Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Verve Release Challenge Card- A

Good afternoon! Yesterday's card is off in the mail on its way to Grandma. The mailman literally just picked it up. :) Unlike yesterday's card (which ran away with me, apparently), today's card turned out exactly as I pictured it. I'm always a little bit giddy when that happens. This card is my very last for the Verve Release Challenges, but uses the very first of the sketches.

I stuck to a very simple color scheme, and relied on some more of my fabulous October Afternoon dp. Seriously, are you sick of this stuff yet?! 'Cause I'm not!!! I embossed the gorgeous frame in black and the popped up the whole thing on dimensionals. Some beautiful rippled ribbon (perhaps a new favorite ribbon treatment!), and lastly added some Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to the base of each flourish around the circle. So elegant with a little pop of polka dotted fun!

I'm feeling rather helpless sitting here at home today. Believe me, as much as I want summer to never end, I'm am dying to get into my classroom and start preparing everything. I have a few things here at the house that I can work on, but it's so small and unimportant compared to everything else that needs to be done. I think I've already checked my work e-mail about 4 times today hoping my principal has e-mailed to give me a time estimate. Alas, no luck so far. But I'm sure I'll still check it another 10 times today. :) I could always redirect all of this energy into some card making!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: Accent Notes, Thankful Hearts
Paper- Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Kraft, October Afternoon dp
Ink- Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories- ribbon, black ep, dimensionals, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, scallop edge punch (SU!), nestabilities, circle punches


  1. oh, I'm not sick at all of this paper!!! This is too gorgeous...I have to look, I can't take my eyes off it. LOVE the kraft scallops, the little blings, the ribbon...everything :) OMGosh!!! Here's hoping you won't have to wait too long...ugh!!! Let us know how Grandma likes her card :)

  2. This is gorgeous!! Love the DP and the colour combo! That Verve wreath is fabulous and the bits of bling add that something extra. Great ribbon treatment too. You have hit a home run with this sketch, GF!! Fingers, toes, legs, arms and eyes are crossed in hopes of you hearing about your room sooner versus later!!