Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains...Can you paint with all the colors of the wind...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! How's your week going? Mine is fast and furious! Back to school time is super busy for us at work, so I've just been running crazy. I did have a little stamp time tonight, so I thought I'd show you another preview of Bountiful Backgrounds...possibly my favorite set of this release from Verve. If I do say so myself...this is one of my favorite cards I've made in quite a while. I hope you like it!

Fun, huh? I stamped each of the backgrounds in a different color on coordinating cardstock, and cut them down to 1" x 1 3/4" rectangles. Then I cut each rectangle corner to corner and sponged the edges. Then I matched up different colors and patterns back into rectangles, and stitched them onto a white panel, giving it a nice quilted look. Boy, was that a lot of stitching! But I think it was worth it. *wink*

This sentiment is one of four in the Bountiful Backgrounds set, and I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black on white cardstock. Then I added a scalloped trim with my Dotted Scallop edger punch and punched a hole in each end with my Cropadile. I threaded some pink taffeta ribbon through, and mounted the sentiment onto my card with dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a bow/flower/button combo on the left side, and VOILA! I didn't think it needed anything else...I really wanted the colors and patterns to be the focus of the card.

I really hope you like this one...I love what Julee has cooked up for this release! If you want to see more, check out the Verve Blog for more eye candy. I'm sure you won't be disappointed! There's also lots of fun & games (with PRIZES!) going on every day this week in the Verve Forum, all leading up to the big Release Party on Friday night. I hope to see you there!

I gotta run for now...hope you have a fabulous day!

30 comments:

Mercy said...

holy cow, woman! this is amazing! love the patchwork and stitching...totally gorgeous!

Vera said...

Awesome card, Shannan! I love everything about it!

Katie Cotton said...

oooo this is so fun!!!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Shannan, this is AWESOME!!! I love how you used all the BG stamps, looks GREAT!

Donna Baker said...

speechless I am! There is some SERIOUS stitching & quilt making going on with this card - it's SPECTACULAR!!

Karen Motz said...

What a cool card!!! LOVE the background and the pop of black for the sentiment.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Holy cow, we're not worthy! This is amazing, Shannan! I have been going back and forth about a sewing machine for cards (ha, isn't that sad, not for sewing clothes, just cards, LOL) and you are gonna send me over the edge w/ this beauty! GORGEOUS!!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Shannan, you KNOW you're a genius right?!!?! This is completely fabulous!!! Wow!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is FANTASTIC! You still have my address, right?! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

I just gave Susan (Liles) a SHUT UP on her card today and you're getting one too!

SHUT UP!! That BG is FANTASTIC!!! Awesome card, Shannan!!

Heather P. said...

This card is SO COOL!! LOVE this, Shannan!

Whimsey said...

WOW; this is stunning; I love the colors and the patchwork you created. Fabulous!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh, I love love love it! Fabulous "paper quilting"! What a beautiful card and the colors are striking together!

TannyP said...

Wow! Fun AND Fabulous! Love this - great work, Shannan!!

All of you Divas are just too talented =)

april said...

That is an awesome card!! So many details..... Beautiful!

paula said...

No, You have MY address and you want images fom ME!! {sorry Carole!!} This is stunningly delish! I love the sewing too... What a fun cheery card sistah!! You too crafty!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, GIRLIE!!! NO WAY!!! That is sooooo awesome! I'm in loveeeeeee! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Totally, unbelievably, ridiculously amazing, Shannon!! Definitely a SHUT UP card!! You ROCK, GF!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love the patchwork, it is awesome!!

Christi said...

Feel free to send me this 'cause I am in LOVEEEE!!!! Gorgeous girl!!

Cammy said...

Fantastic DP you created! Very pretty!

Michele Boyer said...

This is fantastic, Shannan! I LOVE all the piecing and stitches!!

Renée said...

this is SO FUN, Shannan! Love love love the colours, love the stitching (oh-so-fabulous!). Truly, a "Diva" creation!

tiffguam said...

Oh.....Emmmmm....Geeeee! This is too cute! LOVE it! Thank you for all your nice comments on SCS :)

Bethany Paull said...

holy flippin' sweet! I love it! Love the colors. Love the patterns. Love the funkified patchwork look.

Dana said...

Good Lord Shannan. I'm stunned at the awesomeness of this card. It's incredibly eye-catching and I actually gasped out loud when I saw it in my email blog feed today. Why to go girl. I'm truly in awe of you!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Stupendous! Beautiful & clever--I love it!

hugz,
Suzanne

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

WOW! I just LOVE this card! Beautiful work, Shannan!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is gorgeous and ingenious Shannan!! I looove the colors but I love the piecing of the cardstock even more! Thanks for being so inspirational! :)

Bonnie said...

Beyond beautiful Shannan! Saw this on the Verve site and HAD to come over and leave a comment! Absolutely gorgeous!

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