Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oh, Hello! (CCMC240 and FMS 74)

Last night, I went over to stamp with my friend Julie Wadlinger (again - this happens often, and it's so much fun!), and we both tackled some fun challenges. You can check out the gorgeous card she made on her blog here. I decided to take on a color challenge and a sketch challenge, too, and this is what I came up with:

I LOVE how this card turned out! The color combination, from Create with Connie & Mary, is just adorable. I may have to order a supply of more Basic Gray paper & ink, because it's just a gorgeous color to work with! The bold color combination made me want this to be a bold card - big greeting stamp, big flower, big rhinestones -- and so of course I had to include one of our beautiful Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons! These things really are fabulous - they look like diamonds! Here's a close-up to show just how gorgeous they are:

I inserted a small rhinestone into the center of the
Vintage Faceted  Button to give it even more "bling."
The flower was stamped with the Betsy's Blossoms set and cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits dies on the Big Shot. Then I punched a tiny circle from Melon Mambo and put the Vintage Faceted Designer button on top of it. I just LOVE how cute it turned out!

Here's the challenge info for this card.

From CCMC240:

And from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS74)

Card Details
Colors: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Oh, Hello; Besty's Blossoms
Tools: Top Note die (for Big Shot), Floral Frames Framelits© die (Big Shot), 1/2" Circle punch 
Accessories: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Basic Jewels rhinestones


  1. Great card Michelle! Love that blossom cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits.

  2. What a wonderful card Michelle .... these colours are so bright and happy, and your floral so pretty in yellow!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. The pop of the yellow flower is lovely on your card Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  4. Love the layout you used with the challenge colors! The extra bling with the button really sparkles! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Such a pretty flower inked with the Betsy's Blossom's. It looks great up in the corner as you placed it! Thanks for playing CCMC this week!

  6. Such cool details on your card. I love your flower. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

  7. Love that layered button element! Color and sparkle - fabulous! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. What a fun card! I love how you stamped the one image and cut it out in a totally different shape. That button is the perfect accent! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!