Sunday, January 13, 2008

...Featured Stamper #49 ~ Veronica McCollum

This is my submission for today's Featured Stamper Challenge #49. The lucky recipient is Veronica McCollum (aka I'mVeronica at SCS). Her gallery can be seen HERE, and her blog can be seen HERE. She is a young little thing, and she's also an SU demonstrator. Congratulations, do some wonderful work! I chose to CASE her card seen HERE, but changed a couple of things to make it my own. I changed the following elements of her card: the layout, the embellishments, and some of the accessories. The elements that remained the same were the colors, the stamp set, and the punch used.

I started with a card base of Wild Wasabi cardstock that measures 11" X 4-1/4", and when folded to open at the right measures 5-1/2" X 4-1/4". It was stamped with "Canvas" in Wild Wasabi Classic Ink. The left panel consists of More Mustard cardstock (3-3/4" square), and Ruby Red cardstock (3-5/8" square) stamped with "Tres Chic" in Ruby Red Classic Ink. The edges are distressed using Heidi Swapp's Distressing Tool, and the sides are pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The layers are attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive. The center panel consists of More Mustard cardstock (3-7/8" X 3-1/8"), and Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4" X 3"). Several stamps from the set "Office Accoutrement" were stamped onto the white paper in the following colors: More Mustard Classic Ink (the large and small flowers), Wild Wasabi Classic Ink (the memo journal), and Ruby Red Classic Ink ("daily notes"). The Spiral Punch was used to punch the top edge of the white cardstock to make it look like a piece of stationery, then the edges were sponged in wasabi ink using a Sponge Dauber. The layers were attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive also. All of the panels were attached to the card base using the same adhesive.

The large flower from the same set was stamped twice onto white cardstock: once in wasabi, and again in ruby. The small flower was also stamped onto a scrap piece of white cardstock in mustard. Each of the three flowers were cut out using CutterBee Scissors, then each was layered on top of the other using Dimensionals. A Medium Mustard Rhinestone was added to the center of the small mustard flower with a Mini Glue Dot, and the layered flower was attached to the card base using Dimensionals.

That's it for today! I fell asleep pretty early last night, so as a result, I woke up quite early this morning. I'm kinda glad I did, though...that gave me a chance to make a card and post it before we left to go to church! Thanks for stopping by to visit me, and I will see you all tomorrow with a card for the Technique Lovers' Challenge. Until then.....Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Office Accoutrement, Canvas, Tres Chic
Paper: Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, and Whisper White
Ink: same as paper
Accessories: mat pack, paper, piercer, sponge dauber, distressing tool, adhesive, scissors, mini glue dots, dimensionals, spiral punch, rhinestone


Bonnie said...

You did a marvellous job! I love the look of the memo paper!

Pam Varnell said...


You did a wonderful job on this case. I love your card.


Shannan said...

So pretty!! Love it, girl!

Jennie Skaggs said...

What a pretty card. Love the colors and your layout is great. TFS Jennie

Sharon in NE said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I just had to write to you and tell you I love to look at your cards and listen to your music.. I love Christian music.. It is soo uplifting sometimes!!! Have a Blessed week!!


shel9999 said...

This is fabulous!!! (And I, too, still LOVE your music!) :)

Anonymous said...

I think this is a gorgeous card!! Love the bling in the middle of the flower!!:)

Courtney Fowler said...

You have a remarkable talent for making my jaw drop every time I visit your blog. Wonderful, wonderful work, Mercy!!