Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Verve Release Challenge Card- C

Good (late) evening! I've been working all evening on a few of the challenges in honor of Verve's January release. You know I love my Verve stamps, and anytime there is a chance to win some more, I'm there!

The first of the five challenges I have to share with you is actually the third of five. I like to skip around and go where the mojo leads. :) This challenge was a color challenge hosted by Ms. Amber herself (of Viva la Verve fame!). We were to use black, gray, and turquoise together to create a card or project. Of course, I went with a card. I dug back through some old sketches past and decided on an old Mojo Monday sketch for this card. I just love the elegant feel of it, and I thought it would be a good sketch to showcase the colors without me overwhelming a card. Whenever I work with black and a bright color it scares me, lol. I have to use it sparingly to keep it calmer.

I used my slot punch to create a little spot for the bow to rest after the ribbon was wrapped around the card. A few jewels, and an edge punch pretty much finished this card off. I love the soft look the white ink created stamped on the black paper as well. It really helped "calm" the black a bit.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more Verve Release celebratory goodness! Cruise on by the Verve forum on Splitcoast for more of the challenge details! Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies- Stamps- Verve: Feel Better Soon PJ, PTI: Giga Guide Lines
Paper- Basic Gray, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink- Basic Black, Moonlight White (Archival)
Accessories- ribbon, jewels, dimensionals, EK Success edge punch, slot punch, corner rounder punch


  1. Oooh, love what you've created here, Kristina - mind you I always love what you make :D The PTI stamps for the BG on the one panel are fabulous and I love the big turquoise scallops on the side panel. NO sign of you being scared off by black and a bright colour, that's for sure. Gorgeous creation. Sorry about the Packers loss on the weekend...

  2. great dp!! It's perfect for this card :) great border punch too :) What a busy card week, eh? With both Verve and PTI releasing!! I also have my stampers 10 this week!! EEK!! Oh, for chipboard, Marisa had a good idea...use thick cardboard like a cereal box...punch it out and then punch out dp to fit on top :) I have a bunch of thin chipboard coasters that I can cut with my cuttlebug and a few chipboard pieces from my Stampin Up demonstrator.

  3. Wow Kristina.....this card is stunning. So I was a little sceptical about the colour combo, but you've made it work oh so well!! I think anyone would feel better almost immediately upon receiving this gorjuss card.
    I may just go home tonight now and give the challenges a go.....
    Thanks for sharing and being an inspiration.