Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Verve and Flourishes WCMD Challenge Cards

Hi Friends! These two cards are my submissions for the Verve and Flourishes WCMD Challenge that I participated in on Sunday. There's a funny story behind these two cards (scroll down for the second one). This first card was for the Verve WCMD challenge and the challenge was to pick a flag of any country and use the colors of the flag for your card. I chose the Botswana flag which had the colors blue, black, and white.

Here is the story. . .I was 90% done with the card when I realized that I had used the Flourishes stamp for the flower instead of using a Verve stamp. Uggggh! I was so upset because I was almost finished. To fix it, I added the Verve Starlight Starbright sentiment on my card.

Do you see my card below. . .well, time was ticking and the deadline was almost up so I used the same card for the Flourishes WCMD challenge but changed it up a bit. Scroll down to read how I did it. . .

Stamps: Verve Starlight Starbright, Flourishes
Paper: SU Designer paper, Bliss Blue, Black
Ink: Copic markers
Accessories: Dew Drops, Nestabilities, CB Embossing Folder, SU Ticket Corner Punch, JoAnn Brads, Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickles Glitter




For the Flourishes WCMD challenge there was a sketch to follow and luckily it worked out. All I did was pull off the white panel which was already adhered to the base for the Flourishes challenge card and tilted it as required by the sketch. I then scooted the ribbon to the left, removed the Verve sentiment and added the flower to the bow. LOL! I would have created a totally different card but the deadline was up so I needed to get the card uploaded as quickly as possible.

By the way. . .I was one of the winners for the Flourishes WCMD challenge using this card. I didn't think my card was all that great so I was a little surprised by it. I wonder if it was a random pick. Regardless, I was so happy to win a Flourishes prize. . .they have really pretty stamps. As a matter of fact, I may stop by and buy a few stamp sets. I love their flower images. . .very pretty.

Just a little info about my card. . .I had masked the flower and stamped it 3 times. I cut out the flower of one of them and remounted it on to one of the flowers. I then cut out the image and mounted on a panel that was CB embossed. I also added a bit of glitter to the image. That's about it.

Anyway. . .I have a TON of projects I need to finish up by today so I have to run!

Hope y'all have a wonderful day!!

Card Details:Stamps: Flourishes Signs of Spring
Paper: SU Designer
Paper, Bliss Blue
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Dew Drops, Prima Flower Grosgrain Ribbon, CB Embossing Folder, SU Ticket Corner Punch, JoAnn brads, Rhinestone

18 comments:

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Stunning!

Teri said...

your card is beautiful maria! Congrats on being one of the winners!

Ponygirl40 said...

love this!

Lisa Foster said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the beautiful hues of blue! Awesome job as always, Girl!
Hugs,
Lisa

Tammy said...

Very very pretty.

doris said...

OMG... your card is beautiful maria!!

Cami said...

Very beautiful, Maria! I love all the layering and the colors you have used!

Ila said...

Wow!!...Totally Gorgeous!!..Congrats on the win as well!!...Hugs, Ila

Rihani said...

Beautiful card Maria!!

Angela S. said...

This card is so elegant..I absolutely love the colors so relaxing.. Congrats on being one of the winner...

Renata said...

Funny to see those flowers in blue ;) Lovely saying. Great card!

Groetjes, Renata

PaperCrafty said...

WOW!! Beautiful!! Love the blue Maria!!

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Maria, I love your cards. How cool is that with putting the one card to make two and enter both challenges - super cool! I love the bows and how you arranged the cards - you really are talented!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Maria! Love the great coloring and dimentions... congrats on winning the challenge!

Catherine said...

This is soooooo beautiful, Maria! I love the glitz on this - adds a little pizzazz without taking away from the elegance of the card! Awesome!

(Back to catch up later - I could literally spend hours admiring and commenting on all of your stunning creations!)

Hope you are doing great!
Hugs,
Catherine :D

Christine said...

Your card is gorgeous Maria. Sorry about the flower accident but either way you did an amazing job coloring the flower. I love the little sparkles that you put in the petals too. Love it. I hope you got all of your projects done.
xoxo, Christine

Chrisd said...

What a beautiful card... even if it had an adventure before winning you an amazing treat!Love those bows/ Hugs from Michigan

2 Worlds said...

Maria amazing card !
thanks do much for the birthday wishes at facebook

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