Aug 25 2010

Watercolor Trio

Well, sorry, my posting has been really irregular the past few weeks!  It feels like I'm just now working on all the things that I put off while planning for the wedding reception.  Then, this week, I started suffering with a UTI…if you've had one, you know what I mean!  I called this morning and am headed to the doctor today, hopefully for some relief!

 

All I can say is that you'd better grab this stamp set, Watercolor Trio, while you can!  It is NOT in the new catalog…I don't know why!  It is the BEST set to make quick and easy cards!  You can't mess up!  It is only available in the Summer Mini thru the end of August!  Yes…only 7 more days!

 

This card came together in less than 10 minutes…it actually took me longer to fiddle with the bow than it did to stamp and put the card together.  I used Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge TSSC136 to get me started.

 

 

Here's my card:

 

 

I knew I wanted to use Poppy Parade to give me a big POP of color on the flowers.  Of course, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight just complement it beautifully!  I inked up the flower stamp with Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers and stamped three times.  I inked up the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and stamped a couple more images of it.  I ended up with a big vacant space in the upper right hand corner.  Woohoo!  Stampin' Up!'s new Word Play stamp set has BIG greetings…I love them!  I like this greeting…Imagine the Possibilities.  I layered the Whisper White cardstock on some Pear Pizzazz and pierced a row of holes across the top with my Piercing Tool and Mat.  Then I wrapped a big length of Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon around and tied with a bow.  That ribbon is just the NICEST ribbon to work with…it handles SO well!  Like I said…quick and easy…but a really NICE card!

 

Big day…lots to do, so I'd better get going.  Hope you have a wonderful day, too!


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Aug 25, 2010 - 10:08:14
Barbara Vogt said:

Beautiful card, Connie! I love love love the In Colors this year…and I definitely agree that Watercolor Trio needs to stay around. One of the best sets ever!

Aug 25, 2010 - 12:08:15
Rose Kerry said:

Very cute and quick card, I too am sorry this set didn't make the catty.  I love the flowers.  You did  a great job.

Aug 25, 2010 - 12:08:56

You're right Connie – Watercolor Trio is the easiest stamp set to work with.  Your card is beautiful!!

Aug 25, 2010 - 07:08:03

I'm so sad too.  I love that stamp set as well, and when I see what you have done with it I'm even sadder.  But, I'm happy to see your beautifully designed card using so many of the "in" colours. Thanks so much for sharing

Aug 26, 2010 - 05:08:39

Awww, I hope you are feeling better soon.  How frustrating.  I love your card though!  That ribbon is just stunning and it is the perfect touch to this beautiful card.  I have sold so many of these sets, but I don't won it myself —  sadly.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week, even when you are under the weather.