Feb 17 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge

Yeah!  On Create with Connie and Mary this week, we have a sketch challenge for you to try!  Everyone can play!  I think you'll find it is a FUN sketch!  You can check out what the rest of the Design Team did with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!



And here is my card:



I started this card by having in my head I wanted to use the bee pattern in Botanical Gazette Designer Paper…I don' t know why…I just love the black bees on the So Saffron Polka Dots!  Then I went looking for a coordinating black designer paper print.  I found some in Wicked Fun Designer Paper and I had a perfect scrap to use!  I added the Dotted Ribbon Border punched from Basic Black cardstock along the left side of the Wicked Fun DSP.  I also used the Tasteful Trim Die and cut two Ric Rac strips from So Saffron for the background.


The base of the card I used Basic Gray and then layered on the honeycomb patterned DSP.  That had some Early Espresso distressing color on it, so I used a sponge dauber and Basic Black and went over it around the edges to darken it up.  I added the 2 1/2 Circle of So Saffron and some Pearls.   Then I stamped the Bird cage in Basic Black on Whisper White, layered it on Basic Black and decided to do one of Mary Brown's famous bows for the top with Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon and a So Saffron Glimmer Brad in the center.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I stamped "Thanks" from Stampin' Up!'s So Happy For You Sale-A-Bration stamp set in Basic Black in the lower right corner.


It really was a FUN sketch!  Check out the rest of the Design Team samples on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see your creations!

4 People have left comments on this post

Feb 17, 2011 - 08:02:14
Lee said:

This is GORGEOUS!!!! I'll be casing this one. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Feb 17, 2011 - 08:02:36
Rose Kerry said:

Your card is awesome, love the sketch and love the papers you used.  Beautiful!

Feb 18, 2011 - 08:02:36
Karen Tornow said:

I love the card, another great job.

Feb 23, 2011 - 12:02:32

What a great use of this suite of products! I love everything about this project.