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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Verve Visual Project Parade

Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime!! Just makes you want a big ol' glass of lemonade just singing the little song! I just thought for this challenge, I would make a summertime birthday card. HERE is a little reminder of the colors Shannan picked for us to use--just screams summer doesn't it? Is it getting hot where you are?

For this card, I knew I wanted to use Soft Sky as my base and black as my neutral color. I just began adding layers for an extra base layer to have as the backdrop for my main image. I used Floral Whimsy and colored in the vase with an aquapainter and ink from the lid of my inkpad. I stamped the flowers to match the color palette and since I don't own the Cameo Coral inkpad, I decided to stamp the flower in black onto the Cameo Coral paper and just cut it out and pop it with a black brad. I then "fluffed up" the petals for a three-dimensional look. I did the same for the little decorative flower on the vase itself, but just glued it down (a brad would have been too big). I colored the other flowers and the "grounding" below the vase with Copic markers (the few I own happened to match-yay!). Lastly, I added the black and white gingham ribbon and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Fancy Florals set. It just seemed to match the "feel" and the mismatched fonts of the cuttlebugged piece of this card so well! So if you have a summer birthday, Happy Birthday from me, Susan!!!

As a reminder: To win $15 in Verve Bucks is easy! Just make a card, layout, or other project using the color challenge and link us up on this post before Midnight (Mountain time) on May 31st. If you have any Verve Visual stamps, please use them, but it's not a requirement. The winner will receive a $15 shopping spree at the Verve store. What could be better than that?! And if you upload to Splitcoast, make sure you use the keyword VVPP02 so we can all see your Vervalicious creations!

Stamps: Floral Whimsy, Fancy Florals (Verve Visual)
Paper: Soft Sky, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (SU!), Papertrey White
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: Aqua Pen, Copic Markers, Black Brad, Dimensionals, Scallop Scissors, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday, B/W Gingham Ribbon


  1. My b-day is next week and aren't you kind to make such a wonderful card. ;) This is cute!!

  2. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you emboss on so many of them. That is one of my favorite tools. A card goes from good to great with embossing.

  3. Super fantastic! I love all the colors and textures.

  4. Getting hot? Girl---do you live in the same state!?! lol!

    Love this card--fabulous colors and great design. Love the little raised flower!

  5. Very pretty card! I love how you popped up the coral flowers.

  6. This card makes me SO happy. Just love it!

    have a great weekend.

  7. Beautiful card! The black accents really make these colors stand out! Wonderfully done! :D

  8. All of your cards are beautiful. You do great work.


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