Friday, April 23, 2010

Zva Creative Cards, and DT Call

Today's post is all about Zva Creative with a touch of Papertrey Ink. {wink} Two of my favorite brands. I mentioned earlier this week that I am behind on the Papertrey Pals challenges, and will catch up on the ones I missed. The first card is based on Challenge #5 by Liz M. She challenged us to create a one layer card. Fortunately we were allowed to use one embellishment. I chose to use stamps to create a one layer card, because when working with patterned papers I love to use multiple layers. I first made a border mask using some large Post-it sheets, and then stamped a background with Papertrey Ink's Text Style II stamp set and Vintage Cream ink. I love that color on kraft cardstock. The flowers are part of the Beautiful Blooms II stamp set. The gorgeous pearls are from Zva Creative. They come in various sizes and colors.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Text Style II, Beautiful Blooms II, Asian Fusion) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding), Memento Tuxedo Black | Pearls: Zva Creative (PE02CB102)

I seems like I was in the mood for purple this week. The felt flowers from Zva Creative match well with the Lavender Moon supplies by Papertrey Ink. Both cards turned out quite simple and didn't take too long to create. Usually I don't use white cardstock from Bazzill as a base for my stamped cards, because due to the canvas structure it's hard to get good coverage. However, I didn't realize I took Bazzill cardstock from my stash until I stamped on it. Well, the stamped background looked ok, so I went ahead. This one's for Kerry, one of the Papertrey Pals, who is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Kerry!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (White) | Patterned paper: Papertrey Ink (2008 Bitty Dot Basics) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Botanicals, Birthday Basics) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding) | Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Lavender Moon Saddle Stitch) | Pearl: Zva Creative (PE01CB102) | Flowers: Zva Creative (FL01CB114, FL01CB116) | Tools: EK Success Arch Scallop border punch | Other: foamtape

Did you know that there is a design team call for Zva Creative, right now?  Here are the details in case you would like to apply:

Do you have a thing for bling? Do you love Crystals and Pearls? Do flowers, flourishes, brads and felt tickle your fancy? Zva Creative has all of that and more. Six months has almost passed and we are looking for designers to add to our talented Zva Creative Design Team!

Designers will serve a 6 month term with a possibility of an extension for another 6 months. We compensate generously with our products and we compensate well for published work. Open to all US and International designers who are at least 18 years of age.

To apply, here's what you need to do:

Create either 3 layouts -or- 3 cards -or- 3 of any combination. If you are diverse and dabble in more than one category, that is wonderful, but not necessary, please feel free to show us your other talents. You can submit up to 6 projects, but 3 is required. Projects can be previously published and/or posted online.

We prefer that you use Zva Creative products on your entry, but that is not a requirement. Our latest Winter CHA products are in stores now. If you have questions or would like to know where to purchase Zva online, please send an e-mail to .

Please e-mail your entry to: by midnight (Pacific time) Wednesday, April 28. Please put "Zva DT Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail. Submissions accepted immediately. New designers will receive a phone call on Tuesday, May 4th and the announcement will be made as soon as all designers have been notified. New term is from May 2010 - November 1st 2010.

Please include the following information in your submission email:

* Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
* Your blog link
* Your online gallery link(s)
* Message board(s) where you participate
* Link to your resume
* Attach images of your projects. Please keep each image under 500 pixels (100k)
* A list of design teams you are currently serving on (includes manufacturers/wholesalers, stores, challenge blogs, kit clubs, etc.)

Monthly Zva DT requirement:
3 Layouts -or- 5 cards -or- 2 layouts/2 cards -or- 1 layout/3 cards
Altered items can be substituted for layouts
(Projects will be uploaded to the Zva Creative gallery for you)

We hope this will be a positive experience for everyone and we appreciate you sharing your talent with us..

I would also like to remind you of the Zva Creative Blog Hop. You have another week to create a card based on this sketch or any of the other DT sketches. I would love to see your projects.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Ingrid these are beautiful!!!

  2. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for playing along with the challenge :) I may have to case that card.... :)

  3. So pretty!! Love that one layer look!! And the b-day card is adorable too!

  4. Both lovely. That first one is unique and I love the purple on kraft. One layer is so hard to do nailed it Ingrid! I love Bazzill CS, but do have trouble stamping on it sometimes. Your second card is pretty and I was not able to tell it was Bazzill at all!

  5. Both cards are stunning! I love the purple and the kraft!

  6. What fabulous cards! I just LOVE the looks of the first one! Beautiful work!

  7. Oh Ingrid, as always your cards are beautiful. I love, love the first card. SO fresh and clean! Nicely done!

  8. Wow!! Both cards are so beautiful!

  9. Just gorgeous. Simple and elegant--perfect mix!

  10. Those are both beautiful cards. I LOVE the one-layered card as the way you designed it makes it look like it has more dimension than it does. So pretty!

  11. I love the masking card! Wow, it's just beautiful especially with those flowers over the text type!

  12. De bovenste kaart is niet een Ingrid kaart maar hij is helemaal leuk omdat hij juist anders is dan wat je anders maak. Mooie gestempelde achtergrond en dan heel subtiel die bloemen... 10+ Ingrid.

  13. Lo e the first card!! its sooo pretty and unique..

  14. WOW!! Ingrid, your cards are gorgeous! I love the masking on the first one. Just perfect.

  15. These are both great Ingrid! I really love the sweet, feminine card you created for Kerry's birthday :)

  16. Het zijn twee schitterende kaarten geworden! Wat ik telkens zo mooi vind aan jouw kaarten, is dat je echt een eigen stijl hebt, maar toch telkens totaal verschillende kaarten maakt. En dat is alleen maar leuk voor ons om te zien natuurlijk:)

  17. Prachtige kaarten Ingrid! Wauw!

    Groetjes Marije.

  18. Fabulous, sweetie!! The one layer card is so subtle and pretty. Even though the challenge was "out of the box" for you, you nailed it! I love how you layered the stamps and added the touch of purple! And, Kerry's birthday card is so feminine and girly. The Zva felt flower is SOO adorable! Way to rock that purple, girlfriend!! You're amazing! ♥♥ Kay

  19. Mmm. I love a card with just one layer, but it's been so long since I made one. I think you've inspired me to give it a try!

  20. What an amazing one-layer card. So CAS, and I adore the white with the purple on that kraft paper. Beauuutiful.