Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dance, Sing, Live! Verve Blog Party Challenges VSNOV09 A and B!

Finally had a chance to stamp! I have combined a few challenges. This card is for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge(IC208)! Thanks, Stef! Here is my inspiration picture.

This card is also for the Verve Blog Party Challenges! This is for VSNOV09A! A color challenge. Julee is challenging all participants to use black, white, olive, and turquoise! As you can see I went light on the turquoise and vintage everything up a bit. I need a color scheme that works well with a manly Birthday so these colors are perfect!

Before I made my card, I needed a sketch so I am using MOJO114!

I am using all Verve images. I am using Bountiful Backgrounds, Beautiful You, and Filigree Fantasy sets!

I cut out the top cardstock banner three times using one of Spellbinders diecuts that looks like the top note. I stamped the stripe panel from the bountiful backgrounds set. I heavily sponged the edges with some ranger antique linen and vintage photo. I stamped the background of the card with one of the images from the Filigree Fantasty set. I used ripe avocado ink and stamped off. The stamping off was not exact as I wanted some areas dark in places. More of a haphazard stamping off look. I sponged the edges and added my sentiment. I softly stencil inside the stencil with some adiraondack pool, ripe avocado, and antique linen. Then, I stamped off the same filigree image in the ripe avocado in the sentiment ofthe sentiment. I added layered ribbons and bows. I combined the mini bowdabra and the bow easy for this look. I placed one of the trio flower punches layered with a gold metallic dew drop in the center of my bow. I finished with some gold pearls.

Verve Bountiful Backgrounds, Beautiful You, Filigree Fantasy
GP white, black, ripe avocado, turquoise
momento black, adirondack pool, ripe avocado, ranger antique linen, vintage photo
Spellbinders nestabilities, sponges, mini bowdabra, bow easy, gold pearls, foam tape, glue dots, satin ribbon, sheer ribbon, flower trio punch, gold metallic dew drop

I interupt this blog post at 2:17 pm to add a second Verve Challenge Card! This is VSNOV09B

This card is two challenges. The first is this week's SCS Ways to Use it Challenge(WT246)! While I did not use anything sweet on it, I did think of food while doing it hence the title. Does that count? Something about cocoa and razzleberry color combo makes me think of Double Chocolate Nut biscotti and raspberry coffee. I so need to find the raspberry coffee I used to buy in Indiana in alittle pack. Dunking the double chocolate nut biscottin into that raspberry coffee was out of this world fabulous!

This card is also for for the Verve Blog Challenges(VSNOV09B)! This one is a sketch designed by Laurie and Tosh with a twist. The twist is that it must be a Thank You card! I turn the sketch.I am using all Verve stamp sets called Grateful Elegance, Just for You, and a couple little Thank yous that received free from Verve just for ordering. Love those!!!Please check out this blog post for more card details!

Stamps Verve Paper Rich Razzleberry, close to cocoa, and ivory Ink Bordeaux, close to cocoa, ranger antique linen and vintage photo Accessories spellbinders, nestabilities, sponges, foam squares, glue dots, satin ribbon, sheer dotted ribbon, heart charm, gold pearls, sewing machine for holes, permanent marker for faux sew stitches, sponges, mini bowdabra


  1. Howdy GF!!! Love your challenge card!!! The colors are awesome and something I would have not used together!!! I have to go and check out the VV Challenges out....they look fun!!! Anyway - you rocked them...Hugs ~S~

  2. Gorgeous Betty!!!!!! LOVE these colors!!!!!

  3. Rich and beautiful Betty! Wonderful card.

  4. This is stunning Betty!!! I love your use of the colors and your layout!! These colors certainly fit your rich regal style!! Gorgeous my friend!!

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  5. Gorgeous card Betty! The colors are fantastic and so is your design!!

  6. Betty ~ There are just no words to describe your cards!! I love coming to your site and seeing the latest! FABULOUS!! BEAUTIFUL!! AMAZING!! TFS your creations! One of these days I might try to case one...but I want mine to be as gorgeous! LOL

  7. What a pretty sketch, great choice, I love what that sentiment says!

  8. These are gorgeous, Betty!!! Love how you used the filigree stamp so subtly on the first card as a BG pattern. Love the way you flipped the sketch for the second card and your BG is wonderful with the sentiments on it. Great work on both :D

  9. Wowsers Betty!! Both cards are outta this world stunning!! LOVE your border across the top of the first!! WOW! And the vintage feel with your handmade bg....holy, moly cow!! Pure Gorgeousness!!

  10. Betty, these are so beautiful!! I love how you used the background stamp and nestie to make that "awning" and I love the paper you created with the "thank you" sentiments on the second!! Both cards are just gorgeous! :-)Traci

  11. Beautiful designs Betty! Both are so very rich and elegant!

  12. Betty your cards are so rich and BEAUTIFUL.

  13. These are just gorgeous, I love them both and the backgrounds on both are just so pretty.

  14. Oh my gosh, BETTY! The ribbon treatments are beyond beautiful!!....GORGEOUS cards!

  15. Oh Betty....your creations never cease to amaze me...they are always so beautifully and meticulously done! Gorgeous papers, embellies, and I am such a fan of the sentiment on that first one...they're both so, so pretty hun!

  16. These are absolutely fabulous Betty! I love the backgrounds you created. So gorgeous.


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