July 26, 2007

CPS #23 and the LAUNCH!

Just a simple card cooked up last night in about 30 minutes. My brain couldn't wrap around this week's CPS sketch very well, so I had to back up and K.I.S.S. I think I was trying to overdo it with "extras" and too many embellishments. Last night I decided to start over and use different stamps and paper and keep it simple. It worked!

Actually, when I was digging through scraps of CS, I saw these three colors together and it was one of those light bulb moments, you know? "WOW, those are kinda funky, my brain said, why not"? So, in keeping with the goofy yet fun colors I decided to use these stamps from SideShowStamps.
I stamped the circus elephant on the green, and again on light pink and dark pink. I cut out the light pink one and adhered her to the green, then cut out her decorative throw from the dark pink and pieced it on top. I colored some parts in with white gel pen to make it stand out more too.
I stamped a diamond BG (Hero arts) onto the pale pink panel with versamark ink to keep with the fun theme and doodled around the burgundy CS with my white gel pen. The strip of PP matches perfectly, doesn't it? I found that in the scrap pile too, but I'm not sure who makes it. After adding the pink brads (MM) and the white ribbon with the sentiment on top I declared it done!

TA DA!........................................

So, I'm sure by now most of you have read about the unveiling of the new stamp designs and online store, right? It was announced yesterday that VERVE VISUAL is the mastermind of none other than our very own Julee Tillman! Go here to read about it and be sure to wish her a happy belated birthday too! She has so much talent (have you ever drooled over her cards at her blog Poetic Artistry?) and that fact that she has designed her own line of rubber stamps is testament to that! Verve Visual is officially opening on August 1st, so be sure to sign up for email updates so you don't miss a thing! (You can do that HERE.)

12 comments:

Marlou said...

love it :) x

Julie Campbell said...

Such a cool card! I love how you use so many different company's stamps. It's always neet to see something new. Congrats again on your Verve spot! I am SO jealous! ;)

Flossie's Follies said...

Love that stamp and the colors, what a great card.

Jessica said...

Fun colors! And i love the simplicity of this, yet it's still very eye-catching.
i saw your photo on the Verve website yesterday and i was giddy! i'm so excited for you! i just knew you were going places. You're just chock full of talent!
Oh, and thanks so much for your comment to my WV pics. If i discover a good contest, i may actually submit them. i hadn't given it any thought until you mentioned it!

Corie said...

Love the card!!! Such great colors.

Congrats on the being on the design team. You certainly deserve it. Your creations are FANTASTIC

Jen del Muro(genie1314) said...

Great card! Very excited about VV

Clare said...

What a fab card, love the elephant and the colour combo.

So Sonya said...

oh wow what a lovely card!!!

~Lea~ said...

That elephant is so cute!! Super cute card...thanks for participating at CPS this week!
~Lea Lawson

jo said...

What a fab card!!!

mum on the run said...

Great card, very striking design

Rein said...

cheerful and very pretty!