Saturday, January 16, 2010

If he came back tomorrow there's something I'd like to know...Would Jesus wear a rolex on His television show...

Hey y'all! Happy weekend! It's late Friday night (or early Saturday morning...) as I'm writing this, but I wanted to get some more of my cards posted for the January Verve Release. These stamps were soooo much fun to create with! Check it out:

The first card I created uses the Heart's Desire set. I decided to go with a pink & brown, but then decided at the last minute to switch to PTI's Berry Sorbet instead, which is more of a coral color. I started by stamping the large scribbly heart in Chocolate Chip ink in a repeated pattern that just kind of happened. I love it! Then I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, distressed the edges with my scissors, and then added some faux stitching with my quilty thingy. Anyone know what those things are called?? AHA! After further investigation, I have found that the quilty thingy is called a tracing wheel. But I like quilty thingy better, don't you? Anyway, now I've forgotten what I was talking about.

Ok, so I adore the "Love" sentiment in this set, so I decided to repeat it across a Vintage Cream strip on the bottom part of the card. I stamped one in Chocolate Chip, and the rest were stamped in Berry Sorbet ink. I sponged the edges of that with Close to Cocoa as well, then layered it onto a Chocolate Chip scalloped strip. The finishing touch was some Berry Sorbet ribbon tied into a "buttony bow." I think it took me longer to write all this than it actually took to make this card. *giggle*

So while I'm chatting, here's one more card...with probably my favorite set from this release, Love's Flower.

I pulled out my bag of tricks on this one, can you tell? We've got coloring, airbrushing, dry embossing, sponging, a scalloped edge, and sewing...oh, and of course, Diamond Stickles! *grin* This one took a LONG time to make, but I kept having to get up and come back to it, so I'm sure that was part of the problem. It certainly was a labor of took all day...but I love it. I hope you do, too.

Ok, friends, I am headed to bed...hope you enjoyed my cards! I will have more coming, so stay tuned!

P.S. I have a new daily feature besides the song lyrics...something just for fun. Ready?

Let's start with the funniest one I have found so far, from the great state of Alabama.

Stupid Law of the Day:

It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

Ok, I can't decide. Here's one more:

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

Have a fabulous day!


Sarah Gough said...

Yup, I think Love's Flower is the rocking-est set too! Love love love the card - the all day labor of love definitely paid off!

Melissa Sauls said...

Ooooh *drool* I loooove these Shannan! Look at that airbrushing!!! You're a pro! Love how you patterned the hearts too, just genius! LOL @ the Stupid law of the day

Taylor said...

Ok - these are amazing! Everything you touch is genius! That second card is a total stunner!

Dee Dee said...

Wow that second card is ROCKIN! I love the colors, and all the details in the design. The mustache law cracked me up. How silly!

Pam Speidel said...

Both cards are OUTSTANDING!! I'm always blown away by your creations Shannan! WOW!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous Shannan! LOVE your cards and it's so great to see you back in the swing of things! Missed you!

Rosie said...

Shannan...these are gorgeous. I love the patterned hearts! And all your work on the other card...just amazing! (smiles)

Nellie said...

Jesus Christ will come again on the clouds of heaven to judge the living and the dead. May we all live a life pleasing to our Heavenly Father so we are ready for Him when he comes to take us home to live with Him in eternal glory. Hugs, Nellie.

Amber said...

SISTAH! These are beautiful! I can't decide which one I like best so I'm not pickin' favorites:D
Love those stupid laws too, especially the mustache one, lmbo!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful! so glad you are back! love what you did for the release!

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