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Thursday, January 14, 2010

...Wanna Sneak Another Peek?


I told you that you would go crazy when you saw more of Verve's January releases, didn't I? This time I am showcasing my second favorite set called "Heart's Desire". I colored the sentiment stamp with a Melon Mambo and Basic Black Marker, then stamped it onto the Whisper White focal panel. I have to admit that I didn't know which patterned papers I was going to use at first, but the mambo/black combination pushed my toward BasicGrey's Bittersweet collection. I cut the large dotted panel out using Spellbinders' Mega Curved Rectangle Die and my Sizzix Big Shot, then ran around the edges with my Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool. It still needed a little something, so I reached for my trusty sewing machine and black thread...and went crazy (and I do mean CRAZY! LOL!). The striped panel was edged with a piece of white cardstock that had been punched with the Martha Stewart Upper Crest Border Punch. The Basic Black Cardstock panel's edges were distressed, then pierced with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. I embellished with a distressed heart, distressed flower, and Antique Silver Brads. Whatcha think?

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and don't forget to join Julee and the Divas at the January Release Party tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST! I will see you back here tomorrow with a Farm Fresh Friday creation. Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Heart's Desire (Verve)
Papers: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bittersweet DP (BasicGrey)
Inks: NONE
Accessories: melon marker, black marker, dimensionals, nesties, big shot, distressing tool, sewing machine, Martha Stewart border punch, mat pack, paper piercer, heart-to-heart punch, trio flower punch, brads

14 comments:

Peggy said...

Wowza!! Love your card and the DP!

Chen R. said...

What a great crad!!

Dina said...

Mercy I love this!! Bittersweet is on of my favorit Basic Grey's, the colors are just so pretty and they are great for a Valentine's Day card. Cute new Vervage, the sentiment is great!!

Vicki said...

Super, super sweet, love the stitching!!!

Maureen said...

love this paper! Yes, I'm loving all the Verve release sets this week...can't wait to see them all tomorrow night :)

Robin McK said...

Mercy-

I just love this! The simplicity of the layout really makes everything pop!

Charlene said...

Lovely card, Mercy. Can't wait to see what's new at Verve.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - simply gorgeous card - Mercy!!! Can't wait to see the entire release!!! Hugs ~S~

Kristie said...

Beautiful card, love the tiny floating hearts :)

Rosie said...

So simply beautiful! Love that paper!

Deb Buckminster said...

The PERFECT combination of pristine precision and adventurous abandon!!

BEAUTIFUL work, Mercy.

Lelia said...

Fantabulous card, Mercy! LOVE it!

Hugs,
Lelia

Pam Speidel said...

Heavens Mercy! I could you even *think* you're a slacker! I am totally in awe of all these stamp-tacular creations you've made this week! You ROCK! :)