Friday, December 5, 2008

...300th Post & An Award


Can you believe this is my 300th post already?!? It only seems like yesterday that I sat here and fought with myself over whether or not to start a blog. Now here we are...300 posts later. It has been such a fun ride! Enough rambling...on to the card!

I just received the new releases from Verve Visual yesterday...and they are so wonderful! I used the sets "Snow Wonderful" (snowman and sentiment) and "Snowflake Splendor" (snowflakes). I started with a Bashful Blue Cardstock base, then matted each layer with Chocolate Chip Cardstock. The patterned papers came from the Frosty Day Designer Series Paper pack, and each was pierced around the edges using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. A piece of 5/8" Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon was added around the kiwi patterned paper, and tied off in a simple knot. All of the layers were popped up off of the base using Dimensionals. The snowflakes were stamped on the Whisper White Cardstock focal panel in Bashful Blue Classic Ink in a random pattern. The snowman was then stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink in the center of the white panel. I used a Two-Way Glue Pen on the bottom section of the panel, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamond Glitter over it to create the *sparkle* of snow. The snowman was stamped again in VersaMark Ink on a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper, then embossed with Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I watercolored the snowman using an Aquapainter and the following: Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink, Tangerine Tango Classic Ink, and Ballet Blue Classic Ink. I cut out the completed snowman with my CutterBee Scissors, and popped him off of the white panel using Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink also, and embossed in Black Embossing Powder using a Heat Gun.

Now onto the award I received from my bestest buddy, Pam Varnell. She nominated my for this sweet award, and I am so thankful that she thought of me! Thanks, Pam!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all some time this weekend. My hubby and sons are taking me to Atlanta to eat at Joe's Crab Shack for my birthday {Look out, crab I come! LOL!} I will be announcing the winner of the blog candy after I get home tomorrow night, so if you haven't entered yet you'd better git 'r done! Until tomorrow...

Stamps: Snow Wonderful, Snowflake Splendor (Verve Visual)
Papers: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Watercolor, Frosty Day DSP
Inks: VersaMark, Jet Black Staz-On, Bashful Blue Classic Ink, Tangerine Tango Classic Ink, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink, Ballet Blue Classic Ink
Accessories: aquapainter, two-way glue pen, dazzling diamond glitter, black embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat gun, mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, dimensionals


Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Mercy!!

Pam Varnell said...

Oh Mercy, this snowman is sooooo cute!!! I love the way you made the sparkly snow with the Dazzling Diamonds. The layout of the card is great too. Another creation that is off the top of the chart.

Your #1 fan

kat said...

Congratulations on your 300th post; I must have found your blog shortly after you started it up and I check it out daily. Your work is inspirational! I'm not much for commenting; maybe I should be because I truly enjoy your blog.

Kathy said...

Cute snowman card. Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win your candy.

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