Monday, January 25, 2010

Dance, Sing, Live - Viva la Verve!

Finally a chance to do a Viva la Verve challenge. The twist this year is inspiration and each month there are pictures of a different room to inspire each week. I just loved one for this week with a foyer done in mostly white with some black and a little hint of bright green. LOVE it, I say! So that's what I picked and here's my card:

If I do say so myself, I love how it turned out--pretty much like I'd planned it in my head and I love how girly it looks! I flipped the base card and I used an oval instead of a circle, because I wanted to use this sentiment, from Verve's Beautiful You set.

I'm using patterned paper from Black Market Paper Society's Ebony and Alabaster 6 x 6 pad. The small white panel is actually embossed with my Cuttlebug Textile folder but you can't really see it. Then, instead of ribbon, I added some black lace with clear jewels attached. Prima flowers and leaves add some interest and more of the green. The centers of the Primas are more designer thumb tacks--this time from Wal*Mart! You never know when and where you'll find something to use on a card, LOL! Huh, would ya look at that; nary a button in sight ;-)

Thanks for dropping in today! And, as always, thanks so much for the sweet comments--they always make my day!

Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: True Black, New Leaf (PTI)
Ink: Versifine Onxy Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, green jewels, lace (craft store); Prima flowers; leaf punch (Martha Stewart); designer thumb tacks (Wal*Mart)


  1. WOWWWW, love the green and black! So dramatic!

  2. Wow what a stunning card - beautiful colours, fab paper and lovely stamping!
    love tasha xx

  3. So pretty! I love the pop of green against the black and white.

  4. Gorgeous! LOVE the lace and the touches of green!

  5. Very pretty card - the green looks lovely!

  6. Wow, gorgeous card, very bold and chic!

  7. What an AWESOME CARD! thanks for sharing!

  8. OMG - what a dramatic & gorgeous looking card - GF!!! Love the colors you chose and this awesome design - Barbara!!! Hugs ~S~


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