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Saturday, December 5, 2009

...Inspiration Challenge #209

Please scroll down to see my project for today's Crazy 4 Challenges!
This is my submission for today's Inspiration Challenge #209 at SCS. It seems like forever since I've had a chance to play along with any of their challenges lately, so it feels great to jump back in there! We were to find something in the Charm Lady Boutique to draw inspiration from, and I chose the charm seen above. I loved the reds, corals, and white in this piece...it is simply stunning! I used the heart border stamp from Verve's "Thankful Hearts" to create my own patterned paper on the coral panel, then added a white border that had been punched with the Fiskar's Threading Water Border Punch. I cut and embossed the white focal panel with the Labels Three Nestabilities Die and the Sizzix Big Shot. To create the large coral heart on the panel, I punched out the heart shape in a scrap piece of cardstock using the Full Heart Punch. I used the negative space left in the scrap piece as a stencil, then sponged coral ink into it using a Sponge Dauber. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in red in the center of the sponged heart. I added a small red cardstock heart that was punched out using the Heart to Heart Punch. The completed panel was attached to the coral panel using Dimensionals, and a piece of 1" Real Red Stitched Ribbon was added. That completed panel was added to the Kraft Cardstock base using Dimensionals.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping, and I will see you all again tomorrow! Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Thankful Hearts (Verve)
Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, Real Red, Cameo Coral
Inks: Cameo Coral, Real Red
Accessories: threading water border punch, heart to heart punch, full heart punch, ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, big shot, sponge dauber

9 comments:

Charlene said...

Just beautiful, Mercy...I'm still fretting over Christmas and you've got your thank yous and Valentine's in creation.

Silke Ledlow said...

Mercy - I just saw this over in the gallery....so glad you had a chance to play along!!!

Your card is sooo cute and beautiful!!! Love the layout and colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Michelle said...

Very cute! I've seen a couple cards in the last few days using the kraft and red color combo and I have to tell you I'm really loving it. Gotta go try it for myself!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Gurrrrl this is ADORABLE! LOVE the subtle shading on the hearts and your template for the GF holder is awesome!

Danni said...

What a great card! Fabulous!

Kristie said...

Very pretty!

Marisa said...

Just love the card, Mercy!! Great colour combo and the little heart by the big one is perfect.

melissac said...
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Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Love it love it LOVE IT!!!