It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week it is a color challenge.
Isn't this a perfect summertime color combination?
Every time I use the Flourish thinlits I marvel at how pretty and elegant they are. I cut the stem out of Cucumber Crush card stock and then cut the flowers out using Tangerine Tango card stock. I wanted to add some sparkle to the card and remembered an old trick of heat embossing with Iridescent Ice embossing powder on colored card stock. Stampin' Up! no longer carries Iridescent Ice embossing powder, so I made my own. I mixed some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Clear embossing powder and embossed it on to a strip of Peekaboo Peach card stock. I don't have the exact proportions of embossing powder to glitter but I would start with 1 part embossing powder to 1/2 part glitter. I used a die from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits and cut out small circles from the glittered Peekaboo Peach card stock and attached them to the stem.
The sentiment is from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. I first stamped it in Cucumber Crush ink. Honestly, it looked a little blah, so I stamp it again using markers so I could have both Cucumber Crush and Tangerine Tango words. Much better. I also cut another border piece from the Flourish thinlits and curved it around the oval. I love how it frames the sentiment. Definitely an idea I am going to use again.
Be sure to check out what the other members of the Thursday design team made using the color challenge. I always see what they make and wonder, how did they ever think of that?! Lots of great ideas and inspiration.