Aug 29 2011

Creative Elements

Occasionally, I goof when I make up my packets of card supplies for a class or club.  This month I had an extra packet of each Club card and I've promised myself that I would make the extras before I put the supplies away.  Well, I saw the sketch today from The Paper Players (PP61) and knew that one of the card packets could be re-worked to fit in with their sketch!  Woohoo!  Love it when a plan comes together!



I decided I wanted to use Stampin' Up!'s new Creative Expressions stamp set in the big catalog!  All the stamps I used on this card are in that set…and I didn't even use them ALL!  It wasn't one that immediately grabbed me and said BUY ME…but I did get it free with my hostess benefits from the preorder I put in.  And, it has really grown on me!  I love it now!



Now, I'm not one who would have originally put these colors together, but I DO love them!  I have Elizabeth Price to thank…I received a swap card at Convention from her with this color scheme.  I paired it up with the LUCIOUS Mocha Morning Designer Paper!  That paper is GORGEOUS!  (Elizabeth is one of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Members for the Holiday Edition 2011!  Makes sure to check out the announcement with the bios of the Design Team.  Our Early Bird Special Price of $29.95 US for SIX weeks of daily ideas and tutorials just started!)


First I started with the base of Pool Party and layered on Soft Suede cardstock.  I added the small strip of Mocha Morning Designer Paper down the center.  I used Confetti Cream and cut out 1/2 of the Top Note with the Big Shot.  Over that, I popped up the new Oval Frame cut from Pool Party and stamped with the backbround filigree from Creative Elements in Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the long label in Basic Black on Confetti Cream and cut it out.  I also stamped the butterfly and Create word in Soft Suede and cut out the butterfly and punched the Create with the Modern Label punch.  The Oval Frame and the Butterfly were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon around the card to hide the bottom of the Top Note.  Then I added several Rhinestone Jewels to the label, the butterfly body and the Create swirl.


I love how it turned out and think it is pretty close to the interpretation of The Paper Players sketch by Jaydee!  At least you can tell I was inspired by her sketch with my card!


I have a couple days FREE to create in my studio!  My son had to use my car today since his broke down…now no excuses that I have to run errands either!  Hope you have a wonderfully creative day, too!

8 People have left comments on this post

Aug 29, 2011 - 02:08:55
Susan Mac said:

do I love this combo….stunning!

Aug 29, 2011 - 06:08:09
Jean said:

This is gorgeous Connie. Such pretty colours together and that strip of Mocha Morning really makes it come together. Love that stamp set and it is on my wish list!

Aug 30, 2011 - 10:08:16
Sandra said:

Beautiful, Connie! I love the colour combo and the layered images are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

Aug 30, 2011 - 10:08:44
Jaydee said:

Connie, I think this color scheme is fabulous!  I love the striped Mocha Morning vertical layer behind the softness of the focal elements.  Putting them on the new oval was a wonderful touch.   Now… I have never used the Confetti Cream…. now I need to go use it.  thanks for inspiring me.  I am so pleased you joined the Paper Players and shared this fabulously elegant card with us.

Aug 31, 2011 - 09:08:01

Connie, everything about this card is fabulous! The color combo is gorgeous and I just love all the layered details you added. You have completely inspired me to give that stamp set another look, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! đŸ™‚ 

Aug 31, 2011 - 06:08:41

I LOVE this Connie! I loved this colour combo too when I got my swap from Elizabeth. I just adore what you've done with this sketch. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Players this week!

Sep 2, 2011 - 11:09:14
Lesley said:

How gorgeous is this Connie! Love that you used the Top Note die. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Sep 2, 2011 - 08:09:23
Lauri Ingram said:

This is very very pretty!  Love the design and love the colors! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!