Thursday, March 3, 2011

Showing my Verve

Hi Everyone!

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!


Ravengirl said...

Those are very cute cards!

cheryl said...

oh these really are such gorouges cards,hun,love the colurs you have used,and the layouts are just perfect hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jacquel said...

Cute cards Dori & congrats on the DT!!! I hope you have a lot of fun & I can't wait so see what you create!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE what you did on these cards with Up Up and Away! The first card is so bright and fun and I love the "manly" colors on the second!

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