Saturday, July 14, 2007


Right before my open house today I made a card to show you some more Verve Visual stuff. I'm telling you guys, there's some yummy stuff comin very soon!
I love the colors in this striped paper! It's called Dizzy Lizzy, and it's from the Pink Martini Designs Orange Creamsicle Collection. Isn't it cute? I thought so! And you can get it at VERVE!
I stamped the flower pot, stems, and flowers from the Papertrey Ink Green Thumb set in Taken with Teal and Rose Red on Very Vanilla, and then masked the pot (stamped in Pumpkin Pie). The "ground" is done with the A Muse Skinny Oval and Grass in Old Olive. Then I layered it on Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip cardstock, and distressed the edges of the Chocolate Chip.
For the background I pieced together a Very Vanilla piece with the Dizzy Lizzy paper, and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Spots & Dots embossing folder. Then I sanded the DP lightly to show a little white. I punched a window with my Word Window Punch from Stampin Up, kind of tilted to the left. Then I stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Phrases (the first release from Verve!) in Chocolate Chip ink, and the dashed border (also from Thoughtful Phrases) in Taken with Teal ink. I love this sentiment...I think it's my favorite from the set.
Then I tied a bow with this scrumptions May Arts Ribbon (yep, you guessed it! Verve again!!) and popped the main panel up with Pop Dots. I pierced down the right side & across the top of my Rose Red card base using my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, and added a silver swirl to the corner for the finishing touch.
I'll be announcing the blog candy winner tomorrow so make sure you check back in! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: Verve Visual Thoughtful Phrases, Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, A Muse Grass & Skinny Oval
Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Pink Martini Designs DP
Ink: Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pop Dots, Hodgepodge Hardware, May Arts Ribbon, Cuttlebug Spots & Dots Embossing Folder, Sand Paper, Word Window Punch, Distressing Tool, Paper Piercer, and Mat Pack


Flossie's Follies said...

Great card. can't wait to see all the goodies.

Dede Rhodes said...

I love the card and the colors are so happy! I lovveeeeee your work.
I like the new picture you put up.

Colleen Schaan said...

What a cute card!!! Fun colors and great stamping...and look at the new you!!! Gawwwwwgeous!

babyboxermom said...

Your Verve teasing is making me CRAZY! I can't wait for their start up....

Sharon in NE said...

OKAY! I ready already! Bring on Verve!!!

AJ said...

This card is fabulous! I *heart* that supah paper!!
Oh, your new pic is *so* cute!!!

Kendra Giles said...

that card is just gorgeous shan - i love it!!!! love you too!!! we have got to get together again soon!!! Love that new pic too!

Shadowcatcher said...

Oh so fabulous! I just love the bright colors. You make that Papertrey set look easy - although I know it's not! ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Congrats on being a designer for Verve Visual, by the way! Can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!

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