Thursday, January 23, 2014

Retro Fresh - Petite Petals CCMC287

Today's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge is a fun sketch!  I couldn't wait to use my new favorite Retro Fresh DSP (actually the  one I'm using at the time is usually my 'favorite', lol!) along with other new and current items.

The card base is standard A2:  8.5" x 11" scored and folded at 5.5".  Next is a 5.25"x4" layer of the Natural Composition Specialty cardstock which comes clear embossed in a variety of patterns; this is  the floral one.  I then cut a strip of this gorgeous Retro Fresh DSP, cut it in half lengthwise, trimmed the scalloped ends and adhered them to the natural layer.  

Next, So Saffron cardstock was cut with the 2-1/8" x 3-1/16" Oval Framelit, stamped with the Creative Elements background stamp and edges sponged with Crumb Cake.

I love this cute little bird from the Polka Dot Pieces set!  He's stamped in Coastal Cabana and punched out with the coordinating punch.. so easy!  A number of Petite Petals flowers were stamped in coordinating colors and added as was one In Color Boutique Embellishment.  I added Dazzling Diamonds to the centers of each flower as well as the leaves and embellishment; I love the 'lift' that even a little sparkle adds to a creation!

Stamps:  Petite Petals, Polka Dot Pieces, Label Love, Creative Elements
Inks:  Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake;  Baked Brown Sugar Marker
Papers:  Retro Fresh DSP, Natural Composition Specialty paper
Accessories:  Bird Builder Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Oval Framelits, In Color Boutique Embellishment, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Sponge, Basic Pearl.

Here is the sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary for this week:

Be sure and go to the CCMC blog to see the creations of the other Challenge Team members... they are very talented stampers!!  Then make your own card using this sketch as a guide... we would love for you to upload it to the challenge blog so that we can all see how you interpreted this great sketch! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Happy Stamping!



Deb said...

Wow Margret! You really rocked the sketch! Love all your beautiful details! Gorgeous card!!

Lisa Young said...

Margaret, your card is so artistic and absolutely lovely. All of the elements, from the background paper to the embellishments, compliment one another. Love it!

Jane Giggy said...

Margaret, I love how you incorporated the color theme using several different medias. Your card is so beautiful!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Margaret, I love your card! Everything about it is lovely! The Retro Fresh paper, embellishments and the bird look amazing together! I am always in awe of your creativity! Your work is fantastic!

Melissa Davies said...

WOW! This belongs in a frame! Just beautiful!

Lisa Martz said...

Oh my goodness! This is so pretty! Look at all the fun you had creating this! Love is beautiful!

Nicole Tugrul said...

What a beautiful card! You did so many little details. My favorite is how you cut around the scallops of the DSP, so clever!

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