Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two Challenges to Try... Vintage Verve & Cuttlebug

Before I start, I would like to wish my son a special Happy Birthday. Happy Sweet Sixteen Nicholas, I LOVE you!! :) xoxo

Hello & thanks for stopping by... We have another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. The challenge is hosted by Julee Tilman, who wanted us to get a little inky with our Verve stamps. The challenge is to give your Verve projects a vintage glow with a technique called Vintage Values.


Vintage Values How-To: Requires 2-3 shades of the same color of ink and a craft sponge. Starting with your lightest shade of ink, use a craft sponge to sweep ink from the outer edges of your cardstock inward as far as you want your glow to touch. Repeat with your next shade of ink, but only sweep about 2/3 as far in (so some of the lighter color still shows in the inner sections). Repeat with the darkest shade of ink (if desired), sweeping with short strokes, only about 1/3 of the way in.


Our Creative Corner would LOVE it if you played along!! Julee is even offering a fabulous Verve prize. Post a link to the OCC blog by Thursday October 30th. On Friday, October 31 at noon EST, we'll be choosing one random participant to receive their choice of any Verve Stamps set. If you don't have Verve stamps, feel free to play along with stamps from any company.


Recipe - Stamps: Fluttering By - Verve Paper: Kraft, Kraft Prints, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Cuttlebug/DVine Swirls - Cut At Home, Tool Kit, Round Corner Punch, Brads, Twine.


I have another fun card to share... This card was designed for a fun challenge over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. This week's challenge is to embossed a piece of designer paper. Since I am so in the Christmas mood, I embossed a piece of this yummy holiday paper by Deja Views "Flurries & Frost" collection.


Giveaway time... Do you LOVE the paper I used on my card? Leave me a comment and you will be entered to win some PLUS I will include some of this beautiful Christmas ribbon by May Arts. I will announce the winner on Saturday, October 25th.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and please stop by tomorrow, I will have another fun Christmas card to share.

31 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!! Hope he has a wonderful day!!

Love your Vintage Verve card Jennifer!! So rich in colours!

Your snowman cuttlebug card is totally adorable!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh these are just too beautiful with so much dimension and texture ... would love to touch them. Warm regards

michelle ip said...

Love the vintage look! So beautiful!

shannon said...

Love your blog Jennifer, your cards are so cute!

Janet said...

Love these cards!

Janet said...

Love these cards!

Jennifer said...

I do love the paper you used on that card! Thanks for the chance to win. I also love that Vintage technique and will have to try it sometime.

Cindy Haffner said...

Happy Birthday Nick!!!!

Love your cards Jen, awesome job girl.

ladyb266 said...

Wow! YOur cards are always AMAZING! You have such a talent girl!!! LOL!!! Love the paper by the way too!!! TFS! ~Heidi

ribenaruby said...

A Happy Birthday to your son! Wow, time flies. Generous of you to give away some goodies. Your blog is one of my faves for ideas.

Jessica said...

I am so in love with all the new Christmas paper this year. They just look so yummy!

Thanks for the links to the challenges, I'm going to try both!

ps. Happy (sweet) sixteen to your little boy :)

Tracy said...

What an adorable snowman! I LOVE snowmen. I think I'm addicted to them. LOL

Thanks for the great giveaway, too. You are so generous.

pammy jo said...

i love that you used that great paper for your snowman's hat and scarf - too fun! what a great challenge, too, to make a vintage card - thanks for the how-to! :)

Brenda said...

Great cards I really love the vintage verve one. The colors are so rich and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Jennifer!!! Your Vintage card is adorable, and the snowman is perfect!!!
God bless
Giovana

Allison said...

Great cards! They are both so warm and inviting!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Happy birthday to your son! It's also my sister-in-laws birthday!

Anyway, i would love to win some paper and ribbon!!!!!

Viv said...

Hi Jennifer! As usual you come up trumps. This paper is gorgeous and the card is so pretty.
Also a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nicholas.
Hugs and smiles Viv xxx

ctemommy said...

This paper is so cute and I would love to win some! Happy Birthday to your son.
Carla

inkedx2 said...

Love your vintage card!

Robbie

Lauren said...

I just love the paper on that Card I would love to win!
Gorgeous Card btw
xx

Diane said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the embossing on your verve chanllenge 1st card. And that paper with the snowman is beautiful!

Linda said...

Yummy paper and ribbon! Thanks for the C'Bug site link...happy to have found that now...yaaay.
Have a great end of the working week.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Hi Jennifer! Your two challenge cards are awesome! Great use of the Cuttlebug on both! The snowman is darling! Love the papers and ribbon! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Carla

Ila said...

Happy Birthday to Nicholas!!
Both of these cards are so Super Gorgeous...I love the way you used the CB...and the papers are Fabulous!!TFS!!..Hugs, Ila

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful vintage card! I love the soft colors and the sponging. And how perfect to emboss the swirls on your snowman! I hope your son had a wonderful birthday. Sixteen--a very special milestone. My, they grow up so fast, don't they?

Maria Matter said...

Jennifer, this is such a *cool* card! Love the swirly snowman and his scarf!!!
Perfect combination of colors and prints!
Blessings, Maria
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Your Vintage Verve is BEAUTIFUL, Jennifer! I love the pinks and browns. Thanks so much for playing along wiht me!

Shirley said...

How unusually pretty and creative! A blue snowman, whoda thunk it! So Christmas and Winter pretty! I think the pink and brown card is just totally beautiful. I love what you did with the butterfly and your choice of embossed backgrounds. Wow!

patty w said...

OMgosh...both cards are gorgeous but that pink and brown one is just exquisite! Love them!

Debbie Olson said...

Jennifer, both are beautiful, but I especially love the butterfly piece--great job!