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Sunday, January 24, 2010

...Celebrating You

Here's another card using one of the new releases from Verve Stamps called "Celebrating You". I created a patchwork focal panel with assorted pieces of patterned papers from the Wild Wasabi pack by K & Company. I stamped the sentiment under the patchwork panel, sponged the sides of the Kraft Cardstock base, then stamped the flourish from the set onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I colored the flourish with an Aquapainter, then cut it out to use as a leaf with the paper flower. Do you like the flower on this one? I was asked a few days ago to write-up a tutorial on making these flowers, would you like that? If so, I will work on getting that tutorial posted on the blog for you all tomorrow.

That's it for me today! I spent most of the day yesterday cleaning carpets, cleaning laundry, and picking up the house. Today is devoted to shopping...Sportsman's Warehouse, Earth Fare, and Wal-Mart. I'm also hoping I can talk the hubby into going to see Avatar in 3-D again! LOL! Thanks for stopping to see me, and I will see you all tomorrow with either a card or a tutorial. Until then...

Supplies
Stamps: Celebrating You (Verve)
Papers: Kraft, Watercolor, Wild Wasabi DP (K & Company)
Inks: Sage, Brown, Red, Sand
Accessories: scallop circle punch, brad, mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, aquapainter, rhinestones, distressing tool, sponge, scissors

24 comments:

Peggy said...

Love the patchwork and flower! Awesome card!

Tasha said...

Suh a simple yet absolutely gorgeous design. Its really eye catching and the colours are fab
love tasha xx

Charlene said...

Adorable patchwork, Mercy...and absolutely LOVE that flower. I vote "yes" for the tutorial.

We saw Avatar and other than the incredible colors and effects didn't like the movie at all.

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful card and that flower is amazing. A tutorial on how to create it would be great.

Julie Marshall said...

Love the patchwork on this card! Will definitely be giving it a try. TFS!

The Wired Angel said...

This is darling... I love the look you created. And, yes, I would love to see a tutorial on that gorjuss flower! Thanks Mercy!!

Vicki said...

super cool Mercy!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are posting info on making that flower! I was trying to guess just based on looking at it, but not really succeeding. Then again, nothing I try to re-create of yours looks as perfect as yours does!!

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Crystal said...

Mercy wow absolutely gorgeous, love that flower!

Elborgi said...

fantastic
!
Elma

Jodi C. said...

LOVE your patchwork!!! Would also LOVE a tutorial on the AMAZING flower!!! Thanks!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Girl, this is totally amazing!! You need to do this style more often!

Laural-Lee said...

This is a very cute card. I would love a tutorial on that flower. For the patchwork did you distress all the edges first and then how did you distress and apply the pieces?

I did manage to use your sketch this week :D

Lynda Nielsen said...

Holy Cow, this is amazing!! And yes for sure I would LOVE to see a tutorial for that flower! It's beautiful girl!
Hugs
Lynda

EileenMV said...

Love the flower - so pretty!!!

KanataNewf said...

Definitely looking forward to seeing the tutorial for the flower on this beautiful card.

Chrisd said...

Great card... please for the turorial! Hugs from michigan

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Mercy!! Lovin' your new clean style! And YES!!!! to the tutorial! :)

Diana said...

The flower is just fabulous. Looking forward to read your tutorial on how to make one. :)

Joanne B. said...

Did you just hear me "ooooh.... ahhhhh" when I opened that page. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

seamom said...

Hmmm - seems like I'm not the only one on the edge of my chair, holding my breath to find out how you create those fabulous flowers. Thanking you in advance.....
The card is great! Love the patchwork on it.

Trish D said...

...So there I was, minding my own business and scrolling through google reader, sipping coffee, when I saw this card and literally gasped. LOOOOOOOOVE the pieced papers, colors, flower - everything about it!!! Definitely going to be playing around with these elements.

Karen Motz said...

Stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuning!!!! LOVE this layout and the flower is the icing on the cake!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!