Today's card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge uses the Rooted in Nature bundle, Coffee Cup Framelits and the Detailed Leaves Thinlits. The challenge this week is a color challenge and a combination that I know I will use again.
I love this trio of colors!
I have been thinking about stamping a card that combines a coffee cup with leaves and this week's challenge was perfect for this. I stamped the Rooted in Nature leaf in Blackberry Bliss and used a blender pen to pull the ink and color the leaf. This is a super quick and easy way to add color. The sentiment is also from the Rooted in Nature set.
There are 2 items I used on this card that I love and honestly want to use all the time. The first is the Subtle embossing folder. This folder just adds a bit of texture to the card stock. In today's card the plain Mint Macaron layer looked perfectly fine but adding just that little bit of texture really finished the card. The other item I used was the edge dies in the Detailed Leaves Thinlits. I first cut the more intricate die on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the other edge die to cut the Blackberry Bliss card stock and layered together they create a beautiful lacy edge. I fought the good fight and tried to resist buying the Falling for Leaves bundle but after using a friend's stamp set and dies, especially the edge dies I broke down and bought the set. I will use the stamps and dies a lot, so it was a great decision.
Now it is time for you to check out the cards the other members of the design team created using this color combination. I know you will be inspired by their creations!