Another Stampin’ Up! Colour Combination Challenge #CCMC402

Another Stampin’ Up! Colour Combination Challenge for Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC402

I’m back with another challenge for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Design Team. This week it is a colour challenge using the Stampin’ Up! Colour combination of Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede.


I love all these colours and didn’t think I would have any problems with them! And I had an idea in my mind using DSP and coloured card stock galore but try as I might I just couldn’t get it to work. And the more I tried the further away I got, from something I was happy with!

I seem to have a mental block when it comes to colour combinations and if I try to use a whole panel of colour via a designer series paper or a piece of card stock I get stuck and don’t know what to do with the rest of the card! I have noticed that I have a tendancy to go even more minimalistic and clean and simple than usual, when I’m faced with a colour challenge! Strange!!

Create with Connie & Mary Colour Challenge Card using Stampin' Up! Products Tracy May #CCMC402

Anyway, this is what I came up with!

  1. I stamped the grid and tea cup/coffee cup rings from Timeless Textures in Soft Suede ink onto the Whisper White card front and then stamped ink splats from Gorgeous Grunge in Lost Lagoon over the top.
  2. The sentiment is from Another Thank You and is stamped in Soft Suede and then mounted onto a small piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper in Mint Macaron underneath it, all over the top of some Gold Metallic thread.
  3. I stamped the butterfly from Kinda Eclectic in Mint Macaron and punched it out using the Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch and stuck it over the gold thread.
  4. Finally I used a piece of Soft Suede Designer Series paper from the Neutrals DSP 12×12″ stack and mounted the card front onto that to create the border, before mounting the whole thing onto a card base.

I know it looks super easy, and seriously now I have the design I could recreate this again in 5 minutes, but trust me a whole lot of effort went into this card 😂. I do love it though – it’s always great feeling coming up with a design I’m happy with when I’ve felt challenged!

I hope you like it to and be sure to check out the rest of the design team’s projects this week over at Create with Connie & Mary! And please do join us and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I think I LOVE this!

  2. I really appreciate that you’ve shared all your struggles before coming up with this “simple” design. Maybe there’s hope for me, if I stick with it long enough! It’s a lovely card which will go in my Saved file. Thanks.

    • Ah thank you Kathy. I do often have to try different things out before I get something I’m happy with. I will try ideas out on printer paper too so as to not waste too much of the good stuff! Do stick with it, it’ll be worth it 🙂

  3. I had something completely different in mind when I first started creating with these colors too….I had to make a switch as well! I love the way this clean and simple collage design came out! Lots of white space but plenty of things going on that it makes the eye dance around to all the elements!

  4. These colours challenged us all this week I think Tracy! Love your card and am not surprised it took ages – I think it’s a misnomer that CAS cards always means quick cards! Great to meet you in person yesterday, albeit briefly – hopefully we’ll have longer to chat next time!

  5. Lisa Martz says:

    Love it! I love the textures with the soft butterfly! The gold thread is perfect to accent the card!

  6. Simple cards can sometimes take the longest amount of time to make! Ha! Gorgeousness once again!

  7. I know what you mean about the time that goes into these “simple” designs! This turned out beautiful – well worth the effort!

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