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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Botanicals For You


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

Here are the essentials:

  • I looked to the Botanical Gardens DSP paper pack for inspiration since all three colours are in that suite. I saw that the Hello Honey & Cajun Craze papers were quite gender neutral so this set the tone for my card.
  • Snip! Snip! Cut up your sentiments to fit your card....I stamped the sentiment but realised that it wasn't going to fit across my card when I needed it, so I cut it up and it worked perfectly! :)
  • Use up your candy dots! Rule of 3....pick a corner. Always looks good. :)    

Here are our colours for this week:

Here is the sketch from The Paper Players:

Card recipe

Stamp - Botanicals for You
Ink - Archival Black ink
Cardstock - Whisper White cardstock, Botanical Gardens DSP, Basic Black cardstock
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, 1 3/4 circle punch, Multipurpose liquid glue, paper snips
Accessories - Satin Ribbon Basic Black, Candy Dots - Neutrals

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. Great use of both challenges, Alison. Love the big sentiment for the main panel and the black circles add a fun element. Great job...thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Alison, this is so fun! I love the color combo and that big, bold sentiment! The black circles add just the right pop! SO happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. I LOVE your bold approach to the sketch Allison! Great color and sketch combo!
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  4. What a super-fun and easy card! Love the layout!

  5. Love the way the black and white and shapes add a really clean graphic feel to your card, yet the papers add detail and interest. Great use of the sentiment stamps too; I must admit to feeling a little scared by these and not using them yet, so I love how you made them work with the sketch layers too.

  6. Great balance of colors and shapes! I love that you broke up that long sentiment! Fun card!

  7. Awesome combination of colors and sketch! I love that you snipped your sentiment apart to make it fit your card....and it looks fabulous!


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Peace & love
Alison xx