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Sunday, January 18, 2009

...One of a Kind Inspiration

This is my submission for yesterday's Inspiration Challenge #163 at SCS. We were to create a card inspired by the Pottery Barn Teen (PB Teen) website photos, and I chose the one above. I started with a Kiwi Kiss Cardstock base, then matted all of the additional layers with Pacific Point Cardstock. The patterned papers were all from the Muirfield Designer Series Paper pack, but the small green panel is actually Kiwi Kiss Cardstock that was stamped with the "Tres Chic" background stamp with the Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad. I also sponged the edges using a Sponge Dauber and the kiwi pad. The large patterned paper panel and sentiment panel were both pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. Three Silver Jumbo Brads were added to the green panel, and a piece of 5/8" Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the entire card front.

The small circles on the Whisper White Cardstock focal panel were from the "Boho Backgrounds" set, and were stamped with the Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ) and Image Sheet to space them out correctly across the panel. The flowers were from the set "One of a Kind", and they were stamped in VersaMark Ink onto Watercolor Paper before being embossed with Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I stamped and embossed the large flower twice in order to create a layered look. They were then colored with an Aquapainter, the Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad, and the Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad. I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the center of the large flower and to all of the small flowers using a Glue Pen. The sentiment was stamped and embossed using the SAMJ and Image Sheet for proper placement. The flowers were then cut out, layered together with Dimensionals, and added to the focal panel using Dimensionals again.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and I will see you all again tomorrow! I am off to take a nap on this wet and dreary Sunday. Until later...



Supplies
Stamps: One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds, Tres Chic
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Watercolor, Muirfield DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, brads, sponge dauber, SAMJ, image sheet, glitter, scissors, glue pen, dimensionals

13 comments:

Julie said...

I saw this on SCS and it's just beautiful, Mercy! I love this color combo! You always put so many elements together so beautifully! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

Oohh Mercy this is gorgeous!!! I love it!

Christi said...

Wow is this gorgeous!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh YUMMY Mercy, I just used this paper today! What a lovely creation you've made, perfect for that IC room!

JulieA said...

Beautiful! I love the way you put this together and your DP is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way you colored the flower and your use of DP1

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fabulous card Mercy - love the layout and those colours are so dramatic! Really love the paper and the images together.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow! This is amazing Mercy! I love your design for this stamp set! Beautifully done! :D

Maria Matter said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! Just gorgeous! Wow!
Blessings, Maria

Pam Varnell said...

This is absolutley gorgeous. I love the colors but I especially love the way you did the background on the focal panel. Great job with the Inspiration Challenge girl.

Heather P. said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love it!

shel9999 said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the colors! So crisp!

Jane said...

Wow! You truly WERE inspired! Great card.

Jane