Sunday, May 2, 2010

May God Hold You

One of my very favorite things about Verve images is, not only do they all stand beautifully alone, but they're so versatile that you can combine most any set with another. For this card I used images from 3 of the newest sets. The sentiment and side flourishes are from the set Blessings, the center border piece is from the set Relax, and the corner flourishes are from the set One Person. Don't they all work beautifully together?!?!?!

And this was so easy to make. I used only two ink colors for the images: Olive (Brilliance) and Jumbo Java (Versamagic). I ink distressed the edges with Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), and added an elegant border with the Layered Arches Border Punch by Martha Stewart. The ribbon is Silk (May Arts), and the button is PTI.

That's it. Easy and elegant.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend and that this first week of May is a fabulous one for you.
I'm busy getting ready for my son to come home from college. He's bringing a friend along with him to work for us for the summer. We're really looking forward to it. Two big boys....yikes, I'm going to have to readjust my grocery shopping list and cooking!!! LOL

Stamps: One Person, Blessings, Relax
Paper: Prism
Ink: Olive (Brilliance), Jumbo Java (Versamagic), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (May Arts), Button (PTI), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

18 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Tosh, love the punched border at the bottom

Yvonne Hagane said...

Tosh, this is absolutely stunning!! Love how you`ve put it all together, the colors and the swirls look amazing!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Tosh, this is so gorgeous! (No surprise!) I so enjoy seeing your beautiful creations in my email....your work always brings a smile to my face! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Happy that your son is coming home, but you had better keep that fridge stocked up!!!!

Blessings!
Angie

Gabriela said...

Tosh your card is so awe inspiring. I adore your sentiment and the contrasting inks of the flourishes on both sets of CS is ingenius. The black layered arches add such elegance too. I'm thrilled that your son and his friend are coming home. Your heart must be overflowing with joy!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous design and stamping, Tosh! Great colors and detailing! Love how you incorporated images from three sets. Beautiful Blessing card!

Earline said...

What a beautiful card I love the soft look

Bastelfrosch said...

Tosh, this card is a dream!!!
annette

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous Tosh, you do Verve proud!

craftorr said...

Tosh, I have been following your blog for quite a while, but couldn't figure out how to sign in....DUH! Have wanted to leave comments before and today I decided was the day to do it. It was far easier than I thought, now I feel a bit silly. Love this card, this is one of my favorite quotes and your card is gorgeous. Really like the punched border.

Linda (Laurie's Mom)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Way to incorporate all those sets into this classy and beautiful, creation, Tosh!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very CLASSY Tosh!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tosh I agree the sentiment is beautiful and you've made it look so elegant with the flourishes!!! Love this card too!!! Hugs ~S~

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely stunning, Tosh...it looks like an expensive tapestry with the rich colors and amazing design!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card makes me all giddy inside! Just stunning, Tosh!

Julia Aston said...

So lovely Tosh! what great 'around the edge' stamping on both panels - and the colors are wonderful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

rich and regal....absolutely gorgeous, my friend....sorry I haven't been blog visiting lately...real life has invaded my time.....but I am now going to peruse the creations I have missed

hugs
joanne

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Tosh!! I love that quote!! Yours colors and your coordination of the stamps around the edge is stunning!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous!

 
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