Mar 21 2011

Nature Walk

Yeah!  I had time today to make up a card for Mary Jo's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (TSSC166).  It is also pretty close to LateNightStampers Color Challenge this week.  Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride and So Saffron.  I used Pear Pizzazz instead of Celery, only because the DSP was Pear Pizzazz…it is so close that I don't think it matters! 


Well, truthfully, I should be working on wedding invitations…I blocked out my week so I could start them.  Next Sunday the bride, bride's mom and maybe a few others are coming over to help put them together.  I need to get them printed, cut and stamped!



This was a fun sketch and my card came together pretty easily!  I started by picking the stamp set I wanted to use, Stampin' Up!'s Nature Walk.  Then I used a coordinating print from Botanical Gazette Designer Paper.  Isn't it GREAT that Stampin' Up! has stamps and accessories that coordinate so well!  I think that is one of their BIGGEST strengths!  Then I layered the DSP onto Early Espresso cardstock.  I wrapped some Blushing Bride Ribbon around and tied a knot.  That was placed on the base card of So Saffron.



I cut the largest oval from Very Vanilla with the Big Shot and Ovals Bigz Die.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Blushing Bride to color in the Nature Walk floral stem and stamped several times on the Oval.  I stamped the butterfly from Nature Walk on scrap Very Vanilla, colored with the So Saffron Marker and cut it out.  It is popped up on the Oval.  I placed the Oval on the base card Designer Paper with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped Get Well Wishes from Stampin' Up!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Early Espresso on So Saffron and punched with the Modern Label Punch.  I added Pearl Jewels to the Modern Label tag and graduated sizes of the Pearl Jewels on the side of the oval for some interest.  I also added a teeny tiny one to the butterfly's eye.


My husband's employee was in a BAD car accident over the weekend.  They flipped the car a couple times after a semi truck didn't see them braking to avoid hitting a dog and clipped them from behind.  The jaws of life had to get them out because the car was so destroyed.  He had to have surgery to place pins in a broken femur and wrist…his wife walked away with bumps and bruises.  Both were VERY lucky.  But…when I went to give my husband a get well card to take to the hospital…I didn't have ANY get well cards!!!  So…you'll probably be seeing quite a few of them over the next couple weeks as I replenish my stock!


Have a great week and enjoy the blog hop below!


Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!



4 People have left comments on this post

Mar 21, 2011 - 03:03:07
Judy Elting said:

Beautiful, Beautiful!!  Guarnateed to lift the spirits of whom ever receives it!
Love it!

Mar 21, 2011 - 08:03:28
Cheryl said:

Your card really does remind me of a nature walk, Connie, thank you for sharing.  Sending up a prayer for the injured couple. 

Mar 21, 2011 - 10:03:20
Chris R. from Iowa said:

Connie – this is one gorgeous card!  I love every aspect of it.  I hadn't really thought much about that set, but now I gotta take a second look at it!  Thanks for sharing.  Thoughts and prayers for your husband's employee and family. 

Mar 22, 2011 - 12:03:22

I agree, it don’t matter, great job on both challenges! I just got this set and can’t wait to play with it. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along.