Friday, May 13, 2011

Perfectly Surprised {CCMC}

Perfectly surprised…that describes this week over at Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition where they are full of surprises and I am SOOOO excited to announce that I am the SURPRISE GUEST DESIGNER for Week #5.  That’s right, ME!   Surprise GUEST DESIGNER!  If you are a subscriber to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition, I will be sharing with you a FABULOUS 3D project and tutorial using one of that week's featured products in the Summer Mini.  But WHICH product is a SURPRISE, too!  

 Now remember...the only way to see my SURPRISE GUEST DESIGNER project is to be a subscriber to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition and sign up now while you can save $5 off the subscription price.  The early bird special of $24.95 ends Saturday, May 14th at 11:55 pm.  Don't delay!

And speaking of summer, I am in love with Fabulous Florets from the Summer Mini catalog!   Today’s card features all of the stamps in the set:
Along with some bright and happy colors: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive—don’t they look smashing together?!  I used the embedded embossing technique to create my polka dot background: 
To a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, I adhered numerous 1 ¼” Whisper White circles and ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I also stamped the smaller flower in Pumpkin Pie on my cardbase in opposite corners.
The big Daffodil Delight flower was created by stamping the big solid flower from Fabulous Floretsthree times in DD on Whisper White cardstock .  Yes, each one was hand-cut but because they are all layered together and the edges appear as part of the flower—the cutting doesn’t have to be perfect!  There are 2 flowers glued together as the base and one popped up on top with a dimensional.  I also stamped the leaf image onto Old Olive CS in OO ink, cut out and crumpled for a realistic look layering one leaf under the top flower for extra dimension.  Some Rose Red seam binding ribbon added a pop of contrasting color—love how it looks with Pumpkin Pie!
The inside of the card received a touch of the Square Lattice embossing folder—just ran it through the Big Shot with just the bottom quarter of the cardstock actually in the folder.  The sentiment from On Your Birthday was stamped in more Old Olive ink and more flowers added in Daffodil Delight and Rose Red

So, were you perfectly surprised?  I sure was…and delighted to be the SURPRISE GUEST DESIGNER #5!  Remember...the only way to see my Surprise Guest Designer project is to be a subscriber to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition and sign up now while you can save $5 off the subscription price.  The early bird special of $24.95 ends Saturday, May 14th at 11:55 pm.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my big surprise!

stamps: fabulous florets, on your birthday
ink: daffodil delight, rose red, old olive
paper: pumpkin pie, whisper white, old olive CS
xtras: square lattice embossing folder; rose red seam binding ribbon; top note die


Marisa said...

Saw you card on their blog and did a happy dance for you :) Great card! Just got that EF and can't wait to use it. Have a fabulous weekend.

sharon said...

Beautiful Card! Love the colors...and Congratulations on being a guest designer this week!! You have so much talent! :)

Diane - said...

Nance this is FABULOUS news! Whoohoo!!!
I tried three times yesterday to leave a comment so I finally left you one on Connie and Mary's posting. They are going to be thrilled with your talent... well of course they are. That's why you're going to be guest designer! Congratulations!
This card is sooooooo coool! LOVE the colors and how cute are those big embedded dots? The 3D flower with leaf is sweet, and The inside is just super cool.

Christyne said...

Congratulations!!! After I saw the announcement, I was thrilled to be able to see your work (apparently, I live in a bubble).

I love the idea of using the EF on the INSIDE of the card. Must try it!

Linda Callahan said...

The first surprise here is how fabulous Rose Red looks on your card with Pumpkin Pie! This is one beautiful card! And the second surprise is also fabulous - you will be a terrific guest designer! They are so lucky to have you!

jjcreations said...

I love the background you created, Nance. Those huge polka dots are fabulous. Wonderfully bright sunny card.

Nancy said...

I love, love, love this card, the colors are spectacular and whodda thought RR ribbon on PP cardstock, will wonders never cease!
CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as a guest designer, of course they'd choose you. I've already subscribed.

Sandie Conner said...

This is a great card! I love the circles all lined up, great idea and the colors are wonderful.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Yeah you! Super excited to see your project this CCMC Edition!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Big congrats on the GD news! VERY well-deserved! I mean pretty much ROCK...everyone knows it! ;) Love your card. Fun colors...the bold flower....and all that fabby texture! Looks great! Hugs! :)

Glenda J said...

So pretty! Love the bold colours!

Kim said...

love your card! the inlaid embossing with the large white circles is so sharp! This will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS