Monday, January 28, 2008

At last, my love has come along...My lonely days are over, and life is like a song...

I love that song by Etta James, don't you? It was our recessional at our wedding...fun, huh? We tried to make it as unique as possible, especially with the music. We're weird like that. *wink*

So anyway, I finally got my Be Mine set inked all up, and I thought it would be just perfect for this awesome sketch that Cindy gave us this week! You can see the sketch here. It's great for those primas we've all been hoarding, um, I mean, collecting. Right? Oh! And I found out something great! See how that coral prima matches my coral cardstock so perfectly? I colored it with a Copic marker! It didn't pill or tear the flower, and didn't smear when I glued it down. I was afraid if I used a dye ink marker it would transfer the color through the top white prima. The brown one also had this weird greenish tint to it, so I went over that one with a Copic that matches Chocolate Chip, and it took that nasty iridescent green away! YAY! I am so excited!

So this card is really simple, I stamped the heart shaped candy box onto Georgia Pacific White cardstock with Brilliance Graphite Black ink, heat set it with my heat gun, and colored it with Copics. I matted the white panel with a tiny border of Chocolate Chip, then onto my larger Cameo Coral panel. One of my favorite color combos this season is Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, and Chocolate Chip. So soft and pretty! Anyway, I scalloped the side of the coral piece with my corner rounder, then sponged around the edges to make it a little softer.

The blush layer is sponged also, and the sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. I glued my Primas all together, added the Cappuccino Baubles with Diamond glaze, and then glued them down with Dimensionals. Then I layered all that onto my Papertrey White card base, and added the last 2 baubles in the top left and bottom right corners. Super easy!

I hope you guys have a fabulous Monday...I'll be back with more fun projects soon!!


Stamps: Be Mine (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey White, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Primas, Copic Markers, Cappuccino Baubles, Diamond Glaze, Corner Rounder

12 comments:

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is so soft and pretty! Love the song!

Donna said...

yes, that's a classic song - love your card-so soft & romantic. love your stars card too, the polished stone bg is awesome!

Christi said...

I LOVE that song and I LOVE this card! Awesome as always!!

Kate said...

I love that song. It has always been one of my favorite songs. I love the flowers that you used on this card.

Carolyn King said...

bawaaaa....I colored my primas with copics for this challenge too....great minds! lol!

What a cute card...suddenly feeling the need for chocolate!

okcapitolgirl said...

I love the idea of coloring the primas! The card is so darling! I just bought some Baubles and have been looking for ideas on how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bethany Paull said...

That really is a beautiful song, and a beautiful card. TFS.

Dana said...

great card Shannan!
I sang that song to my DH at our wedding in front of all the guests! Cool that you had it at your wedding too! (our recessional was "Two of Us", by the Beatles, but sung by two college friends of ours.)

Elizebeth said...

This is so pretty, and don't you love using copics to "fix" things?

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Beautiful, Shannan! LOVE those flowers!

Maren said...

So beautiful! Love the flowers and that scallop edge! TOO SWEET!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love these colors together...Super cute creation!!!!

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