September 8, 2011


Good morning and happy Thursday blog readers. Thursday is challenge day at Create with Connie & Mary. Today we have a sketch challenge for you to try:


My Card:

I used the stamp set "Gently Falling" in 2 different ways on my card. First I used the leaf images as my background on Pool Party Cardstock. I inked my stamps with VersaMark ink to create watermarks of my images. Secondly, I used a leaf image by inking first with More Mustard Ink and then using the "Rock-n-Roll Technique" to gently add Early Espresso Ink:

Notice how very little it takes to embellish a card? If you know me well by now, you know I hate clutter in my cards. I only had to add 2 Pearl Jewels and a little tiny sliver of Grosgrain Ribbon to this card to complete it. Once I had the card completely assembled, I dug out my Spritzer Tool and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker and added some airbrushed effect to my card.

I hope you can join us this week. I look forward to reading your comments!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
  • Inks: Pool Party, Early Espresso, More Mustard, VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps: Gently Falling, A Word For You
  • DSP: Spice Cake
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Spritzer Tool
When you drop in to Create with Connie & Mary today, not only will you be able to view the Design Team Submissions, you will also be meeting another designer lined up for our Holiday Mini Subscription. We are still offering an Early Bird Sign-up price so make sure you visit and sign up!


  1. So beautiful! I love the two-tone leaves! Love the addition of the pearls!

  2. Very pretty fall card. I like the non traditional fall colors you used

  3. Beautiful, Debbie! The pearls are the perfect touch!

  4. Gorgeous Debbie!! I love the colors of your card. Your stamping techniques are just beautiful.

  5. Gorgeous! Love the clean lines of this card...and the pearls are a wonderful touch for the fall card! Great job with the sketch!

  6. Wonderful card and I love how the rock and roll technique worked on these leaves. Beautiful job, Debbie.

  7. Debbie,

    This is just beautiful! I love how you pulled the colors from Spice Cake and used them in the leaves. SOOO pretty. I am definitely going to have to CASE this one. Hope all is well with you.


  8. So pretty! Love the two tone leaves!

  9. Oh, this so pretty! I love the colors that you paired up with the DSP.

  10. This is awesome Debbie. I love the extra popped up leaf and the rock and roll tech is perfect for this stamp set. Great job!

  11. Debbie, this is GORGEOUS! I love the rock n rolled leaves and your placement of them is so artful and interesting. Love the versamarked bg and the simple pearls. Fabulous!


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