Thursday, December 4, 2008

We've been friends for a long, long time...You tell me your secrets and I'll tell you mine...

Happy Thursday, yall! I hope you're having a fantastic week so far. It is supposed to get really cold here, (you know, like less than 70!) so hopefully you're staying warm where you are.

Today I have a cute little tin to share that I created for the Verve Project Parade over on the Verve Blog. The challenge this time was to create Anything but a Card. Which used to scare me, but I think I'm getting over that these days! *wink* My problem is always the starting point. When I get stuck, I sit in my chair in my stamp room, and look around. This is why I like everything out where I can see it (aka Total Disaster). I look at everything, no matter if it's in use or not, to see if I can alter it or recreate it using cardstock. This time I got lucky and found this cute tin full of Prima Flowers that I bought from Jacksonbelle. Perfect!!

After cutting the Pink strip from the Arctic Chill collection from Fancy Pants, I stamped the background from Snow Wonderful in Versamark Dazzle Champagne and embossed with Clear embossing powder. It has a nice shimmer to it in real life that's almost impossible to capture in a photo.

The top of the tin was wrapped in 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon with a little bow, and the top was covered using cardstock layers cut with my Circle Nestabilities dies. The top layer is the other side of the Fancy Pants Arctic Chill paper that I used to wrap the bottom of the tin. I sponged all the edges, then added the sentiment in Brilliance Pearlized Chocolate ink.
To finish off the tin, I stamped the snowman three times in the same Brilliance ink, then colored the appropriate pieces with Copic markers. I cut them out and layered them with Pop Dots to make the snowman jump right off the top!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little project and that you have a wonderful day! 

Stamps: Snow Wonderful (Verve)
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip (SU), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Arctic Chill Collection (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Brilliance Pearlized Chocolate (Tsukineko), Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sponges, Copic Markers, Liquid Applique (Marvy), Dimensionals, 5/8" Chocolate Grosgrain (SU), Versamark Dazzle Champagne (Tsukineko), Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)

5 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO super cute girl!! Love it!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Shannan, this is ADORABLE! I just LOVE this little tin!

chelemom said...

This is really cute!!!! Love the dimensional snowman!

shel9999 said...

SO cute! I love the dimension of the snowman!

paula said...

Some things just can't help being cute...like snowmen. This is just super ADORABLE!! great colors Shannan!! Love it!!

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