Friday, January 9, 2009

...Hello, Ian

This is another card made with one of the wonderful stamps from The Greeting Farm. This particular one is "Hello Ian". I am not usually one for making "cutesy" cards, but I fell in love with these precious images...and you can't help but fall hard! They are wonderful, quality red-rubber stamps that stamp beautifully!

I started with a Real Red Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Basic Black Cardstock. The large Whisper White Cardstock panel was pierced with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, then I added the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper panel on top of it. A piece of 5/8" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon was added around those panels. Ian was stamped in Graphite Black Brilliance Ink, then I embossed him with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I colored him with Copic Sketch Markers, then cut him out before placing on the black and white focal panel using Dimensionals. The sentiment was from "Short & Sweet", and it was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink on white paper. I added the small heart from the same set in Real Red Classic Ink. After it was punched out using the Small Oval Punch, I punched a scrap piece of black paper with the Large Oval Punch to use as a mat. The Photo Corner Punch was used to create the accent on the focal panel, then I added Silver Brads to it and the left side of the panel as well. The red circles under the brads were created by punching Real Red Cardstock with the 1/4" Circle Punch.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I wanted to apologize for the late post. I got to spend the afternoon with my oldest niece, so I put posting on the back burner. I will see you all tomorrow with a card for the Ways To Use It Challenge and Kristina's Color Inspiration. Until then...

Stamps: Hello Ian (The Greeting Farm), Short & Sweet (SU!)
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Ski Slope DSP
Inks: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink, Jet Black Staz-On, Real Red Classic Ink
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, brads, embossing buddy, clear embossing, heat gun, dimensionals, copic sketch markers, punches (small oval, large oval, photo corner, 1/4" circle)


Christi said...

OMG Mercy I LOVE this!! I think I just might have to add this little cutie to my collection!

Sprytebyrd said...

I love this card! Such a great image! I just got that Photo Corner Punch (I know, a little behind the times) but I can't wait to use it! As always, you've inspired me! Thanks!

Pam Varnell said...

You know how much I love this image Mercy and you have absolutely rocked it on this card. This is one of my favorites that you have made. So glad you posted him today, he needed to be shown. This card is awesome!!

Julie said...

Oh Mercy he is just adorable!! I just got my first GF images in the mail this week while I was gone (thanks to you and PAM!)...I think I might use them for the Tuesday sketch! :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow! Beautiful work!!

Mary said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!