Verve is having an AnniVERVEsary!!!!

>> Friday, August 20, 2010

One of the first non hostess stamp companies (and one of the ones that truly got me hooked on this "little hobby") is Verve Stamps. I adored them back in the day when they were verve visuals. ahhh.... memories. Well this month they are celebrating 3 years of extreme success in the stamping industry! WAY TO GO! It's no wonder since they have a ROCKIN' design team, fantabulous stamp designs and wonderful quality stamps. But i still admit, i'm jealous! hahaha!

There are 5 awesome sketches that Julee has put out for the occassion (and you know i love her sketches!). If you complete them all, you are entered to win the whole release and from the sneak peeks... oh i want this release!!!!

Here is just the first of the 5 sketches. We'll see if i'm lucky enough to get them all done! But the party is TONIGHT at 8! I hope to see you there! Join in the fun HERE.

SO here's my first vervie verve card!

I used the set ENJOY. It's just such a fun set because the butterfly when turned upside down
and stamped with the stem, looks like this really cool flower. I love it when a stamp set can have multiple uses!
The body and antennae are 2 separate stamps which since Verve stamps are clear are very easy to place exactly where you want them. If you arent a "colorer" then there is also a solid version of the stamp.
But I am a colorer. hahaha. I used copics here
R000, R00, R02, R05 and R08 to be exact!

I wanted to do something a little different with my organza trim than just tie a bow. So i started playing around with it and while i could get the organza to curl a bit just by using the ol' run scissors thru it trick, of course it would STAY where i wanted it. So i trimmed itsy bitsy pieces of scor tape (i'm sure a mini glue dot would have worked, but i knew where my scor tape was!) and put it just on the end of each curl and then placed it exactly where i wanted it on my card. Now looking at it perhaps i should have covered the knot. Oh well, it is what it is. hahahahaha!

All of my edges of cardstock from the white to the darker purple/maroon shade have been sponged with Tattered Rose distress ink. It's more noticeable in person than in the photos, but you can definitely see it on the white.

Paper Details: Patterened Paper is from the Marrakech collection from Basic Grey. Maroon cardstock is PTI (sorry, i totally cant remember the name!), Orange is Harvest by Bazzill and Red is Tulip from Close to My Heart stamped with the solid butterfly/flower image in tulip ink.

Punch along the side is from Fiskars. Circles were cut using Classic and Petite Scallop dies by Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Michelle VP Friday, August 20, 2010  

Beautiful card, Katie! I love how you shaded those butterflies and curled your ribbon. :)

Christi Snow Friday, August 20, 2010  

This is gorgeous has a very oriental feel. smiles....

mycardz Friday, August 20, 2010  

Hi Katie! Happy Friday. Wow, I love your card. The colors are so striking and love what you did with the ribbons! Very cool! hugz, Mary

Carma Saturday, August 21, 2010  

My favorite colors! And I love the ribbon.

Lisa Kind Sunday, August 22, 2010  

Oh so pretty! LOVE the colors! And love the way you worked the sketch! Lovely card, Katie!

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