Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Verve Release Challenge Card- A

Hooray for that wonderful time of the month when Verve releases new stamps!! It's kind of fun to be back in normal shoes again this month and being just another person participating in the challenge fun. Though, I will never ever complain about all of the fun I had last month being a Guest Diva, too! It was a BLAST!

Here is the first of five cards following five sketches created by the fabulous Julee Tilman in honor of the October release. Gotta get me some free stamps! :)

I actually completed all five of the cards tonight! That's seriously a first for me! Usually I'm cramming them in right up until the last minute. But, I had some time this evening, and I'm feeling much better. Still got a little cough to shake, but the energy is slowly coming back. I also decided to keep things simple for myself and use one color scheme, and if possible, only one dp. Well, I came close. I cheated a little on one of the cards you'll see in another day or two. hehe

For this first card, I pulled out a beautiful purple patterned paper from the Wisteria line by Basic Grey. This paper alone was why I wanted this paper set. I also used one of the accompanying stickers as the circle element in the sketch. Ugh, that circle took some work. I think I tried about four things there and still am not sure I'm completely happy with this... but I needed to put something there! I stamped one of the little thank you freebie stamps that Julee includes in our orders occasionally. I love these little things! To match the dp, I also stamped the branch from Swan Song around the sentiment in Pale Plum.

One down, four more to show you! Hooray for them all being done! Now I can work ahead a bit this week and stockpile some cards to share with you. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: Thankful Thoughts, Swan Song
Ink- Close to Cocoa, Pale Plum
Paper- Whisper White, Pale Plum, Creamy Caramel, Basic Grey Wisteria
Accessories- ribbon, Basic Grey Wisteria sticker, dimensionals


  1. that dp is gorgeous!! love the circle flower image!! Wow! All 5 cards done!! Way to go! I have 3 and hopefully will get the last 2 tomorrow...the new releases look great so far!!

  2. Lovely card! The deep purple looks gorgeous.