Saturday, November 3, 2007

Finally a Card for ya!

Hooray!!! I finally made it into my stamp room once I put everyone down for a nap. I knew I wanted to use these Elzybell images that Natalie sent me...she's such a sweetheart! I love these stamps...they are too stinkin cute.

Anywho, here's my sample for Jen's Sketch for you to try. I love this sketch, and as soon as I post this, I'm going back to do another one!

I also have to tell you about an amazing technique I have discovered. See the stitching around the main image? Here are the instructions to make it yourself. Very important to follow all of my steps. You ready?

1. Color image as desired.
2. Eat some chocolate.
3. Go to your sewing machine, thread it with white thread, and prepare to sew.
4. Stitch around your image.
5. Make sure your thread breaks about 3/4 of the way around your image. **VERY IMPORTANT**
6. Eat chocolate and say a bad word or two.
7. Continue to pretend to sew on the panel to finish the stitch holes. Give your machine dirty looks while doing this step.
8. Using your seam ripper, remove remaining thread.
9. Eat more chocolate.
10. Use the small end of your Close to Cocoa Stampin Write marker to complete the faux stitching.

So there you have it! I want you all to go practice this weekend! :)

Stamps: Elzybells A Winter Song, A Muse greeting
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Papertrey White, Cosmo Cricket DP Be Good Collection, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), Tafetta Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Chocolate Chip Marker, Prismacolors & OMS, Dazzling Diamonds, Marvy Puffy Velvet Paint pen, Seafoam White EP, Tombo Gray Marker

25 comments:

jen del muro said...

LOL!!
Cute card!!! love that image!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE your card Shannan! That image IS adorable! You're better than me. . .I don't even own a sewing machine! :)

Donna Mc said...

Cute card!!!! And I love your instructions! I don't own a sewing machine, but I can do the rest of it! LOL...TFS!

Michelle said...

LOL! Love those instructions! Your card turned out fabulous. It must've been all the chocolate!

Christi said...

Hahaha! I LOVE you card. That stamp is adorable. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Thank you for sharing your wondeful sewing technique. That is the only way to sew. LOL, do love the card. Have a great weekend

Julie Masse said...

Simply adorable! Love those Elzybells!

babyboxermom said...

Shan, I keep chocolate in The Dungeon just for such emergencies. Just FYI; if you are ever here, I got your back, sistah.

lize said...

Love It ! cute cute stamps! make more!

Nikki said...

You are soooo funny about the stitching! I had a similar incident and I was so ticked off I just took the dang thing back to the store! LOL I only do faux stitching now. By they way...your card looks AMAZING! {Smiles}

Reality Show Reject said...

Love the instructions. I didn't realize you have to make a mistake though to each chocolate while stamping...someone should tell my hips that! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

hey shannan!! i just wanted to let you know that i own the copyrights to that "new" technique of yours, so don't go getting a big head or anything. i expect credit next time. teehee!
those elzybell girls are too cute! i think it's funny that you and carole did these and jen and i had the same snowflake on the brain ideas!

Libby said...

You are hilarious!!!! :-)

Mercy said...

dang, kiddo! i love that dp! but i can't believe you actually did some sewing on a card...i'm totally impressed! LOL! keep rockin' out the cards sistah!

by the way...i need your mailing address if you don't mind...i've got something i need to send you! my email is on my blog in the copyright portion.

thanx!

Janine said...

HEY! You STOLE that technique from me!!! At least, the part where you eat chocolate you did! LOL!

Cute card...STINKIN' CUTE!

Christina Fischer said...

You crack me up! The stitching turned out great -- faux or not! Must have been the chocolate! Adorable card!:)

Lindsey said...

OOOOH this is sooooo cute!! LOVE The paper, colors, layout, fantastic!

mimihas5 said...

Your card is adorable. Lucky me for having a stamp/scrap store that carries these adorable little stamps.

Mary

Joan B said...

This is gorgeous and love your story on how to make it!! This stamp is going on my must have now list.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Too funny! Don't you get along with your sewing machine? Cute card.

Colleen said...

I almost pee'd my pants when I read this. You don't know how many times I have tried to machine sew on cards only to have the thread break or just plain pull out...leaving me stitching air. I have never tried the chocolate tip though...sounds perfect! (I LOVE your card.)

Alli Miles said...

Very sweet card!

Suzy said...

HAHAHA

I wrote these steps down I can't wait to try this - you are too cute :)

Love the card too!

Debbie Olson said...

Shanna, this is so perfect--great composition, paper, coloring--everything!

Debbie Olson said...

Shannan, this is so lovely--perfect paper, coloring, composition--everything!

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