Sunday, February 24, 2008

Merci Times Three

Here are 3 of the Thank You notes that I promised to show you! Basically the same image piece...but 3 different looks!! I just love, love, love this Merci stamp set...it's an amazingly versatile set to work with, but its time to move on. I need to get ready for my March workshops & some fun new projects = ) !
Part of the reason that these all look so similar is that I used up the various image pieces and other elements that were sitting on my workbench from earlier in the week. It was kind of fun...like a card kit...most of the elements were there, they just needed to be assembled. I don't know about you, but I'm not always good about using up those extra pieces. At times, I seem to have the attention span of a Sandflea (lol!)...and after a day or two (sometimes an hour or 2) of working with the same colors, stamps and papers...I'm just ready to move on. I had a little chat with myself about trying to more diciplined along with trying to be creative. And so...I used up those scraps and as a reward, I now have a clean workbench to start out a new week = ) !! Yay! I did pull out one new thing for the last card, some Berry Bliss DP...and it worked beautifully with the cardstock colors I already had out. Hooray for brown and pink !Supplies for the cards ~
Stamp: Merci (SAB)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Celery, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Spring Fling DP, Berry Bliss DP
Ink: Brown Stazon & Chocolate Chip
Markers: SU ~ Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Celery, Old Olive (and a little bit of Barely Banana outlining on the last card)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Silver, Pewter & Pink Rhinestone Brads, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Paper piercing tool & Mat Pack, Love & Happiness Rub-ons (1st card), Round Tab Punch (for the sentiment on 2nd & 3rd cards), 1/4" Celery gg ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Sakura clear stardust pen
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11 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

OK, I'm convinced that Stampin' Up! designed the Merci stamp set with you in mind! You just keep making one fantastic card after another with it!

Dawn Easton said...

Lovely cards Nancy! That set is definitely one to get a lot of use! Fabulous job! I like how you made each card.

Flossie's Follies said...

three beautiful cards, love them, that is such a pretty stamp.

pescbrico said...

Ok I have to try this set of stamp!! I did not ink it yet!

Jo said...

All three cards are beautiful and yet so different. Well done for using up the spares!!

Lori Barnett said...

These are SO TOTALLY CUTE!! I have this set but did't get it dirty yet. I might have to play with it today :) I just have so many ideas from everyone I don't know where to start! I just sit in my craft room and stare at all the goodies I have...thinking...where do I start! You ever have that? I'm like "MOVE LORI!! make SOMETHING!" LOL Thanks for the inspiration. Now I'm off to sit and stare at all my toys :)

LeAnne said...

Oh, Nancy, these are all so pretty....love how the images are so versatile! You did a great job!
LeAnne

Whimsey said...

Beautiful cards; I love them all!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol M said...

I love your work. I read your earlier post about how you got started. I am at that point right now. I am just getting started and I am still waiting for my kit to come in the mail. I would love to hear about how you got your business started. Right now i am thinking it is harder than I thought. I did start a blog and you can check it out here: http://createmakehavefun.blogspot.com/

Thanks for your inspiration.

Carol M

JenMarie said...

These are SO beautiful! Can't wait to get this set!!

Doris said...

My favorite is the third one, probably because of the deeper contrast.