Oh, so many new products to play with.. it's hard to choose! But this week our challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary is a sketch so that helped me to pick out some pretty new things from my order to create with!
I love the mouthwatering new color Strawberry Slush! I paired it up with Basic Black and trimmed it with Very Vanilla to create my card!
Over the folded Basic Black 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" cardstock base is a 5-1/4" x 4" layer of Strawberry Slush cardstock that has been run through the Big Shot with the new Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
For the central focal point, I cut the polka dot pattern from the Modern Medley Designer Paper with a new Deco Labels Framelit (couldn't wait to get those!) and turned it on its side, trimming off one end a little. Next on Black cardstock I stamped with VersaMark the "Amazing" stamp from the Lovely Romance set, heat embossed with White Embossing Powder then diecut it with the coordinating framelit in the Chalk Talk set. I then cut a piece of Vanilla and Black mosaic print DSP 1" longer than the Framelit, brayered it with Strawberry Slush ink, folded it in half and placed the fold under the Framelit 1/2" past the center, which when unfolded, makes it 1" longer than the sentiment Framelit. The Very Vanilla cardstock layer was hand-cut with those wonderfully sharp little Paper Snips.
You can see all the layers here; each was attached with Dimensionals. For the final touch, I added the 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon across the card; instead of a bow or knot, I added small black flowers punched with the BoHo Blossoms Punch and centered with Rhinestones for some bling!
Here is this week's sketch #CCMC257 from Create with Connie and Mary! Also, be sure to check out the CCMC website to see the cards made by the other wonderful designers!
Now it's your turn! You can join the fun by trying your hand at the sketch, upload your card to your blog or a public location on the web where we can see it, then link it to this challenge #257 on Create with Connie and Mary's blog!
Also this week is Preview Week at Create with Connie and Mary for the new Summer Collection 2013! This will be a collection of twenty-four full color tutorials for creative projects and greeting cards using some fabulous new products from the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog! Everyday of Preview Week check the CCMC website as everyday there will be a new project created by one of the designers accompanied by a FREE tutorial to give you a sampling of what you will find in the Summer Collection! Meet the designers and register for blog candy also!!
Thanks for visiting today! Hope you liked the card and found an idea or two you can use while having your own fun stampin'!
Have a lovely day!
p.s. Thank you so much for your comments you have left for me. I really appreciate them!