Friday, March 13, 2009

Some new cards, and a Surprise to Come (scroll down for info!)

Hello All! Just when I was enjoying the lovely spring-like weather, Texas sprung! It is about 50 degrees outside, wet and nasty! Oh well! Here is a bit of Springtime Loveliness to cheer your heart!

I was not following a sketch with this one, I actually colored the image first. This is another free image like the last one. (look at the previous post to find the link) Aren't these birdies just too sweet for words? The card itself is a lovely olive CS. I used a plain, cream CS that I border punched with MS Lace Scallop border punch and the same green CS and my image. I corner punched both with the Heritage 3 in 1 Border Punch from Fiskars. The ribbon is from Wally-world craft department and the cross with dove is Blue Moon.

I love this sentiment and thought it would be just perfect for my two little birdy friends here. Is is a sticker that I mounted on the same green CS.

Here is a shot to show how I cut them out and popped them up on foam dots to add dimension. They were, of course, colored with Copic markers. I will have to show you the colors I used later.

I just got this new MS leaf punch and I thought it really made the Spare Parts flower and gem embellies stand out. I can tell you to expect to see a LOT of this in the future! LOL
Here is the inside of the card, I have pretty much just carried the theme from the front inside.
And here is a gusset fold envie that I made all by my little self to put it in and not smush the pretty embellies. You can see in the first photo how thick it is. Want to try it? Just let me know and I will tell you how. I used a band of a matching green CS that is border punched to finish off the look and hold the envie shut. I don't have time to post the recipe today, but I promise I will.
And now, the surprise....
I am gonna give away some BLOG CANDY when I hit 1,000 hits! I am talking some SERIOUS candy, not just a little bit...check back later for a pic and all the DEETS! All you have to do to play along is post my candy on your blog (please!) If you would like a second entry, you could follow me (no pressure!hehehe) Then come back to me and leave a comment linking your post. If you choose to follow, leave a second comment. I will draw a random winner the day after my counter hits 1,000. (I am currently at 879...just FYI!)


kisatrtle said...

Where are where are you? I can't wait to see the cards and hear about the surprised!

Guenne - medication for your guinea pig

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Rach said...

what a beautiful card, with so many delicious details. hugs rachxx

Amy said...

I love this card!! The lacey border is wonderful and you have done another fabulous job with coloring the image. I also love how you have layerd the birds. Great job!!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Shannon ,love the cute little birdies!

Barb said...

Shannon, yes you are my lucky #5 for an original Made For Keeps card! Please email me your address so I can send you something made just for you! My email address is in my sidebar and profile. I'm glad you found my blog so I could find your beautiful blog!

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is really lovely - great colours

Anonymous said...

I really love your cards and verses. You are a very talented lady. Thank you for sharing your work.