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Friday, 29 March 2013

Quint-Essential and a new challenge



I'm back with a second post today!! Whilst blog hopping the other day I came across another challenge site called Create with Connie and Mary which suits me down to a tee - you have to use SU products and it has to be CAS.

This week's challenge is a Sketch (see above right) and it gave me the perfect excuse to play with something new to me - the Quint Essential stamp. I actually got this stamp as a freebie in SAB but it is available to buy in the main catalogue. I stamped in Primrose Petals and then again without re-inking and then repeated this so I ended up with 4 images. I cut the base image out with the
23/8  Scallop Circle punch, the next layer with  the 13/4  Scallop Circle punch and the remaining layers  with the 1” and  1/2  Circle punches then layered them using dimensionals. For the band across the card I took a 4cm strip of Primrose Petals and a 2cm strip of Whisper White cardstock, held them together and punched the ends using the 23/8  Scallop Circle punch. I slightly offset the Whisper White and adhered both to a C6 card blank. The 'flower' was then lined up with the cut out scallops and glued in place. A sentiment from Curly Cute and some Basic Pearls were added to finish the card. Below are a couple of close up's.


I thought that I would try another one in my all-time favourite - black and white. Made in the same way but mounted on a DL card base and a single rhinestone added to the centre of the 'flower'.



 

 



11 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of Create with Connie and Mary, they are both very inspiring. I love what you've made here.

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  2. Beautiful card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/03/52-card-pickup-213.html

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  3. I really love this Margaret! So effective and so relatively simple. Love how you used so many different punches too!
    Lizy xx

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  4. Oh love both the cards, clean and classy. The black and white is especially striking! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  5. I love both cards! So pretty! And what a great way to use this stamp! Love the dimension of the flower! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  6. What classy and elegant cards you've created! They are both lovely and CAS. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

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  7. clean and simple...yet elegant and perfect for any occasion. I like that you stretched the sketch to a horizontal card like me! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

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  8. No matter what color or sentiment, the card is so pretty! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  9. Oh I love how you used the punches on your border to make them mimic the flower...BRILLIANT!! Both cards are just wonderful! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  10. Both cards are fabulous Margaret! Love the clean-ness of them and I especially love the border punch fitting your flowers - so clever! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

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  11. Nice way to use the sketch and I love all the layers of the flowers. I really like the black and white version. I'm glad you joined our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!
    Monika

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Margaret x

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