October 1, 2011

CCMC Holiday Edition Saturday Challenge-Week 2

Good morning, today is Week #2 of our subcribers challenge at Create with Connie & Mary. For those of you that are subscribers......how are we doing so far with our projects? I would love to hear from you!

This week's challenge is this beautiful color challenge:

Week #2 for us designers was a Fall/Thanksgiving week. I just love the new stamp set "Always Thankful" from the "Holiday Mini Catalog:

I decided early on that for the six weeks of Saturday Challenges, I was going to create a card plus a matching goodie box of some sorts. This is my card for this week:

A little trick I used for this card was to first ink my stamp in VersaMark Ink and then ink again, this time with Soft Suede Ink. This creates a colored embossing ink. I sprinkled the stamped image with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool. I then colored my image with Watercolor Crayons and a Blender Pen:

Goodie Box:

I used the Fancy Favor Box Die for this project and used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch to cut a "window" in the front. See how my sunflower seeds peek through the window?:

Project Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • DSP: Spice Cake
  • Tools: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Fancy Favor Die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Sticky Strip
  • Inks: Soft Suede, VersaMark, Watercolor Crayons
  • Stamp Sets: Always Thankful
  • Miscellaneous: Cello Bag, Sunflower Seeds
  • Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon
If you are a Holiday Subscriber for Create with Connie & Mary.....won't you join us for the color challenge this week. I would love to see what you have created! Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Debbie, this is so beautiful! I love the scallop edging on the DSP strips and your bow is gorgeous! I do have a question about the embossing process. Do you stamp the image w/ versamark first, then stamp w/ soft suede or ink both before stamping?

  2. Beautiful project! LOVE that bow!! The projects so far have been wonderful! Thank you to all of you for your hard work! :)

  3. Debbie, this card is so striking. Just beautiful.

  4. Fabulous colors, Debbie! Stunning!


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