Friday, April 17, 2009

Final Verve April Release Challenges

Edit: Congratulations to my sweet friend, Stacy, who has officially opened her new store!! Please visit her at The Scrapbooking Cottage (I have a link to her on my sidebar as well).

Julee is releasing new Verve stamps tonight!! I made these cards using the last two of her April release week challenges (VSAPR3 and VSAPR4). Since there are a total of 4 and the 4th one is a color challenge, I decided to use the same colors and patterned paper on all 4 cards.

The first card was designed using the VSAPR3 sketch. I stamped and colored the smaller butterfly from Beautiful Kindness twice, cut one out and adhered it on top of the other. I finished the one on top with Waterfall Stickles and rhinestones for some bling.

The second card is for VSAPR4. There was no sketch - it was a color challenge to use Soft Blue, Soft Yellow and Soft Brown. I started off using Jen's Sketch For You To Try (4/11/09), but I ended up changing my layout from 6 squares to 4. I stamped the largest flower from Grateful Elegance 6 times, colored them all and cut 3 out, then I popped them on top of the others, slightly turned to make the flower appear more full. I finished off the top flowers with a yellow rhinestone.

The last photo shows all 4 cards together. I think they will make a nice gift!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1 (4.25" x 4.25")
Stamps: Beautiful Kindness (Verve)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Paper: Spring Rain (PTI), Solar White (Neenah), Rope Swing Dotted Swiss (Bazzill), For Peep's Sake (Imaginisce) Accessories: Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug and swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft), Markers (Copic), dotted wave border punch (EK Success), ribbon, brad (Easy Brad maker (Chatterbox), waterfall stickles (Ranger), rhinestones, paper piercer, foam tape.

Card 2
Stamps: Grateful Elegance, Circular Sayings (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Spring Rain (PTI), Solar White (Neenah), Rope Swing Dotted Swiss (Bazzill), For Peep's Sake (Imaginisce) Accessories: Markers (Copic), dotted wave border punch (EK Success), scallop corner rounder punch (Fiskars), ribbon, rhinestones, foam tape.