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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #487 Soft Sayings

Hello!  It's Thursday!  So you know that it's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.  The colors are Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron.


My mind immediately went to fall.  Of course it's a little late for that so I had to think a little more.   Flowers won out.  The Soft Sayings Card Kit is all inclusive.  I decided to use the stamp set from that kit for my card today.

CCMC #487 Soft Sayings stamp set

I'm so happy with how this card turned out.  Fussy cutting was involved, but the lines are simple.

The card base is Tranquil Tide measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Add a piece of the Tranquil Tide paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is cut 2 1/4 x 5.  I did add a Gold Foil Sheets trim to the edge of this.  Use the Decorative Ribbon Border punch to cut this.  Add to the edge of the patterned paper before adhering to the white base.

You will need another piece of Whisper White measuring 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.  Add a gold edge to the right of this piece.

On a scrap of Whisper White stamp four flowers and 6 leaves.  Some are on the inside.  Stamp with the Basic Black Archival ink.  Immediately cover the images with Clear Emboss Powder and heat.  You will want to do this in stages so the ink does not dry too much.  I think I would do two images and emboss and then keep repeating.  The flowers were colored by using the Aqua Painter.  Press the ink into the lid of the pads.  The flowers are in Calypso Coral, the centers in So Saffron, and the leaves in Tranquil Tide.  Keep adding color a little at a time until you are happy with it.  Fussy cut the images.

CCMC#487 Soft Sayings flowers

Arrange the flowers on the white layer.  The flower in the center is on dimensionals.  Put the flowers first and then add in the leaves.  The leaves have a glue dot at the base and a Mini Dimensional out at the tips  At the bottom of the piece run some of the 1/4 Natural Trim.  One of my leaves did go over the top of this ribbon.  Add a bow with glue dots.  I like the gold accents in this card.

The words are from Soft Sayings on a 1/2 inch white scrap.  Notch the ends.

CCMC #487 Soft Sayings inside

The inside of the card is all Soft Sayings.  The sentiment is two stamps.  Add another flower and leaf.

CCMC #487 Soft Sayings

I love the effect of using the Clear Emboss Powder on the images.  It makes them pop.

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