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Sunday, January 6, 2008

...Featured Stamper #48 & Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #20

This is my submission for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. Today's lucky lady of honor is Nancy Riley (aka stampinat6213 at SCS)...love, love, love her creations! Her original card that inspired me can be seen HERE. She also has a phenomenal blog called iStamp. Her card was a submission for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge also, so I had to include those keywords, too. I kept the same card sketch, but changed the colors and the chipboard accent. Before I ever cut my cardstock, I chose to use a Chipboard Heart from the On Board Accents collection from Stampin' Up to make a Valentine's Day card. I used Black Diamond Stickles to coat the entire heart, then used my Heat Gun to dry it quickly. When a heat gun is used the the pieces of glitter actually melt to create a glossy and glittery sheen. When it had dried completely, I then used some Christmas Red Stickles to spread over the dried black heart. I simply squeezed some out in the middle and used my finger to spread the stickles out all over the heart, and then allowed that layer to air dry.

The card base is Real Red cardstock measuring 10-1/2" X 5-1/4", and it was folded in half to open at the right and measure 5-1/4" square. The panels are made up of Basic Black cardstock and BasicGrey's Scarlet's Letter collection. The first layer up from the bottom measures 4-3/4" X 2-3/4" with the designer paper cut at 4-5/8" X 2-5/8". The other two square panels are 3-1/4" square with the designer paper cut at 3-1/8" square. The layers of each panel are attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive. The sentiment on the bottom square panel is from the set "Wonderful Words", and was stamped in VersaMark along the bottom of the panel. It was then embossed using Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. A piece of Black Organdy Ribbon was tied around the top section of the sentiment panel, and finished in a simple knot. The two lowest layers were attached to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive, but the top panel was popped up off of them with some help from some Dimensionals. The Chipboard Heart was then attached to the top panel using Dimensionals, too.

That's it for today! Thanks for coming by to see me, and I hope to see you tomorrow with a card for the Technique Lovers' Challenge. Until then...Hugs ~ Mercy!

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER TO WIN THE BLOG CANDY IN THE POST BELOW. THE DRAWING WILL BE TOMORROW AT 5:00 PM (EST)!

Supplies

Stamps: Wonderful Words

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Scarlet's Letter (BasicGrey)

Ink: VersaMark

Accessories: stickles, heat gun, chipboard heart, adhesive, dimensionals, ribbon

14 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Mercy, this card is STUNNING in every way! The steps you've taken to achieve the look of the chipboard heart .... unbelievably brilliant! The finished card is EXCEPTIONAL !!!!!!

Thanks for the link! Just want you to know that the name of my blog is iSTAMP, and my name on SCS is stampinat6213. THANKS!!!

Speedystamper said...

WOW! This is positively FANTASTIC!!! I love the shine and shimmer you put on that heart! TFS!

Sunnymommie said...

so pretty card!!!!!!

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE the chipboard heart, Mercy!! This is just beautiful...

Sandra Smart said...

very cool technique with the stickles...I am going to have to try that!

Tammy said...

Mercy, That's just beautiful! I love your name, love your cards...my sister in Christ. Sometimes I just leave your site up so I can play the music! :)
God bless ya,
Tammy

shel9999 said...

How pretty!! Love that big sparkly heart!!

Neva said...

This is stunning Mercy, wonderful job. You are such an inspiraton.

Kathy W said...

Wonderful card! I love Nancy Riley's blog, too. Thanks for sharing a great card with chipboard.

Sharon in NE said...

Mouth dropping gorgeous!!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is just AMAZING!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

This card is gorgeous!! Love the big heart!! :)

Debbie Olson said...

Mercy, I love everything about this card--every little detail!