Jul 15 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge

Today's Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday Challenge has some FUN colors!  Nice and bright!  I almost went with a Christmas theme…the colors could easily be used for that holiday, but decided to go with flowers instead.  I pulled out my Vintage Vogue stamp set (so glad it is in the new catalog) and brightened it up with these bold colors.  We'd love for you to play along with the Thursday Challenge and upload your creation over on Create with Connie and Mary blog.  Don't forget to state CCMC107 in your blog post or gallery when you share your card!



I started with a base of Old Olive cardstock.  I ran a piece of Whisper White thru the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, then placed on a thin mat of Real Red cardstock.  I inked up the Just For You greeting from Afterthoughts, a Level 1 hostess set, with my Real Red and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Markers and stamped it on Whisper White.  I stamped the vine border from Vintage Vogue with Old Olive Classic Ink along the bottom.  I also stamped the large flower from Vintage Vogue with Real Red and small flower with Pink Pirouette on scrap Whisper White cardstock, cut them out and placed them on the front of the card, along with a couple Old Olive leaves.

In the center of the large flowers, I punched the round flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack from So Saffron cardstock and placed the matching clear Itty Bitty Button, thread with Linen Thread and tied in a small bow.  The small Pink Pirouette flowers, I used a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of each for some added sparkle!  The Whisper White cardstock was layered on Real Red.  I wrapped the Old Olive Satin Ribbon bow around and adhered to the back!


I like this card a lot!  The bright colors really pop with this set.  Again, I hope you play along.  Check out what the other Challenge Team Members did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

12 People have left comments on this post

Jul 15, 2010 - 08:07:54
Deb said:

Your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

Jul 15, 2010 - 08:07:30

Hi Connie – I love this card! In fact I didn't recognize the hostess set because I hadn't looked at it that closely, but you've made it look wonderful – I didn't miss it on this card!! TFS

Jul 15, 2010 - 10:07:30
Diane McKern said:

Beautiful!  Love the colors you chose.  One of my favorite sets.

Jul 15, 2010 - 12:07:21

Can you tell me how to tie that lovely bow, please?

Jul 15, 2010 - 02:07:11
sandie carter said:

Beautiful card – love those buttons on the flowers. TFS

Jul 15, 2010 - 03:07:20

This is so pretty!  I hadn't really liked that set, but I see I may have to reconsider after seeing your card!  Love the color combo too!  Thanks for sharing. 

Jul 15, 2010 - 09:07:35
Kimberly S. said:

LOVE this!!!

Jul 16, 2010 - 01:07:56
basslady said:

this is is so awesome! a real work of art! so great!
love the texture and the wonderful flowers!
xoxo silvi (germany)

Jul 16, 2010 - 10:07:38
Sharon Fritz said:

Love this card, simple and elegant.

Jul 18, 2010 - 06:07:55
Kim Innis said:

How do you tie a bow like that?

Jul 31, 2010 - 11:07:02
Lisa Martz said:

Very elegant and pretty!  You know, you could use this as a Christmas card by just changing the greeting! 

Dec 19, 2010 - 08:12:22
Louise Haydu said:

I also love the bow.  Can you share how you do it?