Sunday, June 28, 2009

Viva la Verve!

Well, my unlucky streak continued at Verve's release party on Friday evening. You would think with more about 10 chances to win some free stamps, I might get lucky.... but no. Someday! Someday it will happen! :)

Amber gave us a new Viva la Verve sketch on Friday and the twist this week was to use some distressing on our cards. Hmmm.... I tried doing the sponging technique with my chocolate chip and close to cocoa stamp pads, but it really didn't look good. I think I need to go watch some more tutorial videos over on youtube before attempting that one again, lol. So I resorted to the 'ol scissor distressing. Works like a charm every time. I distressed every layer of the card and sponged some More Mustard around the perimeter. I also lightly rubbed the More Mustard along the distressed edges.

To finish the card off, a little pop of color from the ribbon. Of course, I had to use my favorite ribbon/bow/button/twine combo... I think I'm obsessed with it! A few little pearls at the bottom of the verse added to the shabby-chique feel of the card.

Overall, I think I like how it turned out. Definitely a different feel for me, but it's good to branch out and try new things every now and then.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps- Verve: Jeremiah 29:11
Paper- Marigold Morning, Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink- More Mustard
Accessories- Aqua Mist ribbon, button, twine, pearls, sponge, scissors for distressing, dimensionals


  1. Beautiful! Love the colors and the sentiment/verse! Great card! I am unlucky like you.... however, I did win on Moxie Fab not too long ago. I felt like I had won the lottery! If I can win... so can you! :-) I never win ANYTHING!

  2. This is great. BTW, Congratulations on the Verve guest Diva spot