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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Time for September's Project Parade---I Get to Host Day One!


Who's Feeling Krafty?!! Can you believe it's already time for another Verve Project Parade? I am thrilled to be kicking it off this month AND with the announcement that this month's theme would be "Gettin' Krafty"! I have always loved using Kraft cardstock. I know, I know, some of you out there shy away from it, but why? Because it's not girly enough? Because it lacks color? Because it looks like a paper bag? I tell you, I have a hard time NOT using it! To me, it's like a good ol' pair of comfy bluejeans that can go with anything! There's something so "earthy" about it, yet it can be dressed up or down. This time, I took a more modernistic, but still earthy approach with it, and used circles for my main images. Another look I love is stark white against the Kraft color, so I chose to heat emboss the main images with white embossing powder. I then added the brown cattails behind the embossed flowers--just a little "emboss resist" technique, I think. I don't know if that's the technical term for it or not. I stamped the brown right over the white and the embossed part resisted the ink, so that makes sense to me!

Wanna get Krafty, too? Just upload your creation to this post on the Verve Blog no later than noon on September 30th. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword VVPP06, so we can all drool over your Krafty loveliness! A random participant will be drawn on October 1st to receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck and go get Krafty!

TIP: Use multiple circles for your main image panels.

Stamps: Abundant Blessings, So Happy (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Heat Tool, Creative Memories Circle Cutting System, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Flower Brads (unknown), Double Stitched River Rock Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!)

5 comments:

  1. wow! great card. I love how the pattern paper really goes well with the stamp set. Nice combo!

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  2. Gee Susan I really love this.....I also like the versatility of Kraft...I am working on one now with Kraft and one of the SU purples...and the name escapes me. I can't believe they look so well together. Yours is just beautiful.

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  3. Such a pretty card--and YAY for YOU!! :) I have a ton of kraft paper--don't use it enough....hmm, maybe I can come up with something?! =)

    Hey...how are you guys? Were you affected at all (physically) by Ike? DIdn't know how far south you were in TX?

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