Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she's singin'...

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday! I have been a busy bee for the last few days, sorry I went missing. But I'm back, and it's time for the very first Serendipity Stamps Design Team Challenge! This month, our challenge was a Garden theme. Hmmm...that's a tough one...I don't know if I have any "Garden" themed stamps...*wink*

I chose the English Rose stamp (yes again! I think I'm addicted...), and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Classic Cream cardstock. I decided to colored the image with Copic Markers...boy did that image pop out so easily! Then, using my Stampamajig, I placed the "And the Song" Longfellow quote alongside the roses...I was so happy it fit so perfectly! Once that was all finished, I cut and embossed my main image panel with the Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, and sponged the edges heavily with my Close to Cocoa inkpad.

To create my card base, I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Cream cardstock to 5 1/4" x 10 1/2" and folded it in half to create a square card. I cut a 5" square panel of Prism Suede Brown Dark for the base panel, and added a panel of River Rock cardstock that I embossed with the Textile Embossing Folder and sponged with Old Olive and Close to Cocoa ink. Of course, I needed a little more color, so I added a strip of Prism Intense Pink cardstock and punched the edge with my Martha Stewart punch. As a finishing touch, I added some sparkly, sheer ribbon, tied in a bow.

Well, I hope you like seeing something a little different than my normal stuff...I love working with these stamps! What do you think?

If you're still with me (yay for you!) don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations from the other Serendipity DT members.


Have a fabulous day!!


Anya said...

Beautiful job, Shannan! Your coloring is fantastic!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Very elegant.. great work!

Sara said...

Beautiful card and love the Stevie Nicks tune as well :)

Bethany Paull said...

Oh my! This is jaw-on-the-floor, drool-on-the-keyboard gorgeous! Those colors are so bold and rich and YUM!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Shannan, this is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!! Wow!

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous! Ohhhh yes! And the flowers "pop" beautifully!

krcrafts said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job on this card.

Kathie Bailey said...

A knockout Shannan!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I loveeeeeeey this, Shannan! Breathtaking coloring and design!

Yvonne said...

Its absolutely gorgeous, Shannan!!Really stunning!

Lynda said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Shannan! I LOVE the image and the way you did the decorative edges is awesome!

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