A Verve Challenge Preview

Welcome to the weekend! Only one more sleep until the Verve release! We have a special sketch challenge cooked up for you this weekend as we countdown to our release on Sunday night. You could win a new Verve set for playing along, so be sure to check out all the challenge details and submit your card entry over on the Verve Stamps blog. Deadline is Sunday (March 8) at 6PM Eastern, so get stamping! ;)

Here's the sketch we're working with. Verve Stamps aren't required and you can always change up the shapes to accommodate your card.

For my card, I wanted to use these fancy new EK Success fleur de lis punches I picked up at Michael's for 30% off this week. LOVE them! How cool is that border punch? And to have a coordinating fleur de lis punch makes this girl so happy! The punches made me think of this gorgeous glittery paper from My Mind's Eye, and of course I had to use one of my favorite color combos - pink and brown!



The stamp is a preview of the new Psalm 51:10 Plain Jane releasing on Sunday. It's stamped on a Classic Circle Nestability and matted with a Scallop Circle Nestability. I used the die as a stencil to add some pink sponging inside the circle. For a little decoration, I spruced up the scallops with some Pink Liquid Pearls and then colored some K & Company pearls with a Copic marker for the centers of my fleur de lis.

To finish off I used a brand new tool I have been wanting for years and just never have ordered. You know one of those nice-to-have luxury items that always gets crossed off the wishlist to make room for another stamp set? Well, I'm finally the proud new owner of one of those SU! air brush tool thingies. Yep, the technical name totally evades me right now. But it's the weird looking thing you hook up to a marker and squeeze and it makes fabulous little flecks all over your paper? Well, I LOVE it and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of it! I think it was the perfect little touch to make my Kraft card base not so boring!

Okay, so that wraps it up for today. The release party starts at 8PM Eastern tomorrow (Sunday) night and we'll be chatting up a storm and giving you the first looks at all the new sets. Come join the fun!

20 comments

  1. OOOh... how pretty! I love the paper, the embellishment, and of course, the stamp! I'm placing an order today! YAY!

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  2. I have the spritzer too and it's GREAT!! Lovely card--I'm going to have to participate in this one....

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  3. oh woww Julee,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

    have a nice weekend.
    hugs Riet.x

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  4. Get out Julee! This is gorgeous and you are so right...perfect punch to match your new set! Gotta love that girl!

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Hope I can squeeze this inbetween all my shoveling today...lol

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  5. Julee, this card is just lovely! I love the vintage look and your gorgeous punched border. WOW!

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  6. Just gorgeous, Julee! LOVE those punches!

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  7. Oh my gosh this is really gorgeous. Love the colors, papers, punches, sentiment...Well what's not to love about this card.

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  8. Oh so pretty!!

    Fun sketch, man you rock the sketches Julee!

    Have a super weekend!!

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  9. Love the sketch! Here's my submission:

    CLICK ME

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  10. This card is just fab. Everything coordinates just perfectly.

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  11. Oh Julee I just bought that border punch today, and can't wait to use it, your card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspriaton.

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  12. Absolutely STUNNING!! I literally gasped when I saw this. Seriously!! Love the kraft with that gorgeous dp, and your border and punches are fantastic! WOW!! The sentiment is wonderful too. We sang that verse every Sunday in our church when I was a kid...good memories!!

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  13. beautiful card - lovely new stamps! thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Beautiful card and colors. Like the punches you used. Wish I had a Michaels closer than 80 miles-have seen some neat, new punches being used!! tfs

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  15. Julee, this card is absolutely stunning! The pearls, the colors, the punches, there isn't anything that I don't like! I can't wait for the release tonight!

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  16. I just got back from Michaels and picked up this border punch!! I could've bought 2 or 3 of them, the new ones are great. I also noticed our store (Canada) is carrying Basic Grey DP!! Good news for us who live in a town with no Scrapbook store :) Beautiful card, can't wait to see the new releases.

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