It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Design Opportunity

Julee's at it again over on the Verve Visual blog. She's added a sketch challenge for the month of April. All you have to do is make a card inspired by this latest sketch using at least one Verve Visual stamp, link your card, and you could be a Verve Visual Guest Designer for the month of June! So show us what you've got. And here's an example to get you started.
This card measures 3.5 x 6.25. All stamps are from Verve Visual's Anniversary Birds set. I started by stamping several flower stems, then I turned it upside down and stamped the end several more times for some grass. I topped the stems with petite Primas. The centers are Crystal Effects covered in black glitter while still wet. I cut a couple of black tag corner punches and glued them to the corners. Then, I inked only the "so happy" portion of one of the sentiments with black ink.
The bird, I stamped on white and trimmed out. Stamped on patterned paper and trimmed out just the body. Glue it to the white bird. Then, one more time, I stamped it on Caribbean and cut out just the wing. I rubbed the edges on my black ink pad, and adhered with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by, and I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Recipe:
Stamps: Anniversary Birds (Verve Visual)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink); Taken with teal, pretty in pink, cool caribbean, black, Petals & Paisleys (Stampin' Up)
Ink: black (Versafine); old olive, cool caribbean (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: tag corner punch, crystal effects (Stampin' Up); petite flamingo flowers (Prima); black licorice brads (Lasting Impressions); bloom dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); black glitter, pop dots

12 comments:

Julie Masse said...

FABULOUS card Bethany! I love those flowers and the colors - so pretty! :)

Alexandra said...

Holy Moly - this card is gorgeous!!! I totally love all those flowers and the colors ROCK!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Shannan Teubner said...

This is totally fabulous, Bethany!!

RaeAnne said...

B E A UTIFL! i just adore the pink pressed paper!

=D

Rose Ann said...

Wow...sooo beautiful, Bethany!! I love your flowers and sweet bird!!

Christina Fischer said...

Fantastic card, Bethany! I love those colors!

Joan and Amy said...

Wonderful card....I love the little flower garden. Joan

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Bethany, this is sooo beautiful and very, very classy!! As with all of your cards, it is so perfectly put together and the colors are wonderful together!!

Joan B said...

Another beautiful creation!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Love your colors and your cute field of flowers! : ) And I'm very happy to be on VVDT with you and look forward to getting to know you better!

Dawn Easton said...

Bethany, this is wonderful!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is so stinkin' adorable, Bethany! I just LOVE how you evoke the fresh and fun feeling of Spring into your cards!