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Saturday, August 1, 2009

...Happy Birthday, TGF!

Today has been set aside to celebrate the Anyaversary of The Greeting Farm. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed using these wonderful and playful stamp sets. I think what first drew me to them was not only the art itself, but the fact that they were easy to watercolor also...and you all know that I like me some watercoloring! The stamps are made of high-quality red rubber, and the images are so clean and crisp when stamped. They take ink so well, and they don't easily smudge. It is no wonder that these phenomenal sets have been a HUGE success!


I used the flowers from TGF's "Hope & Grace" set, and waterolored them with an Aquapainter and Classic Ink Pads after they were heat embossed. The stems were made out of Old Olive Cardstock, and attached to the focal panel using Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue. The sentiment was from the set "Sentiments", and was also heat embossed. The purple patterned paper was from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper pack, while the olive patterned paper was from the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper pack. You know I can't do hardly anything without using my Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, and this card is no different...there is piercing all over the place! LOL! I also used the Scallop Edge Punch to create the white scallop at the bottom of the card.

...and of course I used Dimensionals! On the focal panel alone there are Dimensionals under each flower, under the olive layer, then again under the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock layer. I added a silver mini paper clip from the Clips Assortment pack, and then tied a piece of Rich Razzleberry Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon to the end of it. It took a while for me to get this card completed, but once I had sketched the layout I knew exactly what I wanted to do. In fact, you will be seeing this sketch some Tuesday in the near future {ahem, ahem}. :)
That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to visit, but it's time for you to hop on over to the next participant to see how they are celebrating the birthday of this amazing company. I am going to be stamping the day away with a friend, Pam Varnell, but I can't wait to get back home and do a little hopping of my own! I can see it now...me in my pajamas, sitting in a comfy chair, and a cup of coffee at my side...HEAVEN! Have a wonderful Saturday, and I see you all tomorrow. Until then...HAPPY HOPPING!
Supplies
Stamps: Hope & Grace, Sentiments (The Greeting Farm)
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive, Watercolor Paper, Cottage Wall DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Summer Sun, Crushed Curry, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, mat pack, paper piercer, aquapainter, needle, thread, scissors, dimensionals, clips assortment pack, ribbon, scallop edge punch, distressing tool, multi-purpose glue

62 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Absolutely stunning card, very elegant! I love your chosen colour combo, fabulous
x

~*Joni said...

Mercy this is so pretty! I love the colors, first of all - those purples are such a pretty background to the flowers. :D Your details are awesome - all that stitching and piercing are so perfect. Have a great day!

the paper bug said...

I love this! Nice work. You spent a lot of time perfecting it, I'm sure.

Brocéliane said...

love the fab colours on your card:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cared Mercy, have fun stamping with Pam!!!

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors and the watercoloring. That flower is one of my favorites from the TGF sets!

Caro said...

Your card has a very beautiful style ! Have a nice day !

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Mercy!! I love the color combo and the flowers are beautiful!!

Jackie said...

This is just so pretty! I would have never thought to use this fower by itself! Wonderful job!

Tracey Feeger said...

What a great card. Love the colours.
mwah
Trace

Vixykins said...

Lovely colours and style x

Melissa Craig said...

Wow - this is really pretty. I love the colors you chose!

Anna said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the colors!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

this is just gorgeous! What a beautiful card with beautiful colors too!
Hugs
Lynda =)

Tammy said...

Great colors and layout!

Pam Varnell said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the fine details and look at you and that sewing. You da bomb. Great job.

kadie said...

Mercy, this is soooooo pretty!! I love the colors and layout so much!

Danni said...

Love it!! So pretty!

JenRaff said...

Very nice card with great colors and layout! Will have to come back and check out the rest of your blog later. :)

Angela Knopf said...

Very nice! I love the flowers from that set too. Such gorgeous colors. Beautiful!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Very pretty card. I love the color combo.

Tasha said...

Oh what what a beautiful birthday hop card - loving the colours and the flowers - gorgeous
love tasha xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

SOOOO beautiful, Miss Mercy! I LOVE the new colors from SU-you're gonna have to enable me LOL! Gorgeous! Love it! So glad you could participate today!

Callie said...

one word... GOREGEOUS!!

Carrie said...

Super cute! Love the colors and layout!

Kim Y. said...

Gorgeous! I love the color you used.

Kim Nath said...

I love these flowers and your card is beautiful!

Stampingcaz said...

great card, love the colour

Cazx

KanataNewf said...

Just fabulous - so elegant.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty card. The colours you chose are great .

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty!!

Lorie said...

The rich razzleberry color is stunning on this card! Fabulous job!!

Kajsa said...

So fun with an Anya blog hop!
I look forward to go through your whole blog later on.

Petraso said...

love it!

Sandra MacLean said...

Love the purple color combo Mercy! Great job!

WickedPixie said...

Your cards always delight me!! :-)Traci

Wendy J. said...

Mercy this is gorgeous! I love the color combo and it's a great design! Great job!

niteowl77 said...

I love the color combination - they compliment each other nicely.

Sprytebyrd said...

A beautiful card, Mercy! I really love the colors!
Dee

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card and love all the details you did.

Carisa said...

adorabel and such creative use of the H&G set!!! i love the color combo as well.

Sparkle said...

Very pretty!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card Mercy love the GF stamps can't wait for the new ones. Sue :o)

RiNNE said...

Very cute! You did a wonderful job on shading!

Angie said...

OMGoodness Mercy, I love your color combo and your coloring is fabulous! Yes, I agree that the cuteness will draw you in, and then when you see how fun and easy these stamps are to color you get totally addicted! Great card, tfs!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is totally gorgeous!!

Jacquie said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!! So elegant!! I just LOVE the colors!!!

Elena said...

What a beautiful card, Mercy! you are always an inspiration for me!
Happy Birthday to TGF and Happy Hopping!

Randi said...

Beautiful! I really like the layout and that beautiful purple! I love that flower!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Mercy! Your card is STUNNING! The colors are so vivid and lovely!

Amy said...

So beautiful, your attention to detail is amazing!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautiful Mercy! I love those colors together.

crafty amy said...

Wow this is so stylish I LOVE it and the 3d touch is genious. Have a great day stamping I can't wait to see what you create.

X Amy X

Tanya Rudd said...

Very Nice!

Jenn Borjeson said...

So pretty!!!

Crafty Num Nums said...

So cool!!! Never thought about using an accessory stamp for the main image, just perfect!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Gorgeous card and love the layout along with the colors.

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!!! I love the colors on this and the images:) Beautiful job!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card and I love all the paper piercing on it. The embossing on the flowers really makes them pop.

Kristyn said...

Such a creative card! I sometimes forget that I don't always have to use Anya/Ian or any of their friends. I love your use of the accessories from the sets. Great job :-)

jo said...

Super pretty! Love the colors you used! :)

Viv said...

Fabbadabbalous card Mercy!! No wonder it took me 10 minutes to scroll down the comments! I LOVE the colours and the TGF flowers are amazing. Say Hi to Pam for me!
Hugs
Viv xx