Saturday, August 22, 2009

Two more MOJOs plus a VLV!!!

Okay, I have finished Thursday's Mojo100 Anniversary Sketch Challenge!! This sketch I had to alter a tad to get all the elements in plus to adapt to my normal 5.5 squared card.
This card is also for Sharon's ssnotime101 polka challenge.

First, I want to say that no designer papers were used in the making of this card. Everything you see is either stamped or dry embossed. I won a Verve stamp set from playing in all of their Anniversary sketch challenges last week for release week.

I am using all Verve stamps for my cards. I chose as my FREE set the Bountiful Backgrounds. I stamped the square base background using one of the images in this set. I stamped in onto 5 inch square cream cardstock at an angle. I used ranger inks to soften the look.

I am also using a set called Thoughtful Florals. I used one of the flower images to stamp the horizontal background panel. I chose not to color this particular image. I opted to add just some tiny gold pearls, instead. Also, I did opt for an oval instead of the circle to give my square card some balance. I added gold beading instead of horizontal strips across the horizontal background panel to give the illusion of gold beads going all the way across. Plus, after stamping the background, I did not want to cover it up.

I used ranger antique linen, old paper, and walnut stain to give my cream and avocado cardstocks some depth.

Verve Budding Blossoms, Bountiful Backgrounds, Thoughtful Florals, Thanks so much
PTI vintage cream, true black, ripe avocado
palette noir, ripe avocado, ranger antique linen, walnut stain, old paper
nestabilities, gold domes, sponges, foam squares, glue dots, black satin ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folders

Friends Forever

This is card is for today's Mojo100 Anniversary Sketch Challenge! In addition to this being a sketch challenge, I also challenged myself to pastels and a standard A2 card. I have been making larger cards for so long, this size is really hard for me. Also, generally, when I do pastels, I think I always add a dark color with it. I did not here. This card is also for Sharon's ssnotime101 polka challenge.

I used the Verve newly released set Bountiful Backgrounds to make the soft pink dotted background panel as well as the focal image panel. I used hibiscus burst ink. I stamped off to give me a very light shade. For the focal image, I also stamped off some spring moss ink to add a section varied colors.

I also stamped the lemon tart half circles with the tonal fleur de lis image that is in this background set. I do not know if I have mentioned that I love this background set. In case I have not....I love this background set!!!

In addition to the background stamps, I am also using a set called Kindred Spirits. I finished my card with some ribbon, button and white twine detailing, and two dew drops.

Verve Bountiful Backgrounds and Kindred Spirits
PTI hibiscus burst, lemon tart, spring moss, gp white
hibiscus burst, lemon tart, spring moss
nestabilities, spring moss ribbon, hibiscus burst button, white string, glue dots, foam squares, cuttlebug embossing folder

I interupt this blog post to add a VLVAUG01 card!!!


Okay, I cleaned started I thought I would stamp. I made this card for the Viva la Verve challenges that I just found out about. Not sure I can do all four for August, but here is VLVAug01, at least. Thanks, Amber for a great challenge. We were to case a Verve Diva. The Twist...if the card uses dp, we could not and vice versa. Well, I chose Laurie's(lauraly) card here.

Laurie uses dp so I set out to stamp my OWN dp using the few Verve sets I own to mimic Laurie's look. I used Kindred Spirits for the top background portion and I used Bountiful Backgrounds the vertical lines one double stamped for the vertical line look of paper that Laurie chose.

I used the To Risk Plain Jane as well as the new Enjoy set. I used the image as a butterfly. I did add a paper flower because I do not own the Verve flower Laurie used which is why I topped it with a butterfly image. I did opt for gold pearls and no charm just because I did not want to case exactly. Laurie actually used a sewing maching for her, I faux stitched mine.

Stamps Verve Bountiful Backgrounds, Kindred Spirits, To Risk, Enjoy Paper PTIdark chocolate, ocean tides, vintage creamInkdark chocolate, ocean tides, spring moss, SU close to cocoa, ranger antique linen, walnut stain Accessories nestabilities, sponges, MS twill ribbon flower?, black permanent fine tip marker, piercing mat, border punch(Target), gold pearls, foam tape, glue dots


  1. Betty you are rockin that new Verve stamp set!! Your cards are beautiful, aren't the mojo sketches fun!!!

  2. Hello Betty - these cards are gorgeous! I love your new Vevre Set - you have used it so beautifully!! Love the colours for both cards as well - you have a great eye for both colour and detail! You have rocked these challenges!!Thanks for sharing! God bless you!

  3. love these really like the first one such rich beautiful colors

  4. BETTY!! Holy Moley, these are so stunning!! I just had to pick up my jaw on that first one, and the second one is so fun and PINK!! I love them -- you are one talented gal!

  5. WOW - Betty - these are both fabulous cards!!! I love how you once again used the fab VV BG Set on the first card - love it!!! You are rockin' the Mojo Sketches!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. Betty, your cards look amazing! You are rocking the challenges, the Verve stamps and you boogle my mind! Fantastic work!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Hugs and smiles

  7. These are stunning Betty!! Love the color choices and your take on the sketches!! So elegant!! Excellent use of the stamps!! Hope you are having a great weekend!!

  8. So great Betty! These are beautiful! Everything I have seen you make is beautiful!!

  9. Girl, you are just rocking this challenges!! Each one is out of this world fabulous!! The colors, the textures, the details....WOW!!

  10. Wow, I love them all, I espcially like the last one with the teal. Just gorgeous!!!

  11. Wow!! These are gorgeous Betty!! I really love the designer background on the first and last card. Just gorgeous!!

  12. WOW, have been a busy stamper this week....your Verve cards are SPECTACULAR!!!!! I just love all the color combos, stamps, layouts, love every little detail!!!!!

  13. These are all absolutely amazing! WOW! I don't know why I see your cards on SCS all the time but never saw your blog addy on the bottom-glad I did today! I'm following this gorgeousness, now!!! Thanks for leaving such sweet comments on my cards all the time-you're awesome!


Thanks so much!

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