Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Rose by any other name...

Hey! Welcome back after the Verve blog hop! If you are looking for my post for the hop, it's belo this one. For some reason, I couldn't get this post to schedule for Monday. Just scroll down, you'll find it!!
I went through the whole hop, and there were some awesome, awesome projects!
Today I have a card for you that I made on Friday, for August's first week of Viva La Verve. Although I didn't use Verve stamps this time, have no fear! It's not required.
The twist this week was two fold. 1- to CASE a Verve diva. Well, that was easy. I have Amy Sheffer on my favorites list, so I went to her blog (Pickled Paper Designs) and a card that I just loved. Click here and take a look at her awesomeness at work.
The second part of the twist was about patterned paper. If the Diva used it, I couldn't, and if she didn't use it, I could. Opposite, got it!?
So, here's what I came up with. It's one of my favorite cards ever:

Card construction details:
  1. begin with pretty in pink base.
  2. add layer of razzberry fizz (pti)
  3. add layer of razzberry fix remix (pti)
  4. add blocks of pretty in pink, and razzberry fizz. have only slight problems measuring. :)
  5. constructed my rose. I used SU!'s Wild Rose set. This is a spendy set (I think $39) but well, well worth the money for the beauty and versatility. I stamped the solid part in pixie pink (stamped off once), and then stamped the highlight in pink passion. I stamped the solid part of the leaves in gable green, and the highlight in glorious green. I used my Versamark pen and clear ep to emboss it to give it a wet look. Added it to white cardstock using dimensionals.
  6. Used Fiskars Heart border punch for the little border.
  7. tied a knot bow with some offray ribbon.
  8. tried to figure out how Amy got her cording tied onto her knot bow.
  9. gave up trying to figure it out. I cheated and just used glue dots to adhere my rick rack how I like it. loved the end result.
  10. done!

So, so beautiful! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping!

Paper: PTI Razzberry Fix and Razzberry Fiz Remix, SU! Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Wild Rose
Ink: Pixie pink, pink passion, gable green, green galore (all SU!)
Other: ribbon, rick rack, clear ep, Versa mark pen, dimensionals, fiskars heart border punch



  1. Super cute, love the butterflies.

  2. lovely card Kayla. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your blog is great, have joined and will be visiting more often.