Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superbella!!

I have been desparately trying to play in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges the last few days but have been severly time deprived. I FINALLY got the boys to bed, got the kitchen semi-clean (aka dishes soaking), and went at it!

I really enjoyed making this card and adding all kinds of little extra details. First I stamped Superbella in Palette Hybrid Noir on Paper Accents Pearlized White Cardstock. I am almost out of this stuff...but thankfully I can order more from Verve Visual in a few days!!! I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits, masked her, and stamped the Skinny Oval and Grass from A Muse for the ground. I also sponged Soft Sky around her. For the finishing touch I thought her outfit should be patent leather, so I added Diamond Glaze to her boots, skirt, shirt, and cape. So cute! I matted her on Chocolate Chip cardstock, punched the corners with my ticket corner punch, and popped it up on Foam Mounting tape. This sentiment from the Verve Thoughtful Phrases set goes perfectly with Superbella in my opinion. I think it's my favorite of the bunch.

The 2 background layers are both from the Pink Squirrel Collection from Pink Martini Designs, also available at Verve. I love the colors in these papers! I matted both pieces on white cardstock to make them stand out a bit more, and added silver brads to the corners. The Turquoise strip is stamped with the Faux Ribbon set from Papertrey Ink. After adhering all the base layers together, I wrapped my May Arts ribbon around and tied in a cute knot. Isn't that pink ribbon YUMMY? I'm so excited that Julee will be carrying lots and lots of May Arts ribbon!!!! Woo hoo!!

Well I'm off to take a wee nap (shhh) and then we're going to my mom's to see her new baby horse. I'll try to get some pics to share. The momma and baby are both there, and for some reason the momma thinks that Louis (the Ba-donk-a-donkey) is a baby horse and is making him stay with her at all times. It's pretty funny.

Fingers crossed for more stampin time today! Happy Saturday!

Stamps: Superbella, Sentiment - Thoughtful Phrases by Verve Visual, A Muse Skinny Oval, A muse Grass, Papertrey Faux Ribbon
Paper: Choc Chip, Paper Accents Pearlized White, White, Turquoise, Pink Martini Designs DP - Pink Squirrel Collection
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir, Turquoise, Celery, Olive
Accessories: Prima, Silver Brads (JoAnn's), May Arts Ribbon, Foam Mounting Tape, Ticket Corner Punch, Prismacolors & OMS


AJ said...

*need* to get some of this shimmery paper...I feel like lady on the mervyn's commercials- open, open, open!! The card is absolutely fab!! I love that they made a bella after me! ;)

Christi said...

What a cute card!! I fall more and more in love with your stuff every time I look at it. You do such incredible work and I LOVE the ribbon!

Colleen Schaan said...

Shannan...this is adorable...I just love all the color and pattern. Uber cute card!

dini said...

Sooooooooo cute! I had to take a closer look. Love all the details and colors.


Flossie's Follies said...

This is just too great, love the card and all the embellishments.

Bethany Paull said...

Oh my gosh! You used glaze to get patent leather. I love it!

Shadowcatcher said...

Oooh! I love the colors on this card and superbella's patent leather cape is just FABULOUS!

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