May 19 2016

CCMC407 Birthday Blooms

It’s Thursday again and time for our Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a FUN sketch challenge this week.  I ended up making several cards with the basic layout while at my stamping retreat a few weeks ago!





And here’s my card…I’m LOVING these new In-Colors!!!


CCMC407 Birthday Blooms

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Sweet Sugarplum, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 layer of Whisper White.
  • Strips of Affectionately Yours Designer Paper cut 1 x 3-3/4, 3/4 x 3-3/4 and 1/2 x 3-3/4 were cut and added to the front.
  • Happiest of Birthdays to You was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower left corner.
  • The Birthday Blooms flower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and watercolored with the AquaPainter and Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive and Crushed Cucumber Markers.  It was cut out by hand and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tucked behind are Gold Thread wrapped in circles and secured with Mini Glue Dots.


May 2016 Mini Session CollageOk…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…and find out about our May 2016 Mini Session that just started!  It’s not too late to join!  We used products from the PREORDER of the new catalog!



8 People have left comments on this post

May 19, 2016 - 03:05:07
Tracy May said:

Such a pretty card Connie. I love the flower from Birthday Blooms against the DSP strips – it really stands out. Lovely 🙂 x

May 19, 2016 - 03:05:38
Sue Erickson said:

THIS.IS.BEAUTIFUL! I love the soft colors!
Sue Erickson

May 19, 2016 - 09:05:17
Kristie W. said:

This is gorgeous!! One of my favorite flower images and the new Sweet Sugarplum is such a pretty color!

May 21, 2016 - 01:05:14
Joanne James said:

Love the new colours too Connie! Your flower looks great with the pop of green from the dsp behind.

May 22, 2016 - 06:05:07
Libby said:

What a sweet card Connie! Love that DSP background!

May 23, 2016 - 05:05:55
Lisa Martz said:

Very pretty, Connie! Love the way you incorporated the new In Colors with this returning set!

May 24, 2016 - 06:05:00

This is completely gorgeous, Connie! Sugarplum is sure to be a sweet staple for flowers for the next couple of years!

May 24, 2016 - 08:05:59

Bless your heart for fussy cutting the flower image – but what a statement it makes doing so! Love your soft color choices for this sweet card.