Friday, April 17, 2009

Give me some "VERVE" love!

One of my m0st recent finds are VERVE stamps. I have noticed some of their team members using their stamps, that lead me to their web site and, as you can guess, that lead me to buying some of their stamps!!! Why not!!!
I wanted to use a couple sketch challenges right now, Mojo Monday Sketch #82 and Kazan's Sketch #24 at 2 Sketches 4 You and I don't even know how it happened that both of my cards ended up in the exact same color scheme! Not planned at all, weird!
There is more good news too because starting tonight, VERVE is having a reveal of their newest stamps. I know that I am pretty excited to see what is in store. Be sure to check the VERVE web site and/or blog tonight starting at 9 Eastern Time.
This is my Mojo Monday sketch card. I had just picked up this fun patterned paper by Sassafras Lass and I just knew that that adorable cut edge was going to fit the sketch perfectly. That greeting, vine and butterfly are all VERVE stamps. I just love their verse and greeting stamps and then an added bonus is they have great little accent stamps.
The butterfly and the vine were both stamped with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder and then cut out. I used Core'dinations cardstock, I just love their colors. The green square was further accented with score lines using my Scor-Pal tool.
The above card is my 2 Sketches 4 You card. Again, I used VERVE stamps on it. I had already stamped that butterfly for the other card. There are two butterfly stamps in the set, just in different sizes. I thought this was one a little too big to use on the first card and then, what do you know, it just seemed to go perfectly here!
It might be hard to see very well, but if you look real close, you can see that I embossed the green background print with a swirl Cuttlebug embossing plate. I did slightly sand that too so that the embossing would show up a little more. I love the added accent that created. White Slick 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip was used to add the white dots to the butterfly and to the punched border. This almost looks like pearls and makes for a fun and fast accent.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

HOW BEAUTIFUL… card
Materials:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Bungle Jungle/Sassafras Lass
Stamps – Verve stamps
Versafine black stamp pad and Clear embossing powder
White stamp pad – Joann and White embossing powder
Ribbon
Self adhesive pearls – Mark Richards, Inc
Scor-Pal tool
Decorate scissors - Fiskars


PURE HEART…ORANGE BUTTERFLY card
Materials:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Providence/Green Street/Scenic Route
Stamps – Verve stamps
Versafine black stamp pad
White stamp pad – Joann and White embossing powder
Border Punch – Fiskars
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Journal punch – Stampin’ Up
Machine sewing
Sandpaper
White Slick 3-D Fashion Paint - Tulip

27 comments:

cheryln said...

gorgeous, gorgeous cards!!!

~dawne said...

Love both of your cards...will definitely be checking out these Verve stamps & love the embossing on your paper.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just GORGEOUS!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow,those are great cards... thanks for sharing such good instructions on what you used to make them...

Diana said...

Fantastic butterfly card.

Lori Craig said...

Beautiful, Linda. I love VERVE, as well. VerveGirl does such a wonderful job with her images and sentiments. You rocked 'em!

~amy~ said...

**gorgeous** both of your card are simply spectacular!!

Enfys said...

Fabulous cards Linda. I was browsing a card magazine the other day, and saw one of your fabby creations. 'I KNOW her' I told my DH, she's my blogging buddy!! Well done, I love your style
Hugs
En xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous.

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are darling Linda! I really love the effect of the embossed patterned paper!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work Linda! Kazan is out of town so I am taking over:) Thanks for playing!
Laura

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Both of them are lovely! I really like the butterfly design!!

Savitri said...

All the cards are gorgeous! I especially love the butterfly!

Jen Martakis said...

Linda, these are both gorgeous! I love the embossing on the background. Beautiful!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Lovely card Linda! Love the embossing on the green card.

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Love the dry embossing on the second!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautifully bright and wonderful cards. Love all the color and textures.

Martha said...

Beautiful cards!!!

sam said...

beautiful cards!! love the first one! hugs sam

terisplace said...

Very pretty! I think this is one of my favorite color combos right now. ---teri

Shemaine said...

Beautiful card, love all the elements!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful color combination - love all the added detail with the embossed panels and pearls on the butterflies.

Jeannette said...

Linda what fab cards, they are gorgeous and your photo's are stunning!

Lulu said...

So so pretty! Love the embossing :)

tomiannie said...

Such beautiful cards -- I love all the details!

Wilma said...

Great cards and congrats on being on the fab 5!

Abby said...

These are adorable, and those quotes are awesome!