Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You get the best of both worlds...Chill it out, take it slow, then you rock out the show...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! It's an especially fun day because today is the day that the Sneak Previews start on the Verve Blog! Are you excited? I know we are...Julee has really created some fabulous stuff for you this month!

I was up a little late last night, and I was so excited to see the Sketch Challenge had been posted on Splitcoast in time for me to whip up a little something.

The set I chose today is called Kindred Spirits, and it will be released on Friday night in the Verve Store. I stamped the largest fleur de lis image in Tangerine Tango (stamped off once) on Classic Cream cardstock and then cut the panel out & embossed it with my Labels One Nestabilities die. I then added the sentiment in Versamagic Jumbo Java and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa. I really wanted to add a small mat to the main panel, so I glued it down onto a scrap of Prism Suede Brown Dark and cut out a mat by hand. The edges are distressed to cover up any imperfections. *wink*

For my card base layer, I pulled out a piece of the Everafter collection from Cosmo Cricket. Love these colors!! I sponged the edges and then stitched it to a mat of Suede Brown Dark. I added the rectangles from another pattern in the same collection, matted with Suede Brown Dark again and stitched around the edges. The card really needed some ribbon by this point, so I wrapped a piece of 1" Satin May Arts ribbon (YUM!) around the base and tied it in a knot. The main image was popped up on dimensionals, and I finished the whole thing off with a few Light Cocoa pearl flatbacks from Stamping Bella. I hope you like it!

Well, that's about it for me for right now. I'll see you back here tomorrow for the Bella Birthday Blog Hop! Have a fabulous day!

18 comments:

jellybean74 said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Gorgeous! I love all the distressing and sewing on your card. You rocked this sketch!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Shannan, I love your colour and paper choices! Gorgeous images...I can see it will be a must have set!

Kim said...

Gorgeous! And thanks for the secret on how you layered your Nesties Label one - that one had me stumped when I saw yours on SCS :)

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Shannan!! Your sponged edges are perfect - I can never get the hang of that! Love the yummy, rich colors! :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Very elegant and rich. Beautiful choice of colors and dp.

Tricia said...

Oh, pretty, pretty!! Love that set!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is sooo beautiful, Shannan!! LOVE the DP!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I'm in card amazement, sweetie! This card rocks my boat! LOL Love the oranges and browns and the elegant label shape. Just magnificent. :)

so A"MUSE"D said...

those papers are divine... have to get some!

Kerri said...

This is gorgeous, Shannan! I LOVE this color combo and beautiful dp!

Allison said...

This is beautiful...I love your paper choices!

Kristina said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Those two dp's have fantastic colors! And the sponging adds the perfect finishing touch.

Bethany Paull said...

Okay. I admittedly wasn't too thrilled when I saw the sketch at first, but this is gorgeous. Way to go girl.

Debbie Olson said...

So beautiful, Shannan--I love Everafter papers!

Scrap2day said...

Oh I have to have this! The Kindred Spirit fleur de lis is to die for!

Lori Craig said...

love this...

Kathie Bailey said...

Simply fabulous Shannan.

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