Thursday, August 30, 2007

Why wait? Procrastinate Today!!

I signed up for a swap a good month ago. It's called "Show us What you can do"...if that tells you anything. So what did I do? Not only wait until the night BEFORE I have to mail them to finish, but I also decide on the toughest most impractical swap card I could think of. I just really wanted it to be me, ya know? I have been so busy at work and tired and now I'm starting to get sick, so I just kept pushing it to the back.

So here it is, in all its "mee-ness!" Ya like? I spent 15 minutes just trying to decide whether the star should be there or not, then I decided what the heck.

This is actually just a card front, measuring 5x5. I had to cut the Pumpkin Pie pieces in half to fit through my cuttlebug (thanks, Julee for the idea!!), then covered the seam with some Tres Jolie Paper mounted on Close to Cocoa, and sponged around the edges. Two Chocolate brads on top & bottom finished that off.

For the main image, I stamped Carrie (Rubber Romance from eclectic Paperie) in Palette Hybrid Noir on Pearlized White Cardstock. Then I watercolored her with a blender pen, aquapainter, and classic ink pads. I sponged Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip all around the edges to give her a little "dirtyness", and then stamped the sentiment & star swirly thingie from the Faux Ribbon set in Chocolate Chip ink.

Then of course, I had to sew! I sewed her onto a Chocolate Chip Panel, and popped that up on Pop Dots. For the finishing touch, I stamped the star (Autumn Leaves something or other) in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink on Cool Caribbean cardstock, and then embossed it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Punched a couple holes with my Crop-a-dile to make a "button" and then tied a piece of Chocolate Grosgrain through it. Stuck that baby on with a Glue dot and I'm done!

Going to bed now, thank goodness! Don't forget...you still have time to Carpe Diem!!

15 comments:

Shadowcatcher said...

Oh Shannan, it turned out beautifully! Simply scrumptious - and totally YOU!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the card and glad you went with the star, it is great.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I just LOVE it! It's just GORGEOUS!

Dana said...

I'm sorry you're starting to get sick...no fun.
This is a percet card for swapping, because it IS you! Love the 'dirty sponging" the most. Awesome.

Christi said...

Yup it is totally you! I'm sorry to hear that you're getting sick. Please don't push yourself too hard. I hope things calm down for you soon...I know I'm not helping that am I? LOL

Krystie Lee said...

Beautiful!! I'm one of lucky girls who will receive one of these! I cannot believe you designed and made these in one night, incredible.

Kirsten said...

Super cute, Shannon! Love her!

babyboxermom said...

Just lovely! So, how many did you have to make?

Colleen Schaan said...

Isn't that the way of it...I love the card and yup, the star stays. Adorable!...just like you. Hope you are feeling better!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Darling job!!! Love the colors and sewing!! Yup...star should totally be there, I love it! I hope your not getting sick!!!! Have a great long holiday weekend! I am off to the Tetons! :)

Tara said...

i really like it..star looks good...good call!! great tip for the cuttlebug too!

Daisy & Joy said...

Way cute card. Sassy and fun like you!

Libby said...

I LOVE this!! I love that stamp - I may have to get it one of these days. What you do with it is amazing!

dasimonds said...

Wow Shannon...The wait was worth it. You sure produced one Terrific
card. It really shows the talent put into this. Nice stamp[I would like this] Nice sentiment.
The sponged edges..the sewing..embossing...the ribbon and STAR..pulled everything together for a very Elegant Card !!

Dee

lacyquilter said...

FAbulous card.

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