I am using my new favourite Verve set to play along with a few challenges today. I started off being inspired by the Fusion sketch & photo, as well asLaurel Seabrook's Inspired By photo with all the graphic shapes/muted colours... and this week's Cas-ual Fridays inspiration is "More Coffee Please!":
I just tweaked the colours a little and made a second one:
I really adore this taupey/grey with the chocolate... I can see why it's such a popular home decor colour combo. *It's a little warmer in real life!
Stamp set is Happiness Is by Verve; Patterned paper is Knit Picky by Lawn Fawn; Ink is Chocolate by CTMH; Cardstock is Whisper, Cocoa, White Daisy & Glacier by CTMH.
I've got a couple of masculine cards to share today, for several challenges that have closed! Just couldn't quite get them photographed in time. Oh well, I'm sharing them anyway :o) Both are using the older Marjolaine papers from Basic Grey, and the Happy Thoughts stamp set from Verve. *I am in time for The Paper Players colour challenge, though! Scroll down to see the combo at the bottom of my post. Here is one that was for the Fusion Sketch Challenge:
And another shot to show how lovely the metallic silver strip is!
I love the Mini Try-fold stamp sets from Art Impressions, and had this one coloured up and sitting on my craft desk, so decided to assemble it into a card today. Here is Garden Window MTF:
The finished white area of the card is 3 5/8" square, which I mounted on some warm blue cardstock, and then onto the pretty 5" square of pink paper. Here's what it looks like as you open the flaps:
And finally, the sweet little kitten on the inside. The set includes the stamps and dies that you see here, as well as the sentiment "Hello Friend" - but I like to leave my cards blank until I know what I'll be using them for!
I glued some 1/2" pink organdy ribbon onto the back side, which ties nicely into a bow to hold it all together.
Patterned papers are Garden Party by Pebbles and Birthday Wishes by Echo Park. Coloured with Copic markers.
My husband's birthday is coming up, so I decided to use a couple of watercolour scenes that I painted last fall to make up some masculine birthday cards. I am using the Art Impressions watercolour stamps, along with my Marvy & Tombow markers:
*I am very excited to be entering my cards into the current Art Impressions challenge "Anything Goes"!
Stamp sets used: WC Rustic Cabins, WC Fir Trees and Foliage Set. Sentiment is Close To My Heart; Patterned papers are Marjolaine by Basic Grey. Tombow & Marvy markers.
I received some new (to me!) Verve stamps just before Christmas, and got a chance to play with them this week. I am using the current Freshly Made Sketch & my favourite Lawn Fawn plaids:
I tried to do a bit of an ombre effect with my inks... and it worked fairly well using my Misti. I did three different versions!
Patterned papers are Perfectly Plaid by Lawn Fawn. Stamp set and dies are Verve; Copic markers; Inks are Creme Brulee, Smoothie & Cotton Candy by Close To My Heart; Cardstock is White, Sunflower & Crystal Blue, also CTMH.