Friday, June 19, 2015

Celebrate Today--Sparkle and Shine Challenge-CMCC No76

June 18, 2015

It was 100 degrees this afternoon, so, I hid in my craft room.  I was crazy enough to play tennis in the early morning, and it felt so good to just hide in the a/c for a while!

My card is for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge and for the Colour Me...! Challenge.
I absolutely love the color combo, Elegant Eggplant, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive.  The sketch made it so easy for me to figure out what I wanted to do.

I used the new "Brushstrokes" background stamp from Stampin' Up!!  I just love it!  I know you will be seeing it a lot on my cards.  I stamped it on Whisper White using Coastal Cabana ink.  I used one of my banner framelits and set it aside while I worked on my flowers.  Shop on my site to purchase any item from Stampin' Up! 

The flowers were created using the stamp set "Vintage Flowers" by Altenew.  I kept practicing on scrap paper to get the right color combo.  There is definitely a learning curve to use the stamps.  I absolutely love the way they turned out.  I used Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum for the different steps.   I used the matching dies to cut them out.  Then, I stamped the leaves using Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz and cut them out with the dies.  

The white background was cut using a die by Mama Elephant.  The purple polka dots is from SU and cut with the Mama Elephant die, too.  I mounted the Coastal Cabana banner on top of it after using a piece of vellum under it to tone down the polka dots.  I cut it with the Mama Elephant die, too.  I also mounted a white circle cut with my stitched circle dies to mount the flowers on.  It really does not show in the picture.  I used lots of foam tape to add dimension under the flowers and leaves. 

The sentiment and small banner were stamped in Elegant Eggplant using Winnie And Walter -The Big-The Bold-and Extras stamp set.  I fussy cut the banner.  I double mounted the banner to make it stand higher than the flowers. 

Wink of Stella was added for lots of shine.  It is difficult to see in the picture, but I think it adds so much to every card.  I also added sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Don't sequins make everything better?

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Have a fabulous Friday!  Stay cool!



  1. Absolutely stunning in every single way!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Colour Me!

  2. Beautiful card, Claire! I love the purple roses! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle & Shine!

  3. Stunning Claire! I love your blooms and use of color! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me!

  4. Oh! This is gorgeous!! Love those flowers and colors are just stunning!!

  5. Claire this is FABULOUS :) Love the wee touch of vellum! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us gals at Colour Me...! this week. We sure hope to see you back tomorrow for another challenge :)

  6. This is so very pretty! I love the flowers and color combo you used!

  7. Such a beautiful card! Love the way you incorporated the sketch and the colors you used! Thanks for playing along with the Sparkle & Shine Challenge!


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