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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! Botanical Gardens + Happy Birthday Everyone


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

Here are the essentials:

  • I wanted to use a bold pattern as my background and have all the other elements as miniature pieces. Botanical Gardens DSP has some amazing patterns and I chose the leafy one for this card. 
  • The angled greeting took on a life of its own and became a tag. I used the Gold Glitter Tape and made a faux-ribbon.  
  • Use your scraps! I had a doily-cut off, a vellum scrap piece and a gold glimmer butterfly that I had punched but not used sitting in my embellishments case. I threw them on this card and it worked in an eclectic kinda way.  

Here is our sketch for this week:

Card recipe

Stamp - Happy Birthday Everyone
Ink - Mossy Meadow
Cardstock - Whisper White cardstock, Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Gardens Vellum, Gold Glimmer Paper
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL, Itty Butterfly Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Paper Snips
Accessories - Metallic Sequins, Gold Glitter Tape, Doily

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. Love how you used the angled greeting as a tag! Perfect touch! Great job with the sketch challenge this week!

  2. I love how you used that bold background paper Alison and prettied it up with your glimmer butterfly and the splashes of gold and the doily. A great way to use up those bits and pieces too!

  3. What a nice combination of elements! Love the vellum, the glimmer and the doily all rolled into one happy card!

  4. I love it when the dsp provides the images - our dsp is so great for that! I love how you used the scraps, too - I always have a little pile of rejects from other projects on my desk, and they become the stars of other cards! Great card!

  5. I love that you let the DSP be the "star" of the show, but the little accents of the sparkle sure do shine! Fabulous card this week, Alison!


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Alison xx