Jan 05 2012

CCMC183 – Bordering on Romance

Yeah!  It's Thursday and time for Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  We have a beautiful color combination for you to try this week!  Aren't those soft colors SO pretty?



And here is my card using the Stampin' Up! Bordering on Romance stamp set from the new Occasions Mini.  Wow…I love this set even more than I thought I would!



My Technique Class is getting a sneak peak of a technique that we'll be doing next week…see the curved border of flowers?  There is an easy way to do that!


I started with a base of Blushing Bride cardstock and layered on the Pool Party pattern from Attic Boutique Designer Paper (also new in the Occasions Mini).  I added the bottom portion of Whisper White and trimmed it with the cutting blade from the Cutter Kit.  I added the Oval Frame Embossing Folder from Blushing Bride that I cut around.  I stamped the flowers with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with my AquaPainter and markers.  It is popped up on the Oval with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped Imagine from Loving Thoughts stamp set in Black Stazon on Pool Party Cardstock and added it to the front.  I also added three little pearls under the greeting and in the center of the flowers.


I love the soft look of this card!  Hope you do, too!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team this week…they all NAILED this color combo!  And…while you are there, don't forget that we are offering our Early Bird Special only for a short time!  Make sure you take advantage of the $5 savings off the regular $34.95 US price!  That's over 36 step-by-step tutorials featuring the Occasions and SAB Mini products at less than $1 each!  Join us for challenges and prizes, too!  Make sure to watch for BLOG CANDY next week.  We'll have several opportunities for you to win a FREE subscription!

11 People have left comments on this post

Jan 5, 2012 - 08:01:45
Deb said:

This is a beauty!! I am really curious how you got the curvy border so perfect! Love the embossed frame behind the flowers! 

Jan 5, 2012 - 08:01:44
Shannon said:

Love the card! Especially the curved flower border! Hope you will be sharing that technique here soon.
Happy New Year.
Be Safe,

Jan 5, 2012 - 10:01:37

You are right: this card is so delicate and gorgeous! I do love the curvy border. You've made this stamp set a 'must have' for me! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Jan 6, 2012 - 01:01:03
Patti Willey said:

Home Run! Beautiful! You'll have to share how you water color with Aqua Painter & Markers.. You touch the marker with the aqua painter or color image then spread around with the aqua painter? Love love love this pretty card!

Jan 6, 2012 - 08:01:36
Rose Kerry said:

Your card is beautiful, love the colors and layout.

Jan 7, 2012 - 05:01:02
Sandy M said:

Just beautiful! The colors are so soft, and the layout so pretty. I would also love to know how you did the curvy border…

Jan 8, 2012 - 11:01:21

I agree with everyone else…love the curves and great job on fussy-cutting!

Jan 10, 2012 - 09:01:07

Ditto here!  This one is a real beauty Connie!  Love both the curved stamping and the curved cut too! 

Jan 11, 2012 - 08:01:12
Lisa Martz said:

Absolutely beautiful, Connie!  Love everything about it!

Jan 15, 2012 - 05:01:09
Mary Binder said:

The sneak peek is great. Plan to do the countdown with my grand ones. THANKS! Mary Binder

Jan 26, 2012 - 10:01:00
Nancy G. said:

I just love your card.  I just order the Bordering on Romance stamp set  and would really like to case your card.  Hope you will be sharing directions on the curvy  border soon.