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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Love You Lots


Well, I recently read a blog post about what you think about your projects once you make them.  Do you know immediately that it's one you love or are you often unsure of what to make of it at all?  This is one of those cards that as I made it, I worked on it, stepped away from it, changed colors on it, stepped away again, did a stamped version and an unstamped version, before finally settling on this version using some fun stamps from VERVE.  Um, hello, I LOVE IT and I think it may be one of my most favorite cards ever!


If ya'll can believe it, I actually used a Valentine's set from Verve called No Matter What in a very non-Valentine's-ish way (that's my new word...learn it, live it, love it), and loosely followed THIS Viva La Verve Sketch.  As I was stamping the background and the colors were coming together, I fell in love with the black linework from the stamped hearts and the quirky colors that feel so 90's!


SUSIE Q-TIP:  The green strip behind the ribbon was an afterthought after *I thought* my card was complete.  I wasn't about to tear into this one and have to start all over just to add that green piece, so I got crafty.  I cut it to the width I needed and only made it as big as I could to slip it under the ribbon to make it look like a continuous piece.  Also, I normally use Scotch Quick-dry liquid glue to put my cards together for the sheer feel of sturdiness it gives my cards, but I didn't want to have any of the glue get on the other parts of the card, while trying to fanagle my jerry-rigging.  So instead, I used my ATG gun to put adhesive on the back of the strips and slid them into place.  Worked like a charm.  Now you know my little secret.

Stamps:  No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  White, Black, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Sour Apple (MFT), Regal Rose (SU!), Everyday Eclectic (Echo Park)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories:  Arrow, Scalloped Trim Trio Border, Charming Oval and Banner Bundle Dies (A Cut Above Dies from Verve), Doily Die-namics (MFT), Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punch, Black Adhesive Rhinestones, Black Buttons, Linen Thread (TCP), Black Ribbon (PTI), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

30 comments:

  1. so fun & fresh- i love it too- you so rock!!

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  2. this is just so full of wonderful details! Rockin' the Verve stamps and dies. That green strip really adds the last bit of punch! Easy to see why it's your fav :)

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  3. I love when I look at a card and my eyes just keep moving and seeing something different. Your cards always draw my attention and keep them moving. I love this card and great trick on the added green. I love your color choices. Great card all of yours are my favorite. But I know what you mean. Hugs

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  4. Eeek! So fabulous, Susan! Love the stamped background, the little arrow and heart over the button and the banner explosion! So pretty and fun!

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  5. Great card, love so many elements mixed and still looks great

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  6. Oh my goodness Susan. I just love your card. It's so gorgeous and cheerful. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  7. The colors and layers help to make this a very creative card!

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  8. Fabulous - so much eye-candy in one place that I need to come back several times to 'try' out everything! Even in writing this comment, I've scrolled up to take a closer view at least...oh, seven times! Wonderful showcase of the Verve products and especially, of your creative talents! Thanks for sharing and brightening my day!
    c

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the layers and texture.

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  10. Wow! Awesome card! This sentiment is so versatile! I have both the die and stamp set, so I will surely be CASEing this card! TFS God bless!!

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  11. What a fun and fabulous creation! I believe it is gonna be one of my favorites, too!

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  12. Great card. Love the stamped background and pretty elements.

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  13. Pretty card! Love the fun colors and the layers!

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  14. What a fun card, love the combination of patterns, colours and shapes - it has it all goin' on.

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  15. Wow, I can see what it's your favourite card. I love it. Grabbed my attention right away.

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  16. Your card is full of detail, bright and fun.

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  17. What a fun, funky card! Loving all the layers and gorgeous stamping!

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  18. Love your card! There is so much to see! Thanks for the great tip...I am always tearing cards apart...should plan better!

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  19. Yes, very '90s! But fantastic! I'm loving those black outlines too! And that black ribbon just pops from that green strip. Great idea to add it!

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  20. TONS of layers and LOTS of colors!! MY kinda card!!!!

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  21. Love your card. It is so pretty. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  22. Susan, now is the funnest card or what- I love all the colors, embellishments, textures= AWESOME.

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  23. Well this is just full of all kinds of fun stuff! Great job.

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  24. What a beautiful card!! Love the mix and colors along with the details!

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  25. Wow!! There is so much going on with this card and so much awesome Verve to look at. So fun and cheerful.

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