Create with Connie and Mary 253 & Sneak Peek

It’s the weekend people, a three day weekend! It’s going to be rainy and dreary today so I will be crafting the day away. What are you all up to? Any BBQ’s and gatherings going on? It is supposed to be miserable until Sunday Evening but Monday is supposed to be nice so I’ll be sure and make plans to get out of the house on Monday.

Today’s post – Create with Connie and Mary, Sketch 253…

CCMC 253

Now that is an awesome sketch! CAS and some flags! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White for the background. I stamped the greeting from the A Word for You Stamp Set in Strawberry Slush* before I embossed it. The piece of paper is from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack* and a piece of Daffodil Delight is on top of that with some Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. The circles are from the Circle Circus Stamp Set and are stamped in Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Strawberry Slush*. I love the all white background with the pop of colors. The embossed background gives it some interest while keeping it simple. Thank you, as always, for stopping by to see my Create with Connie and Mary card for this week’s sketch. Have a great Saturday and I’ll see you here tomorrow for my Paper Players Design Team card!

CCMC 253

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Daffodil Delight

Designer Sereis Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty*

Ink: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Strawberry Slush* Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Word for You and Circle Circus Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Modern Mosaic

Punches: 1 1/4″, 1″ and 1/2″ Circle

Embellishments: Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

A Word for You CM

Circle Circus CM

1 1:4%22 Circle

1%22 Circle Punch

1:2%22 Circle Punch

Whisper White 1:4%22 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

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