Feb 27 2014

CCMC292 So Very Grateful

We have a pretty color combination for you to try this week over on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  At first I was kind of tentative on how to use them!



But, here is my card using the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper again.  This print had both the Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit colors in it.


CCMC292 So Very Grateful

Here are the details:

  1. I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Pistachio Pudding cardstock on top.
  3. I also added a 4 x 3 1/2 piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper at the top. 
  4. Next I used a 1/2 x 4 piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock to hide the seam.
  5. The greeting is from the Hostess set, Simply Sketch (LOVE the greetings in this set!) and I stamped it in the bottom right corner with Black Stazon.
  6. I cut a Starburst Framelit from Basic Black and used it for the background of the So Very Grateful flower.
  7. The flower was stamped with Black Stazon and watercolored with Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit Markers and an AquaPainter.  I carefully cut around the image and placed on the Starburst Framelit with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. I colored some small Rhinestones with a Black Sharpie and placed them in the center of the flowers.
  9. I added a few more Rhinestones along the background.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what THEY did with this color combination!  Then grab your stamps and play along!



9 People have left comments on this post

Feb 27, 2014 - 05:02:48

So neat how the stamped image really stands out against the black backdrop and great coloring!

Feb 27, 2014 - 08:02:55
Deb said:

Love how you cut out the stamped image! The black backdrop really makes it pop! Love it!!

Feb 27, 2014 - 06:02:11

Wonderful card Connie!   I love the way your flowers turned out.  The rhinestone colored black with a Sharpie is so clever!

Feb 27, 2014 - 08:02:00
Carol Carriveau said:

Wow…this is a jaw dropper…gorgeous….LOVE the colors…the black really pops everything else….fabulous!

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:02:59
Lisa Young said:

Oh, those flowers are so pretty and I love that layout. I have never been tempted by the Starburst framelits but I can definitely see the beauty of it. The sawtooth edge really adds a lot of interest when used as a layer.

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:02:43
marlene kiley said:

Such soft, lovely colors chosen for this card. Can't beat black as a background color to make things pop eh?

Mar 1, 2014 - 07:03:30
Lisa Martz said:

Very pretty!  Love the black circle behind the fussy cut flowers!  Really makes them pop!

Mar 4, 2014 - 09:03:52
melissa davies said:

Just lovely! The black backround really showcases the floral image!


Mar 5, 2014 - 12:03:13

You card is so pretty!  I love how the colors on the flowers really seem to strengthen the colors in from the DSP and accent them.  The Starburst  framelits are among my faves and love how you've used them as the background layer!