Hi y'all! Happy Tuesday! Today I have a little card to share with you using this week's Viva la Verve! April Week 4 sketch. It's the last sketch of the month, so if you're playing along, you have until Thursday night to get all four of the April sketches completed for your chance to win an entire future Verve release.
I love the rays on Shannan's sketch and after checking out her tutorial, I was reminded of a similar shape in the new Nested Pennants Nestabilities, so I decided to use those for my rays, cutting the pieces, then assembling them with all the points together, so that nothing overlaps. Here's a couple "the making of" photos (they're taken with my phone, so sorry they're not the best quality). I started with 5 triangles, but ended up using 7 triangles to fill the sketch in the way I wanted it to.
The papers are all from the Portrait collection by Crate Paper. Funny thing... that paper in the upper left corner of the card is a calendar print from the collection. Once I got the card all together I noticed that the designer paper had a typo in it, and the month title for January in the upper corner read Janurary. At first I thought I could live with it since it was in the background, but then my OCD tendencies kicked into full gear and I had to cover it up with the notebook border punch!
Anyways, enough about that, let's get to the fun part... stamping! I used the new Hope Blooms set for the sentiment, embossed in black onto a Labels 10 die cut. Then I embossed two sizes of the bloom directly onto the aqua paper in the pack, then cut out, added a button center and then tucked a leaf sprig, embossed using the leaves from Bloom & Grow and die cut with the Elegant Leaves Die. I finished off with a die cut apron border, a bit of vintage lace and some linen thread.
Stamps: Hope Blooms, Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Portrait Collection (Crate Paper), Black, Ivory
Ink: Black, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Elegant Leaves Die (A Cut Above by Verve), apron border CutUps (TCP), Nested Pennants and Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Beautiful Wings Embosslit and notebook punch (SU!), clear embossing powder (Judikins), Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz), button, Butterfly pin (Webster's Pages), Black diamond Stickles (Ranger), black pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)
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.