Thursday, March 3, 2011
Showing my Verve
I am here today to share a couple of quick cards I made yesterday using my new Verve Stamps "Up, Up and Away" Believe it or not, I am not linking these to any challenges because amazingly enough I couldn't really find any that I could link them to.
For the first card, I chose a bright fun color scheme using some new colors that I got from PTI. Orange Zest, Hawaiin shores and Simply Chartreuse. I embossed the blue background piece with the Argyle Embossing folder. I did some score lines on the green piece; but they didn't show up well in the photo. I used Label 8 Nestabilities for the main image panels and then stamped the images in Rich Cocoa ink by Memento and colored with Copics. The two small butterflies are from a Penny Black stamp set I have.
The second card I have to share today is for the first week of March's Viva La Verve Sketch challenge going on over at SCS. I am excited about participating in this challenge for the first time and I am looking forward to the next sketch which will be posted on Friday!
This card is definitely one for the boys with all the blue and green. I used Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain and New leaf for this card. I stamped the balloons win Tuxedo Black ink by Memento and then colored them with Copic Markers. I stamped the words in the center of the balloons and then covered each one with some crystal affects to give them a nice shiny look. The picture is a bit tilted because I had to take the photo from an odd angle so that the shine didn't reflect off the balloons. Anyhow, it was a very simple card; but one that I think still turned out well.
Have a great day!