Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Some challenge cards to share

Hi everyone! I have a couple challenge cards to share and one is a Sneak Peek of one of the FIVE Plain Janes that Verve is releasing this Friday!!

My first card is for this week's SCS color challenge which is Always Crushed Basics! Betty asked me to be a sample maker with her this week using Artichoke, Curry and Basic Grey with any neutral. I decided to use the Ippity set, Fishy Philosophy as this Crushed Curry color just SCREAMED gold fish to me!!

I also combined this card with the CAS challenge this week which was to make a square card -hey, I can do that!! This little guy is pretty straight forward, I stamped the seaweed image in Artichoke ink and colored in the leaves with copic markers. I colored the fishy and cut him out. The amazing yellow gingham ribbon is from Sharon's Stamp Simply store. I wasn't so sure of these colors, but I really like how this turned out -it just makes me smile!

This next card uses the CPS sketch this week, CPS156. This sketch looks cool at first glance, but I have serious issues with all the "space" at the top. LOL!

I used the Plain Jane stamp, Birthday Wishes. It has a built in box -I love this design! There is another PJ which has the same kind of look, you are gonna LOVE it too! The amazing pattern paper which is gradient and super cool is from the Just Chillin' Girl line by Making Memories. LOVE this paper!!! I used it to piece the flower as well. I colored the box outline with copic markers that matched the paper. The pink pom trim is from Joann's and I forget the brand, sorry. I lined it with hot pink rhinestones from Zva Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you this Friday for all the Verve release fun! Julee released a stamp set this time that is SO VERSATILE and amazing. It will be my go to set for all my ******** cards (you didn't think I would tell you did you?).

This release we are doing a blog hop and not the normal week long Sneak Peeks. You can find all the fun details and challenges on the Verve Blog! Hope to see you there.

Card Deets (fish):
Stamps: Fishy Philosophy (Ippity), celebration of thanks
Paper: white, basic grey, crushed curry (SU!)
Ink: always artichoke, basic grey (SU!)
Accessories: yellow gingham ribbon (May Arts), button, tag punch (Martha Stewart), rhinestones (KaiserCraft), copic markers

Card Deets (CPS):
Stamps: Birthday Wishes PJ
Paper: white, Just Chillin' Girl PP (Making Memories)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: pink pom trim, paper piercer, hot pink rhinestones (Zva Creative), copic markers



  1. oh, thanks for the preview...because I won the whole release on the VLV forum!!! Yippee!!!! I'm so excited and your card is making me wish it were Friday...or better yet next week when my stamps arrive!! LOL You have the most delicious ribbon!!

  2. beautiful creations as always.. I am kinda partial to that fish... ;)

    Love fishy philosophy!

    great cards Michelle!

  3. Two fabulous cards, Michelle. Love the bow placement at the base of the vegetation and it is always great to see some sneak peeks from Verve :D

  4. CUTE!!! Love them both...Clean and Simple!

  5. Ok, the fish one is darling! Love the colours of it!

  6. Hey Roomie....your cards are really gorgeous!!! I just love all the white space you have on the sweet little fish card...you do CAS beautifully!!! Love the paper on the second one with the super cool Verve stamps....great sketch, too!!!

  7. These are so cute and I love all the white space with the fishy. Darling fishy BTW.