Friday, July 29, 2011

Two Challenges in one today!

Last Night I made this card for the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge #160 and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Flourish Challenge #77.

Here is the sketch challenge:
Here is my card:

 I used Stampin' UP! products including the Forever Young Stamp Set.  I love this set!  It is so versatile because it can be made vintage, the tree with the child can be a child's card, or it can be dressed up for adults:).  I really enjoyed these challenges because it helped me use layers in a way I usually don't by making them be skewed to the sides.  Also, I love flourishes so that was an easy element for me to want to add.

How to:  I stamped the clock from Forever Young with Marina Mist on Whisper White Cardstock two times.  Then I cut out one of the clocks using a Paper Snips and the second clock I punched out the clock face using the 1" Circle Punch.  After I taped down the cut-out clock, I punched a blossom using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  To make it a little smaller, I spritzed it with water and crinkled it up a bit so it fit closer to the circle.  Then I layer the 1" clock face over the blossom, punched a hole in them and added the brad.  I then used a dimensional to pop it up on the clock face.


Forever Young
Whisper White
Bashful Blue
Marina Mist
Marina Mist Classic Stampin Pad`
1” Circle Punch
Hole Punch
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
Big Shot
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
Paper Snips
Embellishments & Accessories
Marina Mist Scallop Dots Ribbon
Mini Silver Brads
Crystal Effects
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper (Hostess)

Happy Stamping!


  1. The embossing stands out so well against the darker blues and I just love that new ribbon! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. Oh fun! Love the clock image as your focal element and the tone on tone blues... Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Krystal this is a beautiful card! The Forever Young set is perfect and I love all the blues and embossing. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  4. Hi Krystal! Just when I thought I didn't need this stamp set...I see your awesome card! Wow! Absolutely stunning color combo and I love all of the fun layers, too. THank you so much for plating along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

  5. Great monochromatic color scheme. Really like the way you accented the clock with shiny accents. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

  6. OK... one of my favorites. Krystal showed it to me last week and I just had to try the format. I made 4 cards with scraps! Clean up with your small pieces and make something beautiful.

  7. Beautiful monochromatic card! Love the various shades of blue and the clock feature! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  8. This is great - I love tone-on-tone cards and you did a great job cutting out that clock! Thanks for playing at CCMC this week!

  9. You did a super job on this sketch challenge! I love the clock image and how you made it stand out! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  10. BEAUTIFUL!!! The details on your clock are just FABULOUS!!! Thanks for joining us this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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