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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

...April Club Card #1

This is my first project for my April Stampin' Up Clubs. I started with a Kiwi Kiss Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Real Red Cardstock. The patterned paper was from the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper pack, and I added some Silver Brads to that panel also. Each brad was backed with red cardstock that had been punched out using the 1/4" Circle Punch. The sentiment was from the set "Elegant Cheer", and it was stamped in Real Red Classic Ink onto a scrap piece of Cameo Coral Cardstock. It was then punched out using the Large Oval Punch {as was a scrap piece of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock that was added as a half-mat}. A scrap piece of red cardstock was punched with the Scallop Oval Punch, then the completed sentiment panel was attached to the card using a combination of adhesive and Dimensionals.

The main image is actually the NEW Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder from SU! I ran the folder through the Big Shot with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then flipped the panel over so that the flower petals were raised. I colored the petals with a Blender Pen, Real Red Classic Ink Pad, and Cameo Coral Classic Ink Pad. {TIP: I like to squeeze my ink pads together in the center when they are closed...this creates a color palette in the lid when it is opened. Then you simply use your coloring utensil to pick up as little or as much color as you would like}. The focal panel was then pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer before being attached to the card base using Dimensionals.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow to showcase another club card. Until then....

Supplies
Stamps: Elegant Cheer
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Inks: Real Red, Cameo Coral
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, big shot and accessories, manhattan flower embossing folder, silver brads, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, 1/4" circle punch, blender pen, dimensionals, adhesive

12 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

This is awesome girl and a wonderful project for club. I love the way the main embossed image turned out. Great job!!

Christi said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!!!

Marisa said...

Lovely card, Mercy! Great colouring and use of the embossing template.

Debbie Olson said...

Love this, Mercy! Great paper, layout, and fab new folder too!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Awesome and glorious project Mercy! Your class is going to love it. I've got the Folder but not the Kiwi or Raspberry Tart dsp - Hmmmm time to CASE the alternatives :D

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Viv said...

Beautiful creation Mercy! LOVE those colours!
Viv xxx

Laura said...

I now know why you call your blog "Lord have mercy" because that is what I thought when I saw this beautiful card!! Love it!

Julie said...

WOW Mercy...can I be in our club?!?! LOL! So gorgeous!

JulieA said...

Mercy, you used one of my fav's...Cameo Coral! I love that color! And I really like your idea of flipping the cardstock over after running it through the folder. TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card. Well done!

Joyce

Robin McK said...

Love it! What you did with the Manhattan die is great!

Anonymous said...

Omigosh, Mercy, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS this beautiful idea.

Warm regards,
Nancy