Jul 02 2015

CCMC362 Best Thoughts

It’s Thursday again (already!) and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a fun color challenge.  You’ll see that I deviated just slightly on my card…my flower needed green leaves and stem, it just didn’t look right in Crumb Cake!  I tried it and it looked like my poor flower was dying!  lol!


CCMC362 copy

So here’s my card:


CCMC362 Best Thoughts

The details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake was stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp and White Craft Ink.
  • Over that is a 2-1/2 x 4 strip of Brights Designer Paper Stack, then a 1/2 x 4 piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock over that.
  • The greeting from Best Thoughts was stamped with Black Stazon ink in the upper right corner.
  • The large flower from Best Thoughts was stamped with Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White, then using a Blender Pen and Ink Pads, the flower was colored with Lost Lagoon and Old Olive, then cut out and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a Crumb Cake button was tied with White Bakers Twine and added to the strip of Lost Lagoon cardstock.

I LOVE the Blue Hydrangea bushes in my yard and this card reminds me of them!


Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do with the colors!


9 People have left comments on this post

Jul 2, 2015 - 12:07:50

Beautiful! I think the leaves look just fine, your little deviation was just artistic license!

Jul 2, 2015 - 03:07:34
Joanne James said:

Very pretty Connie – that fussy cut flower looks great against the red script DSP with the Hardwood background. A green stem was definitely the right move too!

Jul 2, 2015 - 03:07:44
Carol Carriveau said:

Your card is beautiful and I agree about adding the green leaves and stem….brightens up the flower!

Jul 5, 2015 - 07:07:45

Oh Connie, I love the blue hydrangea!! You created such a pretty background with the white ink on crumb cake.. it has a “beach-y” look that is quite appealing!!

Jul 5, 2015 - 08:07:09
Lisa Young said:

Gorgeous card, Connie! I am really loving the script patterned paper – it looks fantastic against the hardwood background. Any tips on how to get hydrangea blooms to be blue? Mine are a lavender color this year. Last year they were blue!

Jul 6, 2015 - 10:07:51
Chris Slogar said:

What great background elements for this beautifully colored flower! The script designer paper is really striking with the Hardwood mat and the other elements. Very pretty card!

Jul 6, 2015 - 09:07:27
Lisa Martz said:

Absolutely gorgeous! I also love how the script DSP looks behind the stamped image…really stunning! Love the Hardwood stamped in white!

Jul 7, 2015 - 10:07:16

I think the stem and leaves really brighten up the card and it makes that red pop! Gorgeous as always Connie! 🙂

Jul 8, 2015 - 03:07:56

Gorgeous!!! I just love that DSP! It goes with everything!!!