Happy Friday, friends! It's a new month and that means it's time for a new series of Viva la Verve! sketches. This week, Amber is kicking things off with a fun sketch for a long card. Check out the Viva la Verve! forum for the sketch, all the details, and then play along with all of our February sketches for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Verve!
For my sample card, I pulled out a favorite set of mine... Blue Skies. I love this courage poem by mary anne radmacher and had the opportunity to speak with her this past week. She's just as kind and inspiring as her words and I just had to use this stamp on my card. The lovely papers are from the Devotion collection by Creative Imaginations. I added a few scored lines at the bottom of the card and a bit of distressing to jazz things up, but stayed pretty true to the sketch for once!
The butterfly from Blue Skies is stamped onto cream cardstock, and then I used the matching All Aflutter Plain Jane to stamp on patterned paper, cut out and pop up over the butterfly image. A lacey circle mat, liquid pearls accents and two smoked topaz czech rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty finish things off nicely.
Stamps: Blue Skies, All Aflutter Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Devotion (Creative Imaginations), Early Espresso (SU!), Cream
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Lacey and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Scor-pal, Smoked Topaz Czech flatback rhinestones (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.