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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mercy's Sketch Thoughts & Prayers

Happy Hump Day peeps!!! Hope your week is going well, we are on the down hill slide to the weekend!

Today's card is made with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. When I sit down to make this card I knew I needed to use something other than Rich Razzleberry, So I chose Dusty Durango, another fave of the in-colors, but I don't have any DS paper to match it yet, so I reached for an old favorite, chocolate chip, I knew I had DS paper to match it!!!

I started the card with a base of chocolate chip cardstock cut to 5 by 10 inches and folded in half. I then followed that with some dusty durango and then some textured DS paper from the now retired Parisian Breeze pack.

The two middle strips are chocolate chip and dusty durango. I used a small cuttlebug embossing folder for the design on the dusty durango. The center element is made up of chocolate chip, dusty durango and PTI white. The stamp set is Thoughts & Prayers. I inked the tree up with dusty durango and then used my chocolate chip marker to go over the trees limbs and trunk. The sentiment is stamped with dusty durango as well. I used my corner rounder punch on the white and dusty durango pieces. I added the chocolate chip button to the side to cover up an ink smudge that some how happened when I was using my stamp-a-ma-jig for the sentiment!!! :(

The upper corner of the image panel has a spiral clip and some durango polka dot grosgrain ribbon.

I then added some antique copper brads and 1/4 inch durango punched circles. to the upper left corner.

On a personal note, one of my older brothers was diagnosed recently with hepatitis C and is really not doing well, I am very worried for him and would appreciate any thoughts and prayers sent up for him! The whole time I was making this card he was on my mind.

Well, that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!



Lois said...

Your card is so pretty. Very much for a "guy" card. I love the Dusty Durango and Choc. Chip together.

You, your brother and family are in my prayers. If you need anything, don't hestitate to call me.

Nancy Riley said...


Martha said...

beautiful card, love the colors and how perfect it is ;)

Anonymous said...

Great card. I really love the way everything is placed. I'm glad there was a smudge because the button is great! Sorry to hear about your brother.
Laura Howell

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - great layout and those in-colors look SO much better in use than in the catty swatches.

My thoughts are with your brother - hope he recovers quickly and fully. So scary when family members fall ill.

Sorry it has been so long since I visited my scrapcoast sister. I am back and blogging again so will be by again soon! X

Vicki said...

Beautiful card Vicki, the colour scheme is just perfect!

Vicki x

Debbie said...

Wow, love this card Vicki! You've done an awesome job on the sketch. I really like the Dusty Durango & Choco Chip together, perfect!! :-)

Mercy said...

this is so spectacular, vicki! it is so lovely, but it can also be a masculine know how difficult it is for me to make a masculine card! LOL! this is absolutely beautiful, lady!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, and i hope to see you again next week! :)


Sara said...

WOW, very beautiful! Love your colors, and the embossing!

carol h said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors together!!!! You and your brother will be in my prayers. Hope all is well with you.

Beth said...

This is so nice Vicki! I love these colours and the addition of the spiral clip! A fabulous masculine card:) Hope your brother will feel well again soon!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Carol said...

This card is SHARP looking!!
I love these colors!

Reina said...

wonderful card. Love the colors and layouts. Prayers sent for you and your's

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card, Vicki! So rich and warm.
I'm sorry to hear about your brother. Hep C is a frightening disease. I have an uncle who was diagnosed about 20 years ago and I know he has his good and bad days. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

beautiful card - great colors and the layout is fantastic.

Rhonda Langley said...

I really need this set!!! Love the layout and the rounded corners. So sorry to hear about your brother-praying for him!!

Jo Ann DeHeer said...

beautiful beautiful card. a lot of work. i would only send it to someone very special. i think i shall have to try my hand. i LOVED the *button to cover the smudge* touch. i do that a lot ... i have become very creative at covering smudges (teehee)

Cindy Major said...

Beautiful! Absolutely perfect for sympathies, you hit just the right tone.