Sunday, 8 March 2009

Bittersweet Verve Sketch...

This card is for the sketch challenge over at the Verve Blog to celebrate the upcoming March release... so excited!

I used my new Bittersweet papers from Basic Grey that I got the other day (I really don't need any more designer paper!!).

The flower is from Verve's Abundant Blessings set. I stamped the medium sized flower on the pale pink paper and the small flower on the darker pink both using Chocolate Chip ink . I cut both out and embossed with clear.

The frame is from Nestabilities Label 1 set and I added some paper piercing. The sentiment is from Fluttering By and I punched it out with a word window punch. I added a shadow layer with a darker red. The butterflies are from Petals and Stems and stamped with Choc Chip ink on pink and brown paper from the Bittersweet pack.

I added a pearl to the centre of the flower and glitter to the centre of the butterflies. I also added liquid pearls to the scallops along the bottom edge of the paper (I used a Stampin Up scallop edge punch for this edge). The ribbon is pink organza.

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Saturday, 7 March 2009

Mojo76 - Paths of Possibility

I made this card for the Verve Mojo Sketch 76 that you can find over at the Mojo Monday blog. I coloured this image from the Path of Life set from Our Daily Bread Designs when I first got these stamps - they are absolutely stunning and the detail is AMAZING! For a gal who loves to colour, they are bliss! So this coloured image has been sitting on my coffee table for a couple of weeks now... needing to be put on a card - and when I saw Julee's sketch this week I knew it would be perfect!

The image is stamped with Versafine on watercolour paper and coloured with Stampin Up markers and an aqua painter. I used Fall Flowers DSP from SU for the layers and layered everything on Chocolate Chip cardstock. The ribbon is Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain - so yummy! The sentiment is from Verve's Here for You set - I embossed it with Chocolate embossing powder.

Here's a photo to show the layers a bit more:

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