Sunday, February 10, 2008

Verve Visual Contest Entry

I saw this on the VV Blog and really liked the sketch, so I thought I would give it a shot. Although I don't have any Verve Visual stamps I think after peeking into the store may have to feed a new addiction!! LOL. So that is the sketch over to the right. How cool is that? And yet simple too! I guess it is all about what you do with it right? Now, I don't know how much you are supposed to "embellish" the sketch but here is my version of the sketch.

I used Taken with Teal cardstock and made a top fold. Then I used the leaves stamp and stamped it with versamark and embossed it with white e.p. Once I was done that I picked my patterned paper and matted it on white. I pierced the paper on both top and bottom and then added it to the card. I then did the same with the square and added the ribbon at the bottom. Next I placed the prima paper flowers and brads and attached it to my card with dimensionals so it would "pop"out. I then wanted to do something completely different for the upper left hand corner. I finally decided that I wanted to take away rather then add. So I used a word window punch to punch away and then added the brads in a row to the inside cardstock and attached it inside.

I am pleased with the overall outcome of this card and had a lot of fun making it. IMO (in my opinion) I really stepped outside the box with this card as I dont typically choose colors like these. I think it has a "Tropical" appeal and with the cold weather we are having here in Western Canada it reminds me of somewhere I would rather Hawaii. So that being said I am going to give this card (or one like it) to my Mom as she is leaving on her first "real" vacation in a long time. She was invited by a longtime friend to hang out in a condo in Hawaii for a week. Have fun Mom!!! And thank you all for looking at my entry.

Have a Great Day!!


  1. Beautiful card! Love the tropical feel and embellishments.

  2. Thanks so Much!! Thanks for offering this contest. It was fun!

  3. once again thank you. Actually I do believe it was your blog I first even heard of Verve!!