This week on Create with Connie & Mary we have been featuring  some of the new stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog – Watercolor Trio, Bouquet Bunch and A little Bit of Magic.  And as the week comes to an end we have another challenge – this week Connie created a sketch for us to use.  It looks like this:

This week I have been working with the Bouquet Bunch stamp set – out of the three that was the only one that I have.  But I sure have seen some beautiful things made with the Watercolor Trio set that I might just have to add that one to my next order.  For now though my card for this weeks challenge uses the Bouquet Bunch stamp set.

And here is what I came up with.  Again using Close to Cocoa and Old Olive – I seem to have that as a theme this week.  The base is Close to Cocoa with some paper piercing, some scattered Itty Bitty Backgrounds and a bit of sponging.  The rectangle in the center has an embossed/sponged layer and ribbon.  The accents on the side were made with the modern label punch and I added a brad to each one.  My main little image is a tree with the little chipmunk (or squirrel – I still can’t decide) – water colored and punched with a wide oval.  The layer behind it is actually two more wide oval punches just added on each side to create a frame.

I took a close up of it so you can see how the wide oval was layered.  I added a little tag from the Tiny Tags stamp set – I thought this looked like a fun “hello” card.  I hope you like it too!

Check out what the other designers did with this sketch challenge:

Connie Babbert – Inspired Treasures

Kerin Sylvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter

Mary Brown – Stamper Camper Corner


Sets:  Bouquet Bunch (118529w, 120039c), Tiny Tags (118091w, 118592c), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (114996)

Inks: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Close to Cocoa classic (103139), Old Olive (102277)

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa (101341), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (101731)

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439),  Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963), Wide Oval punch(112082), Modern Label punch (116630), Medium Jewelry Tag punch (117190), 1/16″ Circle punch (101227), Paper Piercing tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Stampinng Sponges (101610), Chocolate Chip 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115617), Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109054), Silver Brads (104336), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).