Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob.

Sorry, I heard that song the other day for the first time and it cracked me up. So I had to use it for a post. *grin*

Just to let you guys know, the previously out of stock sets Anniversary Birds and Thankful Blossoms are back in the Verve Store!! Since she's awesome, Julee has re-activated the code SHANNANROCKS for today and tomorrow for 15% off your order. For those that missed out on those sets, you can get them -->HERE<--.

Today is the first day of Verve Sneak Peeks, and you can see more samples on the Verve Blog from the rockin design team. The set we're featuring today is called Great Expectations, and it's one of my favorites. Included are 13 sentiments that are fabulous for encouragement or congratulating a job well done (like graduation!). Here's my sample:

I created the background by stamping the Biased Stripe Backgrounder from CHF on my blue panel, then stamping the word "Superstar" in between the lines repeatedly. I love how it turned out (if I do say so myself!). I sponged the edges and added some white polka dots for something extra.

The main focal point is the awesome sentiment, and I added a star from the Polka Stars set as a little embellishment. You can't see it very well in the picture, but the polka dots are all glittery, and the star is outlined with Diamond Stickles as well as the white sentiment panel.

Make sure you comment on the Verve Blog today and tomorrow for a chance to win each of the new releases! I will also be doing Blog Candy very soon to celebrate my (just past) blogaversary, and 80K hits. Whodathunk anyone would want to read what I have to say? *grin*


Stamps: Great Expectations, Polka Stars (Verve Visual), Biased Stripe Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Ink: Buckaroo Blue (Stampin' Up!), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up!), Distressor Tool, Stickles (Ranger), White Brads (Making Memories), White Glaze Pen (Sakura)

12 comments:

Kira said...

I love this card. The sentiment is sweet and you did such a beautiful job putting it together. Clean and simple and wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent!

shel9999 said...

Fantastic! I love the background you've created!!

Natasha said...

What a beautiful creation! I LOVE the background you created with the sentiment stamp!

Elizebeth said...

I love the layout and the background you created.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so beautiful!!

Libby Hickson said...

Love this - looks like I'm going to need another Verve sentiment set! Julee comes up with the best stuff!!

Dana said...

You heard "I am the Walrus" by the Beatles for the FIRST TIME the other day?????? *wide-eyed stare*
I'm in shock.
But I do like the card! *grin*

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE the bg.

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Wow Shannan! FABULOUS job on this card! I love it! So clean and beautiful and the background is awesome! Great Job!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Total genius to incorporate the superstar stamp into the background and add the little white dots. Fabulous, Shannan! And I had never heard any Beatles songs until I went to college, and then it changed my WHOLE world. What legendary songwriting - (although I Am Walrus is a bit of a strange duck). I literally remember where I was and how I felt the first time I heard my first Beatles song... Hey Jude. Ah, the good old days! ;)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

WTH?!?! You haven't heard "I Am the Walrus" before now?! What sort of rock do you live under, girl?! I'm hanging my head in shame for you...

At least you're redeemed by the fact that you make beautiful cards... ;)

Christy Lynn said...

HOW could you have gotten so far in life and never have heard I Am the Walrus before?! I mean c'mon, it's the BEATLES!!! There are obviously some big gaping holes in your musical education, missy. Now go out and buy Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! :) It doesn't have I Am the Walrus on it but it is one of the Beatles' best albums.

Oh yeah, the card is great too!

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