Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the February Week 3 Viva la Verve challenge. The deadline is tonight to get all your February VLV cards in to be entered for a chance to win our March release. And might I just add that this release is going to shine! ;)
Anyhow, here's the inspiration photo I chose to start from. I'm kind of proud of myself for not being so obvious for once! LOL I'm usually so literal when I do inspiration sketches, but in this photo I was really drawn to the repeated circle patterns, specifically the dotted ones on the chairs, which made me think of the Just for You set.
My papers are from a pad of paper I recently got at Hobby Lobby. It's absolutely gorgeous, but the packaging just says My Mind's Eye Glittered Paper Pad, with no collection name. Anyhow, it's all sorts of gorgeousness with aqua, brown and creamish glittered papers and totally up my alley. I KNOW you'll be seeing more of it. ;) I chose the dotted circular patterned paper to emboss the flower from Love's Flower and paper piece in layers as my focal image.
Next I stamped the circle frame from Just For You onto the aqua paper and cut out with Nestabilities. The cream square is dry embossed with a small Cuttlebug folder that looks really similar to the knotted pattern on the side table in the photo, however my flower completely covered it up! I lightly sponged the edges with Antique Linen, then embossed the Just for You sentiment on a square of cream, sponging the edges of that panel too. I added a little punched border on the designer paper panel and then tied my ribbon on. I was doing the sketch from memory and for some reason I thought the sketch didn't have the ribbon all the way across the main panel, so I worked hard at figuring out a way to accomplish this. I ended up using the SU! slot punch to punch a hole in the brown layer, then slid the ribbon through and glued to the back, then tied a separate bow and added with a glue dot to cover the hole. But this morning as I'm looking at the sketch I see that the ribbon should have gone all the way to the bottom. Doh! :)
What's In It?
Stamps: Just for You, Love's Flower (Verve)
Paper: Cream (Paper Accents), Glittered Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft (SU!), VersaMark, Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Ivory satin ribbon (RibbonFX), Clear embossing powder, slot punch, border punch (SU!), Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug embossing folder, chocolate pearl (Kaiser Craft)
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.