Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up!

Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up! for Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC412

Yay it’s Thursday again. I’m always surprised by how fast it comes around! You know what that means don’t you? Yes, it’s time for another challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary! This week’s challenge #CCMC412 is a colour challenge.


I love this colour combination. It’s just up my street! I will have to remember this one for future use!

Penned & Painted from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC412

I have been wanting to get Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up! out since I got it a few weeks ago. Today’s challenge was perfect for it!

I started by stamping the “penned” flower outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then “painted” the flowers using the filler stamps. I used Blushing Bride for the full image and Watermelon Wonder for the centre image. I stamped off first each time, in order to achieve a muted, softer flower.

Penned & Painted from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC412

I used the new Petal Burst embossing folder to emboss a panel of Pool Party card stock for the background layer. I actually prefer the reverse or “de-bossed” side to be honest. I think it’s a bit softer looking than the embossed side. Mind you I prefer this for quite a few of the embossing folders! Is that weird or normal? LoL!

I finished off the card with some Rhinestones and a strip of silver glimmer paper down the side. If you follow my blog you may think this card is pretty similar to the one I posted on Monday featuring Mixed Drinks. It’s the same layout, with a Pool Party embossed layer as the one on Monday, but actually I made this card first and CASE’d myself as I liked this card so much! I hope you do too!

I hope you manage to pop over to the Create with Connie & Mary challenge. Hopefully you will feel inspired to join us this week!


  1. Beautiful Tracy! Your flowers turned out so soft and pretty and look fabulous perched on the petal burst embossed background! (That folder is definitely going on my next order!) I loved the extra little touches of silver too!

  2. Oh…I didn’t think I needed another flower set…but I love the look you created! Beautiful! Great job with the color challenge this week!

  3. Lisa Martz says:

    This card is lovely! I didn’t get this stamp set because I have so many flower sets, so I will just drool over all the creations done up with it! The stamped panel looks great against that fun new embossing folder!

  4. Very pretty Tracy – a soft and watercoloured look without actually watercolouring! I love the debossed background panel and the sliver of silver glimmer too – a card that could be used for many occasions.

  5. Must get that new embossing folder now! Love how you used it behind the delicate flowers. Gorgeous!

  6. This is so soft and pretty, and I love these images with the new Petal Burst folder! The silver glimmer and rhinestones are a great touch!

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