Welcome to the first Create with Connie & Mary challenge of 2012! The gals have a gorgeous, I mean GORGEOUS color combination for you this week:
Aren't they lovely together? So soft and feminine that I knew right away which brand-new stamp set I was going to use! But first, take a look at this cool sketch I used from another new-to-me blog, Cardabilities:
That big half scalloped circle was the perfect shape for SU's new Framelits dies which premiered in the Occasions Mini Catalog yesterday! So here's what I made for you:
I love how the top of the Soft Suede Framelit extends off the card base. Because I made the card base smaller than a standard A2, 5 1/2" x 7 5/8" folded in half, it still fits inside a regular A2 (medium) envelope even with the label extending off the card! So how 'bout a few details?
The Blushing Bride base was stamped randomly in Blushing Bride ink with the pansy image from Tea Shoppe--another new item from the Occasions Mini Catalog. You can also see that I sponged the edge of the Very Vanilla Framelit with Pool Party ink. And how about that pretty Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon? (swoon!) Also from the new Mini catalog--new toys are so much fun!
I stamped a few more pansies coming out of the tea cup to mimic steam rising from that warm cuppa! Of course, the teacup was inked in Pool Party and adorned with a few Basic Pearls.
I made the tea tag with more stamps from Tea Shoppe, punched with the Modern Label punch and folded in half. I made a small hole with my paper piercer in the middle of the fold and ran some Linen Thread through to form the tea bag tag.
There are so many wonderful images in this set--10 to be exact--that I had to keep going on the inside, pulling in all the challenge colors again. They are just so pretty together!
I hope you've enjoyed today's card and that before you go, you'll let me know what you think of it! Be sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design Team for some fabulous inspiration. I hope you'll play along with this gorgeous colors--you have until Wednesday, January 11th at Noon (EST). Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla cardstock; Attic Boutique DSPXtras: Labels Framelits; Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon; Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon; Chantilly Crochet trim; Modern Label punch; Scalloped Ribbon Border punch; Linen Thread; Basic Pearls