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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A pinch and a punch.......

Lord Have Mercy Challenge Sketch #84 (Please scroll down to forth card)

...for the first of the month!  How many of us have endured brothers taking a delight in this little ditty to inflict undue and unwarrented punishments on us poor sisters at the beginning of a month?  Must admit, HUB still likes to be first in but the pinch and punch are not as hard. 

This card evolved from one I saw in a magazine - I really like the fact that the papers were allowed to carry the glam factor.  I used SU papers Bella Blue - and a scrap piece of Bazzil for the stamped image.  The background paper is a piece of shiny card I bought at a craft fair (no name on pack), and a piece of pink ribbon to finish off.  I used Momento ink for the image - London Fog - and coloured with Copic pens.  The sentiment was hand written.  I used a rub-on for the card insert - a Kaiser one about Love. The card itself is a cream textured commercial blank.  It all looks very classy.

This one followed on - I really liked the shiney look of Gemstones card, and this would be one of my favourite colours and I had some new ribbon that matched it......and I had already embossed this card with the Cuttlebug and it was just sitting on my desk, so...... with the help of a Fiskars Loop edge punch, two pearls and a black pen to write the sentiment - voila, it is complete! A textured white commercial blank, and an inset with another Kaiser's quote rub-on was also added.

I also had an orange embossed card from a time when I was trying to use up scrap card laying around with the Cuttlebug, so sticking to CAS, I stressed the edges,  mounted it on dark blue card and tied some ribbon around it; then put it on some SU Ballet Blue card folded into a card blank. I added one of those amazing Prima flowers with the bling centre to complete the card.  Took me about 10 minutes!

This one took a little longer. I am entering it into the Lord Have Mercy Challenge.  I had some new clear stamps from Paper Xtra and was trying them out when I remembered that I had some SU stamps called Oh, So Lovely which were also long stemmed buds and flowers. I had not used these for a few months, so decided to play with both.  I was using my Copics to colour the flowers and so used them on these as well.  I had stamped the images onto SU Confetti White, which is absorbent, but they worked OK.  The SU stamp set has a background stamp as well, so used this with the last of my Wild Wasabi ink, and stamped two images.  I then used Memento Black to overstamp the flower stems and coloured them in. I sponged the edges with SU Elegant Eggplant ink.  I mounted one image onto Lilac, dark Purple and then a piece of Old Olive card that had gone through the crimper. I used a Martha Stewart punch called Doily for the edges on the purple card under the ribbon, and a piece of the Confetti White stamped with writing using Elegant Eggplant. I then added some ribbon. It was all placed on a piece of SU Lovely Lilac and put onto a white textured commercial blank card. 

Inside I stamped this Verve stamp with the Elegant Eggplant and added the second stamped and coloured image.

This was the image from the Paper Xtra stamp set, where I stamped with Memento Black ink and used Wild Wasabi for the grasses.  Sponged with both green ande purple around the edges, coloured the plants (over the black) with Copic pens and mounted on purple card. The sentiment is another Verve stamp and the background paper is a scrap from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies. A bit of ric-rac to complete the card. It is all on a commercial card blank.  


Sue said...

Hi Susan
wow you have been busy, gorgeous set of cards,thank you for joining us at The creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Jean said...

Hi Susan - just catching up on your more recent posts. I love using the embossing folders. They add a little WoW don't they? Beautiful cards!

Craftyanny said...

Very pretty cards, nice textures and colours too
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
Anne x