May 13 2011

Flower Fest Take 100

Yes, I decided to use my BELOVED Stampin' Up! Flower Fest stamp set again.  But before I get to the details…today on Create with Connie and Mary it is our 5th and final SURPRISE GUEST DESIGNER announcement!  And remember to stop back tomorrow…the FINAL free Preview Project (mine!) will post!  I really think you'll like it!  And…EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS TOMORROW AT 11:55 PM EST!  Don’t miss out!  With EIGHT exciting designers, we are BIGGER and BETTER than ever before!


My blog is quite over-run with all the Flower Fest samples, but it truly is an easy set to work with.  One of my customers picked hers up yesterday (hi Nancy!) and emailed me this morning to agree!


I was able to combine THREE challenges into this one card!  I had Colour Q color combination (CQ84) sitting on my desk to try.  I also had Technostamper's Sketch Challenge (TSSC173) AND SCS has a challenge today to feature words on your card.  I think I accomplished ALL of them!



And here is my card!  I love the fresh summer colors!  I needed a wedding card and this will work perfectly!



I started with a base of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I ran thru the Crumb Cake (Kraft) layer with the Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder and layered it on Old Olive Cardstock.  The focal greeting, I stamped Happiness Always from Happy Greetings in Not Quite Navy on Daffodil Delight and punched with the Wide Oval Punch.  I stamped two of the 5 petal images in Flower Fest with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink on Whisper White and punched them with the 5 Petal Flower Punch.  Now…you know I don't normally use unavailable products, but the Old Olive Glimmer Brads were just SCREAMING to be used on this card.  I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping these make it into the big catalog in July!  I layered the flowers with some Old Olive leaves around the greeting with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I made a bow from the Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it with Mini Glue Dots to the bottom of the greeting.


Really, a pretty simple card to pull together, but I love how the white flowers seem to POP off the card!

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7 People have left comments on this post

May 13, 2011 - 12:05:41

Very pretty card anyone can duplicate quickly and easily–thanks for sharing!

May 14, 2011 - 01:05:29
Sally said:

Love this card. Love yellow and the flowers do just pop out.

May 14, 2011 - 07:05:34
LeAnne said:

Gorgeous!  I agree, the glimmer brads make it outstanding!  Thanks for playing the CQC this week!

May 14, 2011 - 09:05:48

Very pretty and fresh, Connie! Thanks for joining us at CQC this week! 🙂

May 15, 2011 - 02:05:06

Lovely card, Connie! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

May 15, 2011 - 02:05:37

You are so funny–take 100–I won't be too far behind you.  Such a fun set to work with.  I am on a bout take 100 with the Open Seas set, now moving on to this one.  Awesome card.  Thanks so much for playing along this week.  Love the embossing in the background.  Perfect match.

May 15, 2011 - 11:05:21

This is lovely, Connie!  The embossing is beautiful, and I love the glitter brads you used for the flower centers.  Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!