Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song...every rose has its thorn...

Man, that sounds like a sad post coming, doesn't it? I'm sorry! I had the power ballad stuck in my head after coloring these flowers so I had to do it. But luckily, my card is not so sad! *wink*

I am about 4 days late posting this card...I'm so sorry, Belles! Elizabeth issued the Elzybells DT a challenge to use inchies, and man! What a challenge it was! I have never done the inchie thing before, but I can kinda see how they can become addicting. Here's my card.
I was so happy that I had the Potted Flower stamps...they ended up being just perfect for the challenge! I stamped them in Brilliance Black ink and colored them with Copic markers (R20, R22, R29, G21, G23, YR07, E08, E33, & E37). I cut them down to 1" square, then matted them onto black scalloped squares cut with my Nestabilities.

I wanted to keep my card fairly simple, so I cut a piece of Cameo Coral to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2", then stamped it with the Polka Dot backgrounder from CHF in Versamark. Then I stitched it to my card base with a sewing machine & thread. The inchies were popped up on dimensionals along the left side of my card, then I added the sentiment from the Everyday Greetings set in Brilliance Black. Easy and simple!

You can see the rest of the cards for the challenge HERE, and this post contains the info for the next challenge, which should be fun! Anyone is welcome to play...so go get stamping!

Have a fabulous Sunday evening!

Stamps: Potted Flowers, Everyday Greetings (Elzybells), Polka Dot Backgrounder (CHF)
Paper: Sweet Blush (PTI), Cameo Coral, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Versamark
Accessories: Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine & Thread

14 comments:

Marcie S. said...

I've never done the 'inchie' thing before either, but you've done a fabulous job on your first try! A very pretty card!

Amy said...

I love how simple yet beautiful this card is Shannan! Hope all is well with you in TX!

Amy said...

Really pretty, Shannan! I am afraid of inchies! LOL Great job! {{Hugs}}

Rachel Hope said...

Turned out great!!! YOu are an Inchie Pro :D

Lorie said...

This is so pretty! The colors and layout are truly fabulous! Great job!

Carolyn King said...

very pretty! i love the size of those images!

Janet said...

great card!! i also love your song titles in your posts! POISON RULES;)
hugs

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so darned cute, Shannan! I need to check out Elzybelles....I love everything you do with them!

Stamp and Smile said...

Super cute! Love the sewing and colors... Michelle :)

Christi said...

How sweet Shannan!! I love this!!

Dee Dee said...

The inchies look fun. I think I would go crazy trying it though. :)

shel9999 said...

So cute! I haven't tried the inchie thing but I do have a container of them...somewhere.

Stacey said...

Beautiful card. Love the DP and the stitching makes it I think ~x~

Mae said...

Thanks for the great ideas. I just love all your projects and THANK you for the Elzybelles heads up. I placed my first order!!!

Mae
www.stevemaenic.blogspot.com

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