Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Du hebst mich liebend über mich, Mein guter Geist, mein beßres Ich!

Sorry, had to throw in a little Schumann. That's for you, Becky! The English translation (according to WikiAnswers-I totally can't remember it) is "you raise me lovingly above myself, my good spirit, my better self." Back in the day, I could sing the HECK out of this song! *wink*

Ok, on to the good stuff...

There's a new challenge on the Verve Blog! Julee picked out these gorgeous pillows as an inspiration challenge. Not only for the designers, but for you guys as well! And there's a PRIZE!! You can find all the deets in my post on the Verve Blog -->HERE<--.
Aren't those fun? I have been working with blue a lot lately, so I pulled out the yellow and decided to make a kind of monochromatic card. Then I decided to do a set of 3x3 mini cards. I like lots of throw pillows on my couch, so why not lots of little cards? *grin*

I stamped the leaves in Tea Stain Distress Ink around the edges of the white layer. Then I sponged and stitched the layer to the Saffron card base, which also made a nice little border. The large flower from Thankful Blossoms was stamped (also in Tea Stain) on Barely Banana cardstock, cut out, and then popped up on dimensionals. I also highlighted a little with my White Glaze pen. The final touch was the sentiment (from Thoughtful Florals) stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. A fun and easy little gift set!

So grab your stamps and get your Verve on! And make sure you check the Verve blog for the next couple weeks for the rest of the Design Team's take on this challenge.

Happy Wednesday!

Stamps: Thoughtful Florals, Thankful Blossoms (Verve Visual)
Paper: So Saffron, Barely Banana (Stampin' Up!), Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Ink: Tea Stain Distress Ink (Ranger), Versafine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sponge, Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), Sewing Machine & Thread, White Glaze Pen (Sakura)

15 comments:

Christi said...

Gorgeous!!! I might have to try this challenge out. Those pillows are awesome! :)

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

These are fabulous, Shannan! I loveeeeee them! :)

denise said...

Beautiful- great take on the inspiration pillows!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

HA HA HA! Du meine Seele du mein Herz...LOL!!!! NOW I HAVE IT IN MY HEAD FOR THE REST OF THE DAY! LOL!! Thanks SO much! Shall I put up a recording of me singing it? LOL! That ROCKS.
Beck

Deb Neerman said...

Awesome, Shannan! I jess love this little cards!

Now I want to CASE this project, too! You stop makin' all this great stuph, ya hear!?!

~Hugs, Deb

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Shannan, I love these bright sunny little cards!

Heather said...

Ok sorry but you lost me with today's title! These cards turned out awesome.. you always do a good job w/the verve challenges. I've been holding off on visiting the site.. I don't think I have the time for 1 more cool site right now, KWIM?

the scrappy chick said...

Love the little cards! I hope to take on some of the challenges at VERVE this week myself. Also, I am passing on to you the Arte y Pico award because you totally inspire me :)
Cyndi

the scrappy chick said...

ok, duh...heres the link to the details:
http://scrappychick.typepad.com/scrappy_chick/2008/04/you-make-my-day.html

Bethany Paull said...

Okay, I seriously thought something was wrong with your blog (or feed) when I saw your title. LOL. Anyway...darling grouping of cards.

Joanne B. said...

Really great card set Shannan. Love all the details! (gotta fix my janome, its eating cards right now, which um, clearly isn't its purpose...)

Claudia said...

wow.. this card is faboulous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous, Shannan! I LOVE them!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Reminds me of the sun! So warm and soft, and pretty

Bianca said...

Here's a little help: the translation almost went well! Just changes "beßres" into "besseres" than it's okay! :-)

Bianca from Germany!

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