Aug 04 2011

On the Grow

Yes, I'm pulling out some sets from the Summer Mini that haven't seen any love for a while!  Here is another set, On the Grow, that didn't make it into the big catalog!  I've used the jar of flowers A LOT!  I'll be sad to see it go!



Today is a color combination on Create with Connie and Mary, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black.  I absolutely LOVE all the samples the Design Team did this week…so make sure you check them out!  I love how the black makes these colors POP!



I started with a base of Daffodil Delight, then layered on the green dot pattern from Nursery Nest Designer Paper…same as I used on yesterday's card.  Hey…it was already out and on my desk!  That is layered on Basic Black.  Across the front, I put a strip of Old Olive cardstock, stamping Thinking of You from Stampin' Up!'s On the Grow stamp set.  I stamped the jar of flowers from On the Grow with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with my AquaPainter and markers.  I punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle, then layered it on a 2 5/8" circle of Basic Black cardstock cut with the Circle Scissors.  I love that I can get any size circle I want with that tool!  Want to hear a GREAT tip for using it?  One of the hardest things is keeping your paper stationary while you cut.  If you apply a THIN coat of the green Tombow Multipurpose glue to the center of the glass mat, let it dry, it acts as a temporary hold for your pieces of cardstock!  Apply about a 6" square of glue…it works perfectly every time!


Finally, I wrapped some Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon around the Old Olive and tied a knot.  I also added three TINY pearls under the greeting.


Now, run over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what the designers did…awesome!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see your creations!


7 People have left comments on this post

Aug 4, 2011 - 12:08:40
Rosebud said:

Simple, but something elegant about your work today.

Aug 5, 2011 - 11:08:43
Carol Carriveau said:

The colors work soooo well together and I also really enjoy this stamp set.  TFS!

Aug 5, 2011 - 03:08:46
Deb said:

Love your card! So clean and crisp! And thanks for the tip on the circle scissors!

Aug 5, 2011 - 10:08:08

I totally agree, I will so miss this stamp set. Love what you did with it. The tiny pearls match well with the dotted DSP!

Aug 6, 2011 - 10:08:00

Love this card Connie!  Love the little trim of black and perfect watercoloring.  Great layout too!

Aug 8, 2011 - 12:08:49

So bright and fun! Great job!

Aug 9, 2011 - 12:08:43
Lisa Martz said:

This is so pretty, Connie!  Love it!