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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

...Color/Sketch Combo

Well....I couldn't sleep at all last night {isn't that a song?}, so I decided to go ahead and get a jump on today's Sketch Challenge #205 at Splitcoaststampers. I also combined the sketch with yesterday's Color Challenge #195 to kill two birds with one stone. I started with a Basic Black Cardstock base, then pierced a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to go on top of the black. Each panel consisted of Sahara Sand Cardstock that was matted with Basic Black Cardstock. The leaf image was from the set "Stem Silhouettes", and was stamped in VersaMark Ink before being embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. Black Brads were added to each panel before a piece of 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon was added around the bottom one. The focal panel was stamped with the same leaf image in Sahara Sand Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, then the sentiment from "Best Yet" was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. I once again used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet to get the sentiment straight. And viola...an elegant-yet-simple card. What do you think?

That's it for today...promise! I will see you all tomorrow with something else (not sure what yet, though). Thanks for stopping by, and until later...


Supplies
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Best Yet
Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Inks: Sahara Sand Classic Ink, VersaMark Ink, Jet Black Staz-On Ink
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, brads, ribbon, clear embossing powder, heat gun, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, dimensionals, adhesive

8 comments:

Vera said...

Love this card, Mercy! Very classy looking. Great job combining both challenges!

Lisa H. said...

wow!, Mercy. this card is just stunning. I love your embossing and the touches of black are perfect!

Christina Fischer said...

Mercy, this is beautiful! It's so elegant -- I love the embossed background!

Pam Varnell said...

How precious and elegant this card is. You can go from one extreme to the other like it's nothing. This card from being elegant and classy to the doggie card being cute and precious. You maze me girl. You do know I'm your #1 fan, right? :)

MelissaS said...

I am stunned by this card. It is absolutely beautiful! I love the wide black ribbon and the embossed background. Oh, and the piercing around the panels, too :)

JulieA said...

Beautiful! I love the way you pulled the leaves on the background pieces into a faint image on your sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Mercy,
This is the prettiest card, so simplistict but beautiful.
Marion

Anonymous said...

That's gorgeous - I LOVE it!!!! So elegant....

karen branigan