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Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #684.  This week we have a color challenge using Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and any color we wish.  I have chosen to use Misty Moonlight.

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And here is my card.

CCMC #684 Timeworn Type EF  Blending Brushes  Meadow dies  Harvest dies  Vellum  Hydrangea dies  Jo Anne Hewins

This is a collage card using bits and pieces that come together to form something fantastic.  I do love how this came together.

My card base is Misty Moonlight 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  

Next is a layer of Crumb Cake cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.  With a Blending Brush add Early Espresso ink over this layer to bring out some of the embossing.  This folder is so pretty.

For the elements of the card, the Early Espresso branches (2) and the flower in the Harvest Meadow Designer Series are Paper are from the Harvest Dies.  For the flower, cut from the Misty Moonlight designer paper.  With the Blending Brush add Early Espresso ink around the edges of the flower.  Cut again the center of the flower from Crumb Cake.  Cut around the bottom of the center and add some espresso ink all around it.  Glue to the designer flower.

The Misty Moonlight flower is from the Meadow dies.  I did add just a little of the Early Espresso ink that was already on the Blending Brush.  The frond cut from Vellum Card Stock is also from the Meadow dies.  Turn it on the back and color with a Blending Brush and Misty Moonlight ink.

CCMC #684 Timeworn Type EF  Blending Brushes  Meadow Dies  Harvest dies  Vellum  Hydrangea dies  Close Up  by Jo Anne Hewins

Take your pieces and play with them until you are happy with their placement.  Add to the card.  It might help to take a picture of the card first so you remember how you had it.  It would also be helpful to add Adhesive Sheets to the back of your papers before cutting.  This would turn your cutouts into stickers.  Super easy!

Tie a bow from Linen Thread.  I used a bow maker for mine.  It's the first time I used it with so many layers of thread.  I thought it worked well.  Add the bow with a glue dot.

The word hello is from the Love of Leaves stamp set.  Stamp on a scrap of Basic White in Early Espresso.  Use the Hydrangea dies to cut out the tag.  I added some of the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim to the back of the tag to hang out at the end.  I tied a knot with the same trim and added it over the hole with a glue dot.

CCMC #684 Timeworn Type EF  Blending Brushes  Meadow dies  Harvest dies  Vellum  Hydrangea dies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, add some Early Espresso ink with the Blending Brush lightly around the edges of the Basic White.  The saying is from Love of Leaves in espresso.  Cut the flower for the inside just the same as the flower on the front.

CCMC #684 Timeworn Type EF  Blending Brushes  Meadow dies  Harvest dies  Vellum  Hydrangea dies   Linen Thread  Card Project   Jo Anne Hewins  shown with EF and Blending Brush and Early Espresso Pad

These cards have a way of looking difficult.  Just take it one step at a time.  You can do it too.

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CCMC #684 Timeworn Type EF  Blending Brushes  Meadow dies  Harvest dies  Vellum  Hydrangea dies   Linen Thread  Card Project   Jo Anne Hewins

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