Friday, December 28, 2012

Create with Connie & Mary CCMC232 -- Flower Power w/ Bling

Today is Friday and I don't know about you but I am so ready for the weekend!!! We have been cooped up in the house because of the snow and really nothing to do. But this weekend I plan to go do some shopping!!  As for today, I decided to do another challenge and this time I chose to do Create with Connie and Mary's challenge --  CCMC232 Color Challenge. This was so up my alley!
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I love, love, love the colors that they chose but I really didn't want to do another snow or winter card, instead I decided to do a birthday card. I am getting low on those and I have a couple of January birthdays that I will need cards for so this is perfect. 
So what do you think? I love the simplicity of this embossing folder and how adding the coordinating ink with a dauber over the raised flowers adds just another "ohhh" to the card. Every card has to have bling because what would a card be without it? BLAH!! So the silver shimmer paper and a couple of rhinestones just made it POP!! I cannot wait to see what the recipient of this card thinks. I am sure she will love it. 
 One of the creative parts of the card was making the tag. I used the modern label to make this. For the layering, I used 2 punched out labels. First, I cut  1 in 1/2, long way, and the 2nd one I cut in 1/2, short way. Then I layered it onto the whisper white punch with the saying. I added the 2 rhinestones and did a little sponging around the edges. I popped the whole thing up on dimensionals and there you have it. Super pretty. 

I hope you will all tell me what you think and hope on over to the challenge and join them!! Mary & Connie are 2 of my favorite stampers. :) 

Have a super blessed weekend friends!!  ~ Heidi

11 comments:

Karren said...

I'm with you on the Christmas/Snow cards Heidi LOL. You've done a great job using these colors for a birthday card. You're right, sponging over the embossing really does make it pop. Thanks so much for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary.

Deb said...

Oooh!! I do love the sponging over the embossed image! Adds such a softness to it! Great layout! And I love how you layered the punch! Clever!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

TexasGramma said...

Beautiful card!

Debbie Henderson said...

Super job with the color challenge. Just a hint of glimmer is perfect with the embossing. Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary and Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

This is a pretty card! I really like how you sponged the embossed image. Would you mind terribly turning off the word verification on your site and go to moderated posts? Those darn word verifications are so hard to read sometimes and it really slows us down when we are leaving comments. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Sandi said...

Beautiful card Heidi!! I also love the look of sponging over the embossing. Also love that Stampin' Up has come out with the Coordination Cardstock that you can sand with the sanding block to bring out the embossing. Thanks for taking time to share your artistic talents!!

Melissa Davies said...

How beautiful! I need to remember to use that embossing folder more often - the sponging on the top really does bring out the detail! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Monika Davis said...

I think this will be a great winter Birthday card! Perfect colors for that. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!
Monika

Mary Brown said...

Oh this turned out just GORGEOUS!! I always forget to use this embossing folder and it is perfect for your card! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you've highlighted the flowers from the embossing folder - great effect! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

We did get a ton of snow over the holidays, didn't we? Love how you brought out the detail on that embossing folder...darling card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!