Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Verve sneak peeks Day Two and sketch challenge card

Holy smokes, another post from me today! Woohoo, I have been BUSY this week. Today is Day Two of Verve sneak peeks. Have you hopped on over to the Verve blog and checked them out? There are some fun ways to win some VERVE!! You can leave a comment on the daily posts and/or participate in the Release Week Challenges.

The set we are peeking today is called Wishful Elegance. This is my favorite set of the release. I love the flower designs in this set!! L O V E them! I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut them out, colored with Copics, then applied some Art Glitter to the small petals. The portion on the bottom of the Top Note piece is the background stamp of the set stamped in black and colored with the same markers to coordinate. Kinda like creating your own DP! AND see that bow? I have discovered silk ribbon! It's my new love -it makes such lovely bows and is super easy to work with. I got this purple color and several others (one on my Mother's Day card from yesterday's peek) from Sharon's store, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The Verve April release party is Friday the 17th at 6pm Pacific. The release party thread is here. And please welcome our guest Diva this month, the lovely and talented Teresa (VA.Sunshine)!!

This card is for today's SCS sketch challenge. What a fun and simple little sketch. And, bonus, it was inspired by this cute card from my friend, Krystie Lee!!

This card uses some of my new goodies from my GF Rachel's store, Hope Stamps Eternal !! I am so lovin' this amazing Sweetbay DP from Memory Box -the colors are soft and the prints are KA-UTE! Then I embellished it with some Eva Creative rhinestones -where HAVE these been all my life? LOL! The sentiment is from Flourishes, Many Sentiments.

This card is heading out to my supah stamping BFF -won't say her name in case she hasn't figured out it's for her! LOL!

Card deets (Verve):
Stamps: Wishful Elegance
Paper: white, black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Purple and yellow rhinestones (Kaiser), Copic markers, Crystal glitter (Art Glitter), 1.5" purple satin ribbon (May Arts), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Top Note die cut (Stampin' Up), distressing tool (Heidi Swapp)

Card deets (sketch):
Stamps: many sentiments
Paper: white, celery, Sweetbay DP
Accessories: primas, bling, shimmerz, mega long nestabilities



  1. Oh my gosh, Michelle -- my jaw is on the floor looking at both of these cards! I LOVE the first one -- all the beautiful white with those FAB new flowers and lush ribbon - your bow is so beautiful!!! And the second is a stunner -- LOVE your rhinestone flourish -- SO pretty!!! You are on a roll - for sure!!! TFS!!!

  2. OK, so now I am going to have to get some beautiful ribbon from Sharon ~ thanks A LOT Michelle!!! LOL!!! Both cards are beautiful, of course! I love bling on your sketch card! Our Rachel has some pretty stuff doesn't she?!?!?

  3. GORGEOUS!!!! Love the soft colors on White on the sketch one...and Awesome flowers!!!!

  4. These are both stunning Michelle! I love that gorgeous ribbon on the first and the fab flowers!! The second is awesome with that amazing flower and all that sparkle!!!

  5. Oh my word, Michelle, you've outdone yourself with both of these cards! That ribbon is to die for gorgeous and I love the bling on the second card! Both are absolutely fabulous girl!

  6. Michelle - both cards are gorgeous - WOW!!!

    The flourished rhinestones on the second card are fab :) love it!!!

    I hope I get a chance to stop b the VV Release to see what you all are up to :)!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. So gorgeous, Michelle! Love the wide, silky ribbon!

  8. Wonderful card Michelle! Love the primas and the color combo!!

  9. Ok, have to post again...the ribbon on your purple card DANG!!! It's gorgeous! I need to go shopping. You always do this to me...!!

  10. Hello Michelle, Just wanted to let you know that I CASEd your card as best I could. I loved it so much that I made a video of how I made mine. Please have a look at my blog post at and let me know what you think. Again, I thank you and Krystie for the inspiration. Kind Regards, Lourdes