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Cool Treats for CCMC452

I’ve been on a break for the last two months, but I’m starting to post cards again since I love stamping so much!  I’ve teamed up again with Create with Connie and Mary for the challenges they do on Thursdays and this week we have a beautiful color challenge.

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So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach and Sahara Sand are gorgeous together, especially with spring starting.  I went with COOL TREATS and created a yummy orange creamsicle card.

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Peek-a-boo Peach is such a delicious color for COOL TREATS ice cream cones.  All of my family love orange creamsicle ice cream so this color combination was an easy one to work with.

Tasty Treats

I created a melted ice cream background using watercolor paper and an aqua painter with the Peek-a-boo Peach ink pad.  A few die cut sprinkles add some fun and we all know I love sprinkles and confetti!  Lastly, the sentiment was stamped on slender banners to layer below the ice cream.

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For more ideas using these beautiful colors, stop by Create with Connie and Mary.  We’d love to inspire you and see what you come up with!

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Spooky Fun Watercolor

Remember the Galaxy Watercolor Technique that I shared awhile back??  Well, I gave this same technique a try for a spooky Halloween night scene.

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I layered color onto watercolor paper to give a dark spooky night for my SPOOKY FUN Halloween card.  The picture doesn’t do the background justice, there are little bits of yellow and green showing through in areas to give this card a unique look.

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Most of the card consists of die cuts from the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE.  I went with Night of Navy as my main color to do something a little different since I am always featuring black for this type of card.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you how to do the background and see if I can come up with some better pictures to show how beautiful the watercolor looks.

In the meantime, did you know that the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now??  We have done all the hard work for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

September Mini Session

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
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Rainbows

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW.

Another fun theme for this month and another watercolor card to share!  I am officially obsessed with watercolor!  Now it’s been three Saturday’s in a row with this style of cards.

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Tons of color of course for a rainbow themed card!  And every bit of color you see was done with ink pads and an aqua painter.

Over the Rainbow

The blue sky was created with Dapper Denim ink and allowed to dry while I worked on the other elements.  The word “RAINBOW” was next, it was heat embossed in black so the colors would stay put in each block letter.  Even the word “sunshine” was die cut from watercolor paper then Daffodil Delight ink was added.  I made some areas darker for the lovely contrast.

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This is most definitely a happy card and a really fun one to create!  I have all the supplies listed below if you’d like to give this a try and make your own watercolor rainbow card.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Over the Rainbow, Sprinkles of Life, Sunshine Sayings

INKS:  Versa Mark, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Eggplant Envy

PAPER: Watercolor, Glimmer, Basic Black, Whisper White

ACCESSORIES:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Tree Builder Punch, Aqua Painter, Silver Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Raindrops Keep Falling

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a really fun theme, RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD.

Another fun theme for this month and another technique to share!  I used watercolor paper again but in a different way.

Sprinkles of Life

Aren’t the rain drops fun!  They were created by sponging ink onto the watercolor paper then sprinkling water over top to remove some color.  It’s another great way to get more out of your products!

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In this close up you can see the how the drops of water pulled the ink back off the paper.  Just take your aqua painter or any paint brush and tap it over your paper with a little water.  Then just use a paper towel to pull away the ink.

Sprinkles of Life

I kept the card simple to really show off the raindrops.  All I added was the sentiment and clouds from SPRINKLES OF LIFE.  Several silver foil paper raindrops over top added a bit of extra sparkle.  Can you see the shimmer on the clouds?  I used Glimmer paper and embossed in silver to make the clouds extra special.  Check out my supply list below and give this fun technique a try!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Sprinkles of Life

INKS:  Versa Mark, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim

PAPER: Watercolor, Dapper Denim, Silver Foil, Glimmer

ACCESSORIES:  Tree Builder Punch, Aqua Painter, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, dimensionals

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Dapper Denim

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  We are down to featuring the last of the new In Colors this week, DAPPER DENIM.

I went through all my new stamp sets and thought about the best way to showcase this fantastic new color.  In the end, I ended up with a clean and simple card featuring PLACES YOU’LL GO.

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As you can see, DAPPER DENIM takes center stage on this card.

Places You'll Go

The globe was so fun to create, it’s a little different from the rest of the card since it’s done on watercolor paper.  I love the contrast of it against the crisp regular cardstock.  If you don’t have (and use) an aqua painter, you must get one!  This is such a valuable tool!!!  It makes watercolor so easy!  After heat embossing the globe in white, I added color to the globe with the aqua painter being heavy handed in some areas to add a deeper shade of blue.  Once it was completely dry, I fussy cut the globe, added silver thread and popped it up on dimensionals.

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In keeping with the crisp, clean look I kept the background to a minimum by adding just a few stars and a simple sentiment.  If you haven’t given this set a good look, go back and check it out!  The sentiments are fantastic and useful with many other stamp sets.

How about a supply list so you can create your own PLACES YOU’LL GO CARD……….

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Places You’ll Go

INKS: Archival Black, Dapper Denim

PAPER: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, watercolor

ACCESSORIES: Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Silver Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, dimensionals

Ready for a sneak peek at July’s Mini Session??  I know I am!  We’ve got 5 full tutorials for you with all new stamp sets!!!  I hope you will subscribe and join us!  Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all the details.

July Collage

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Places You’ll Go

I’ve been diving head first into all the supplies I just got from the NEW catalog and loving every minute!  I have a simple watercolor card to share today with a fun little set called PLACES YOU’LL GO.

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I used watercolor color paper and heat embossed the globe stand in black.  I added a wash of Island Indigo to the paper before adding in the globe itself.

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The globe is heat embossed in white so both it and the colors would stand out against the black stand. Island Indigo and Emerald Envy made the globe come to life. These two colors work well together for a realistic look.

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Keeping with a simple layout, the sentiment was added neatly to the bottom of the card.  I really love all the sentiments in the set, there are lots of other stamp sets that these will go with!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a sample with NEW PRODUCTS, I have more in store for you tomorrow.  Be sure to come back for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop, we have fabulous new ideas to share!!

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Banners for You

There are SO MANY awesome new stamps, I am in creative overload right now!  Too many ideas floating through my head, I can’t focus….lol!!  So today I am showing you a way to re-invent an idea and make it new.  First, let me show you the new stamp set I’m showcasing, BANNERS FOR YOU.

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This is yet another must have in my long list of items!  This BUNDLE is SO VERSATILE!  Many greeting to work with and banner framelits to match!  Can’t go wrong with this one at all!  Now let’s look at the card I have for you.

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I used just the banner and sentiments to add a greeting to my BIRTHDAY BLOOMS card.  You may remember I did a similar card HERE that you can check out.  I had a different sentiment on the first one.

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The flowers are all embossed in black and colored with an aqua painter and ink pads.  The sentiment coordinates beautifully done in Cucumber Crush and Archival Black inks.  The coordinating framelit made it easy to stamp and add this to my card.

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I kept it simple and just added the banner with SNAIL instead of dimensionals.  It blends perfectly into the card!

How about a lot more ideas with NEW STAMPS from the catalog??  Well, the JUNE MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary is right around the corner!! Yep, we have fresh new ideas for you with all NEW SETS!  Here’s a little sneak peek at what we’ve done.

June Collage

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Fond Farewell

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are featuring stamps that are RETIRING.

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I actually had to sit and think for awhile before deciding on a stamp set to use.  Sometimes having so many options can be daunting!  In the end I chose a set that has a fantastic bold greeting, HELLO LIFE.

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I embossed the sentiment in white to pop against the Basic Black cardstock.  This boldness is quite a contrast from the soft watercolor background that I made.

Hello Life

The soft background was simple to make.  A piece of watercolor paper and a bit of ink was all it took.  I used the new In Colors Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo with Rich Razzleberry.  The Aqua Painter made it super easy, it has become one of my best loved tools!

Hello Life inside

I also added a bit of stamping inside the card.  I love the smaller sentiments just as much as the bold one!  I used each of the three colors from the watercolor on the front to tie it all together.

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Now, let’s get to the good stuff, the supply list!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Hello Life

INKS: Versa Mark, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry

PAPER: Watercolor, Basic Black

ACCESSORIES: Lots of Labels Framelits, Silver Thread, White embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, bone folder, dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Guess what??  The May Mini Session is available NOW!! We featured ALL NEW products this month from the preorder.  I know you don’t want to miss all this goodness!!

May 2016 Mini Session Collage

To find out more information and subscribe, just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!!  I hope you will join us!!Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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