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Monday, November 2, 2009

...A Merry Little Christmas

Happy Monday, everyone! I don't know about you, but Daylight Savings always messes with my internal clock! LOL! I was up later than I should have been last night, then woke earlier than I should have...gotta love it! I spent the day with my friend, Pam Varnell, doing a little stamping...so I got a little bit ahead as far as my stamping schedule goes (and that's always a good thing!). With last week's sneak peeks from TGF I didn't get a chance to showcase some of the Verve cards that I had created a while back, so I thought today would be a great time to do so.

I had this multi-teared ornament in mind as soon as I received the new sets, but Betty Wright beat me to the punch! LOL! I stamped two of the ornaments from the "Holly Jolly" set, and added one of the smaller stars from the "Star of Wonder" set. They were stamped in Black Craft Ink on Watercolor Paper, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, then colored in Rich Razzleberry with an Aquapainter. I carefully cut the ornament out, and added some Pink Stickles to the darker edges for a bit of sparkle. I stamped the pine bough and sentiment from the "Ornamental Christmas" set, and used some of my Cottage Wall Designer Series Papers to add some more color. A piece of Rich Razzleberry Dotted Ribbon was added along with a Celery Button and some Linen Thread.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to see me! I have some bills to pay, laundry to wash/dry/fold/put away, dogs to bathe, clothes to sort, and a JV football game to get ready for...so I'd better get a shower and get moving if I am going to get everything finished by 5:00! LOL! I'll see you all back here tomorrow with another Tuesday Sketch...you will NOT want to miss this one! Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Holly Jolly, Star of Wonder, Ornamental Christmas (Verve)
Papers: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Watercolor, Cottage Wall DSP
Inks: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories:mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, aquapainter, stickles, scissors, ribbon, button, linen thread

17 comments:

Rachel said...

LOVE the colors on this! I take it Pam is still talking to you today? LOL!

Tasha said...

Hi there Mercy - what a beautiful card! Gorgeous colour combo and i love the design. Great image too.
You and Pam were hillarious last night you had me in stitches long after i had logged off lol!
love tasha xx

MicheyMoo said...

Oh Mercy, what a fantastic idea. I'm gonna have to go and try it for myself now. :)
Love this card......love the colours - specially Rich Razzleberry, though we aren't getting it here in Aus - its my only real fav from your current InColours though - so probs not a bad thing.
Thanks for the inspiration. Michey xxx

Robin McK said...

Hi Mercy! This card is a beauty! Love your colour choice too!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful holiday card, Mercy!

Maureen said...

Ok, this ornament is da bomb!! LOL This is fabulous!! How creative and I love the colours :)

kadie said...

This is absolutely stunning! Every detail is beautiful. You and Pam are so much fun!! And a riot!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMWORD!! This is one gorgeous card, Mercy!!! Have a great day!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Clever idea - Mercy!!! See great minds do think alike - LOL!!! Beautiful card for the holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa H. said...

THIS is fabulous! wow, stunning colors and love how you made a combo of those ornaments-beautiful!

Danni said...

What a beautiful card! I just love this!!

Laural-Lee said...

That's a fantastic christmas card. I love the colours and papers that you chose. And you did a wonderful job on the colouring.

Kristina said...

Mercy, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love how you layered the ornaments to create a whole new ornament... I knew I should have got the Star of Wonder set too, lol.

Wanda said...

OMG, this is sooo gorgeous!! LOVE your colors (that DP pack is one of my all-time faves)! Saving this to CASE one day. :-)

Kristie said...

This is so pretty!!! I really love the colors!

Dina said...

This is STUNNING!!!! I lvoe the colors and the layout!!

Cassie said...

gosh mercy - i love this card! i love the non traditional colors you used and the non-standard size too! it's really pretty! it was one of my favs this week!
cassie
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