Thursday, January 7, 2010

This card is for today's SCS Way to Use it Challenge(WT252). We are to make a card using NEW stuff! I got some NEW Verve stamps for Christmas and just got the chance to ink them up! I also got some new ribbon, more gold pearls, and some new Sizzix embossing folders. I am using one here.

This card is also At Home with Verve weekly inspired sketch challenge(VLVJan{10}01)!

I think this picture looks a little dark. My camera battery was weak. I will charge it and try to get a better shot!

Here is the foyer picture I chose for my inspiration.

For my card, I chose to emphasize the clean crisp lines in the foyer picture. I tried NOT to make it too fussy. I did add my big fou fou bow, but really...that is NECESSARY! I stamped a subtle background design using one of the images in the Verve set. I then followed the sketch and pretty much focused on textures. For the main image I rocked and rolled the circle stamp. I am still without a die cut tool(broke my BigKick) so I used my large purple giga circle scallop for this image. I layered the SU circle scallop and circle punches for the finish look. I added some clear gems around and finished with the bow and gold pearls!

I did get a Sizzix Texture Boutique(pocketbook contraption)with some of my Christmas money. I got it at Micheal's using a 50% off coupon(which is the ONLY reason I got it) so I could do textures at least while I wait for Sizzix to fix and return my BigKick. I was amazed at the wonderful embossing folders that came with it. LOVE those. Those alone were worth the $20 I spent on the thing. It is very light weight and the perfect shape to grab and go to a crop. It does ONLY do textures, though. I have not figured out how to do die cuts.

Verve Celebration of Thanks and Thankful Accents
PTI scarlet jewel, kraft, Flourishes classic ivory
Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, sahara sand, ranger antique linen
Sizzix ef, cb ef, purple circle scallop giga punch, scallop punch, circle punches, button, gold bowdabra wire, satin ribbon, sponges, clear gems, foam tape, glue dots, gold pearls, mini bowdabra


  1. Betty this is GORGEOUS, I always love looking at your work.

  2. Gorgeously elegant card, Betty!! Love the rich colours and glad you got some Verve for Christmas :D Loving all the textures on this and your bow is the perfect finishing touch.

  3. So beautiful, Betty!! Love your layering and all your new stuff!! FUN!!!

  4. GORGEOUS, Betty!! Just gorgeous! Love your colors and all the details!

  5. Betty, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, large bow, and all the layers and details!

  6. This is so gorgeous! I'm going to have to CASE the way you layered that circle! Love it!!!

  7. Goodness, Betty, this is beyond gorgeous!!! Love the layers, the colors and that signature beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  8. Gorgeous!!! I'm always in *AWE* about your layering and BG skills - they looks awesome!!! The VV Set is perfect for this Sketch!!! I see you got your shipment already :) - lucky you - LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. Wow! Gorgeous, Betty! Love all the layers and your wonderful details!

  10. Beautiful, that sketch is great, the textures and deep colors are just awesome!

  11. Betty this is just stunning, so elegant and gorgeous. I am saving this to case and what is a texture pocket book thing? I have Michaels coupons, I think I may need that?

  12. Wowza Betty! Your creations never cease to amaze me sweetie! This one is soooooooo gorgeous! Love the colors, textures, layers, papers and as always, your beautiful ribbon/bows!

    I've not seen that new toy before, glad you like it!

  13. I love your card. You put your new Christmas gifts to great use.

  14. Wow Betty!! This is stunning!! I love the elegance and rich colors!! Every layer is full of detail!! Your backgrounds are always incredible!!


  15. This is so pretty, Betty! Where do you get those little gold pearls? I love 'em!

  16. Oh, this is superbly beautiful, Betty! Wonderful colors, design and texture, and I'm loving the Verve images!

  17. WOW Betty!!!! You ALWAYS make the most elegant, exquisite cards!!! Love everything about this beauty!!!! Sounds like you got lots of fun goodies for Christmas too!!!! :)

  18. Somehow I missed this one. OMG, Betty! what a beauty!! I love the bold and rich color and look -- just like tasteful red wine ;)

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  20. So gorgeous and elegant Betty!! LOVE the colors and textures! And your bow, as always is fabulous!


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