May 17, 2012


We have a great "Color Challenge" for you this week at "Create with Connie & Mary". So sad to say that the "Poppy Parade" color is retiring at the end of this month. I remember when this color first appeared with the new color renovation. I thought it was a little too bright but have learned to fall in love with it. I love how it looks paired up with "Pool Party" and "Basic Black". Have a peek:

I started out by embossing a background at the bottom of my "Confetti White" card front with the "Heart Pressed Letterpressed Plate" that I inked up with Versamark Ink. The letterpress plate and the confetti white cardstock are also retiring at the end of the month. I then cut out a heart shape using the "Hearts Collection Framelits". I just love how you can position these new framelits anywhere you want on your card. I added strips of "Sticky Strip" on each side of the heart and adhered some scrunched up "Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon" and tucked the ends to the inside around the heart:

I then alternated all 3 colors and glued strips on the backside of the heart using the "Eyelet Border Punch". Once all of my strips were glued in place, I added a panel slightly smaller than the card front to the inside to cover up all the strips.

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Confetti White, Pool Party, Basic Black, Poppy Parade
  • Inks: VersaMark, Basic Black
  • Stamps: Sweetly Said
  • Tools: Sticky Strip, Eyelet Border Punch, Hearts Framelits Collection, Heart Pressed Letterpressed Plate, Big Shot Machine
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon
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  1. That is a fabulous card. I love the layered heart. I've got to try this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. This is SO great!!! I love how you did the heart!! What a truly creative idea!! I will have to try this out, too!! I also love the string of pearls - such a perfect touch! Love it!!

  3. What a great way to use the colors. The heart is great. The pearls were a terrific touch.

  4. this is sooo cute

  5. GORGEOUS!! I love the layers inside the heart and the pearls are fantastic!

  6. I'm really gonna miss that punch! Why'd they retire it? I love all your layers...really pretty card. Great working with you on Create!

  7. Great card, Debbie...I love that Eyelet Punch and will miss it BIG time! I love how the previous color shows thru the holes in the eyelet...great concept idea!

  8. Love the layered heart and pearls!! That's just beautiful.


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