Tuesday, December 30, 2008

From within, a dim light cast, two silhouettes on the shade...oh, what a lovely couple they made...

Hey guys, how are ya? I know, I'm a bit late with the Sketch for You to Try again. I made a card, but it was so not pretty, I tell ya! Ick! So it was back to the drawing board last night, and I finally got one I could show ya. *grin*

I used my new Nature's Silhouettes set from CHF (a birthday present from my girl Julee!), and I only switched the sketch around a little bit! *wink* First I inked up the Boxwood stamp in Versamark, then inked over that with Ruby Red and stamped it twice on Pearlized White cardstock. Then I embossed that with clear detail embossing powder. Once that cooled, I repeated the steps with the Bayleaf stamp using River Rock and Old Olive ink, then clear embossed those. Instant masking! After layering that panel on Chocolate Chip, I popped it up on dimensionals over a Ruby Red layer punched with my new Martha Stewart border punch. I tried to find the name or a link for it, but no luck! I will let you know when I find it, k?

For the card base, I cut a piece of designer paper from the My Mind's Eye Laundry Line collection to 5" square. I matted it with Chocolate Chip and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. I wrapped 2 strips of 5/8" Chocolate Grosgrain around the base, then popped up my main image panel on dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added 3 buttons tied with embroidery thread.

I hope you're recovering from the holidays. I'm still trying to get my stamp room cleaned up so I can get to work on stuff for the MFT and Verve releases next week. Stay tuned...there's fun stuff coming!

13 comments:

Marcie S. said...

Very pretty Shannan! I love that CHF set and don't use it enough myself!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is so pretty!! Love those buttons!! :) TFS!!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous Shannan!!!! I love that border punch and might have to go on a hunt for it.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful! I love how you layered the silhouettes!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl!!! I love everything about it!

Heather said...

Holy CARP that card is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE this card so much!!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

this is stunningly beautiful! great job!

Bethany Paull said...

VERY pretty with all that layered embossing. LOVE the buttons and that new punch.

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is so pretty!! i love how you embossed them!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so beautiful!! Happy New Year!

Amy Sheffer said...

Ooooo, I love LOVE this!!

Lynda Benden said...

Beautiful Shannan! Love those colors and the buttons ~ awesome!!! I am button impaired, you obviously are not!!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Darling card! I just LOVE the colors and texture on your card... Smiles! :)

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