I really LOVE the Hostess Level 2 stamp set, Punched Posies, in the Summer Mini! The images match Stampin' Up! punches…what could be easier than stamp and punch! And, of course, it is FLOWERS!
When I made this card, I felt I was channeling Mary Brown, my Create partner! It looks similar to her style! She loves using flowers in trios. When I finished it, I emailed her to tell her I made a "Mary card" today! lol! This card is basically a remake of the first card I made here. At that time, i wasn't happy with it, so after I posted the picture, I took off the luggage, greeting and scallop oval to start over with just the base. Here is my re-do!
Using the base card of Melon Mambo, with layers of Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink (run thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder), I added another strip of Melon Mambo in the background. I stamped the three scallop flowers in Crushed Curry on Whisper White and punched with the Scallop Circle Punch. I stamped the small flowers in Melon Mambo, then cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the centers. I used the Itty Bitty punch to make the center flowers in Crushed Curry and added Bitty Buttons in the centers (sorry they are naked, Mary!) I added leaves with Old Olive ink, cut them out and placed them around the flowers. Finally, I stamped For You from Fundamental Phrases in Melon Mambo on Whisper White, punched with the Small Oval and layered on the Large Oval of Old Olive.
What do you think? I think it is a HUGE improvement over the last card! It is funny how you can let things sit, then redo them into something better…or at least that is how my mind works! The Designer Paper was throwing me off the original card.
Do you love challenges? Create with Connie and Mary is looking for three Design Team Members to play along with our Thursday Creative Challenges each week! You'll need to use Stampin' Up! only products, have a blog where you can post your Thursday Challenge card, and love to use sketch, color or inspiration challenges as a starting point in your creations! See more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!