Thursday, January 8, 2009

Feelin' the Verve...

Yesterday was a *very* productive day for me, stamping-wise (can't say the same about my house...). I even managed to keep my desk in the same state of near-cleanness by putting things back in their home after I used them, and depleted a bit more of my humongous paper stash!

So, Verve is having a set of 4 challenges for its newest release (which will be tomorrow), and completing them gives you the chance to win the new releases! Isn't that cool? Yesterday, I managed to finish the first three:

The first challenge is a color challenge...Kraft, Riding Hood Red, and Blush Blossom. Unfortunately, I don't have a Blush Blossom stamp pad, and could only find a small scrap of Blush Blossom CS, so this is what I came up with:
The card is an 11" x 4 1/4" Kraft CS base (folded in half to make the A2 size), with a strip of Riding Hood Red that I stamped with Versamark and punched one edge using my new Martha Stewart border punch. I attached a butterfly punched from Blush Blossom CS (lifting the wings a bit for dimension), and tied on some $1 bin ribbon that matched the Kraft *exactly*. Super CAS (clean and simple), and so fast!


The second challenge is a sketch challenge...and the sketch had scallops on one side, but I wanted to make a 'masculine' card and use up some of the paper from a kit I bought from Cocoa Daisy awhile back, so I substituted some orange lazer-cut paper.
Seriously LOVING this card. I love the colors, love that I used some more of that fab Tinkering Ink paper, and love that I finally found a color match for those Pebbles candy dots! *wink* The panel with the sentiment is popped up on my beloved foam mounting tape (naturally), and that brown 'ribbon' is actually paper curling ribbon I bought at Ikea last year!


This challenge was a sketch also. And I had more issues than I would have thought...those two stripes kinda threw me for a loop, but I powered through!
I used my new border punch again, and the Chloe's Closet paper and blossoms that I used on my Unity challenge card yesterday. I just love the colors, and I finally figured out why when I made this card: they're *exactly* the colors I used in the boys' nursery (I didn't find out the sex of either of my kids before they were born, so I did 'neutral' baby colors). Makes me love this paper just that much more! *grins*

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget that HIP HOP returns today!! *doing the happy dance!*

Supplies used (VSLFL1):
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom CS (SU!)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve Stamps)
Other: Butterfly punch, scalloped border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)

Supplies used (VSLFL2):
Paper: Kraft CS (SU!); blue CS (Bazzill); 'Peavy' DP from the Gibson collection (Tinkering Ink); 'Gossip Hazard' lace paper (KI Memories)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve Stamps)
Other: I*Kan*Dee candy dots (Pebbles, Inc.); paper ribbon (Ikea); foam mounting tape (3M)

Supplies used (VSLFL3):
Paper: So Saffron and Whisper White CS, Wild Wasabi textured CS (SU!); Chloe's Closet DP (Making Memories)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve Stamps)
Other: Apricot seam binding and scalloped border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); Paper Blossoms and Buttons (Making Memories); foam mounting tape (3M)


lori vliegen said...

you always make such creative cards! i love that paper flower that you made! get extra points for using all of that paper in your paper stash!! :)

Dolores said...

Hey Michelle,
Let's use that roadless traveled stamp for the next juices. Jamba:)