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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Verve--Just Go For It!

Well, I recently placed a HUGE order for some new stamps and dies from VERVE (I'll be using them very soon), but before it all came in, I had an urge to create this card with the SURELY GOODNESS set from Verve, because I LOVE that sentiment!  It reminds me of the Titanic movie during the sinking scene with the little musical group playing their instruments and trying to keep a peaceful atmosphere.  Even through chaos (and believe me, there's been a ton of it around here), we can be at peace with the way things are.

I chose some colors that are not always my "go-to" palette (other than the kraft!), but I think they work well together, as I tried to challenge myself a little bit and get out of my comfort zone. LOL!   The flowers are heat embossed in white and also came from the SURELY GOODNESS set and were cut using the GOODNESS FLOWERS dies.  I stamped the smaller ones repeatedly on the kraft banner as well and the word "peace" onto the SWEET SCALLOP TAG peeking from behind all that goodness.

SPRIGHTLY SPRIGS and the FLAG IT die set are used to add a little embellishing to the sentiment piece and flowers.  Oh and the PINK SPARKLE sequins are new to my VERVE stash and made excellent layered flower centers! 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  At first, I was going to use the opposite side of the patterned bird paper that was mostly green to tie into the leaves of the flowers.  I was about to glue it down, when I turned it over to "just see" about the other side.  Even though it wasn't a perfect color match, I really loved how it looked once everything else was in place and ready to be put together.  Just go for it and try the other side.

Stamps:  Surely Goodness (Verve)
Paper:  White, Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Sweet Notes by Allison Kreft (Websters Pages)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Close to Cocoa (SU!), Versamark, Mocha Powder Puff Chalk Ink
Accessories:  Goodness Flowers, Sweet Scallop Tag, Sprightly Sprigs, Flag It (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Truly Madly Deeply Seam Binding Ribbon (Verve), Pink Sparkle Sequins (Verve), Circles 'n Scallops Die (Reverse Confetti), Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


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