Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Sunday card

This little lovely came about with the help of some new Stampin' Up! stamps and a Stamps and Smiles sketch. Hardly ever these days do I make an SU only card, but I did in this case. It felt really good! I think I will make a bunch of SU only Christmas cards with some of the new papers I just got! They are super yum! I'm not really crazy about the placement of the button, but I was following the sketch pretty literally!

Here are the specifics of the card:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Herb Expressions
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Pattern Pack
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Linen thread, Button Latte Button, mat pack, paper piercing tool, glue dot, double stick tape
Techniques: paper piercing

All products are Stampin' Up!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A few challenges from yesterday!

This card was made with the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I also incorporated the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use pearls on your card. This was easy. I went with my Flourishes image because I love the coffee cups and rarely have enough time to use them! To soften the pink in the saucer, I painted Angel Wings Shimmerz over the pink. I picked this fun dp from the SEI Mimosa collection because of the pearlized quality of some of the dots. It's hard to see in the photo, but you can see where the Cocoa colored ink didn't emboss so well over the pearlized paper.

This next card is for the Hero Arts challenge for this week titled "color it". Jennifer McGuire is challenging all takers to color an image on their card, any way they want! I did some water coloring with my aquapainter and ink that I smooshed into the lid of my stamp pads. The really nice thing about the stamps I used was that the shading was already shown on the image sticker:)
This last card was super easy! I used a card base, rub-ons, ribbon and a corner rounder. No joke! Aren't these rub-ons fabulous??? I got them from Mandy at Limelight Papercrafts and they are the Earth Love rub-ons from Cosmo Cricket. I had to break into them right away and so I made another card for the Autumn CAS design team sketch challenge.

Here are the details:

Cup Card -
Stamps: Coffee with Friends (Flourishes), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, SEI Mimosa
Ink: ColorBox Cocoa
Accessories: clear ep, heat tool, MS arch lattice punch, American Crafts Valentine ribbon, M's self adhesive pearls, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots
Techniques: embossing

Flower Card -
Stamps: Peeking Posies (Hero Arts), Medium Harlequin Background (Hero Arts), Thinking of You Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper: Barely Banana, Basic Gray, Cameo Coral, watercolor paper
Ink: Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, ? Black, Versamark
Accessories: clear ep, heat tool, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, mini glue dot, sponge dauber
Techniques: embossing,sponging

Mushroom Card -
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love rub-ons, corner rounder, M's brown satin ribbon

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I {heart} Verve in August, take 2

...just like I have in earlier months! There were four Viva La Verve sketches for the month of August. This first one is already on my blog and you can see it right here. In this post I have the 3 other sketches from this month. This one to the left is the 2nd sketch from August's Viva La Verve and the twist was to use an edge punch! I busted out my eyelet edge punch as I thought it went with the feel of the dp.
This next sketch is from week 3 and its' twist was a twist of tags. I altered my wooden star after determining that the birthday wishes sentiment fit nicely. Funny thing, the sticky cuts star was the same size as the wooden star. I wish I had not taken the backing off of it or maybe it would have been better to stick it to some white. I think I liked the way it looked with the backing on it better. Oh well! I got out my Cameo Coral for this card as it matched the SEI Mimosa sparkly dp really well. The card base looked a little blah so I used some Versamark and a random star stamp to give it some subtle decoration.

This last card is made with the sketch from week 4. The twist for this week was to use your favorite color combination. I didn't really use my favorite color combination, but I did use my favorite colors, purple and green. I recently got this new SU! dp called Cottage Wall and I love it! I found that I had some matching pearls from Michael's and added them. I like the elegance and class that pearls add to a card.

Here are the details for each card:

Butterfly card -
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, BG Urban Prairie
Ink: Melon Mambo, So Saffron
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, white taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Sakura clear star gel pen, sponge dauber
Techniques: sponging

Star card -
Stamps: Circular Sayings (Verve), star in background (Stampendous)
Paper: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Vellum, Rose Red, SEI Mimosa
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Versamark
Accessories: wooden star, cropadile, nestabilities, sticky cuts, ultrafine glitter, J's thin satin ribbon (white & coral), glue dots

Purple and green card -
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve), Leaves (Verve)
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall dp
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Nestabilities, M's self-adhesive pearls, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: sponging

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise specified.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover 8.28.09

This is my favorite card that I made this week! I really love the new In-Colors, especially these two paired together. I think the touch of gold gel pen really sets the color combination off.

I made this card for a few challenges. First, I played the Featured Stamper Challenge and cased this card by jojot. Of course, I altered it a bit, using my Unity. The big square image reminded me of this stamp in Folk Inspired. Then, I incorporated this week's CAS29, an inspiration challenge by shoes and hand bags from Anthropologie. I chose these lovelies to be inspired by :) I drew inspiration from the color and I thought the cut out pattern reminded me of this image!

Finally, the lovely ladies at Our Creative Corner issued a challenge last Saturday to use the new In-Colors and so I submitted this one.

Have a fabulous Friday!!!

Here are the details:

Stamps: Folk Inspired (Unity)
Paper: Soft Suede, Confetti White
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: gold gel pen, mat pack, paper piercing tool, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: paper piercing, cas

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A CAS DT challenge card...

This was for the CAS design team sketch challenge for the fall quarter. Odds are not in my favor as there are so many wonderful artists who can design in the CAS style. I decided I would try just the same. Anyway, the sketch is based on this card. I also decided to incorporate Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. If you enlarge the photo, you may be able to see all the glitter from my Sakura Clear Star gel pen. That's a fun, inexpensive tool if you are looking for a little something-something to add to your crafting arsenal.

This is a card I made for the Limited Supplies challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make a card for a man or a young man, with the idea that those folks are just the hardest to make cards for.

I won this cute little stamp as part of some blog candy and I just love it. I picked some dp that I thought could pass for a man's tee-shirt. Well, what do you think? I borrowed a sketch from last week's CAS submission, you can see it here!

Here are the details:

All My Love -
Stamps: Folk Inspired (Unity)
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Certainly Celery Twill Tape, Sakura Clear Star gel pen
Techniques: masking

I Love Dad card -
Stamps: Dad of All Kinds (Unity)
Paper: Going Gray, Night of Navy, Real Red, DCWV dp
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: red gel pen, white gel pen, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: faux stitching, cas

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I just have to try

The CAS DT for the Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS is up in a few weeks. I really enjoy the challenge and play almost every week. I won't make the DT if I don't try, that is for sure. Chances are pretty good that I won't make the DT even if I do try, but I will end up with 3 lovely cards for trying (and at this rate, some really thoughtful comments). This card was made for the 3rd part of the application process, if you will, as CAS Autumn card. You can find all of the challenges here. This one also meets requirements for the OCC challenge this week.

This next card is for the monochromatic with a twist challenge. The task was to create a brown monochromatic card with a tiny bit of red. Strangely enough, the color challenge for this week ended up being Kraft, Real Red and Chocolate Chip. So I combined both challenges and away I went!

I guess that this card has a few more layers than normal with the paper piecing. I think it still qualifies for CAS. I really love how I could pick out the hearts in the steam with the red. If I thought I could control my Crystal Effects, I would have glazed up the hearts a bit.

Here are the specifics of my cards:

Pumpkin card:
Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Ink: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Accessories: MM wire, paper piercing tool (to wrap wire), glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, 1 1/4" square punch, 1 3/8" square punch

Coffee card:
Stamps: Hodge Podge of Happiness (Unity)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Versamark pen
Accessories: Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals, corner rounder, two way glue pen
Techniques: paper piecing

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Double Challenge Day

You know it's a decent card when you ask your hubby for the obligatory "that's nice" and he says, "That's really cool. I like the string". Imagine my surprise when I got a two sentence reply!!! Just kidding, he's actually fairly good at providing feedback.

Like I mentioned before, this card meets up with the requirements for two challenges. The first challenge was for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge and it was to use red, olive, black and a neutral on your card. The second challenge was a sketch challenge from Stamps and Smiles. While I would like to say I came up with the frame idea on my own, that would be untrue. I saw this fabulous card by Cindy Haffner on SCS.

Here are the details of my card:

Stamps: Beauty in Nature (Flourishes), Thinking of You (Flourishes)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Memory Box Rhubarb Tart
Ink: black pigment ink
Accessories: clear ep, heat tool, MM black eyelets, cropadile, red hemp twine, stampin' dimensionals, double stick tape
Techniques: embossing

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Limelight Papercraft's FUN sketch challenge

Mandy, the owner at Limelight Papercrafts, hostesses a sketch challenge every other Thursday. She adds a fun element to the challenge by asking participants to use a particular product. The product focus this week was stickers. I had been to the dollar store earlier in the week for padded mailing envelopes when some scrapbooking stickers caught my eye! The stickers had a couple of the new In-colors on them. Lucky for me, they worked into this week's sketch!

This card fell together pretty easily. I was gone all weekend and really needed it to do that. There is absolutely no stamping on this baby! The three circles in the sketch are represented by the stickers. I had to back the green flower myself with a white scalloped circle I cut out with my Nesties. Other than that, I scalloped the bottom edge, tied on some white grosgrain, rubbed-on my sentiment and added some dew drops to the top left hand corner. Incidentally, I had to add a third dew drop to make it look complete to me!

Here are the details of my card:

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: $ store sticker, dew drops, glue dots, white grosgrain ribbon, Chit-chat rub-ons, scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals, Nestabilities

All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

Good morning and Happy Hangover to all visiting today! Good thing I decided to post my challenge card yesterday, as I woke a little late today :) Here is my color challenge card from yesterday's Hip Hop Thursday! Jeanne challenges us to use green, blue and red. I got out this cute little stamp from Hodge Podge of Happiness and whipped up this card. I had to be quick because I had a hungry three year old on my hands, so I went clean and simple! I hope it wasn't cheating, but I had to throw a very teeny amount of Melon Mambo for the pink margin line on the notepaper, just to make it real!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!

Here are the specifics for my card:

Stamps: Hodge Podge of Happiness (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Green Galore
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Green Galore, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Turquoise grosgrain ribbon , glue dots, MM edge distressing tool, J's self-adhesive metal heart, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: distressing, CAS

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SCS Challenges with Unity

Throughout the week, I usually get to play a few challenges and I like to use my Unity Stamps on them! This past weekend was VSN and I usually make a least a couple cards for that. This card is made with a new stamp set I recently acquired. This one was for a VSN challenge to make a card from a scrapbook sketch! Talk about fun and opening up a new wealth of inspiration! Wow!
I paper pieced the balloon. What was I thinking? I know better than to attempt paper piecing like this during a VSN challenge. I nearly ran out of time!!!

This card was made for the first challenge of VSN on Friday night. Faith (MarkiesMom)told a fabulous story and challenged crafters to make a card with a flower and a circle. Truly a challenge for all to complete! Thanks Faith! I used my Unity sentiments and rounded the corners to finish it off. I used the most recent sketch from Stamps and Smiles as a jumping off place.

This was for this week's Clean and Simple Stamping challenge. MissBoo challenged us to make a masculine CAS card. Masculine cards are really hard for me.

Argh! Sorry for the interruption! My 3yo daughter was coloring on my card for tomorrow's post! We just had a lesson on how to use the eraser! Thank goodness she used a pencil and a light touch.

Oh yes, masculine cards are hard. I feel like I shouldn't use any ribbon and like I should use hardware? What's up with that? So here is my no ribbon, lots of hardware manly card.

Finally, we reach my daughter's favorite card of the bunch. She loves my pink owl,me...not so much. But the challenge, called Ham and Swiss on Rye, called for a card in pink and yellow with a window. This is what I came up with and the pink owl was inspired by the pink and yellow wood grain paper.

Here are the specifics for the card:

Balloon card -
Stamps: Love in the Air (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, DCWV dp, SU print packs, SU pattern packs, almost amethyst
Ink: Memory Box Cocoa
Accessories: clear ep, heat tool, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: embossing, paper piecing

Flower card -
Stamps: Simply Said (Unity)
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Pretties kit, scallop circle punch, paper snips, 1"circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, white organdy ribbon, Angel Wings Shimmerz, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, corner rounder
Techniques: distressing (flower)

Manly card -
Stamps: Gratitude=Joy (Unity)
Paper: Confetti White, Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Accessories: corner slot punch, mini brads, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: thumping

Pink Owl card -
Stamps: Mix Up of Cuteness (Unity)
Paper: Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, acetate, BG Eva
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: white gel pen, Nestabilities, M's pink rhinestones

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fit for Royalty

Flourishes offered up a challenge for crafters to create a card "Fit for Royalty". So I had a try at it! I went for elegance because that is what Flourishes stamps remind me of. Black and white is almost always an elegant combination. I used some new Making Memories Wedding paper and my Brushed Silver card stock. I wanted to use a precious metal color and went with silver, simply because I prefer it to gold. I added pearls, both silver and black and used a luxurious satin ribbon.
Because I used lots of black, I didn't have too much room for a sentiment. I solved this problem by using a rub-on on my ribbon. I made it a birthday card to celebrate Stamp Simply's 100th challenge.

Here are the details:

Stamps: Thinking of You (Flourishes)
Paper: Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, MM Wedding dp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Scallop Edge punch, M's white satin ribbon, M's black pearls, M's silver pearls, Chit Chat rub-ons

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

ETA: Check this out! I won, based on merit, not just random drawing!!!

I {heart} Verve in August

So Verve had it's second Anniversary and Julee posted 5 sketches for crafter's to play with. I had a ball. I did all of the sketches out of order. This is a bad photo (taken at night)of the 5th sketch, to which I added stitching for Verve Diva Jackie's challenge to add stitching! I hand stitched because I am too chicken to get my sewing machine up and running. You know, it is probably just like all of the other things that I put off. It will probably only take me minimal effort and I will forever wonder why I delayed!

This is the 4th sketch, but the first card I made. I made it for my daycare provider's daughter who just turned 11. I needed it to be fun and sort of tween-y. This was the best I could do. I think she liked it, but I know she liked the cash inside the card best! I'm really fine with that. Her mom really liked the card, especially the sentiment, and asked me if I would make more! Hooray, card sales! I don't know what this fun paper is, it was sent to me by Jen Buck. She was ridding herself of some of her scraps, which I happily accepted!

This is the first sketch, which I ended up doing last. The three circles just stumped me! I wanted to do something original, but didn't. I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. It's a handy punch I tell you. If for nothing else than the pure entertainment value with my three year old! I really like the look of those Art Flowers from Hero Arts combined with the Kaisercraft pearls! I will have to try that one again.

This is sketch #2 and maybe not my favorite of the whole bunch. It's probably because I drew on it. When I try to draw on my own card or write on the face of the card, it loses a whole lot of appeal for me. I do like the background papers and the sentiment. Maybe my ovals should have been larger to accommodate the sentiment better and take up more room on the card?

This last card is the third sketch. I combined it with Verve Diva, Amber's challenge to create a birthday card since Verve turned 2 this month. I like how this one turned out. It was kind of hard for me to cover up some of the flowers I stamped and colored. Maybe next time, I would make the scalloped circle out of vellum to allow more of the flowers to peak through.
My bow looks a little funky, but at least the center is tidy looking!

Here are the details for each card:

Birthday circles -
Stamps: Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze dp, Print Patterns dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Nestabilities, sponge dauber, circle template, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, needle, thread, kraft taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals
Techniques: sewing, sponging

Fun card -
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze. Mystery dp (gifted to me by a friend)
Ink: ? Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Gable Green, Green Galore
Accessories: American Crafts spring ribbon, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, stampin' dimensionals, Nestabilities, circle template

Small Miracles -
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose dp, Candy Lane dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Nestabilities, MS butterfly punch, Sakura clear star gel pen, Kaisercraft chocolate pearls, HA Art flowers, mini glue dots

Two roads -
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Sand, BG Mellow
Ink: Basic Brown, Certainly Celery, River Rock, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Oval template, Nestabilities, stampin' sponge, aquapainter, Heidi Grace brads
Techniques: sponging

Pink Birthday -
Stamps: Floral Symphony (Verve), Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Sweet Always dsp
Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, blender pen, stampin' sponge, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dot, Sakura clear star gel pen, M's pink satin ribbon
Techniques: sponging, masking

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Hip-Hopped a very little!

Crazy, but I seem to have a little more time for Hip Hop when I am working! Oh well, I did find some time today to play both of the Hip Hop challenges. This first card was made for the challenge titled, "Not a Ribbon in Sight". I thought I would have a harder time with it, but I didn't. I had fun stamping my image on Kraft and then just coloring it with colored pencils. I couldn't find a Unity sentiment that I wanted to put on it, so I just used a rub-on that was sitting on my desk! I achieved the lighter brown color on the cuckoo clock with my Versamark pen.

This little number was for the Hip Hop Challenge titled "Wing It" . This card gave me fits! I was trying to make it a one layer card, but embossing powder wouldn't stay put and then ink smeared. Yeah, not once, but twice! Finally, I just cut out my image and sentiment and shifted from white to black! I actually like it better. I used my ruler and my Sakura Clear Star gel pen to create the shimmery box.

Here are the specifics for each card:

Cuckoo -
Stamps: Folk Inspired (Unity)
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown, Versamark pen
Accessories: corner rounder, stampin' dimensionals, colored pencils, Chit-Chat rub-ons
Techniques: coloring

Simplicity -
Stamps: Hodge Podge of Happiness (Unity), Gratitude=Joy (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: marcasite ep, heat tool, paper snips, Sakura clear star gel pen, two way glue pen, ruler
Techniques: embossing, CAS

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sweet and Simple starts my week :)

Verve has turned two and a new release is just around the corner. So there are challenges galore and games! It's really crazy, I'm not sure if I will get anything done around the house. My craft room and computer have a very strong pull at the moment. (Especially since school starts in just over 3 weeks!)

Charmaine is a Verve Diva and is hosting a giveaway this week for a sweet and simple one-layer card. I had to try embossing with my Nestabilities. It turned out okay for not having the proper tools. I need to get some tan mats from Spellbinders to get a deeper impression from my Nestabilities. As it turns out, the Clean and Simple challenge this week is to Show Off Your Bling. Bling was defined and did include pearls, so here it is!

Here are the details for my card:

Stamps: Notes of Prayer (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold ep, heat tool, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls, M's brown satin ribbon, glue dot, Nestabilities
Techniques: embossing

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Got Mojo?

I made this card following Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch 98. It's a contest week, but I don't really have too much hope about winning. I like my card and I think it's a good first try for kirigami, but it's not a super-knock-your-socks-off kind of card.

So Kirigami, in my basic understanding, is paper folding and cutting. You know, like the paper snowflakes that kids (of all ages) make to decorate for Winter. I had fun with it and I chose this particular design (Cherry Blossom) because it reminded me of some of the flowers that you find in Verve Stamps.

I went with a simple sentiment and a simple bow.

Here are the details:

Stamps: Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, BG Scarlet's Letter , Vellum, Origami Paper, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Accessories: paper snips, M's black satin ribbon, glue dot, stampin' dimensionals, 1 3/8" circle punch
Techniques: kirigami

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Painting with Limelight

Limelight Papercrafts issues a sketch challenge every other week with a product focus. This week's challenge has a product focus of paint! Mandy sells Shimmerz paint and I happen to have the Angel Wings color. So I painted it onto the flower tops in my card. That didn't seem to be enough paint to me, so I also painted the middle panel that separates the two patterned papers.

When I finished my stamping and painting, my focal image seemed a little lonely, so I got out my mat pack and my paper piercing tool and pierced around the outside of my image.

Here are the details:

Stamps: Gratitude=Joy (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, SEI Granny's Kitchen
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercing tool, Chit Chat rub-ons, Angel Wings Shimmerz
Techniques: paper piercing

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

On A Verve Kick

Yep, can't seem to put my Verve stamps down! I checked out the Viva La Verve sketch for this week and was surprised to find no sketch at all??? The challenge is to CASE one of the Verve Divas cards. I chose this card by Shannan Teubner. The twist this week is that participants must not use patterned paper if the Diva did on her original card. If the Diva did not use patterned, then the participant must! Got it? (Shannan's original card used a Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge sketch, so mine follows it too!)

I doubled up on challenges for this card, as the Our Creative Corner challenge this week is to use purple!!! I love purple and I especially love the Basic Grey Wisteria line which has tons of purple in it!

Here are the details for this card:
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pale Plum, BG Wisteria
Ink: Basic Black, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Nestabilities, white organdy ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber
Techniques: sponging

All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.