Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Some Verve and NEW BASIC GREY!

Hi everyone! I have several cards to share today. First up is another Verve card from this newly released set Forever in our Hearts. I stamped the large leaf image in Old Olive, cut it out, popped it up and tied some silver cord around it.

The cool pattern paper is from Mark's Paper Co, from their Old Fashion Courtship collection. This paper has a texture/cloth look to it, but it is actually smooth! I used my mega curvy rectangle nestabilities for the layers and frames, and some of my silver pearls from Michael's.

Next is a double challenge card. I did the SCS CAS challenge to make a birthday card and this week's Fall To Layout sketch 49. The DP is from the new June Bug 6x6 paper pad and the chipboard is from the June Bug Chipboard stickers! Yep! I got the "BUG"-LOL!! Each flower has some Kaiser pearls on it. The sentiment is from a Paper Studio Co. clear stamp set and inked with VersaMagic Night Sky chalk ink -the only kind that sticks to the cheapo clear stamps!

The last card also uses new Basic Grey - the Lemonade 6x6 paper and cute little Gamma stamps, Owls!! Basic Grey has stolen my heart once again -me likey!! I followed today's SCS Sketch challenge. I had some trouble with this one, I ended up changing the proportions of the panels to get it to work for me. Sorry Rox!

I colored the owls with Copic markers and put a tiny rhinestone in one eye. You know, from a distance their bottoms look like mouths -ack, creepy! There is some scoring around the edges of the panel and at the bottom of the card. The rhinestone embellishments are from Zva Creative, Coffee & Chocolate -love these things cause you can cut and stick them in any arrangement!

Speaking of the Zva crystal flourishes, don't be afraid to do this ----->
Heehee! I cut and rearrange on my card like crazy!

Be sure to stop by Rachel's store, Hope Stamps Eternal to check out all the new Basic Grey goodies!! AND, she stocked up on lots of my FAV Zva Creative stuff too!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great evening.

P.S. I am cleaning out my stash of cards and having a Garage Sale over at my Etsy store. Lots of discounted and reduced prices on my cards. If you're interested, check it out -see my sidebar for the link!!

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  1. WOW, WOW and another them all!!! All the details and papers are wonderful!

  2. Michelle! You have been so busy!! WOW!! I love stopping by, I browsed around and I am totally impressed by your Etsy store and the link to the Cards idea book...thanks so much for sharing all this amazing stuff!! What a bonanza here GF!!

    BTW, everything you've posted is worthy of a giant WOW!! My hero...

  3. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I used the same Verve set on my sketch challenge card today!!

  4. I know it's not original, but WOW! These are all wonderful! I love that new Basic Grey paper, and I got that cute little owl set from a friend last week! I haven't inked it up yet, but I can see that I need to - how cute! Great job, Michelle on all of these!

  5. Gorgeous cards!!! Your work is super amazing!!!

  6. You are one busy girl!!! These are three fantastic cards (although I love the ones with the pearls....but that shouldn't shock you!! LOL!!) love all the colours and designs!!!! Fabulous!!!! :)

  7. What a fun collection of cards -- you've been busy! Congrats on the New DT Coordinator's job -- a good choice!

  8. These are fabulous, Michelle! You're a rock star! I can't wait to get some of that paper!!

  9. Oh my gosh girl, you've been busy! All three cards are fabulous! I love Verve stamps and own several!

  10. Wow you have been busy! They are all great Michelle. I really love the first one with the layers and the stemmed leaves extending out!

  11. Wow! These are all absolutely fabulous!!!

  12. Fabulous cards!! I love the Marks Co. paper and the Verve set.

  13. Wow! Fabulous cards, Michelle! I love the DP on the first one, goes so well with the stamp!
    And owls are so cute!!! Love the birthday card too, the layout so pretty!

  14. Wow! Awesome cards, Michelle! I especially love the first one...such rich and yummy colors! :)

  15. this is soooo adorable, what a fabulous surprise!

    enjoy *~*