It's time for our Week 1 challenge for subscribers of the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition! Subscribers can play along and get a chance to win one of two $75 merchandise gift certificates or one of two Holiday Edition subscriptions FREE! They just upload their creation over on the subscriber-side of Create with Connie and Mary! But…everyone can enjoy what the CCM Design Team has made for this week's challenge by checking out Create with Connie and Mary. It's not too late for you to subscribe and join in on the fun and play along for a chance to win!
Our first challenge is a color challenge using the above colors of Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso and Basic Gray along with a Neutral. I used Crumb Cake as my neutral. Here is my card using Stampin' Up!'s The Open Seas stamp set (again!)
I wanted a kind of panel look to the background, so I used three different prints from Nautical Expedition Designer Paper and layered them on Cherry Cobbler. I added that to the base card of Crumb Cake. I stamped the ship with Not Quite Navy Classic Ink on Crumb Cake, then punched it with the 1 3/4 Circle punch. I took Bakers Twine and wrapped it around a 2 1/2 Punched Circle of Not Quite Navy many times…I like how it looks sort of like a ships wheel! The ship element is placed on top with Stampin' Dimensionals and then it is placed on the card with more Stampin' Dimensionals. I added two silver Jumbo brads in the upper left corner.
I stamped 24/7 from Hodgepodge Happiness in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and then punched with the 1" Circle Punch and placed it partially under the 2 1/2 circle on the front. I'm really happy with how this card turned out!
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