Friday, May 13, 2011

Quite the Sand Parade

All the fun and awesome news over at Create with Connie and Mary has made for a very exciting week.  Did you check out our surprise announcements?  Pretty cool, huh?  We are in the middle of our SECOND preview week for the SUMMER Edition and have had FOUR wonderful projects done by Mary, Rochelle, myself, and Debbie with one last preview project to go.  All our projects have AND WILL HAVE FULL step-by-step tutorials with photos so it is easy to follow along and create your own from our samples!  Right now, we are offering an Early Bird Savings price of $5 off the normal $29.95 price, but just until May 14th @ 11:55 PM!  Then it reverts back to our regular price!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary to see what all you get with your subscription!  And remember, you'll still have access to all the projects and tutorials LONG after the 5-week subscription service is over!  BLOG CANDY ALERT!  Go to Create with Connie and Mary for more information!

While over at Create with Connie and Mary look at the color challenge for this week.  I joined along in the challenge and made a goof.  And let me tell you why.  When I do sketch or color or inspiration challenges I do them from memory.  I thought this challenge had Basic Gray in it as one of the three.  I added Saraha Sand for the heck of it, boy was I glad I included it because it is a part of the challenge!

Here’s my step by step process:
1.    Add several drops of Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Refill to about a ¼ cup hot water.  Cut a strip of ribbon and fully saturate the ribbon in water. Place wet ribbon into ink and water mix.  Let sit a few minutes.

2.    Remove ribbon from dye, rinse, and let dry.

3.    Cut a card base from Sahara Sand Cardstock and fold in half.

4.    Cut a Poppy Parade Cardstock panel to 4 ¾” x 3 ½”. 

5.    Cut a Very Vanilla Cardstock panel to 4 ½” x 2 ½”.

6.    Cut three 1 ½” squares from Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, and Not Quite Navy Cardstock.
7.    Punch Blossom Bouquet flowers from Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, and Not Quite Navy cardstock.

8.    Sponge punched Poppy Parade flowers with Poppy Parade ink and the same with the gray and the navy.  This gives a very subtle added bit of visual dimension.
9.    Add sponged flowers to 1 ½” squares and add Designer Filigree Brads.  Attached to Very Vanilla panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

10. Ruffle a 12” x 1 ½” strip of First Edition DSP and secure to the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel. Attach finished vanilla piece to Poppy Parade panel.
11. Ruffle a 6” x 1” strip of Poppy Parade In Color DSP and secure to the back-side bottom of the poppy panel.  Attach finished poppy piece to card base.
12. Tie dried dyed ribbon to front of card.
13. Stamp a greeting from Short and Sweet using Basic Gray ink on a strip of Very Vanilla. Fishtail the ends and secure to front of card.
14. Spritz with Silver Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.

I hope you enjoy my card, now it's time to go check out more cards made using this color combo at Create with Connie and Mary.

Happy craftin, Elizabeth


  1. Made me smile that you used Basic Gray because you thought that was one of the colors. I kind of did the same thing because I originally made the card with Night of Navy. ;)

    Thank you for the step by step directions with dying the ribbon...I hadn't even thought of being able to do that!! Beautiful card!

  2. Great job with the new punch and the layering! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  3. What an AWESOME card, Elizabeth! I love the punch done in a shabby chic kind of design! LOVE the tutorial on ribbon, too! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. This is awesome! I really love the way the filligree brads look on these flowers! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. So super pretty, Elizabeth! I just love what you've done with this project - every little detail! Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

  6. This is gorgeous! And I have GOT to try that ribbon dying! Thanks for playing at CCMC!

  7. Oh Elizabeth...your style is just FABULOUS!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. Shabby chic! Love it! So much FUN! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!