Friday, August 14, 2009


1. NOUVEAU CHIC!



This is a long blog post because I am showcasing ALL five sketch cards I did for the Verve Anniversary Challenge!!!

Okay, it is rainy here today and aside from cleaning the house, there is only stamping...woohoo!!! I decided to try one of the Verve sketches for their Anniversary celebration. Honestly, I do no own any Verve stamps, but I really did want to play. Of course, if I want to try and win some stamps, I must hurry because there are 5 sketches!!! LOL!!!I have had this SU Nouveau Chic dp for a few weeks. Everytime I thought to use it I changed my mind. I decided today was the day to use this wonderful pattern paper. I actually show 4 of the different patterns. The funny thing is the SU catty says that apricot appeal is the coordinating color, but I used so saffron. It looked more a closer match to me. Poor lighting, maybe. I did sponge the flowers and the so saffron panel with so saffron to warm the cardstock up a bit. I embossed the so saffron panel with SU elegant bouquet folder. I am using Baroque Motifs stamp set to act as my punched flower whimsical stems. I used MS mini flower punches to create a flower that would work with this dp and stamp. I topped those with some tiny and medium silver pearls. There is no sentiment which is freaking me out a bit....lol!!! Was not sure where to put one on the outside of the card. Oh well, it is what it is.

Stamps
SU Baroque Motifs
Paper
SU so saffron, sage shadow, PTI vintage cream, smokey shadow, Nouveau Chic dp
Ink
So saffron, ocean tides
Accessoriescircle punches, nestabilities petite circles, SU embossing folder, silver pearls, MS flower punches, sponges, glue dots, liquid glue pen


2. Thank You!


For this card I am using some of MME Complete Boy dp. I am also using retired SU stamps called Best Blossom and Note Worthy. I used SU finial press embossing folder and CB swiss dot ef. I stamped my leaf image in riding hood red because fall is coming and some of the leaves will definitely be this color. I added dew drops to 1/4" circle punches, but from the picture the glue does not look dried. I will try to get a better picture later when it dries.

STAMPS
SU Best Blossom, Noteworthy
PAPER
riding hood red, sage shadow, PTI vintage cream, MME
INK
Riding Hood Red
ACCESSORIES
Oval nesties, MS twill ribbon, embossing folders, photo corner and word window punches, MS border punch, foam squares, glue dots



3. Enjoy!


I know these colors are a bit LOUD!!!! I mixed some basicgray Lemonade with SU Razzleberry Lemonade. I am using SU Peaceful Wishes and Wishing You the Best sets. Both are retired. I know that Peaceful Wishes is technically a Christmas set, but I definitely did not use it that way. I stamped one of the images from the Peaceful Wishes set directly to the RL dp. I used bordeaux ink. I finished with two gold pearls. I really thought these patterns were fussy enough with out much else..kwim?

STAMPS
SU Peaceful Wishes
PAPER
SU bermuda bay, crushed curry, rich razzleberry, basicgray lemonade, SU razzleberry lemonade, gp white
INK
ODBD bordeaux
ACCESSORIESrectangle petite nesties, foam square, razzleberry polka dotted ribbon, MS border punch, gold pearls, circle punches, scallop circle punch



4. Sassy Friends!


Stamping can be dangerous...lol!!! I have many of my SU sets stacked on top of each other so pulling one from the bottom of a vary high stack causes some to fall. I had to move out of the way fast or get hit in the head with chunks of wood. Not good.Do you remember this Stampin Up set? It is called Sassy Stems and this particular flower was NEVER inked in the set. I KNOW!!!! I thought I would use it today to go with some of these wonderful basicgray lemonade patterns. I decided to call this Sassy Friends because of this set name. The rectangle shape piece with the sentiment on it is a small file folder punch not folded. I have not used that thing in forever. I created the mat for it by punching another in black and cutting a part. With a strategically placed sentiment you do not see the gap in the cutting. Love that. I also used the flat embossing with the swirl cuttlebug embossing folder. My flat embossing idea can be seen here.

Stamps
SU Sassy Stems, Noteworthy
Paper
True black, basicgray lemonade, gp white
Ink
palette noir, copics, hibiscus burst
Accessories
cuttlebug embossing folders, nestabilities, foam tape, gingham ribbon, photo corner, file folder, and word window punches, silver pearls


5. Thank You!




I used My Mind's Eye Complete Boy dp paper pack. I am using Stampin Ups En Francaise bg, Carte Postale, and Best Blossoms for sentiment. I used embossing folders and inverted circle nestabilities. I finished with some permanent marker colored pearls, ribbon, and photo corner punch detail.

Stamps
SU En Francaise bg, Carte Postale, and Best Blossoms
Paper
True black, Prism dark red, MME, vintage cream
Ink
Ranger antique linen, palette noir
Accessories
Nestabilites, photo corner punch, ribbon foam tap, glue dots, permanent marker, pearl domes


Party Time!

The Verve Release Party happens at the SCS Forum Here tonight at 8pm EST!!! When you finish with that release party hop over to the Flourishes Release Party which starts at their SCS forum thread here at 10 pm EST for more games and giveaways!!! Hope to see you hopping in the threads at SCS!!!!





15 comments:

  1. Betty you have been so busy, love all your cards, excellent work.

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  2. Woo hoo Betty!! Way to go GF!! These are Stunning!! The funny thing is I have done two of the sketches and was working with the same Lemonade paper for the third. I am so impressed and jealous (LOL cause you are done!!)

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  3. Wow, Betty!! These are all spectacular. Totally blew mine out of the water, girl. You ROCK! :) Hugs, Kelly

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  4. WOW Betty these are ALL BEAUTIFUL!!! I love them all, WOW!

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  5. All my gosh Betty, I'm totally exhausted thinking of all the work you did to create these fabulous cards! They are all absolutely stunning girl!

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  6. Wow...these cards are wonderful, Betty!!! Awesome work like always!!!

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  7. Oh Betty!! Each one is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love your colors and textures!! And your attention to details is spot on and fantastic!! WOW!!

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  8. OMG - Betty look at you...you've rocked all the Sketches!!! Absolutely fabulous cards - GF!!! I felt so bad...that I only had time for one Sketch - LOL!!!

    Congrats again on winning a Set from VV - see...all your hard work paid off - wahhhhooooo!!! Hugs ~S~

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  9. Betty these take my breath away! I got as far as printing off all 5! LOL! I LOVE the first and last ones... love them all but those two just are drop dead gorgeous! The texture is fab and your colors are soooo pretty! Whoo hoo for you getting them all done!!! And BIG congrats on the win!!! Yay for you!!!!

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  10. you are a super star...those cards are gorgeous!!
    hugs
    latisha

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  11. You are amazing girl! I especially love #3, the patterns and colors just WOWed me!

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  12. WOW, Betty! I had to remind myself to start breathing! Each and every card is gorgeous!

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  13. Wow! You really went to town! Five fabulous cards with these great sketches! I see several of my SU! favorites here. How fun!

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  14. Hi Betty! I'm so glad you found me on SCS, cuz now I'm a fan and follower of your blog...alllll of your creations are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Thanks for your sweet comments, and I will try to visit you often!

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  15. Congratulations on getting all 5 done Betty!!!! They are all gorgeous creations too - such wonderful use of colour and paper and all so elegant!!! (Congrats on your win too!!! :) )

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