Saturday, 18 May 2013

Get Well with CCMC #252

This week it is a great colour challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary. There are so many ways you can interpret a colour challenge depending on the one you choose as your dominant colour. My choice was So Saffron, such a soft, pretty shade of yellow.
I thought it would be fun to keep the alliteration going a bit longer, so used stamp sets with a couple of 'S's' too, you can't ever have too many can you? I stamped twice with Soft Suede, using the stamp set Serene Silhouettes, onto Sahara Sand,giving the illusion of shadows or fog. I then used the main stamp from the stamp set So Sorry to stamp over the tree image.

The Big Shot had a big workout for this card!!! I embossed the So Saffron panel using the Fancy Fan Folder, cut a piece of DSP from Comfort Cafe paper with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits and cut the stamped image with the Ovals Collection Framelits. There are six smooth-edged ovals and the seventh is the largest and it is scalloped. I love adding brads to the ends of this label shape, it seems to ask for something like that to finish it off and these Antique brads are perfect. This has been adhered with dimensionals to lift it a bit.

I layered this card up quite a bit with a Sahara Sand Base, then Soft Suede, another Sahara Sand, finished with the textured panel of So Saffron. Inside I place a square of Soft Suede first and then a slightly smaller Very Vanilla square stamped with another tree and greeting from So Sorry.

I thought the colour was a bit too cheerful to be anything but a "Get Well" card, so I finished it with this greeting. Luckily, no-one I know is ill at the moment, so into the stash it goes!

I am having a fairly quiet weekend as I pack my bag to leave for the South Pacific Convention in sunny Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) on Wednesday. Can hardly wait to get together with my Stampin' Up buddies as we see (and receive too) the new products about to be launched in Australia. Yippeee!!

Have a good weekend


  1. Rachel, your card is beautiful and I love how you carried the alliteration through. The stamp sets, the sincere sentiment and the colors work so well together! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Have fun at Convention!!

  2. Wow, I love your card! The oval with the DSP panel behind it and antique brads on the So Saffron embossed background is just wonderful; great details! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Your card is just so soft and pretty! I love that you chose to feature the So Saffron on your card...BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Very nice touches on your card...the brads, the Apothecary Accent, the texture. Love it! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a nice soft and warm. Would make anyone feel better! Love the way you did your focal really draws you eyes into the trees. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge this week!

  6. So soft and serene. Love the layers and texture - simply a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Such a gorgeous card! Great textures and layers! Love the antique brads on each side of the image! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


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