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Saturday, April 18, 2009

...Inspired Sketch Card

This was my submission for a couple of challenges this weekend: the Inspiration Challenge #176 at SCS, and Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #77 that was hosted by Lori Craig for this weekend. The inspiration piece were the Tropiq Matches from Skeem's Website. I started with a Tangerine Tango Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Taken With Teal Cardstock. The large green panel was Kiwi Kiss Cardstock that had been pierced with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The Whisper White Cardstock focal panel was also pierced, then the leaves from the set "Petal Pizazz" were stamped in . The flowers were from the same set, and they were stamped on a Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink scrap piece of white cardstock in Tangerine Tango Classic Ink and Taken With Teal Classic Ink. After the flowers were cut out using CutterBee Scissors, they were popped off of each other using Dimensionals. An Antique Brass Build-a-Brad was added to the center of the bloom, then the flower was attached to the focal panel using Dimensionals also. The sentiment was from the set "Very Versatile", and was stamped in teal ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement. The only other embellishments used were 5/8" Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Linen Thread.

Thanks for stopping by, and I will be posting another card in just a few for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try that was posted today. Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Petal Pizazz (SU!)
Papers: Tangerine Tango, Taken With Teal, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Inks: Tangerine Tango Classic, Taken With Teal Classic, Kiwi Kiss Classic
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, scissors, build-a-brad, ribbon, linen thread, SAMJ, image sheet

10 comments:

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card! I love your colour theme and also how you tied your ribbon

Lisa H. said...

love how what you did with your ribbon, Mercy! this is just darling! great work with the inspiration piece.

Shannan Teubner said...

Just fabulous, Mercy! Those colors are awesome!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SOOO gorgeous and I love the big, bold look of Spring that it conveys! Such a pretty flower and love all the little touches you put on it! Just beautiful!!

Marisa said...

I had this on my list of purchases but it got squeezed out :( It's now on my "wish" list and you are makign it VERY hard to resist with this great card!! Maybe I'll have to see if someone will get it for me for Mother's Day LOL! Great colours and card! Love the piercing too :)

Viv said...

Fabulous card Mercy! THe colours are amazing and that little touch with the ribbon is inspired.
Viv xx

Kathi said...

Awesome card! Love the bright, cheery colors! What a great job with both challeges!

Antje said...

Fabolous take on the sketch... love your colors!

Lori Craig said...

Shut the door... I love this. The ribbon and the flowers are perfect!

Pam Varnell said...

What a beautiful bold statement this card makes. Love the clean crisp look of it. Great job with the sketch girl.