April 20, 2010

Verve Beach Party

It's that time again...Verve Release Week!  Along with it comes chances to win gift certificates and the whole release!!!  Wouldn't that be cool?  For this card I used combined 2 challenges into 1 to save myself some time.  I hope that's allowed.  I also didn't have any Verve stamps (I only have 3 sets) that inspired me with this sketch so I turned to some fun PTI.

I did this one piece by piece.  I made up all the panels but had no idea what I was going to do with the card base.  White was too plain so I decided to spruce it up a bit with Polkadot Basics, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise.  The blue button is the new PTI Hawaiian Shore vintage buttons and the green and orange buttons are from my moms sewing stash.  A whipstitch was added to the bottom of the focal panel rather than at the top and I thought I'd try something simple for the ribbon treatment. The sun was created using the scallop circle punch and swirl embossing folder.

The goal of this card was to make something cheerful and get back into my groove after the disappointment of my last card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to all my friends for their encouraging and supportive comments.  I'll be back tomorrow morning with another card that includes some paper folding and sponging.  Have a fabulous evening.

Paper:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Black DMC thread, small corner  rounder punch, Scallop dot border punch (MS), swirl ef (CB), Scallops circle punch, Orange Zest grosgrain ribbon (PTI), Hawaiian shores button (PTI), misc buttons
Stamps:  Polkadots Basics I (PTI), Everyday Button Bits (PTI), Mixed Messages (PTI)


  1. Hey!!! are you trashing the lovely card that I am now the proud owner of? LOL....thank-you soooo much!!! Now I have to go to Paris...no more excuses :) Love the vibrant colours...those buttons are the best...I have ordered my own bag ;) Tony is hoping to go down end of next week...work allowing :)

  2. Love the FUN colors and layering! Truly FABULOUS card. I still like your last one :)

  3. This is lovely, Laural!! The colors are so pretty. TFS :)

  4. Oh my word, I think that stamping the polka dots in the background and coloring a few in is purely outstanding! Your colors, images and the dots are so much fun, and they remind me of summer! Hope that you are the lucky recipient for some Verve Goodness!

  5. Oh my - you have ROCKED this - and so perfectly combined the colors. Amazing work. The buttons are awesome, the stitching looks perfect and you've really made a beautiful card from a color combo that would've scared me to bits!

  6. Fabulous work with this sketch, Laurel :D Just love what you've created here - from the button balloons to the circle BG. You knocked this one out of the park :D

  7. Fun and cheerful - so fits in with the Verve challenges (which I never found time to do LOL!).