Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's About Time!

Hello All,

First, I would like to thank The Paper Players for acknowledging my card 'Genie in a Bottle' as a 'Cut Above'!! Also, I would like to thank Inkspirational for my card design 'Greetings Earthling' as one of the top 3!! I really do appreciate the accolades.

I have been MIA because I have been so busy. I will spare you the details but just running around not having any time to craft... Ho Hum... There is a bumper sticker I see every now and then that I should really take to heart. Especially now; Too Blessed to Complain... So I will get off my soapbox, put a smile on my blessed face and tell you about the challenges I am going to enter.

The first challenge is from Sunday Stamps. My friend, Monika is a new DT member and I have never seen this blog before her... So far I love it!! Blue is my favorite color so win, win for me!! Also, I am entering The Friday Mashup. The challenge was to mash congratulations to the graduate and use the colors provided. I didn't use the yellow so I guess I am not mashing this week..

Sending this off to these awesome blogs:
Friday Mashup: FM209
Sunday Stamps: SSC101


For some people it seems like they are in school for a really long time. For most students it is for good reason, others well, not so much... So I wanted to play on the graduate theme and poke some fun at it.. I hope you like my card..

The huge sentiment is very fitting with a small
'congratulations'.. It's like saying 'so glad you made it through
but it took a longggg time!'
Using only blues per Sunday Stamps.
Used colors Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, and London Fog
Tick-Tock time is ticking!! The arrow to point out
the sentiment. 
This card has some dimension with die cut letters, the arrow, and banners.
Clocks were also popped up with dimensional tape. 
Okay well I thought it was funny... Anyway, this is how I did it.

  1. Stamped the clock background using London Fog ink.
  2. Stamped the blue grungy background over the clock background.
  3. Colored the edges using Stampabilities Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy markers. Cut to size.
  4. Sponged the edges for a more distressed look. 
  5. On a separate piece of CS I stamped the clocks again coloring a few and then cutting them out. 
  6. Stamped the big clock using London Fog ink. Die cut.
  7. Stamped the 'congratulations' using VersaMark Ink then heat embossed it white. Die cut the banner.
  8. Die cut the letters containing the sentiment and the arrow.
  9. Colored white CS Bermuda Bay then die cut into banners.
  10. Arranged all the elements on the card and adhered that to the white CS base.
Well that is it for me... I hope you have a wonderful day... Any comments good, great, or otherwise are welcomed.  If you take issue with this card please don't but if you want to voice your opinion that is just fine too! Take care all and we will see you soon!

All the best,

SU Sense of Time (retired)


Monika Reeck said...

Now I am the first commentator yaaay
Shawna I did not see your name and klick your post
and again your email about your post not come to my Inbox oooh I must protest to hehehe
Loveeee what you made here
love the stamp you used
I think you have variety of stamp so much Shawna..
love that you used our color challenge..
many thanks for joining us and I love your manly card really manly
hugs, Monika DT member at Sunday Stamps

Monika Reeck said...

And congrats on being pick at Paper Player and at Inkspirational
you always make a WOOOW card my friend
and no doubt if it is a winner card
see you soon again on my Blog
hugs, Monika

stampwithamyk said...

What an awesome card! I love the collage stamping and your colors are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats on your wins - so deserved - those were fantastic cards! this one is very cool too, live the grunge - that is something I can not do, but like it very much when other people do it!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Shawna, what an awesome card! Love, love, love all those clock faces! Love the collage effect and the way you've poked some gentle fun at the graduate. Thanks so much for joining us for the Friday Mashup challenge this week.

Karen Dunbrook said...

great card Shawna....makes for an awesome masculine card too....
THanks for the visit to my blog and your most kind comment.

Dawn T said...

What a lovely card Shawna. Love the blues and greys

Claire Broadwater said...

Shawna, this is such a a lovely card! The clock faces are just perfect for your collage! A perfect card for any graduate! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps!! XX

Unknown said...

What a fun sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week at Sunday Stamps!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Congrats on your paper players top 3! This is such a fun card, loving all the blues. THanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Angel Johns said...

This is a perfect card for a graduate! Love the way you paired the clocks with the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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