Some Inspiration from a Challenge!


Aloha, all!

     You know by now that I really enjoy just about everything that happens on the Create With Connie and Mary Blog.  From their tutorial editions to their weekly challenges to their own personal designs on their own blogs, they are always such an inspiration to me!

     So when I was having a bit of creative block laset weekend, of course I had to go check out their challenge for this past week and what a fun sketch challenge it was.  I saw immediately the idea I wanted to try to work with, and went right at it. 


CCMSketch     The idea was basically to make a white card with Whisper White Cardstock embossed with three different Textured Impression Embossing Folders and arranged in the shape suggested by the Create with Connie and Mary sketch.  It was a little bit challenging with the different edges the embossing folders created.  I ended up taping them together on the back with removable transparent tape to trim and cut the shapes the way I wanted them.  Then I removed the tape (it is removable, after all!) and laid out the three pieces and adhered them to their Real Red Cardstock background.

     I chose the image from the For The Birds Stamp Set because I'd just been thinking about it for another project.  No it was not on my work table!  I've been pretty good about keeping it straightened out and putting things away between projects.  Not perfect, but good.

     I also had the thought to color the wagon using the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers. I'd tried them out on another project and liked how well the light marker coordinates with Real Red.  Everything else is colored with the standard Stampin' Write Markers – Marina Mist, Hello Honey, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Perfect Plum, Lost Lagoon and Blusing Bride.  I think that covers all of them!

     I used the new 2" Circle Punch to cut the stamped image and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch to make the mat for the stamped image.

     The embossing folders that I used, from top to bottom are the new Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (introduced in this year's Sale-A-Bration promotion), and finally the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  I also used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder on the main layer of the card front.  I thought that tied the card together nicely!

     I adhered the stamped element to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals and stamped the sentiment from the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set onto the front layer of the card before I embossed it. 

     Nope, no ribbon or other embellishmetns on this card.  With all that texture, it hardly needs it, don't you think?!

     A big thanks to Create with Connie and Mary – and I hope you'll hop on over there to see the fun ideas of their design team and maybe even enter a project yourself!



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Posted on : Jul 30 2014
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