Saturday, August 16, 2008

More VERVE-a-licious-ness

Today I want to share with you a couple more cards I made for the Anni-VERVE-sary release August 13th. If you haven't had a chance to check out the new releases you should! There are 6 (yes 6!) amazing new stamp sets, you can see them here.

This card uses the Grateful Elegance set, and I used my mini embossing folders to create the embossed squares along the bottom. I used my Fiskars paper cutter with the scoring blade to create the 2 horizonal lines above the squares.

I wanted to make a simple elegant card, so I did some light framing of the white panel with Cameo Coral and Going Gray. The flowers are colored with reinkers and my Niji watercolor brush. I added some of my favorite Art Glitter in 85 Crystal to the popped up flowers. The coral brads and ribbon come from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts. What I love about this set, is the flowers coordinate with the flowers from the Cupcake Affair set! Lots of possibilities there :-)
This next card is from the Notes of Prayer set. It is always hard to make sympathy cards, but this small elegant set makes it a bit easier with it's lovely cross and 3 thoughtful sentiments. The DP on this is Basic Grey Periphery and I framed it with Bordering Blue and Chocolate Chip. Sometimes DP that has lovely flower prints on it are hard to use with flower stamps (the whole "not coordinating" thing). So with the horizonal sentiment panel, I carefully trimmed the DP so the flower print gently peeked up from the bottom, leaving a perfect space to stamp the sentiment. I used my well loved rectangle Nesties and my loved, but neglected ticket corner punch. The primas are from the Got Flowers Vintage mix and have some stickles on them for extra sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed these samples! For a fun challenge and a chance to win $15 in Verve Bucks, check out this week's "Getting to know the VERVE Divas, part 6". This week Charmaine is the hostess and her challenge is to make a black and white card with a splash of color!
Note: I have been asked where it is that I buy my glitter, ribbons and other accessories. So I wanted to mention that you can click on the colored parts of my posts and they will link you directly to the sites that I bought them from.


  1. Michelle, these cards are just GORGEOUS, girl! I nominated you for an award on my blog. :)

  2. Oh Michelle, these are really beautiful! I love the pink/white combo, you've created something delicate and beautiful, and the 2nd card is stunning. Your paper and colour choices are perfect! WOW!

  3. Michelle, all of these are just gorgeous. I love them all!! Congrats you diva you.

  4. Lovely cards. I have those square EF and I think I'm going to have to do a case of yours :) Lovely second card - that set is on my wish list! Your Diva skills are a shinin' :)