Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The touch, the feel...the fabric of our lives

I have been singing that silly song ever since making this card! *grin*

So here's another card made with the new Verve set Serenity, which is available for preorder today!! (AND it's on sale!!) Can't get any better than that. *wink*

I was laying in bed the other night, when I realized what this image reminded me of. When I was a little girl, we would frequently take road trips to visit family in Missouri, so we'd drive through Oklahoma. (or as my 7 YO used to call it "Uncle-Homa") There were fields we would pass that looked like they had been snowed on. I remember asking, and my dad telling me it was cotton! Here's an image from google so you can see what I mean. It was sooo cool!! One time we actually stopped and picked some...and I remember being sooo disappointed cause it was prickly and itchy!

Anyway, I wanted my card to reflect what I remember a cotton field looking like. So I stamped the large and small open "bud" images in Versafine Vintage Sepia onto my Kraft card base. I then filled in the spaces with white Liquid Applique and heated it up to make it "poof." I stamped the sentiment off to the right side, and then pierced all the way around the card, doing a little more for a "photo corner" look in the right corner for a little more interest.

Now, yall better write this day down on your calendar, cause it doesn't happen often...this card has:
NO LAYERS
NO SPARKLE
NO RIBBON!
Can you even believe it?? It was very scary for me. But I did it, and lived to tell the tale. I actually really like how this turned out.

I hope yall have a wonderful Tuesday, and don't forget to check out the Verve blog for more inspiration from the other designers!!

13 comments:

Elizebeth said...

Uncle-homa, hahahahahahaha! I think I'd just keep calling it that, too cute.

This is a very lovely and serene card and it does look like cotton.

And now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head.

Lorie said...

This is such a peaceful card with the sentiment. You should make such cards more often! :o)

Amy said...

I love this card Shannan! It's so simple, yet so attractive!

Hugs,
Amy

geekgirl415.com said...

Hilarious! I'm so proud of you with the no layers, no ribbon and no sparkle! Yet... it sparkles with delight and simplicity- :D

babyboxermom said...

Oh, Shan, I love the simplicity of this one. I was thinking they looked like pussy willows!

Colleen said...

Yup....welcome to Oklahoma...and notice how FLAT it is??? UUUGH!

Your card does remind me of the cotton fields..it is sooo stunning!

Linda said...

That layout would make a serene sympathy card too. (not that your card makes me think of death!). It just makes me think of "less is more."

I really enjoy your blog and love your cards. Thanks for posting them!

Donna said...

this is gorgeous!

Dana said...

In MHO, this is, HANDS DOWN, the most amazing card you've ever posted Shannnan. I was so stunned when I saw it, I gasped out LOUD!
It comes close to being my favorite card ever. Seriously. Just beautiful. I think I've fallen in love with this set all over again. *sigh*

Christi said...

This card is breath-taking. Really awesome girl! :)

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

I've been singing this song for days now, thanks to you! ;) Love the card - absolute one layer perfection!

AJ said...

oh, this rocks!!! I love the simpleness of it. Is that a word???
I am *so* proud of you stretching your less is more boundaries!!! ;)

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

So pretty, Shannan! Love this set and what you did with it!

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