Friday, April 17, 2009

3x3 Notes sets for a Verve Challenge

First off, I have to apologize for the inconsistency of the photos. I'm learning how to use photoshop and it's going to take some time for me to figure it all out. Thanks for your patience.

Now, for the project. Have you ever had one of those projects where everything just flowed? Well, that's how I felt about this 3x3 note set. When I saw Julee's Verve Release Week Challenges I thought it would be fun to participate. I purchased last month's bundle and haven't had a chance to use them until now. And what a treat it was to work with these gorgeous images. I'm a HUGE fan of Verve Stamps. For this month's release, Julee is offering stampers a chance to win a $30 gift certificate, and two will win a $54 in value New Release Bundle. How cool is that?!?!

I decided to make 3x3 notecards using Julee's sketches and color challenge. Laurie (a dear friend of mine) designed a fabulous little box for 3x3 notecards. You can find the tutorial on her blog, Just Give Me Stamps, HERE. These little guys are so much fun to make, and they worked beautifully with Julee's sketches.

Here's the card for Julee's Sketch #1:

The flowers and pot were colored with copics, the butterfly (Martha Stewart) is punched vellum that I colored with a copic and coated with ultratransparent glitter. The little tabs were punched with the Stampin' UP! Horizontal Slot punch. The little rhinestones on the flowers are Multicolored Mini Rhinestones (Zva Creations).

Here's Julee's Sketch #2

The flowers were colored with copics, and are raised with dimensional tape. Again, I used the Multicolored mini rhinestones that Michelle now carries at Stamper's Dream, to add a bit of bling.

Here's Julee's Sketch #3

Again the images are all colored with copics with a touch of glitter added.
I'll list my supplies with their links below to save your reading...*grin*

Here's my final card that I made for Julee's Color Challenge.


Finally, Here's the box I made, with Laurie's wonderful Mini Card Box Tutorial, to hold these little notecards.



Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a fantastic weekend!!
Happy stamping!!
Tosh

Supplies:
Stamps - Beautiful Kindness, Floral Symphony, Miracles Blossom, Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper - Everafter (Cosmo Cricket), Kraft, Neenah Natural White
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Paper (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Copics, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Punches - Fence and Butterflies and Fern Leaves (Martha Stewart), Scalloped Border (EK Success), Flower and leaves (Stampin' UP!), Multi colored Mini Rhinestones (Zva Creations), Corduroy Button (Imaginisce), Tiny blue flowers (Carl CarlaCraft), Glitter, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape

24 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, Tosh, what a BEAUTIFUL set of note cards....such soft and beautiful papers, and your coloring/shading ROCKS!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Wow! This little box and notecards are out of this world beautiful! They remind me of ATCs, which I dearly love. I adore your soft muted colors blended to perfection!

bataylor said...

Their you are with those gorgeous colors again. You rock. Hope you win the big prize. The recipient of this set of note cards will be overjoyed and want want to use them. Keep up the good work.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

What an awesome set of notecards! Honestly, one is just cuter than another! Such detail, beautiful colors, stitching, and great coloring with those Copics! Fabulous, Tosh!!!

Beth S said...

This is a beautiful set of notecards. Beautifully done.

StampOwl said...

gorgeous note cards Tosh

Shannan Teubner said...

HOLY MOLY girl!! These are fabulous!!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

**Sigh** Tosh, these are absolutely STUNNING!! Seriously, they may be small in size, but you packed so many beautiful details into each one, I could look at these forever and still find new things to see!! And that BOX!!! LOVE the picket fence around the bottom...sooooo clever!! You are amazing!!!

Hugs,
Laurie

Stephanie Hargis said...

Oh my word Tosh! This set is phenomenal girl! You definitely nailed every one of these challenges! I can't get over how wonderful your cards turned out! Wow!

Niki Estes said...

These are beautiful, Tosh! I love the colors, stitching, and sponging!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an awesome set of notecards Tosh!! Your stiching, sponging, colors and etc always amaze me. I will have to try that little box. Great job! Hope you are having a good day!

Joanne said...

jaw dropping.....fantabulousistic....beauties, each one

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Tosh, what a GORGEOUS set! THis is just fabulous!

leenda said...

Cool beans! These are so creative! I hope you win!

Jackie Pedro said...

Thud.......amazing set!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh what a sweet gift this will be, the cards are so pretty and just love the box, the punch is so neat for a trim to the box!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am in awe. Your creations are always beautiful and I have been a fan for quite some time. You are oh so talented and I really appreciate all that you share.
ps Congrats on your win;!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Tosh I love your little cards, so darling.

Carolyn King said...

WOWZA...what a stunning gift card set! YOU rock girl!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

DANG! these are soooo beautiful! What insperation! Thanks ;)

Judy Rozema said...

What a beautiful set of cards -- the shading is fantastic and I love those colors together! If you figure out PS (well, I have PSE7), let me know! I can't figure out how to make the edges soft or blurry, w/o doing the whole picture!

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW!!!! Tosh, these are incredible! What a fantastic set!

dpkennedy said...

This set is stunning! Wow! Love that box and awesome flower! Your projects rock!

Shelbell said...

Adorable set!!! Love how the colors pop off the natural color background!!! Way too cute :)

 
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