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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

...Inspired Sketch With Pizazz

This is my submission for both Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #36, and Sketch Challenge #209 at Splitcoaststampers.com. I started with a Rose Red Cardstock base, and also matted each additional layer with the same. The green polka-dotted paper was from the Old Olive Designer Series Paper pack, while the pink was from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper pack. Each layer was pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, then a piece of 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the upper panels. The sentiment, from the set "Short & Sweet", was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet to ensure proper placement. The gorgeous flowers are from the upcoming catalog set called "Petal Pizazz" which will be available on January 19th. The flowers were stamped in the inspiration colors, then cut out using CutterBee Scissors. I added some height by popping up extra flower pieces with Dimensionals, then added a Circle Designer Brad to the center of the largest bloom.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope to have something to post for you some time in the afternoon, but I can't make any promises...I may not be home until late! Until later...

Supplies:
Stamps: Petal Pizazz, Short & Sweet
Papers: Rose Red, Whipser White, Shimmery White, Bella Rose DSP, Old Olive DSP
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Rose Red Classic Ink
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, scissors, ribbon, brad, dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, 1/2" circle punch

26 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Hi Mercy! this card is just so pretty! I love those big blooms - fun brad and pretty ribbon!

apigonfire said...

Just fabulous! I have to have this set! :)
~Kendra

Nancy Riley said...

WOW!!!! That is one amazing card, Mercy! It's gorgeous and combines both challenges beautifully!

Janet Elam said...

I love your card, it's gorgeous!!!

Pam Varnell said...

Mercy, you rock!! I just love this card and the bright colors. Great job as usual.

10-1/2 more hours. Woohoo!!

Debbie Pamment said...

A stunning layout! I love all the details you've done

Julie said...

Beautiful, Mercy. So clever to put the brad in the middle of the flower like that...just gorgeous!

Jean said...

Mercy, your card is beautiful - I love your placement of everything and the way you used the colours!

card crafted said...

Beautiful card! You've made a super job of it!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is sooo pretty, I luv the flowersa..awesome! *~*

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

mudmaven said...

This is just gorgeous! Love what you have done with the new stamp set. Everything just works perfectly together! ~chris

Kara said...

Love all of your layers!
Kara

Amy Lee said...

Yes, this one too! On my favorite list this week. Beautiful job! I love the simple lines & creativeness. Great Job!

Kari said...

Fantastic card! I love your layout!!! Great job!

Sylvia Nelson said...

I love your card!

Ramona Michaluk said...

This is a gorgeoous card Mercy - the colours work so well together.
Love it!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty! Excellent job on both challenges!

Lisa Brown said...

Very pretty card! Congrats on iPicks!

Caroline Colgan said...

Really lovely card! Well done!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on top 15!

Brooke S said...

Mercy!!! congrats! I love your card. What an amazing layout and use of color... I am really second guessing not pre-ordering that set... Thanks I am really trying to have self control. But with a card like that ... Sheesh..
Hugs
Brooke

Kari said...

This is definitely my favorite card for the challenge! Gorgeous!

LORI said...

Lovin' your Card!!!

Sherri said...

It's beautiful!!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Love all the elements on your card. Very nice. Congratulations! I know the couple times I was chosen it made my day!