Friday, April 20, 2012

Faith Hope Love - CCMC198

I guess it's time to start gearing up for wedding season, so that's the theme I chose to go with for this card.  I used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 198.

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I saw a card over at Mary Fish's blog that incorporated a flower like this and absolutely fell in love with it!  I knew I had to recreate one.  It uses the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  If you hop over to her blog, she has all the instructions right there! 
The finished flower is big, so my card base measures 7" x 5". 
I wanted to keep the colors soft and pretty, but still fun and summery so I chose to use Soft Suede and cream for a bit of sophistication and popped some Calyso Coral in there for the fun!  The DP is from Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Paper collection.  This particular dotted pattern is the number one reason I purchased that DP set....I adore polkadots.  I embossed the plain piece of Soft Suede with my Finial Press EF, added a scallop punched border and topped it all with the main panel sentiment.  I cut two Framilits Labels, one slightly smaller than the other, layed the smaller one over the top of the larger one and sponged a border around the larger label.  A couple basic pearls to highlight the scripture verse and a touch of ribbon tie it all together.  But, the flower is really the star of the show right?!? 
Here's a list of the supplies....
Stamps: Elegant Inspirations
Paper: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Vanilla, Mocha Morning DP
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Framelits Labels Collection die, Eyelet Border punch, Finial Press EF, Latte button, Basic pearls, Calypso Coral organdy ribbon


  1. Beautiful flower with the button inside! Love the color combined with that DSP...need to use up some of it before it retires! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. This is beautiful. Love that flower and it works so well with this sketch. Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

  3. Very pretty card. Love the colors you used and especially your flower. TFS

  4. That gorgeous flower certainly is thestar of the's beautiful and I love your color palette! Soft, fresh and summery! Thank you for joining us at CCMC!

  5. Wow!! This is really beautiful and perfect for those summer weddings! Love the neutrals with a pop of color! And the flower is done so beautifully! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. MMMMMM...this is a yummy color combo! Love the Mocha paper with the Coral! Very pretty flower. Love the little ribbon treatment peeking out! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  7. This flower is on my to try list. You did a great job with it and all of the layers are beautiful! Thanks for visiting us at CCMC!

  8. WOW...I just LOVE how your beautiful flower is just set off against the soft suede background - GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!