Friday, 22 May 2009

Verve Sketch Challenge


I made this card for a challenge over at Julee's blog - it is to celebrate the new Verve release (can't wait!). The awesome additional bonus is that Julee will be choosing her fave entry and that person will be a guest designer next month for Verve - oh my! I would soooo love to be that person! I love Verve stamps and play with them whenever I get the chance!

Anyway, enough gushing from me (sorry!!)... onto the card deets! I chose to use two of my favourite Verve images - the oh-so-gorgeous butterfly from Beautiful Kindness and the flowers from Because of You. I stamped the flowers in Baja Breeze and then again with Versamark and Close to Cocoa. I then embossed this image with sparkle embossing powder so the image glistens - so pretty IRL! I sponged around the nestability frame after I cut it out and layered on Chocolate Chip. The butterfly was stamped on Whisper White using Close to Cocoa and given some colour using my River Rock reinker and a blender pen. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder so it looks glazed.

The border along the bottom edge of the card was punched with the Eyelet Border punch and layered with Baja Breeze and River Rock ribbon. I added some pearls in the corner (can't stop adding these to my cards!!!). The sentiment is also from Because of You. I sponged around the Baja Breeze layer using Baja Breeze ink to create a soft hazy look.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Verve's Beautiful Kindness and Because of You
Ink: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, River Rock
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Baja Breeze ribbon, River Rock ribbon, flat-backed pearls, clear and sparkly EP, nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by!



Amber said...

Oh this is gorgeous Amy!

Janelle said...

Such a lovely card. Wow!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful!