Tuesday, August 14, 2007

...Cracked Winter Wishes

I can't seem to get away from Christmas and winter cards. I suppose it could be because of the hot and humid weather we're experiencing here in Georgia. I can't even go outside without smothering or sweating to death! So I stay tucked away inside making cards that make me feel cooler than the actual temperature. This specific card was for a recent challenge to make what is called a "tent topper" card. This layout/technique was actually the invention of one super-savvy card maker by the name of Michelle Wooderson. Her design uses a circle topper, but I wanted something a little more "antique" looking so I used an oval. I stamped my snowflakes on the vanilla oval, then did a cracked glass technique over the flakes. I matted the vanilla onto a pomegranate oval, and I pierced around the sides. I just {LOVE} the cracked glass technique! I will be teaching my friends how to do it in our October class. I'm sure that they will love it as much as I do.

I have a few more challenges to catch up on, so I am going to get off of here and get busy! Oh! STAMP SALE-Don't forget to check out the left column for some stamp sets that are on sale. I've actually lowered the prices on go shop! I will be accepting money orders or PayPal for orders that need to be shipped, but I will accept checks or cash from customers in my area.

I'll see you all later! Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Print Pattern, Snowflakes, Canvas
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Ink: same as paper, versamark
Accessories: hodgepodge hardware, ribbon, glassy glaze, mat pack and paper piercer, dimensionals


Sharon in NE said...

The card looks like a wonderful old warm antique quilt. It is just lovely.

Sharon in NE said...

Hi Mercy, I bought two stamps with pay pal. As the stamps are sold individually I just wanted to make sure you knew you could put the two different purchases into one mailing package for convenience and cost. I have pay pal listed under my husband's name, so the two sets going to Steve Nordhues is just me. (:) Let me know if yu have any questions.