It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge. This week it is a color challenge and it is a good one!
Sometimes I am a little slow on the uptake but could it be that the color challenge colors are taken from Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper? Today’s colors look like they come from the Favored Flowers DSP, a beautiful pack of paper that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. The colors featured in this Sale-A-Bration paper, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink.
Whatever the inspiration I chose to use the Favored Flowers DSP for my challenge card.
This is a pocket card. The DSP is cut 4” x 12” and scored at 5-1/2” and 9-3/4”. I cut it at 4” instead of 4-1/4” so I can get 3 of these pockets from one sheet of DSP. The Evening Evergreen insert measured (before cutting with the Basic Borders dies) 3-3/4” x 5-1/4” and the Basic White layer 3-1/2” x 5”.
I chose the pattern from the Favored Flowers DSP that features the flowers in Calypso Coral and the leaves in Evening Evergreen. I loved the flip side of this paper in Calypso Coral. To incorporate the Blackberry Bliss color, I fussy cut a few flowers and buds from another sheet in the paper pack. In addition another flower and buds in Calypso Coral. I did not glue or tape the sides of the pocket and instead use the ribbon (Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon) to keep the pocket together. The top and the flap edge were also cut using the Basic Borders die. Normally I would have used a corner rounder to round the edges but I don’t seem to have one. You could leave the corners or edges straight.
I stamped in Evening Evergreen the sentiment from the Sending Smiles stamp set. I added a silver dot from the Festive Pearls. The Festive Pearls are a carryover from the previous mini catalog. In the embellishment pack there are gold, silver, mint and red pearls. They are a small, sweet little embellishment.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge,