Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here I am, and I stand so tall...I'm just the way I'm supposed to be...

Hey, y'all! How's your week going so far? Mine is good, just busy! I have something really really fun to show you today, so I'm glad you stopped by!

On my last Stamping Bella order, I decided to add some of the solid images that Emily has. As many stamps as she has, there are some that don't get as much love, and some that are tucked into the nooks and crannies of the site that you almost forget are there. But let me tell you, you will be seeing many more of these from me, cause WOWEE they are fabulous! Check it out:
See? I told ya! I chose this week's CPS Sketch as my starting point. I cut and embossed a piece of Kraft cardstock with the largest Labels Four Nestabilities die. Then leaving the die in place, I inked up the Solid Funky Dandelion with Spanish Olive, Red Magic, and Midnight Black Versamagic dew drops and stamped it three times. Then I stamped the Solid Funky Bamboo in Spanish Olive around the bottom as my grass. Once the ink was dry, I sponged around the inside edges of the die with Close to Cocoa ink and then removed the cardstock from the die.

Once I was finished patting myself on the back cause it was so gorgeous (*giggle*), I popped my main image panel up on dimensionals over a Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock embossed with the Textile embossing folder. Then I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink on a scrap of cream cardstock and cut and embossed it with a Long Classic Rectangle Nestabilities die and sponged a bit of Close to Cocoa ink. Before I adhered the sentiment, I wrapped a piece of polka dot chocolate ribbon around the card and created a fun little bow/button combo. The button is from the new Tortoise Button Bonanza, and I threaded some twine through to tie the bow to the ribbon strip. A few light cocoa pearls were the perfect finishing touch in the top right corner.

So...whaddya think? I know, something totally different and unexpected...kinda like me! *chuckle* I hope I've inspired you to take a peek at the other categories in the Bella store next time you shop...there's some fabulous stuff in there!

That's about it for me today...I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

29 comments:

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a lovely card! Very original use of color.

Jennifer said...

What do I think? I love it! Oh the colors are perfectly wonderful! I've never been very good with solid stamps. You've just made me look at them in a whole new light. BEAUTIFUL!

scrappypug said...

gorgeous...i love the way you add the different ink colors here and there...

Alta said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

Bethany Paull said...

BeeYoooootiful! Who would have thought BLACK on a flower would looks so good?

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a gorgeous card!! I was surprised to see that that image came from Stamping Bella. I can spend hours going through the stamps there and still miss this one!!

Danni said...

Wow! Those are images I skipped over but wow, this is gorgeous and has me rethinking them!! Wonderful job!

Katie Skiff said...

Awesome card!! I have a hard time keeping up with what is new let alone what I have missed. Got my order today so I better go play.

amber said...

love your card! your flower tag is gorgeous!!!

Katie Cotton said...

this is stunning!

Elise said...

That card is truly breathtaking! Love your photography and how it really shows off your use of materials! Great job!

Sandi said...

Wonderful .. these are my colors. And those flowers are awesome.

Susan G said...

Yummy card! I really like the chocolate embossed layer. It looks like old vintage tin.

LindaH said...

you most definitely deserved that pat on the back...it is STUNNING!

Pamela S. Wade said...

Beautiful! Love it! ~~Pam

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh, this is just super elegant Shannan! I know what you mean about creating something totally different and unexpected - I love doing that now! Half the fun of card making is pushing your own boundaries, isn't it? :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous! Love the sponging you added and the textures with your gorgeously stamped image!

Nicky said...

Beautiful card Shannan!!! Love how you used the 2 stamps together.
Hugs
Nicky

Barb said...

absolutely fantastic

Barb

Jamie said...

This is beautiful!! When I was making the list of stamps for the forum I saw a bunch that I thought I hadn't seen but they were fabulous. I will defiently be trying them out.

Dana Joy said...

OMG...this is gorgeous.

Kera Simpson said...

Very beautiful card

Bree said...

absolutely beautiful

Savor the Journey said...

OMGosh! Love it .... LOVE IT!

Janelle said...

Gorgeous. Every extra touch you made was perfect. Love the card!

Sylvia said...

beautiul card! love how you made the sketch your own :)

Sarah Pendergrast said...

GASP!!!!! This card is absolutely stunning and genius Shannon!

paulatracy66 said...

OMG, this is just beautiful brown..... mmm, paula loves brown!

Christy Croll said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

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