Monday, May 4, 2009

And never leave a moment too soon...Never waste a hot afternoon...

Happy Monday, yall! I'm sorry I have been the world's worst blogger. Do you forgive me?? Please? I just realized that I haven't posted my cards from the Verve Release...so here's some eye candy for you!

The first card I have to show you is for Amber's Viva La Verve April Week 5 Sketch. It was such a simple card, but the stamps are so beautiful that it packs a big punch.

There are so many people I could give this card to...I have a long list of people who have made a difference in my life. Is that weird? Anywho, I think I got a little carried away with layers on this one...is that FIVE?? *grin* It's definitely solid. The main image and sentiment are from Verve's Because of You set. I stamped them in Versafine Onyx Black on Watercolor paper and watercolored the image with my reinkers and waterbrush. Some ribbon, brads, and bling was all I needed to finish it off!

The next card is the anniversary card I made for my hubby this year. Hence the lack of ribbon and bling. *wink*

When I saw this sentiment, I immediately thought of my husband. We've been best friends since we were 12 years old, and we've been through a lot together. (most of it was his fault...) Anyway, I used Because of You on this one as well...I love that this set is appropriate for so much more than Mother's Day...it's certainly one I'll use all year. I inked up the flower stamp with Versamagic Dew Drops...they're little so it's easy to use more than one color on a stamp. I stamped it once, then without cleaning or reinking, stamped it again to get a little shadow image next to the first one. After I stamped the sentiment, I cut the image out with my Labels 4 Nestabilities and leaving the die in place, sponged the edges with chalk ink. My Kraft base was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Well, that's about it for me today, yall! I'm glad you stopped by to see me. *grin*

I haven't heard from the other 2 blog candy winners, so I'll re-draw and post 2 more tomorrow, K?

Have a fabulous Monday!

12 comments:

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Both of these are simply exquisite! I particularly love the anniversary card. Fabulous job, Shannan!

Christi said...

They are both fabulous and I love the five layers! LOL :)

Danni said...

So pretty!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Your cards are always so pretty. If you ever want to send them out into the world, just let me know and I'll gladly give you my address!!

jellybean74 said...

You made me want the sets!!! But I see that Because of you is sold out. I love how you made it an anniversary card. Thanks for being an enabler and of course an inspiration.

Nicole said...

the anniversary card is absolutely stunning!

Betty Meyskens said...

Both cards are beautiful - I love the sentiments. I am waiting for the Because of You to come back in stock too.

shel9999 said...

These are GORGEOUS, Shannan! I love the flowers (and shading) on both!

Katie Cotton said...

oh i just love this one! Fantastic job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both of these cards are just stunning, Shannan! LOVE them!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Both are just stunningly beautiful! I adore the yellow one, the sentiment is just fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne

paulatracy66 said...

These are just gorgeous Shannan, OMG...I gotta pick my jaw off my keyboard..I just love the first color combo! pretttty!

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