Thursday, June 13, 2013

CCMC Color Challenge #256

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's a color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary! I have to be honest, this was a BIG challenge for me this week - I struggled with this combination!

I tried several different ideas before deciding on this card. It's funny how some color combinations are so simple and other's are not. I guess that's what challenges are all about, right?!

I began with the Flowering Flourish and sentiment in Early Espresso. Then I stamped the flowers using the 2-step stamp set Stippled Blossoms in Summer Starfruit and Island Indigo.

Next, the lace embossing folder along the bottom adds just a bit of daintyness to the bold colors of the card. Finally, I used the Itty Bitty circle punch on the bottom left of the card fold to thread the Summer Starfruit ribbon thru.

Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Stippled Blossoms, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Accessories: Summer Starfruit ribbon, lace border embossing folder
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Deb said...

Gorgeous!! Love the flourish and these flowers are so beautiful! And your details with the embossing folder and ribbon are perfect!!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Beautiful card!! I love the roses and the flourish underneath in espresso. Also love the embossed edge of the card. Another amazing never disappoint!

Lisa Young said...

Well you would never know you struggled because this is such a striking card! The flourish combined with these flowers is brilliant. It really is a lovely card, Melissa

Margaret Raburn said...

Your card is so striking! The espresso flourishes and leaves truly ground your flowers and really make them pop! Great details with the embossing folder and ribbon (I forget about doing that!.. I need to remember, lol!)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Melissa you had me with the fan detailing at the bottom or your fabulous card. Very romantic! The combination of the roses and flourishes make this card just rock! TFS your awesome talents.

Debbie Henderson said...

I'm loving the stamped background image layered with the flower elements. So elegant!

Lisa Martz said...

Oh my goodness! This card is beautiful! I love how you used the flourish behind the flowers to add to the "viney" look. Great card!