Wednesday, April 7, 2010

..."Fun With Flowers" Project Parade

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's Project Parade time over at the Verve Blog, and I am rounding out the 13th and final day of celebrating the March 2010 Verve Release!  This month's theme was "Fun With Flowers".
I needed a card for a sweet friend of mine who has always brought a smile to my face and sunshine into my heart, so I immediately reached for the "Let It Shine" stamp set.  I love this set because not only are there several images to use to create a sun, but there are also just as many images one can use to create cool flowers.  These images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto White Cardstock, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I created the sun by layering the three similar images in the set, then used the smallest of the three as flowers.  I stamped the sentiment "little miss sunshine" in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Pumpkin Cardstock, then punch the upper edge with a Spiral Punch.  I added a border punch, and created grass by simply cutting the Wasabi Cardstock with scissors.  The stems on the flowers were stitched using my Janome Sewing Machine, and all four corners of the Kraft Cardstock panel were pierced with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer.  I also kept the embellishments simple by punching a hole through the creating a slit in the upper right corner, running a piece of Pumpkin Striped Ribbon through it, then tied it off with a piece of Linen Thread.

That's it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to head over to the Verve Blog to check out the rules for a chance to win some amazing goodies!  I will see you back here tomorrow with another Verve Day Thursday!  Until then...

Stamps:  Let It Shine (Verve)
Papers:  Brilliant Blue, Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, PTI White
Inks:  Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  sponge dauber, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, sewing machine, border punch, spiral punch, horizontal slot punch, ribbon, linen thread, copics (0, Y38, YR09, 16, 68)


Peggy said...

Such a crisp and fun card! Love it!

Kelly Schelske said...

Very nice Mercy! Love the ribbon!

Pam Varnell said...

This card's for me?????? I always bring a smile to your face and sunshine in your heart, right??? LOL

This is just gorgeous my friend and I love the beautiful BIG flower. Love the faux stems on the small flowers too. This card is top notch my friend. Love it!!!

Kelly Booth said...

So cute Mercy...I LOVE the way you added the wording too!!

Radha said...

U so luck to be called Mercy:))

Love the flower:))
the card the whole thing

Radha said...

oops lucky!!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful colors of this card!

Unknown said...

Marcy, this is super cute!! The way you used the colors always blow my mind! Super fantastic design, girlfriend!