Saturday, February 13, 2010

This card is for this week's Verve Viva La Verve VLVFeb2010 sketch with home decor inspiration challenge!

Here is the inspiration dining room I chose.

I chose this dining room because I thought it looked fun! I cannot imagine having a pink dining room! So girly. Not sure my dh could stand that! So, I wanted to make a girly card!

I am using Verve  Love's Flower, Celebration of Thanks, and Thankful Hearts stamp sets!

I paired these beautiful images with basicgrays sugar rush paper! I added a satin ribbon and bow along with gold pearl accenting! I colored the flower with copics and cut out and popped up a portion of it. Love how this card turned out! 

This card is for Verve Viva La Verve sketch challenge with home decor inspiration (VLVFeb2010)! This is the inspiration dining room I chose.
While this picture seems very bright, there are lots of warm tones with the wood that I used to balance some of the brightness with.

I am using Verve Love's Flower and Hundred Hearts  stamp sets.
I paired these sets with Basicgrays June Bug dp. I sponged some dark chocolate ink over the dp to tone it down some. Love the brightness, but I wanted a warmer look.

NOTE:  If you got the Love's Flower stamp set at release, then you know there was an error in the All You Need is Love stamp image.  I received my replacement image in the mail yesterday.  However, when I went to change it out, I looked at the one with the mistake and thought...I can still use this.  I took scissors and just cut the quote portion away.  I now have a separate stamp without the quote for when I want a more serious sentiment.  So, do not throw that image away!


  1. Two lovely cards, Betty! I just love that Verve flower :D You have framed it wonderfully and done a great job with the inspiration challenge an sketch. Darling second card too. Maureen actually cuts some of her stamps and uses parts of them and if she needs the whole things, sticks it back together on the block - who would have thunk LOL!

  2. Betty I always love coming and see your BEAUTIFUL work!

  3. If my mojo is down and out all I have to do is come here! Love both cards but I do admit the pink and girly one really spoke to me. And its funny because I am not that way personally but love girly things! LOL Thanks for the tip on the stamp...I got my replacement today. Hugs!!

  4. I always love seeing your creations...GORGEOUS cards Betty!

  5. Betty, these are both beautiful! I love all your special details and how clever of you to salvage part of that stamp! You go, girl!

  6. each is a masterpiece....the first is so soft and feminine....and the second has a wonderful, warm quilt feel to it.....fabulous

  7. Both of these are so pretty Betty! Enjoy your Valentines day.

  8. Those of these cards are so lovely. I just love seeing your creativity in motion!!! Happy Valentine's Day.

  9. Both of these are wonderful Betty!!! You have such a talent for colour and style and it's always a joy to stop by your blog!!!

  10. Two ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL cards - Betty!!! Love the different colors and the DP you've used. I jsut received my replacement stamp too...good idea to hold on to it!!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. Love your cards Betty, soft and girly,your shading and framing, border details and ribbon and love the papers and images that you chose to pair with!

  12. Beautiful Cards Betty!!! So girly!! Love it

  13. I made a comment and then lost it...oh well, again I are an inspiration to me and I love your choice of DP...


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