Monday, March 30, 2009

I {heart} Verve, again!

Viva La Verve strikes again, this time for the month of March. This first sketch features a twist of buttons. Of course, I had to use my new Verve stamps that I got and some new Cosmo Cricket paper I picked up. You can find the sketch here.
Here is the second sketch for March, with a twist of red, pink and green! I just had to use my SU Raspberry Tart dp for it. It was perfect and I loved how my Verve stamps replicated the flower in the dp. I am please with my coloring on this card as well. And, get this, I tied a bow! Wonders never cease!
This week's sketch called for a twist of birthday. Lucky for me, I also picked up Verve's Circular Sayings with a cool birthday sentiment in it! I also picked up some Basic Grey Lily Kate dp. I don't think it's new, but it's new to me! The celery card stock was a little bright compared to the green in the dp, so I sponged some Craft white on it to tone it down. I think it worked okay!
Finally, I got into my Cosmo Cricket dp for the fourth sketch. This sketch called for a twist of CAS (Clean and Simple). It wasn't really clean and simple, but limited the embellishments a bit (punches did not count, so I used six punches!)

Here are the specifics:

Button card -
Stamps: Floral Symphony (Verve)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Everlast
Ink: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: mat pack, sponge, paper piercing tool, random buttons
Techniques: sponging, piercing

Thanks card -
Stamps: Floral Symphony (Verve), Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Tart dp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Accessories: M's self adhesive pearls, white taffeta ribbon, slot punch, white ep, heat tool, blender pen, Sakura clear star gel pen
Techniques: embossing (sentiment)

Birthday card -
Stamps: Floral Symphony (Verve), Circular Saying (Verve)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, BG LilyKate, Vellum, Unknown blue?
Ink: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, So Saffron, Craft White
Accessories: stampin' sponge, large oval punch, paper snips, Lilypad dew drops, white organdy ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Just because card -
Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve)
Paper: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Cosmo Cricket Everlast
Ink: River Rock, Basic Gray
Accessories: stampin' sponge, ticket corner punch, scallop circle die, scallop edge punch, large oval punch, small oval punch, MS butterfly punch, stampin' dimensionals, vanilla taffeta ribbon
Techniques: sponging

All products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise specified.

1 comment:

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW -- these are all keepers.... The first one is my fave!!!!