Friday, August 22, 2008

Oprah Says...

Another Verve creation! Tonight I used the stamp set I won at the latest Verve release party - Beautiful You. This is such a must-have set, I've never seen such a wonderful collection of sentiments.
The sketch I've used is from Julee's Meet the Divas Challenge - so much fun to read all her answers to our questions! I did cheat a little, the sketch called for a circle, but I HAD to use an oval. it fit the sentiment perfectly. Hope you'll forgive me Julee!

The colours are from Kristina's Color Inspiration 19. We had to use Whisper White, Basic Gray and Basic Black + one other colour from the photo. I chose the hint of apricot from the flowers in the vase.

I didn't have any designer paper that fit my card idea, so went to work making my own. I stamped the flower on Whisper White, reverse masked it and sponged Apricot Appeal in a circular motion. Then I masked the flowers and sponged Basic Gray around the edges. I finished with a bit of bling....making my own Stickles (I have 35 bottles and none were the right colour!) with a drop of reinker, crystal effects and dazzling diamonds glitter. I wish you could see how sparkly it is in real life!

This card was the perfect excuse to break out my roll of Basic Gray taffeta too - previously unloved!

I just had to share the sweet note Shan left me today! I usually drink Coke Zero but occasionally splurge on a "real coke" lol This was the last one in the fridge - I love unexpected surprises like might be goofy to some people, but it made me smile!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Ink: Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, Brilliance Graphite Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Punches: Corner Rounder, 1/2" Circle punches
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta, Sponge Daubers, Oval Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Making Memories jumbo brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
Stamps by Verve. Some supplies available from Stampin' Up!


kirstyscardnscrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Julee from Verve said...

Fabulous card! I've got all the Stickles colors too, and am constantly making my own! Shanan's note is just too sweet for words! Awww, makes me so happy to see a true romantic out there in the world. :)

savitri said...

Wow! That card is gorgeous!! Top 10 for sure!

Kathryn said...

So lovely!
I, too Adore that Verve Stamp set -- so pretty!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Lovely card Sarah.


spikescreativeside said...

I just love the way you put this card together!


spikescreativeside said...

I just love how you put this card together!


Tina said...

I love this too! Good use of color. TFS.

Crafty Girl Designs said...

Very pretty card! Your personalized pattern paper is perfect! Great job on the challenge!


Lindsay said...

pretty card... I love how the background incorporates that soft yellow colour!

travelingmama said...

Gorgeous card! And what a sweet surprise- I'd love to find a Diet Dr. Pepper waiting for me! LOL!

Catherine said...

YEP! i would have to say one of the top ten..hands down. and your Shan's too sweet, sure made me smile =) LUCKY U!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Abolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't be surprised if you made the top 10. Awesome!

Shirley said...

Another wonderful and lovely card, Sarah! TFS

Melanie said...

Gorgeous card!

(I HEART COKE Zero, it's my fav!) That is too sweet, my DH used to do stuff like this for me when we were dating...sigh,'s been a long time LOL! Oh well, he does lots of other nice things! ;)