Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'd like to walk you through a field of wildflowers...I'd like to check you for ticks...

Sorry...I couldn't help but title my post with that song...it's totally hilarious! I loved seeing Brad Paisley on Dancing with the Stars last night, and seeing him perform that one was just icing on the cake. Loved it! Anywho...

I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday, but I was home with a very sick little boy! He has nasty bronchitis and we're having to do breathing treatments (now down to about 2-3 per day), but he's feeling better now.

Anywho, here's another card I made for the Verve release, and I really think this one is my favorite. It's super simple, but I love it. Whaddya think?
I love the way the red pops against the Kraft, especially after I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate chip ink. I stamped the ornament from Ornamental Christmas in Versamagic Spanish Olive ink, then stamped the sentiment in Brilliance Pearlized Chocolate. After coloring the stripes with a Copic marker, I punched the ornament out with my Marvy Super Jumbo (blue) Circle Punch. After everything was totally dry, I layered Crackle Accents on top of the ornament and let it dry. Once it was dry, I sponged Close to Cocoa across it so it would get down in the cracks and age the ornament a bit. Worked like a charm!

On my Kraft card base, I stamped the branch (also from Ornamental Christmas) in Versamark ink for just a little subtle texture. I sponged all the edges of all the layers with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink, then distressed them with my Tonic Distressor tool. I used the Mat pack and a paper piercer to add a little piercing detail on the corner of the red panel.

To finish off the card and "hang" my ornament, I took this hang-a-mabob piece of Hodgepodge Hardware and threaded some twine through it. The twine was then adhered to the back of the Holly DP Panel, and then I added a bow to the hardware so it wasn't so stark.

Anywho, I hope you like this one, and I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

25 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Shannan, this is absolutely darling!! I love the sketch with this ornament!! Love the colors and distressing too!!

So sorry about your poor little guy!! It's so scary when they have trouble breathing. I pray he'll soon be breathing normal with none of that *icky* stuff building up in his little lungs.

Vera said...

Love this card, Shannan! Hope your little one feels better soon!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card, Shannan! I love the distressed edges, and especially the soft pine branch watermarking. Super yummo! :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous card! Sorry to hear about your little one--hope he's completely healthy soon.

Maranda Marie Burke said...

So beautiful. I love the added hardware:)

Christi said...

This set is on it's way to me right now...I just might have to case this...GORGEOUS!!! I hope your little man gets to feeling better soon.

Amy said...

So pretty! This is one of my favorite new sets!

Lisa B. said...

Awesome card! I love how you hung the ornament! Cool!

LindaH said...

simple is good! i LOVE it!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

So beautiful! I love the hardware and yummy DP! LOVE this!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Shannan, and I love that song!!

paula said...

Shannan this is sooooo Christmas-y! I love it!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Awesome girl, love it.

Shi said...

Love this card! The colors came together beautifully. Simple but very pleasing. :)

Nancy Riley said...

Shannan, this card is AMAZING! I especially like your use of the hardware!

Maria Gurnsey said...

So sorry to her about your son, sick kiddos are such a bummer!!!! This is one of my fave cards too, it wasn't until now I realized you stamped the back with the branch!!!! CUTE!

Ida P. Krause said...

This is really super pretty. I love the DP you used.

Laurel said...

Love this, so simply classy!

Bethany Paull said...

It's so vintage without being cluttered. LOVE that.

Alex Maldonado said...

Hi Shannan!! This is so beautiful! I am such a huge fan :) everything you do is gorgeous!!

chelemom said...

I love this card! I love the way you created the ornament!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Ummm. . .GORGEOUS! WOW!

Carolyn King said...

this is so beautiful!!! love the hanging ornament! (and congrats to u! shhhhh...)

shel9999 said...

So pretty! Love the ornament! Hope your little guy is feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love those colors together. TFS

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