Thursday, April 26, 2012

Not so Masculine afterall...

Happy Thursday friends and welcome to another week with Connie & Mary! It's color time so let's see what our challenge is this week: first these colors seemed a bit masculine to me but I try to think outside the box and not always go with my first reaction.  So...I used them to make a feminine card.  In fact, a Mother's Day card!
I had forgotten how pretty Sahara Sand is...especially paired with Peach Parfait and Night of Navy!  The background is stamped with the retiring stamp French Filigree in Sahara Sand and the Night of Navy polka dot paper is from the Regals Designer Patterns Stack.  
The focal image is from the hostess set, Simply Soft and stamped in Sahara Sand and Peach Parfait.  I sponged the edges in more Sahara Sand and used the script stamp from the Charming set for a slightly vintage look.  Do you recognize the scalloped mat layer?  Using the Scallop Square Duo die, I cut two Peach Parfait squares and layered them to create a scalloped rectangle that I needed for my stamped image!
On the sentiment panel I stamped another pretty little image from the Charming set in the background with Sahara Sand ink, stamped off once.  Teeny Tiny Wishes came to the rescue with a perfectly sized sentiment.  And every mother needs a string of pearls don'tcha think?

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to play along with us at Create with Connie & Mary.  If you do, be sure to link up your creation before the challenge closes on Wednesday, May 2nd at Noon (EST).  Now, go check out the rest of the CCMC Design Team for even more eye candy!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Simply Soft; Charming; Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Ink: Peach Parfait, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Peach Parfait, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla; Regals Designer Patterns Stack
Xtras: Linen Thread; Basic Pearls; Scallop Oval Punch; Large Oval Punch; Scallop Square Duo die; Scallop Ribbon Border punch  


Diane - said...

Nance this is so pretty. So clever how your did used the square scallop die! Love that. I also love how your used the Sahara Sand so softly too. This set is so pretty and reminds of blowing off spent daffodils as a child... aahhh to be young.
The touch of pearls is devine and I know your mom will just love it!

Deb said...

This is so soft and pretty! Perfect for any mother! I love all the little pearls that seem to be dancing around on the card! Love how you did the scallop rectangle - very clever!

Marisa said...

You used the colours wonderfully, Nance :) Flowers are fabulous and lovely touches as always.

Linda Callahan said...

Hmmm Sahara Sand is a neglected color in my house - it is lovely with the Peach! I love the scattering of pearls too - very pretty touch!

Kim S said...

Absolutely beautiful as a Mothers Day card...I'm glad you thought out of the box!

Lesley said...

Really pretty card Nance, love that you used the Square die to create the rectangle!!

Lisa said...

I had trouble seeing anything feminine in these colors, but you have done a wonderful job of capturing the flowers in these shades. Great working with you on Create!

Connie at Cottage Creek said...

Hi Nance,
Just found your blog today and am having a wonderful time browsing! Absolutely LOVE you work. TFS!

Connie at Cottage Creek said...

Hi Nance,
Just found your blog today and am having a wonderful time browsing! Absolutely LOVE you work. TFS!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day card. The pearls look so pretty with the flowers. Great job with the color challenge!

Margaret said...

Well aren't you clever with those square scallops! You did a fantastic job using these colors for a very feminine card!