Create With Connie and Mary 224

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sometimes at this time of year its nice to take a break from the Halloween cards, the cards for autumn, and the cards for Christmas and make a card "just because."  That's why I was so glad that the challenge this week at Create With Connie and Mary had colors that were perfect for just about any occasion you could think of!



When I first started thinking about my card for this challenge I was disappointed that I didn't have any Daffodil Delight DSP to jazz things up.  But then I thought that I could make my own, so out came the flourish stamp from Creative Elements to create a subtle background.  I already knew that Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade look ridiculously fabulous together so I happily stamped the stem and flowers from Summer Silhouettes in those colors.  I added this cute sentiment from Made For You in the corner.

I tried my hand at the crinkly bow that LeAnne excels at and I have to say I like this one a lot better than the first one I attempted.  I crimped it in the center with an Antique Brad and just basically let it all hang out!  I think I was fussing with it too much on my first attempt when I should have just let the bow do its crinkly thing!

The DT over at Create With Connie and Mary have got some fantastic cards to show you for this lovely color combo so make sure you take some time to head on over there and check them out.  You're gonna love what you see!

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16 Responses to “Create With Connie and Mary 224”

Melissa Davies said...

Love the simplicity and softness of this card! Just gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Yeehaw! Love that crinkly bow, I believe you have got it down pat! What a pretty color palette C&M have chosen....and a pretty card you've created!

Kim S said...

So gentle and sweet - gorgeous colors with all of that lovely white space!

Rita said...

Love it! So clean, fresh, and gorgeous. Your bow is fantastic!

Deb said...

Beautiful! Love the clean and simple look of this! And your crinkly bow looks fabulous!!

Jen Timko said...

That bow is just perfect this time!! I had to make myself stop fussing with it too! Love the colors....a little breath of spring.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful bow - and oh that wonderful white space! You do composition oh so well! Very pretty!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful bow Jen and of course lovely card!

Kelly Griglione said...

so fresh and pretty!!

Lesley said...

Beautiful ribbon treatment Jen (LeAnne does make it look easy), love that scrunchy look and the card is just lovely, with the white background and pop of colour.

CASTOWNE said...

Really like that color combo. You're right...it's nice to do something other than Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas for a change. Love that bow!

Lisa said...

Love the clean and simple look to this card. Love all the white space. The bow is so pretty!

Debbie Henderson said...

I agree Jen, I'm getting tired of Halloween and now Christmas and it's only October! Great card, love the way you worked the colors!

monikastamp said...

I'm not sure my first comment went through so I'll try again.
Love it! I can't wait to see how to make the crinkly bow. What a striking card!
Monika

Cindy Coutts said...

I love this clean and simple card. It packs such a punch!

Connie said...

I need to try one of those fabulous crinkle bow! Thanks SO much for being on the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge team!