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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

...My First Cuttlebug "Be Inspired" Card

This is my first sample as the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's January Guest Designer. I was so stoked when Maggie contacted me with the invitation to join her and her wonderful designers in this month's challenges. She also sent me two wonderful new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders to use...Mardarin Screen and Japanese Scales. I used the Mandarin Screen on the dark brown panel of this card. I stamped "Marlene Monkey" from The Greeting Farm, and colored her with an Aquapainter and Ink Pads. I paired the image with some of my patterned papers from SEI. The sentiment was from TGF's set "Sweet Message", and was punched out using the Word Window Punch. I kept the embellishments simple...ribbon, button, linen thread, and a couple of copper brads.

That's it for me today! Be sure to head over the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, and participate in this week's challenge! Until tomorrow...
Supplies
Stamps: Marlene Monkey, Sweet Message (The Greeting Farm)
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor, SEI patterned paper
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, Cameo Coral
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders' Nestabilities Die, Word Window Punch, Copper Brads, Tangerine Striped Ribbon, Kiwi Mutton, Linen Thread, dimensionals, Mandarin Screen Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

8 comments:

Crystal said...

AWWW Mercy super cute, love how you colored that adorable image!! Great colors and ribbon treatment too!

Danni said...

What a sweet card!! Super job!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Pam Varnell said...

This is gorgeous my friend. Love your color choice.

Two more days!!!! Woohoo. Hugs.

Marisa said...

Totally darling image and card, Mercy! Love the Nestie frame you used and your colouring is fabulous :D Love the ribbon with the button too. Congrats on the GD position.

Peggy said...

Congrats Mercy on the Guest DT spot!! Your colors on your card today are spectacular and that little image is colored up so sweet!!

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

Hi Mercy, congrats on the Cuttlebug Challenge Guest DT Spot. I just adore this wonderful card - just love that beautifully coloured image and I MUST have that Mandarin Screen Embossing folder - thanks so much for the inspiration and I can't wait to see more!

Dina said...

Congrats on the new DT spot!! This card is so cute, I just ADORE the colors and that new embossing pattern!!! What a cute image!