Thursday, August 6, 2009

'Cause you're beautiful like a flower, more valuable than a diamond, you are powerful like a fire...

Hey, y'all, Happy Thursday! How has your week been so far? Mine has been good, but very busy! And I haven't even started back to school shopping yet! *gulp*

I was up really late last night, but I really wanted to stamp something since I hadn't been in my room since Monday. So I decided to do a Clean and Simple version of this week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast.

I got some new stamps from Serendipity last week, so I decided to ink up this image from the Butterfly Cube...isn't it gorgeous? First I cut and embossed my Neenah Solar White cardstock with my Large Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and a little Memento Black inside the die. Then I stamped the butterfly image in Memento Black, removed the die, and colored them with Copic markers. I then added some white accents on their wings with my white gel pen from Ranger.

My card base is Berry Sorbet from Papertrey, and I added a black strip punched with my Martha Stewart border punch. I had intended to tie ribbon around the card base into a bow, but it just didn't look right, so I did a little grosgrain/button treatment. Then WHOOPS! I forgot the circle panel of the sketch...so I whipped out my little circle piercing guide and pierced three rows in the top right corner. *whew!* This "quick little card" ended up taking me an HOUR...which I guess for me is pretty good, but I sure wish I could do 10 minute cards sometimes! Oh, well...I enjoy the time I spend usually more than I enjoy the finished product, so I guess it's the process.

Anywho, I better run...just wanted to pop in and say hi and post this real quick. I'll see you tomorrow with my Bellariffic Friday card, k? Have a fabulous day!

7 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you pierced the circle instead of adding another layer of cardstock, Shannan! This is beautiful!

Jackie Pedro said...

That piercing is AWESOME!! Great card, girl!!!

Christi said...

Gorgeous!! I LOVE how you did the piercing! I am SO stealing that! LOL

Bethany Paull said...

Oh! I love the piercing for the circle part of the sketch. That's awesome.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oooh... love that arc of piercing! Clever! BTW, got mine in at 4:20ish. Did I beat you?!?!

Meahni said...

Stunning Shannan! Those butterflies are just gorgeous.

Mercy said...

shannan...shut up! this is so stunning! love the butterflies, the edging, the sponging...love it all!

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