Sunday, July 6, 2008

...Featured Stamper Challenge #74, & A RAK

This is my submission for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS : Teneale Williams, aka {Teneale}. She has a very clean and crisp style that I absolutely love. She is one of my favorites, and I know she will quickly become one of yours if she isn't already! She also has a blog that can be seen HERE. I chose THIS CARD to CASE, but changed several elements to make it my own. These changes include : layout (I added one more layer), colors, stamps, and sentiment.

I started with a Kraft Cardstock card base, then layered a piece of Perfect Plum Cardstock on top of it that had been stamped in Very Vanilla Craft Ink with "Fine Lace". The next layer up was Pale Plum Cardstock that was faux stitched around the edges using a Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker. The edges were also distressed using the Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool. The focal panel consisted of Kraft Cardstock and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The vanilla was stamped with "Silhouettes" from See-D's in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. A small amount of Liquid Applique was squeezed out into two wells of a Painting Palette. I used one drop of reinker from the Perfect Plum Reinker and again with the Pale Plum Reinker to create my own custom colors of liquid applique. Once the colors were mixed evenly, I then used a Small Paintbrush to dot the blooms on the three stamped stalks. The two outer stalks were coated with the Perfect Plum Liquid Applique, and the center was coated with the Pale Plum Liquid Applique. The applique remains wet, so you must use a Heat Gun to make it "poof up".

The sentiment was from the set "All Holidays", and was stamped by coloring in the "love" only with a Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker. It was then stamped onto a scrap piece of Kraft Cardstock, and punched out using the Small Oval Punch. The Large Oval Punch was used to punch out a scrap piece of Perfect Plum Cardstock to layer behind the kraft sentiment piece. The completed panel was attached to the focal panel using Dimensionals. Two pieces of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon were added behind the focal panel using SNAIL Adhesive, and Lavender KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones were added to the sides of the focal panel and the sentiment panel.

I also received this beautiful RAK from Amy Rohl (aka rohla at SCS) in the mail. I had sent her a birthday card last month, and she sent this awesome card as a "thank you". Thank you so much for this phenomenal RAK, Amy...I will display this puppy with pride!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you tomorrow with another creation. Until then....


Vera said...

Wow, Mercy, your card is fantastic! I love your home-made colored Liquid Applique and how you used the partial sentiment from All Holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacey Schafer said...

I love your work and your blog! TFS

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous card!! I love it!! What a beautiful RAK too, you are a lucky girl!!

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful cards--thank you for sharing.

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful card Mercy. So soft looking. The RAK you received is beautiful too.

See you Saturday.