Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wild Thing I Think I Love You...

I wanted to show yall another project I finished up over the weekend...this little box is just the cutest! I made it to put something little in for Josh for Valentine's Day, and I'm so stinkin happy with how it turned out.

The color palette is from the Cosmo Cricket Wanted collection, which is absolutely beautiful. Totally boho-western-cowgirl-rustic-ish style. Write it down! A new style! *wink*

I used the same 3x3 box template that I used here, but removed the lid portion and added holes in the side for the handle instead. To finish off the holes, I put in some Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets and threaded my rope "ribbon" through. I don't use these eyelets a lot, but I really like the look they give when I do use them!

I stamped the top & bottom of the box with the row of hearts from the Wild Thing set, which will be released on Thursday the 10th from Verve. The smaller hearts were stamped in Sage Shadow ink, stamped off once (to remove color and make them lighter) and then stamped on the Vanilla Cardstock for the background. When I stamp randomly like this, I usually just hold my stamp in one position and turn my cardstock around to make the images end up at different angles. It's a whole lot easier than all the contorting of my hand that I used to do! haha

Then the learge heart is stamped in Sage Shadow, and then I stamped the Wild Thing sentiment in Chocolate Chip on top. In a moment of sheer bravery (or stupidity) I acutally cut this stamp apart to make the "You make my heart sing" separate. When I stamped all of it together I lost that last part, and it's my favorite! So I cut it and stamped it all by its lonesome at the bottom. You like?

Well I hope yall have a wonderful day...I'll be back tomorrow with some more MFT stuff and later today with a funny non-stamping story. Hugs to my PSF's!

16 comments:

Melissa said...

Awesome job Shannan!

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic, love it, and your new "style"

AJ said...

CUTE card Shannan~ I just did my first western themed card...need to get some of that paper!!

Donna said...

ooh, so awesome, Shannan!

Carolyn King said...

Shannan---this is beyond gorgeous! wow!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is so gorgeous! Can't believe you cut the stamp up, though - you brave stamper, you! Hope you're better with your scissors than I am. LOL!

Chris (cdjkssss on SCS) said...

Once again, here I am, ready to buy a set that I haven't even seen fully yet! The sentiment sold me (well, finished the job anyway) - I love that one! Your box is terrific!

stampingbella said...

wild thing, YOU make my heart sing!!!

LOOOOOVE the box and LOOOOOVE the stamps!

mwah!
Em

babyboxermom said...

Shan, I love this. Very inspirational!

Tandra said...

Uber cuteness Shannan!!
I love your blog!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Love it, Shannan -- the color combo is fabulous, and the handle is great!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Adorable!! Where is Midlothian? I am outside Austin about 45 minutes. Love your work. Chris

chelemom said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Tex said...

Adorable ... absolutely adorable, Shannan!!

;) Bev

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I just LOVE this box Shannan! The colors are awesome!

beate said...

Wow!Incredibly beautiful! I love it.

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