Sep 18 2011

Pick Your Poison Quick Accents

I've been wanting to play along with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (FMS2) ALL week and finally had time to sit down and design something for it!  My mojo left the house for a couple days last week…think I was working her a little too hard!  Today, I spent most of the day on the computer doing "paperwork" type stuff and then running errands with my husband.   Here is the sketch I used:



And here is the card I did using the Pick Your Poison Quick Accents that I had left over from a Create with Connie and Mary project.  This week, this is one of the products in the Holiday Mini that we are featuring!   Now, normally I would convert this sketch to a rectangle type card, but something inspired me to go ahead and leave it as a square.  I plan on sending this to my mom and dad for Halloween, so I don't mind paying the extra postage for them.  Or…maybe it will go to my son, Adam and his wife, Beth…decisions!



I started with a base of Pumpkin PIe cardstock in a 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 size.  I added the Basic Gray cardstock after I roughed up the edges with my Cutter Kit distressing tool and inked with Basic Gray.  In the center is a layer of Pick Your Poison Designer Paper layered on more Pumpkin Pie and the edges all distressed.  In the center is the Poison Quick Accent adhered to a piece of Basic Black that is distressed, too.  I cut the Basic Black 1 1/4 Striped Ribbon and frayed it, then adhered it ruffled on the front of the card with Sticky Strip.  There is a Rhinestone Jewel to dot the i in Poison.  I spritzed the entire thing with my Color Spritzer Tool and Basic Gray.


Finally, I decided it needed a little feminine touch.  I cut the flower from the Blossom Party Die with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I added a Basic Black 1/2" Circle punched from Black Faux Diamond Dust cardstock that I made with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  I rolled down a couple of the corners for a little added texture, too!  So…even though the "message" is kind of scary, the flower saves it from being TOO spooky, I think!



We announced the winners of the blog candy from the past couple weeks…did you win?  Create with Connie and Mary has just started the six weeks of the Holiday Edition 2011!  Make sure you sign up…we have some fabulous projects by some FABULOUS designers!  Join us!  You have access 24/7 and we leave our site up for over a year so you can refer back to the projects we've done!

10 People have left comments on this post

Sep 18, 2011 - 08:09:56
Patti Willey said:

I just love a square card! They give us room to design! Don't you just love Pumpkin Pie with Basic Black for Halloween? I'll have to try your frayed 1 1/4" ribbon that looks fantastic Connie! Wouldn't it be funny if we had a way for water to "squirt" out of that flower for a Halloween joke! Love it! he he he, sinister!

Sep 18, 2011 - 08:09:27
Sally S said:

I like cards of different shapes. Square is good and so are many other shapes. It's fun to try something different. I love the falling leaves on you website.

Sep 18, 2011 - 09:09:30

Ohhh that frayed ribbon is wonderufl with the distressing and Halloween attitude of your card!  Love it!

Sep 18, 2011 - 09:09:50
Rita said:

I did win and I am so excited!  :o)    I love your card; that flower is a perfect feminine touch!   That ribbon is divine too!    Thanks so much for joining as Freshly Made Sketches.    

Sep 18, 2011 - 10:09:07
Ann Schach said:

What  a great quick and easy card!  I love the frayed ribbon.  The Antique Brad in the center of the flower is the perfect touch.  Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sep 18, 2011 - 11:09:42
Rose Kerry said:

Love your card, I am a Halloween addict.  Love the frayed ribbon and the distressed look, fabu card!

Sep 19, 2011 - 12:09:04
Lesley said:

Love the Halloween creation Connie…so spooky! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sep 19, 2011 - 08:09:48
Tui Nathan said:

Fabulous card …. love the orange in your combination of colours so fresh and vibrant … especially that flower, a beautiful feminine touch and of course… love the frayed ribbon!
Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Sep 19, 2011 - 05:09:39
Christy Q said:

Love that frayed ribbon, Connie! Your card looks fabulous!

Sep 19, 2011 - 07:09:09
Jen Mitchell said:

Just spooky enough, I think!  I love all those distressed edges and the skulls are to die for!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!