Hi friends and welcome to the Thursday Challenge at Create with Connie & Mary! Last week's challenge was a doozy for me but it looks like many of you really rocked that crazy sketch! This week Connie & Mary went much easier on us with a classic and elegant color combination:
I love black and yellow together--it always makes me think of crisp summer clothes with clean and classic lines, very Talbot's if you know what I mean! Here's my take on crisp, clean and summer:
If only the weather had been bright and sunny for a better photo! I have been itching to try this simple technique with the Flower Fest set and I chose the big beautiful zinnia. I stamped it in Jet Black Stazon and then colored inside each petal with a Daffodil Delight marker--it really gives the flower dimension doesn't it?
Of course, I stamped it a few more times and cut each successive layer out and popped it up on a dimensional. Adding a little dazzling diamonds and a Basic Black Glimmer Brad to the mix as well. The Old Olive snuck in in a scrap of embossed cardstock I already had. The leaves were punched with the Build-a-Blossom punch and bent for added interest.
Clean and classy absolutely must include polka dots and this card has twice the polka dots! This is my first use of the new Polka Dot Scallop ribbon and it is lovely! Here, I wrapped one piece around the front of my cardstock and secured it to the back with snail. Made a loop of ribbon from a separate piece, pinched in the middle, added a Glimmer Brad and adhered with a glue dot...instant bow!
And one last detail to show you that adds so much to the card IRL. I heat embossed more zinnias in the opposite corners of my card base for added texture and shine. It's difficult to capture in the photo but it really pops!
I hope you've enjoyed my Crisp Clean Summer card today....I'd love to hear your comments. I read and treasure each and every one of them! I know the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team has some amazing projects for you so be sure to stop by. We hope you'll join us this week, I'd love to come visit you!
stamps: bring on the cake, flower fest
ink: jet black stazon, versamark
paper: basic black, whisper white, daffodil delight, old olive CS; designer series pattern stack (brights)xtras: glimmer brads (nuetrals); polka dot impressions folder; top note die; basic black polka dot scallop ribbon; 2 3/8" scallop circle punch; build a blossom punch; black stampin' emboss powder