Saturday, October 25, 2008

...Inspired By Beate

...or by her sketch this weekend to be more precise! This is my submission for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #63 and Verve Visual's October Product Parade. I used the Verve Visual sets "Abundant Blessings" and "Thankful Blossoms" with the following color combination: Pumkpin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, and Basic Black. These gorgeous blooms (there are three various sizes in the set) were embossed with Black Embossing Powder, then watercolored using a Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker and an Aquapainter. Once they were dry, I popped each layer of the flower up using Dimensionals. The leaves were stamped in Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink and cut out. They were attached to the back of the flower using SNAIL Adhesive. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink, then embossed with Black Embossing Powder. Several Black KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones were added to various places on the card: the center of the flower, the corners of the focal image, and below the sentiment. The beautiful designer paper I used was from Stampin' Up's Urban Garden Designer Series Paper Pack. {By the do you like the photo? It was taken with my new digital camera...and I have to say that I love, love, love it! Canon is the bomb-diggity!}
Stamps: Abundant Blessings, Thankful Blossoms (Verve Visual)
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor, Urban Garden DSP
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Kiwi Kiss, VersaMark
Accessories: embossing powder, heat gun, rhinestones, aquapainter, markers, mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, scissors
That's it for today! I will be going to a Halloween party tonight with several friends, but I hope to make a card for both the Inspiration and Featured Stamper Challenges at SCS a bit later. Thanks for stopping by, and until later...


Pam Speidel said...

Oh Mercy! What a stunningly beautiful card!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Mercy! I LOVE your 3D flower, love the paper, love the sentiment.
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE girl, this is fabulous!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the beautiful layers and the dots under the sentiment. Thanks for playing! :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the 3D elements!