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Friday, May 29, 2015

viva la verve....

Hello friends!!  Dropping by with a couple of cards I made using some yummy Verve stamps and two of the May Viva La Verve sketches.  I used the current ColourQ combo for one of the cards so I will be posting that one there, as well.  I think I will also add one of them to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (anything goes).  


First up is the card I made using the VLV week 4 sketch.  For this card I used the Verve set One Cup, a couple different Verve dies (the cups that match the One Cup set and the banner from the Flag It die set) and some patterned paper from a Stampin Up! paper stack.  Love the fun, bright colors in this one.  I added some Crystal Stickles to the little cups for a bit of sparkle (unfortunately it looks a little funny in the photo!). 


The second card is for VLV week 5 sketch, as well as ColourQ.  When I started making the card I thought I might have a problem combining the different patterned papers I was going to use, but I actually got a combination I liked on the first try... YAY!!  The Verve set I used for this card is the Poppy Birthday and matching dies.  Got everything adhered and then went to work on the sentiment strip.  I used one of the PTI Stitching Lines dies (I think that is what it is called) to create the holes for my stitching.   I stamped the sentiment and then added the stitching using thin orange hemp twine.  The flowers and leaves were cut and stamped using inks matching the patterned papers.

 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white, Simon Says Stamp fog; Patterned papers:  Stampin Up!; Stamps and dies:  Verve; Inks:  Stampin Up! and VersaFine; Crystal Stickles; PTI stitching die; orange hemp twine

13 comments:

Lisa said...

The colors on these are so pretty and I like the sparkle in the tea cups!! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary :-) this really IS my cup of tea ! I love tea and the whole design is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Greta said...

2 wonderful cards, Rosemary! I especially love the sweet paper & colors of the first one. You make the best use of the Verve sketches!

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards and your choice of the pp mix perfectly, Rosemary!

Valerie Nolan said...

Just love the way you mix your colours Rosie fabulous cards as ever! Sorry for my recent lack of commenting.
Val x

Martha said...

Rosemary, both cards are simply lovely!
Fabulous take on the sketches.
You make me want to create.
The second sketch & beautiful card really caught my eye.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Rosemary! I love your take on the sketches and how you played with all those pretty patterns! Beautiful flowers and stitching on the 2nd card...Love it to pieces :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, I just love both of these! Beautiful papers and design and those little thread trails make me smile. Thanks for joining in the fun at Viva la Verve!

Greta said...

I tell you--you're headed for the DT! Congrats on another Verve shout-out, Rosemary!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, great use of both the VLV sketches, Rosemary!!!! Love your fun mixes of patterned papers - lovely colours and you have really done a great job with combining all those fun patterned papers on the week 5 card!!! Lovely!!!
Good luck for the draw!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Olga said...

Both cards are just fabulous!!!!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
These are 'Verve' looking. You have created two happy cards, very different in design and showing the beginners amongst us how to do this using the same palette. You have this ability to work with pattern paper and make it work in such a positive way, adding the twine with loose ends is the extra oomph that lifts this card to another level. Wonderful cards and I can see these in a magazine no problem.
Smiles:)
Sue

Anita in France said...

These are both so summery and pretty, Rosemary ... lovely detailing on each one! Anita :)