Friday, June 6, 2008

Verve Cards

So I'm finding that my Verve stamps are quickly becoming my "go to" stamps - they're just so versatile!!


Earlier this week I made this card and I LOVE how it turned out....
I had wanted to participate in Nicole's Inspiration Challenge last week, but just didn't get the time until a few days ago. I LOVED her inspiration photo and my new Verve sets were PERFECT for this! The bedspread instantly made me think of my Filigree Fantasy set and I used the little butterfly from Floral Whimsy. Do you recognize the sketch? The layout for this card was inspired by Julee Tillman's (one of my stampin' idols) card here. Don't you just LOVE that filigree background? And it really was soooo easy to make! I knew I wanted to try it, but was a bit intimidated at first. But trust me, the stamps practically line themselves up!! Here's Nicole's Inspiration Photo...
And now for this week's MoJo Madness Challenge over on Julee's blog. I have to admit that I REALLY struggled with this sketch! I tried to follow the rules and stay true to the sketch, but I just couldn't make it work. After I finished this card, I came up with something even better in my head, but it's too late to think right now so I may work on it tomorrow!! Anyway, here's my MoJo Monday #40 card....I realized after I was finished that I used the same stamp set Julee used in her sample. I normally try to do something a little different. I'd like to use the excuse that great minds think alike, but I think it's just a coincidence! (and maybe because I struggled so much with the sketch I couldn't get Julee's beautiful sample out of my head). I used DP from Scenic Route and the Verve stamp set Thankful Blossoms. I did end up changing a few things with the sketch - I flopped the bottom "circle" to the right instead of left and I chose to use a butterfly instead of a 2nd circle. I actually like the individual elements of this card a lot - it's just a little busy for me! What do you think?

5 comments:

Theresa Forseth said...

Totally gorgeous!!!!!

Anthonette said...

Your Nicole's inspiration card is two words: absolutely stunning!!

Submit that baby for publication!

Nicole said...

Jen - I agree with Anthonette! What an absolutely breathtaking card! Its hard to tell which came first.. the card or the bedding... Thanks for playing! :)

Nicole

Julee from Verve said...

Both cards are just lovely. I love those pearl flower centers on the top card. Great work, Jen! Thanks for playing! :)

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous cards!! The colors are fantastic!