Friday, November 16, 2007

...LSC142: Infused With Love, and Blog Candy Winner

This is my submission for today's Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS. We were to use 2-3 stamps (one had to be a heart or sentiment), use one pattern of designer paper, use one embellishment, use one specialty tool, use limited layers, and use any coloring tools. I made a 5-1/2" square card with Old Olive cardstock, and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink with a Sponge Dauber. I used designer paper from BasicGrey's Infuse 6 X 6 paper pad, and cut it to measure 5-3/8" square. I used the flourish from Baroque Motifs, and stamped in onto the designer paper using the chocolate ink again. The striped paper is attached to the olive cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive.

The side panel is Chocolate Chip cardstock measuring 4-1/2" X 4", and So Saffron cardstock measuring 4-3/8" X 3-7/8". The saffron piece is stamped in chocolate ink using the Sanded background stamp, and the "love" sentiment from the set Love & Joy. The two pieces are attached to each other, then attached to card base. I stamped the "merry" sentiment from Love & Joy in olive, and punched it out using the 3/4" Circle Punch. The edges are sponged in chocolate, and the 1/8" Handheld Punch was used to make the hole for the Rhinestone Brad to be added. A scrap piece of chocolate cardstock is punched using the 1" Circle Punch, and the two circles were attached using a Dimensional. These circles were used to make the "o" in "love", and are popped up from the card base using a dimensional again. The heart itself is a piece of chipboard from On Board Accents, and is covered with the same striped paper used on the card base. I traced the shape onto the back of the designer paper, cut it out, then sponged the edges with chocolate ink. The paper was glued to the heart using a spray adhesive, then the edges were trimmed with scissors and sanded with a Sanding Block. The heart is attached to the card base using strips of foam tape.

Now for the winner of the blog candy giveaway goodies! And the winner is #69.............................. Angel Wilde ....congratulations, Angel! Please email your address to me so I can get your goodies out on Monday. Thanks to everyone for sharing your list of individuals who inspire you. I truly enjoyed reading all of them. I have to include myself with the majority of you...I get inspiration from everywhere: SCS, blogs, magazines, and nature. It doesn't matter where the inspiration comes from as long as we take time to create from our hearts...then we might even inspire others. Thanks so much for your heartfelt comments, and for faithfully visiting all have been my inspiration!

Well that's it for today! I hope to see you all here tomorrow with another creation for the Inspiration Challenge. Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Love & Joy, Sanded, Baroque Motifs

Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Infuse by BasicGrey

Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: rhinestone brad, chipboard heart, dimensionals, scissors, circle punches (3/4" and 1"), 1/8" handheld punch, sponge


Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

RATS!!...I didnt win!......CONGRATULATIONS Angel!! lucky,lucky gal!
Mercy, your cards today are exquisite as usual....One of these days, I will try a inspire me AGAIN!

Marlou said...

this is an absolutely beautiful card :)

Staci said...

Great card! I was stumped with the heart and then saw your and went yeah that's perfect! Great job!-

nancy morgan said...

Beautiful card = ) ! And congrats to Angel, the winner!!

Angel Wilde said...

WooHoo!! You made my day, Mercy! I'll be emailing you in a minute!

Andrea, said...

This is gorgeous I love the papers

Soozie4Him said...

I just found your blog recently and I LOVE it! I also love all your great music too! All of my favorites - except I wasn't familiar with the Brandon Heath song. Methinks I'll head over to Amazon and buy that one! Thanks for introducing me to it!!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

keve brown said...

Love this card. The paper is great and the layout,too. I am so happy that I found your blog.

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Such a cute card! That striped paper is yummy!

julie said...

Love this card!Thanks for sharing awesome post.
I loved your blog.