Create With Connie and Mary 208

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The challenge this week at Create With Connie and Mary is to use the fantastic color combo of Basic Gray, Real Red, and Pumkin Pie.  While I was pondering my card, I came across a technique I'd not heard of before called the "bordered sentiment."  It's a fantastic way to show off a fabulous sentiment.   Take a look:



I stamped the sentiment from Word Play in Basic Gray then drew lines at the top and bottom of it to create a border.  I used a scrap of paper as a mask and stamped the flowers from Reason to Smile (available for a VERY special price in July).  This stamp set is perfect for a little two-step stamping and these colors are to die for!  I really love how this turned out.  The eye is drawn to the sentiment and the masked flowers frame it so well. 

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13 Responses to “Create With Connie and Mary 208”

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card Jen.
I like that technique, I haven't seen it before and I love the way you've used the flowers. It's the best use of Reason to Smile that I've seen.

Karen Rogers said...

love the clean look to your card :)

Deb said...

This is really beautiful! What a great technique! So clean and simple - just my kind!! I will have to give it a try!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kathy...that's one of the loveliest card I've seen using that stamp set. Love that technique; so simple and effective. Thanks for sharing! --Doris

Linda Callahan said...

So artsy - love the sleek look!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the name of this technique. Just love the way the flowers peek from the edges of your lines. Great job with the color challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just my kind of card Jen - I love its elegance and those clever masked flowers.

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Jen! Oh, this is beautiful!! I love this new technique and the clean lines of your card. It really shows off a pretty font for the sentiment. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Annie Lee said...

I love it! What a great CAS card!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Awesome card! Love this technique. Will have to give it a try. TFS.

Carrie Sampsel said...

Fantastic technique and I love how it turned out! And of course I love the clean and simple layout!:) A big welcome to the team!

Lisa said...

Love what you did with this stamp set! I think it is such a pretty set, but I see so few samples...this one is great! Great working with you on Create!

Jan Hoyt said...

I am loving the Bordered Sentiment technique...esp with so many great floral sets in the current catty. thanks for sharing!