Wednesday, November 21, 2007

...SC151, CC141, and Another Award?!

This is my submission for yesterday's Color Challenge and today's Sketch Challenge at SCS. The card base is Pretty in Pink and measures 11" X 4-1/4", and it is folded in half to measure 5-1/2" X 4-1/4" opening from the bottom. The green mat is Wild Wasabi cardstock (4-1/4" X 3-7/8") that has been embossed using the Textile Texture Embossing Folder from CuttleBug. I used a Sponge Dauber to accentuate the embossing with Wild Wasabi ink, then matted the wasabi onto a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock that measures 4" X 4-1/4". This panel is adhered to the pink using SNAIL Adhesive, then the panel is outlined at the top using my Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to pierce the pink card base. I also added three Pearl Crystal Stickers to the bottom right of the card base before moving on to the focal image.

The focal image is from the set Lovely As a Tree, and the sentiment is from the set Hugs & Wishes. They are both stamped in White Craft Ink onto Watercolor Paper, then embossed using Ranger's Seafoam White Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I then used a sponge dauber to color the background in Pretty In Pink, then used another dauber to sponge the edges in Wild Wasabi. This focal panel measures 4-1/4" X 2-3/8", and is matted with another scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 4-1/4" X 2-1/2". The focal panel is attached to the wasabi panel with SNAIL Adhesive also. The card is finished by tying some of the Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon around the top of the card base. I also added another Pearl Crystal Sticker to the knot of the ribbon.

That's it for the card, but I have more news...

My kindred spirit sistah friend, Debbie Harris, has honored me with the "Encouraging Blogger Award". You can see her nominees HERE. Every blogger hopes that he/she can encourage and inspire those with whom their creations are shared. I have had the awesome privilege of meeting and making some wonderful and lifelong friends through my blogging experience. You are all a huge encouragement to me, and you all give me the inspiration to continue creating artwork and projects that truly come from my heart and soul. I can never repay you for your faithfulness and kind words...I am so honored to call you all my friends! Thanks again, Debbie...what an honor!

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and I will see you all again tomorrow with a card for the Ways To Use It Challenge! Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, watercolor paper
Ink: same as paper, White Craft Ink
Accessories: embossing powder, heat gun, pearls, paper piercer, mat pack, sponge daubers, ribbon


nitestamper said...

what a beauty !!!! love the 2 challenges together, you did an awesome, awesome job

Cathy I. said...

Congrats on your "award"! I love this card...I'd like to add you to my blog roll (which is on my to do list!! ) would that be ok?

Andrea, said...

I love this card it is beautiful, the trees look fabulous

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Mercy....ANOTHER absolutely BEEEAUTIFUL Creation!!....REALLY...REALLY beautiful!!....You can make a stamped image come to life, like no other person I have ever met!!...Yummy-licious!!

JAR said...

What an awesome card! I love the center panel edged with the Wasabi -- this is just a fabulous combination of the two challenges!

Melie said...

The card is my favorite ! I want to know how to do this one. It is so beautiful Mercy. Congrats on the award!