Jan 28 2016

CCMC391 Birthday Blooms

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This time a fun sketch challenge.  I know you’ll be amazed at all the different looks this sketch inspired!  And I hope YOU are inspired enough to play along!  It really is a CAS design, but I love the elements across the bottom.

Here’s my interpretation.  I love the soft colors!


CCMC391 Birthday Blooms

Now for the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mint Macaron and I rounded the corners on the right side with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper in the polka dot pattern.
  • The Birthday Blooms flower is stamped with Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White and watercolored with Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.  It was handcut.
  • A 1/4 x 4-1/4 strip of Mossy Meadow Cardstock was adhered across the front.
  • A 3/4 x 3-1/2 strip of Mint Macaron cardstock cut into a point shape was placed on front, then the greeting from Birthday Blooms was stamped on a 1″x 3-3/4 strip of Whisper White cardstock with Black Archival Ink and cut into a point end, layering with the Mint Macaron.
  • Finally, the Birthday Blooms flower was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


OK, make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And, also say “goodbye” to two of our long-standing Challenge Team Members, Lisa Young and Bridgette Jones.


9 People have left comments on this post

Jan 28, 2016 - 04:01:38
Tracy said:

Hi Connie

Love your card and was wondering if you used watercolor paper, shimmery white or thick white card stock?


Jan 28, 2016 - 04:01:14
Connie said:

I did use Shimmer White…it is best for watercoloring with the AquaPainter.

Jan 29, 2016 - 02:01:31
Lora said:

Connie, this is very nice. what is Shimmer White paper? Does it have a sheen to it?


Jan 29, 2016 - 08:01:04
Lisa Young said:

I think this is my favorite set in the Occasions catalog. That flower is gorgeous no matter what colors used, and I agree that those soft colors are lovely!

Jan 29, 2016 - 12:01:08
Connie said:

Shimmer White is a cardstock that Stampin’ Up! sells that is thicker than Whisper White and has a faint sheen to it. Great for watercoloring with an AquaPainter.

Feb 1, 2016 - 07:02:55
Chris Slogar said:

Really lovely job coloring, and so nice with the background designer paper!

Feb 1, 2016 - 06:02:34
Lisa Martz said:

Very pretty! These colors are so yummy together! Love the watercoloring!

Feb 3, 2016 - 11:02:34

What a beauty, Connie! I love the softly colored flower! It looks amazing against the fun, dotted background!

Feb 4, 2016 - 04:02:39
Joanne James said:

What a beautiful flower in soft pastels Connie – I have this set and haven’t used it; I really need to remedy that!