Friday, August 20, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges

This first one uses the Verve sentiment from Harvest Blessings and paper from MemoryBox "Blackbird".  The card stock is PTI Terra Cotta and the shaped edges were made with a Labels Spellbinder that I stamped with the Verve wheat.
The border is the branches from MS and I layered it with a trim that I bought at HL.  The ink that I used is SU basic brown. 

This second one was quite hard to photograph...
The textured card stock is a Bazzil that matches perfectly with the Basic Grey Indian Summer.  I stamped the beautiful Harvest Blessings in SU basic brown and used some Martha punches for the oak and fern punched shapes.  The flower is from a trim that I also got at HL.
This really is a nice card in person, not so much on this screen...

This next card was made for a friend's birthday.  She is a blue lover but I also threw in some rich yellow to go with the pretty geometric DCWV mat stack.  I stamped Julee's flower from Wishful Elegance three times on different papers and cut out.  I also punched out a small circle of the geometric and cut out a small flower from another sheet.
The Birthday Wishes sentiment is also from the Wishful Elegance set and I layered it onto two mega scalloped Nestability ovals.  The border punch is the MS hydrangeas.  I did a little stitching on the blue panel and added a delicate triangular white lace.
The square that the flower sits on was distressed with a T!m Holtz tool.

Here is a CAS with texture card for this sketch.  It is a simple thank you and the sentiment is a thank you from a Verve order.  Julee alway's includes a little something...sweet!
The sentiment is layered onto a Sissix die from the SU lots of labels set.  The half flowers are some crape myrtle bark from my backyard that I used a PTI flower die on.  I am really amazed at the natural aqua colour on this bark!  The patterned papers are from DCWV "Home" and the cs is PTI Aqua Mist.

This last card uses some more DCWV Home paper, SU River Rock and PTI Ocean that I put through a Damsk ef.  I layered two buttons at the top left corner of the solid panel and put a tiny silk ribbon through.  The flourishes are also Verve from the "One Person" set as is the sentiment and frame.
Thanks for taking a peek,
Have a great weekend and have fun tonight with the Verve release!


  1. These are just beautiful, Chriss! I especially love that blue & yellow one with the lace! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenges! :)

  2. OMG, Chriss...your cards are all FABULOUS!!!! Such pretty colors, papers, and details!!! You have used the Verve stamps to perfection!!!! You have inspired me to get out my Verve stamps!!!


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