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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Give Thanks!

Hi again!  I promise that this is my last 2x a day post for a while! LOL!! Be sure to scroll down as I've updated quite a few times to get all the Verve sketches done by the deadline!

I'm back again with my last verve sketch for the Verve World Card Making Day Release challenges!  These have been so much fun!  If you didn't have a chance to play along, you have until Friday at midnight to get your cards linked!  If you don't have time to play, print out the PDF file of all the sketches and keep it in your inspiration binder for later!

I have to say that this layout challenged me the most out of all of the sketch challenges issued!  That circle just really got me!  But, I think I came up with something fun!

So...instead of a cardstock circle, I used a large flower!  The cardstock that the Verve verse is stamped on is something that I've had in my stash a really, really long time and I have no idea where it came from but I think the design on it is so pretty!

It is really hard to see in these photos, but I stamped an image from PTI's In Bloom stamp set with VersaMark on the brown panel.

I also tried something that I haven't done in a really long time.  I embossed the top layer of Kraft with a Quickutz embossing folder and then mounted it with pop dots on top of another layer of Kraft cardstock.  I lightly distressed the edges of the top layer of Kraft to break the color up just a little.

Thanks for stopping by today (again)!!  I hope you enjoyed this card!

You can see all of my sketches for the Verve challenges on posts below this one.  Not sure if you saw them all?  Below are some small samples of each card!  Be sure to check out each individual post to see all the details! 

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Verve I Chronicles 16:34, PTI In Bloom
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Tea Dye Duo, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Flower, Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Apron Lace Border Punch, Quickutz Embossing Folder, Pop Dots


  1. I would say that you hit the challenge out of the park ..... perfect colors and I love how the shading on the middle part of the flower and the sweet blush ribbon are so perfect together.

  2. Pretty card! I love that flower and the embossing is perfect! Great job! TFS!

  3. You did it!! You got them all done! This is so pretty....I like the flower instead of a circle! Way to think outside the "box"...hehe. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

  4. Love your take on this sketch, Jen! I agree with you, this sketch is a challenge for me too because of the circle. Will give it a go today. Your card is gorgeous :)

  5. well aren't you the bees knees?!
    Very clever with the half flower Jen...I would have had a hard time with this sketch, but you pulled it off beautifully.

  6. Jen, I love what you did with that flower! You're so creative. It is beautiful!

  7. So pretty! I love that embossing and the flower are amazing! Love it! Oh and the 3 pearls! ;)

  8. Wow Jen you've been busy! Each card is fabulous - you've kept such a high standard here ... I love your take on this sketch, the flower is a beautiful switch for the circle - and your colours are amazing!

  9. Sooo lovely Jen! I adore that big fun flower!

  10. Gorgeous card! Your idea to use the flower as the circle is wonderful.

  11. You have been busy. I love the big flower in place of the circle! Very nice.
    How did you get the little pictures all in a row on your blog? I must be blog-challenged!

  12. very how u used the flower as the circle accent!!


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