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Saturday, March 7, 2009

...Another Occasions Mini Sneak Peek

This is my submission for both Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #44, and Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #71 {created by Sharon Harnist this week}. I started with a Close to Cocoa Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Chocolate Chip Cardstock. The large pink background panel was a piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock that had been pierced around the edges using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The patterned paper used on the horizontal panel was from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper pack. The focal panel was created by stamping the leaves from the new set "Great Friend" in Pink Pirouette Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. The sentiment was created using stamps from the same set, and also using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement on a piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock. The words were stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. The completed sentiment panel was cut out using CutterBee Scissors, then attached to the white panel using Dimensionals.

The butterfly was from the Level One Hostess Set called "God's Beauty", and it was also stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, then embossing with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I colored the wings with a Blender Pen and the Pretty in Pink Classic Ink Pad. I then colored over the classic ink with my Sakura Gold Glaze Pen to add some subtle "sparklage" {as my children would say}. It was also cut out and mounted to the white panel using Dimensionals. Three Dark Brown Half Pearls were added to the focal panel to complete the card.

That's it for now! I am working on some other challenge cards, so I may have something else to share before the day is out. Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all later! Until then...



Supplies
Stamps: God's Beauty, Great Friend
Papers: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip {Craft}
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, heat gun, blender pen, scissors, SAMJ, image sheet, dimensionals, pearls, glaze pen

20 comments:

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

very pretty Mercy.

Viv said...

What a pretty card Mercy! Those colours! Gorgeous and that butterfly is about to fly off the card it's so beautifully worked.
Adorable.
Viv xxx

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! Fabulous card!

Bianca from Germany said...

Great card!

Tina said...

Incredible!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Mercy!!

Stacey Schafer said...

lovely:)

Kelly Schelske said...

So pretty!!

Winter said...

Very pretty!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful job with the sketch and this color combo -- that butterfly is gorgeous!

Pam Varnell said...

WOW another beauty. Girl you are so talented!! I love this. It's fabulous.

Carol Dunstan said...

gorgeous! Love the whole design

Ellie said...

Breathtaking! Love it :)

studiono8 said...

All I can say is WOW!

Anthonette said...

Very beautiful! Congrats on Kristina's Top 10.

Lisa Brown said...

what a beautiful card! congrats on top ten!

www.alifeandartinprogress.blogspot.com said...

Hi there!!! Thank you for the comment on my blog and congratulations to you as well for making it to the top 10. This card is FABULOUS!!!

Latenightstamper said...

I would love to have you be Highlighted on my blog. Please e-mail me a short
Bio. ( a little about you) and something you are passionate about - Stamping
related please.

Please e-mail me one photo of you to include on my blog and a few samples of
your best work. Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

sideoats + scribbles said...

Love how you colored the wings on the butterfly -- so pretty! Congrats on making Kristina's Top 10! :)

Savitri said...

Congrats to you too!!! Not surprised here... card's gorgeous!