Stampin' Up Petal Parade and Happy Watercolor Card

Today I wanted to show you a card that combines Freshly made Sketches and  a color combo challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  I don't know about you, but the Petal Parade (a FREE stamp you can earn this month with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration) was kinda like a dark horse for me. When I first saw it, I thought "humm, another pretty flower" but let me tell you, it's a beauty!! I love the variety of flowers, it's SO versatile!! So when I saw Connie and Mary's Color challenge, I knew what I was gonna do!!

I really like the way it turned out!! This is where I got my inspiration, sketch #127 from Freshly Made Sketches, and  color combo #CCMC294 from Create with Connie and Mary.


Are you wondering about the envelop? Well this kinda happened by accident!! Here I was just stamping and having a good ole' time, and then I noticed I smudged the envelop with my inked up finger.... hummm.. never happened to you huh?  :) So that got me thinking...I decided to turn my mishap into a little treasure. So I cut the envelop with the envelope liner Framelit and a I got 2!! So I put back back on my happy face and stamped away. So really the liner is just an envelop cut with the Envelop Framelit and it turned out nice I think, whoosh!! :)

I so love the little dots from Happy Watercolor and I think they just added enough here, without being overstated. What do you think?

Here's more of a close up view, I just had to use one of the Vintage Faceted buttons, they are simply gorgeous!!

Items used:
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Petal Parade (a Sale-a-Bration stamp, can get it FREE with $50 order till end of this month!!!) 
Paper: Strawberry Slush cardstock, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories: Staz-On Black Ink, Strawberry Slush Ink, Old Olive Ink, Vintage Faceted Designer Series Button, Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon, Perfect Dots Embossing Folder.

Have a great weekend!!! See you Monday!!

Janet Holmes


  1. This is such a lovely card! I love how you've matched your card with your envelope liner - the recipient of this card is going to love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. I love how you used the challenge colors! This set has been hard for me to use but your card is giving me some great inspiration! Love it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Don't you just love how a mistake turns into something positive?! Love the clean, simple look of your card and the way you combined the 2 challenges. Thanks for joining us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. I love how you used these colors with the fun Petal Parade set! Your card is cas as well as elegant! Thanks for joining us this week for the Thursday Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I love this set used in the background like you did. I agree...a dark horse for sure! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Love your envelope liner fix! What a great idea and a lovely ensemble! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Oh, I really like this! I love the DSP with the writing on it behind the tag on the card. Great collage stamping on the tag. So cute! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

  8. WOW...what a GREAT tag and I just love the use of the black newsprint on striking! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!