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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #550 Life is Grand

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #550.  This week we have a sketch.


I have chosen to use the Life is Grand stamp set from page 17 of the Occasions catalog.  I've also used the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have to say that it is the star of the show!

CCMC#550 Life is Grand by Jo Anne Hewins

I am in love with this card.  It's really not as hard to make as it looks.  Not at all!

Start with card base of Fresh Fig.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.

Add a layer of the dark leaf paper from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper.  It is cut at 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Add so that a little of the top and bottom of the base shows.

The next layer is the lighter leaf pattern.  It's cut to 3 x 4 1/2.  Add to the center of the card.

Now we add just below the center two strips of Fresh Fig that measure 1/4 x 4.  This paper is from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.  You could just as well use Fresh Fig cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from Life is Grand on Whisper White in Fresh Fig ink.  I did use the Stamparatus so insure a good dark image.  Cut around this using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Cut a scalloped oval in Fresh Fig as a frame.  Add these to the card base with dimensionals.

CCMC #550 Life is Grand close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Now find the vellum paper from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  This is what makes it specialty!  Using snips trim around some of the bunches of leaves and flowers.  Add to the edges of the oval.  I did add one coming out from beneath the oval.  To attach, I put a dab of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on a Silicone Mat.  Take a section of a sponge and dip it into the glue.  Add to the back of the vellum.  Remember that you only need to put glue on the part that acutally needs to stick to the oval.

CCMC #550 Life is Grand inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from Life is Grand and is stamped in Fresh Fig.  Add another little cluster of leaves and flowers.

CCMC#550 Life is Grand card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think the colors in this card are fantastic.  It's really all due to the colors used in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you don't have this.  Give it some consideration!

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  If you don't already have a demonstrator, I want your business!  Let me help you!

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