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Friday, November 9, 2007

...Color Challenge #139, Sketch Challenge #149, and a Class Card

I have a couple of cards to share with you today, and I'll hopefully have a couple more to share tomorrow! This card is for two challenges at SCS from the beginning of this week: Color Challenge #139, and Sketch Challenge #149. The sketch is pretty self-explanatory, but I had to improvise on one element. The challenge called for two square punches turned to look like diamonds on the right side of the card...little problem...I could not get the squares to look right. So I opted to use the Photo Corner Punch instead. I punched out Soft Sky and Ruby Red cardstock twice, so I could have two small blue ones and two large red ones. I used my mat pack and paper piercer to punch holes in the blue ones, then added light blue brads. The blue corners are popped up off of the red ones using Dimensionals. The card is Soft Sky, and the background panel is ruby, and Wild Wasabi. The wasabi piece is stamped using Tres Chic in wasabi ink, and the edges are sponged using the same color. The focal panel is a combination of cardstock starting at the bottom with ruby, then sky, and lastly Whisper White (which is sponged in wasabi around the edges). The floral images and sentiment are from the set Fancy Florals from Verve Visual. These are rubber stamps that can be cut out and used with acrylic blocks...love, love, love them! You can check out their website HERE. I used one flower for the two images in the back: one in wasabi, and one in ruby. I used a different flower for the center and stamped it in sky, then put three light blue brads in the center. Each flower is cut out and layered using dimensionals again. The sentiment is stamped in wasabi in the lower right-hand corner. To finish off the card, I painted some Ice Stickles (Crystal Ice) onto the ends of the blue flower.


This card is one of my November "Versatile VersaMark" class cards. The card is Bashful Blue with a mat of Wild Wasabi and Cutie Pie Designer Paper. I then tied some Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon above the panel before adding the focal image. The mat for the focal image is Purely Pomegranate, and the focal image is generation stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in wasabi ink. The edges are then sponged using the same color. The stem image is from the set Stem Silhouettes from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I then used the VersaMark pad to cover the entire image, and sprinkled Glassy Glaze Enamel on top of it to completely cover it. I then used my heat gun to melt the enamel into the VersaMark. I repeated the VersaMark, enamel, and heating two more times. I then placed the panel into the freezer for three to four minutes. When it was removed, the cardstock was curled up due to freezing, so I bent the cardstock backwards to make the enamel crack all over the image. This is the Cracked Glass Technique. I finished off the card by attached the focal image to the pomegranate cardstock, and used Dimensionals to lift it up over the ribbon. My ladies in my class just loved it! I hope you enjoy it, too.


Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you all again tomorrow! Hugs ~ Mercy


Supplies

Stamps: Fancy Florals (Verve Visuals), Tres Chic, Stem Silhouettes

Paper: Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Cutie Pie Designer Paper, Whisper White

Ink: same as paper, VersaMark

Accessories: brads, photo corner punch, ice stickles, sponge, ribbon, glassy glaze enamel

11 comments:

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

MERCY!!! You blow me away with your most awesome creations!!!.....yummy inspirations!!

Jackie (strappystamper) said...

Mercy, these cards are wonderful. The top one is just beautiful!!

Shannan said...

I love both of these!!! You rock, girl!
P.S. I love opening your blog and just leaving it...your music is great!

Marlou said...

what amazing cards, fantastic!!!! and your music, excellent!!! xx

Andrea said...

Amazing cards, I love the colours and the touch if glitter

shel9999 said...

Both are gorgeous, but I especially love the cracked glass! (And you take the nicest pictures of your cards!)

Melie said...

You are so great at this. Ever card you make I love more and more. I'm so blessed that your my teacher.

Trish D said...

I've just stumbled onto your blog because you won Beate's sketch challenge, and the name definitely caught my eye. You do beautiful work, and I particularly like the second card.

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

Love how you used the photo corners instead of the diamond shapes. The colors are stunning and I do love that flower.

Melie said...

I love the first card the colors are amazing! I also enjoyed doing the third card in class. Thank you for teaching me that.

Melanie

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

These cards are gorgeous! Love what you did with Fancy Florals!