Monday, December 22, 2008


This is my submission for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try from Saturday, but I couldn't get the circles to work out for me...they kept covering up my cute bull! I had to tweak the sketch to work to my advantage, so it may not even qualify as a sketch card anymore...we'll see I guess! LOL! These cute little animals were from the set that I talked about yesterday from Pink Poison, "McSplendid Farm". These three come as separate stamps, but I wanted to stack them on top of each other to fit the sketch panel...aren't they just too flippin' cute?!?
I started with a Tangerine Tango Cardstock base, and matted each additional layer with Regal Rose Cardstock...the focal panel has a Tangerine Tango Cardstock mat, though. All of the patterned papers were from the Sweet Always Designer Series Paper pack. I pierced the edges of the polka dot panel, the striped panel, and the sentiment circle using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The animals (and sentiment) were stamped in Graphite Black Brilliance Ink, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers...LOVE THEM!!! I will be purchasing the "gotta have it all" package of 96 markers with my income tax refund money...I can't wait! I added three Antique Brass Brads to the Whisper White Cardstock focal panel, and tied a piece of 5/8" Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon around the front. The circles that make up the sentiment panel were punched out using the following: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, and the 3/4" Circle Punch.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, but I have to take my oldest son out for his birthday dinner...he is 15 years old today! Good Lord, I am so old! LOL! I will see you back here tomorrow with another Tuesday Sketch come back and play! Until then...

Stamps: McSplendid Farm
Papers: Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, copic sketch markers, clear ep, embossing buddy, heat gun, brads, ribbon, circle punches


Christi said...

OMG this is so cute!!!!

shel9999 said...

Totally adorable, Mercy! I see a little Pink Poison shopping spree coming on! :)

Pam Varnell said...

Mercy, another cutsie card from you. I'm loving it. These are not normal Mercy Kerin cards, but you do "out of the box" so splendidly. Wow, you're amazing!!

You have been getting a lot of good stamping time in lately. I sure am jealous. Maybe I'll feel better soon and I can get more done. Great job girlfriend!!

p.s. back seat driver!!