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Sunday, February 21, 2010

...Viva La Stitching

This card is for last Friday's Viva La Verve Challenge at the Verve Forum AND Wednesday's Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #71. I used this gorgeous purple dining room as inspiration for my color combo, and used the sketch provided for the layout...but I flipped it, of course! I added stitching to both the horizontal and circular panels, which was the challenge from the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. The card base was embossed using the Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing Folder, and the the striped panel was embossed with the Diamonds In The Rough Embossing Folder.

The focal panel was stamped with the flourish from Verve's "Celebration of Thanks" set in Pale Plum Ink, and one of the sentiments from the "Forever In Our Hearts" in Bravo Burgundy Ink. I added pearls to the corners to the panel, tied some Dark Purple Ribbon around the card front, and pierced under the sentiment using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The pearls were actually white, but I colored them with my V15 Copic Marker to perfectly match my card base...LOVE that trick!

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and I will see you back here tomorrow with a BLOG CANDY SURPRISE!!! Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Forever In Our Hearts, Celebration of Thanks (Verve)
Papers: Pale Plum, PTI White, Eva DP (BasicGrey)
Inks: Pale Plum, Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: cuttlebug embossing folders (textile texture, diamonds in the rough), sponge, sewing machine, mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, pearls, nesties, big shot, dimensionals, copic marker (V15)

11 comments:

MicheyMoo said...

Your card is simply gorgeous Mercy, as always!! I love the blends of purples (which is my fav colour, after all) and flipping the sketch takes it to a whole nutha level.

Enjoy your weekend. M xxx

Tasha said...

Gorgeous!!!! So beautiful
love tasha xx

Peggy said...

Very Pretty!

Maureen said...

oh, the dp and stitching are gorgeous!! I used this photo as my inspiration too...it's fabulous...just like your card :)

Robin McK said...

Fab job Mercy! Stellar

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL Mercy, I love it!!

Danderella said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the soft pink and silver together.

Marisa said...

Great take on the sketch, Mercy :D Great DPs and I love the stitching.

Christa said...

Great cards just found your blog! =)

Terrie B x said...

`Beautiful` card
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge
Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Shantaie said...

Mercy, this is gorgeous!
I so struggle with all shades of purple and its so inspiring to see a card like this one that really plays up the color in an elegant way!!