Sunday, August 3, 2008

Petals and Stems

I have two cards for you today. The first card was created for this week's Blogger's Challenge and one of the Meet the Verve Divas challenges. The Blogger's Challenge required a project that includes the colors Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red. I chose the Petals and Stems stamp set from Verve and stamped and embossed the flowers before cutting them out and adding them with dimensionals. The scalloped border was created using a Martha Stewart punch. Be sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge members creations. You'll find a link to their sites on my sidebar.

The second card is for this week's Mojo Monday. I used a beautiful handmade paper I had on hand for the background and added some K & Company Wild Saffron PP. The stamps are from the Feelin' Groovy and Petals and Stems sets, both from Verve. I pulled out my neglected of late Stickles and they provided just the right touch of sparkle.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I am super excited because I placed an order today for the new iPhone 3G. I got an iPhone when they first came out and I love it, but somehow (honestly, I have no clue) months ago, it got damaged and no longer rings. It drives me crazy to watch the screen when I'm waiting for a call so I don't miss it. Plus, there's some great new features. I just love new toys!

Enjoy your Sunday!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Core'dinations, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Distress Inks, SU So Saffron, Palette Claret
Accessories: Foam Squares, Ribbon, Stickles, Embossing Powder
Tools: Scor-pal, Martha Stewart and SU punches


Anonymous said...

Kathie, both of this cards are awesome, but the Bloggers Challenge one is stunning. You have created such a special card with those colours, thanks for sharing that!

:) Marcia

Nikki Bond said...

We are both amazing! I love the shabby chic look of the bottom one and the top one is so whimsy! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are both beautiful cards, Kathie. I love the first one especially because of the great dimension and your scallope border is a perfect addition! Great job on both accounts!! :)

Tara Kieninger said...

Awesome job on both cards, though the top is more my style and thus, my favorite. Love that you popped up a few of the flowers and added the lace scallop border. Gorgeous!

Kim said...

You ROCK, girl! These are AWESOME! I now want to buy the Verve set and that Martha Stewart lace punch just because of your cards. And I don't need to be spending any money right now! ;)

Ida said...

WOW! - These are wonderful. They are both great cards. Love the fact that your first card is a long style card and oh so pretty. That is a great scallop punch (I have one!)
The colors and patterns on your second card remind me of Autumn (one of my favorite seasons).

Cris A said...

These are GORGEOUS!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Great work Kathie. Both your cards are stunning but your BC card is exeptional.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are both fantastic Kathie! I love the flower chain that you've created for the Blogger's Challenge card, and the colors in your other card are just beautiful together! Wonderful job with these challenges! :D

Sheryl said...

Love the Bloggers Challenge card--that's a great stamp set and love the scallop lacy edge!

clhenry99 said...

I always love the longer cards. You're cards just keep amazing me.I come to you for inspiration

Julee from Verve said...

Wow, Kathie! These are both stunning! Absolutely love the look of the tall & skinny card, but I love the Mojo card, too! Thanks for playing our challenges! :)