Jun 04 2010

Stamping 411 – Watercolor Trio

Ok, ok…I know…I've been using this set a LOT…but can I say that I really LOVE it?  It just is SO easy to use!  I saw this color combo done somewhere and decided to use it with my Stamping 411 sketch this week.  As you can see, I flipped the sketch on the side to make my card.


I inked up the floral image with my Stampin' Write Markers in Always Artichoke, Real Red and Bravo Burgundy in the centers.  I stamped it on Whisper White.  I added the Birthday Wishes greeting in Chocolate Chip.  I layered the Whisper White on Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I added a little Certainly Celery butterfly from Beautiful Wings Embosslit over the greeting.


My base card is Certainly Celery.  I ran a layer of Always Artichoke thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and adhered to the Always Artichoke.   I wrapped Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon around and tied a knot, then added the focal element.  Finally, I used my Bitty Buttons…I thought this flower one looked like an X and punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch then adhered to my card with Mini Glue Dots.  I love how these colors look together!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators have done this week!  And, play along by using the sketch as inspiration for YOUR design, then add it to the Linkz program over on Stamping 411.


And, please, say a quick prayer for one of our Stamping 411 Operators, Tiffany, and her daughter, Jordan, who was in serious ATV accident and is in the hospital.  Jordan is doing better, but has a long recovery.  She can use the prayers!


Have a great weekend!

10 People have left comments on this post

Jun 5, 2010 - 10:06:07
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, another beautiful card with Watercolor Trio.  I am fond of this stamp set as well.
Love the bitty button elements.  It's the perfect finishing touch!

Jun 5, 2010 - 10:06:53
Kerin said:

I'm with you Connie, love this set!!! That color combo is awesome too, and those adorable little buttons are the perfect touch. Love it 🙂

Jun 5, 2010 - 11:06:31

Connie– this card is simply gorgeous! Love the red and greens together. WOW! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Gretchen

Jun 6, 2010 - 05:06:04
Jaydee said:

Connie – this is a drop dead gorgeous card.  I love the color combination and I love the way you tied it all together on the flowers.  I might have to put this list on my July order now. 
Absolutely beautiful.

Jun 6, 2010 - 08:06:42
Carol L said:

When I saw your card, I decided to play along! Those colors are fabulous and I can't wait to get my hands on that embossing folder! Such a gorgeous card with amazing details!

Jun 7, 2010 - 06:06:26
Kristi said:

I love the colors!

Jun 7, 2010 - 06:06:33
Donna W. said:

I love this card. It just "pops" I am always afraid to try red & green together other than Christmas but you pulled it off really well here.

Jun 7, 2010 - 07:06:45
ScrappyMel said:

What a gorgeous card! Love the colours!

Jun 11, 2010 - 06:06:24

This is so pretty Connie! I love this color combo and wouldn't have thought of it myself – thanks for the fresh look!

Jun 16, 2010 - 12:06:48

Hey Connie, long time no chat!  Your card here is stunning!  Love the vividness of the green and red together and the shine of that ribbon!!!  I gotta agree- that stamp set is fabulous!  TFS!