Monday, December 24, 2007

What Sweeter Music...

I've been listening to my John Rutter/Cambridge Singers Christmas I love that stuff. My faves? #10 and #17. It's a lot of stuff that I sang in Chamber Singers in college back in the day, and I sure miss that. Anywho...

So I'm finally taking time to rest. I made a few dishes to be cooked for Christmas lunch at my mom's, finished up wrapping the presents, and got the boys to bed. Whew! Only a couple little things left on my to do list, but my goal was to have it all done by tomorrow. Think I did good!

I did take a little stamping time for myself today to do a couple of challenge cards. The first one is for Amy's sketch challenge, and I decided to use my new Rain or Shine set from My Favorite Things. I really love the raindrops from this set, and decided to paper piece the umbrella with this yummy Crate Paper.

To do this, I stamped the umbrella in Versamark on the Polka Dot paper, then heat embossed the image with Clear Detail Embossing Powder and cut out the top. I stamped the umbrella again in Versafine Vintage Sepia on Papertrey White and glued the umbrella top down to cover the stamped part. A perfect fit!

One thing that clear stamp lovers can't say enough is that they love to curve the sentiments, and I totally agree! I placed the umbrella on my acrylic block, then curved the sentiment to follow the curve of the umbrella. Remove the umbrella, ink up the greeting, and stamp!

This next card was for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast. I loved this card of Chrissy's and decided to make a cupcake version. All of the images on this card are from the Icing on the Cake set from My Favorite Things.

I stamped the cupcakes in Versafine Onyx Black on Pearlized White and then colored them with blender pens and SU inks. I added Diamond Glaze to the cherries and fluff from my Marvy Puffy Velvet Fabric pen to the icing. YUMMO!

The frames are embossed in Seafoam White embossing powder on this pretty Robins Egg blue cardstock from Recollections. It's less green than Cool Caribbean, and I think I'm going to send a piece of it to Stampin Up to ask for a good blue. D'ya think they'll care?

I broke into my Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon for this one, and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Vintage Sepia to match. The white brads are covered in Diamond Stickles for a little extra bling.

Well I hope you enjoyed my double card post today...that may be it for a while! Don't forget to check out this post for some blog candy, and have a great Monday!

Card #1:
Stamps: Rain or Shine (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Papertrey White, Crate Paper Cowgirl Collection
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Soft Sky, Versamark
Accessories: Clear EP, Double Stitched Ribbon, Cropadile, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Card #2:
Stamps: Icing on the Cake (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Pearlized White, Blue from Recollections
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versamark
Accessories: Blender Pen, Marvy Puffy Velvet Fabric Pen, Diamond Glaze, Stickles, White Brads, Chocolate Wide Satin Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, White EP


Lynn said...

These cards are fantastic, love the colors you used on the umbrella card and the cupcakes look so good I could eat them :)

Mercy said...

these are beautiful, shan! awesome job! keep 'em comin'!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE your card, Shannan! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

MJ said...

I love love love the cupcake card. What is your source for white brads. I have a difficult time finding them and use them ALL the time. Maybe you have a bulk source???

Amy said...

Happy Birthday today Shannan! Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!

Bethany Paull said...

Great colors and ribbon treatment in the umbrella card! And the cupcake card is scrumptuous!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Great cards. Love the designs.

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