Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Verve Project Parade time!

Hi everyone!  As some of you may know, over on the Verve blog it's Project Parade time!  This month's theme is Something Old, Something New-which is to use one of the older Verve sets and one from the new release.  I actually need some wedding cards, so this was a perfectly named challenge for me!  I love the idea of the Divas showcasing some of the older sets this month -like most of you, my older sets are sadly neglected.

My card today uses the set, Love's Flower (released in Jan 2010) and the current release set, Love Story.  I stamped the branch blossom image from Love's Flower with Crumb Cake ink down the left side of the card front and lightly colored them in with the R11 ( Pale Cherry Pink) copic marker.  I then stamped the tiny flower with Pink Pirouette ink and added a touch of white gel pen to the centers.  The flourish heart is also stamped with Crumb Cake ink and colored in with copic markers.

The pearl flourish is from Zva Creative.  I used my favorite trick and cut off the last pearl of the flourish and replaced it with a colored one! 

Do you want to play along?  Here's all the details about how you can AND win some VERVE:

1. Play along with us and link up your new SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creation (posted August 25th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 PARADE POST before midnight on Wednesday, September 15th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creations -on the Verve Blog. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Love Story, Love's Flower (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Crumb Cake (SU!), Vintage Photo distress ink for sponging (Ranger)
Paper - Kraft, White, Blush Blossom (SU!)
Accessories - Wrinkled ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon store), Swiss Dots EF,  prima flower, pearl flourish (Zva Creative), dotted scallop border punch (EK Success)



  1. this is soooo pretty Michelle, I luv the pearl flourish...I hope you have a great week....big hugs!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Fabulous looking wedding card Michelle!!! Love the pearl treatment!!! Hugs ~S~

    PS: Did you get my e-mail???

  3. Gorgeous!!! What a stunning card, love your pearl embellishments, the layout, colors, simply elegant!
    What a treat it would be to have you as a teacher!!!
    I've learned alot from your blog site!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  4. Hey girlfriend!!! You haven't lost your touch for fabulous ribbon treatments!! Love this!!! just wondering if you got my email a few days ago...I know you were skipping over your google reader and didn't know if that included emails. If you did get it, great...I know you're busy...if it's been deleted, I'll send again. Things are busy here too now that work has started back. Miss the studio!! Hugs :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm a sucker for those swirly pearls :)

  6. This is so pretty and elegant! Love those pearls and the colours :) Beautiful card Michelle!

  7. oh, Michelle. this is beautiful! love the touches of soft pink on the kraft.

  8. This is hands-down one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! Every detail is pure gorgeousness!

  9. A truly elegant card, so soft and delicate. I love IT!

  10. That's beautiful! I love the little pink pearl!

  11. Stunning girlie!!! So beautiful and has that vintage feel with the kraft and pearls and seam binding!!!