, 2013 - 09:08:18

The ruffled ribbon around the sentiment is so adorable and the bright colors are so cheery!

Aug 11, 2013 - 07:08:12
Lisa Young said:

Awesome card, Connie. Love the ruffled ribbon behind the sentiment the most but also want to say I am really impressed how well you were able to remove the Pistachio ink with a blender pen!

Aug 11, 2013 - 09:08:29
Deb said:

This is gorgeous! Love the fun bright colors! And I love the ribbon treatment behind the greeting! Super genius!

Aug 12, 2013 - 08:08:53
Lisa Martz said:

Just another reason to love that background stamp!  Pretty card, Connie!

Aug 12, 2013 - 09:08:21

So beautiful Connie!  I love the colors you picked.  My favorite is the ribbon on the greeting, just gorgeous!