Hi friends! Happy Friday! It's the first Friday of the month, and that means it's my turn to host the Viva la Verve challenge. My monthly feature has a sketch and a color challenge to it - you can do just the sketch, just the colors, or both if you're feeling inspired!
For my card, I pulled out the new Better Together set and a few dies and got to work. First I knew I wanted my big circle to be a doily, so I spritzed a doily with Boss Lady color mist, then with water and wiped off. I then used the back side of the doily as the front, since I liked the resist look where the ink hadn't quite seeped through all the way. My sentiment circle is stamped with the distressed polka background from Better Together in lucky limeade and blushing bride, then I stamped the thanks sentiment in black over the top of it.
Next I cut the Floral Circles Die Set from blushing bride paper, then stamped in blushing bride with the polka dot background, sponged around the edges and layered together with a vintage brad for the flower center. The leaves are the Dreamy Leaves Die Set cut from some old lucky limeade DSP. My card background is a piece of smoky slate stamped horizontally the whole length of the paper with the distress polka background. Then I stamped over it vertically in a few places to give a fun background effect. I finished with some Pastel Polka ribbon and an Award Banner Trim in basic gray and accented with bling.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Today is the final day of Verve's Spring Cleaning sale with all in stock stamps & dies 20% off, so if you haven't had a chance, be sure to stop by the Verve store. I'll be back tomorrow with our April Diva Inspirations Hop!
Stamps: Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic gray, blushing bride, smoky slate, In Color 2011-13 Patterns DSP (SU!), doily
Ink: blushing bride, smoky slate, lucky limeade (SU!), Boss Lady Mr. Huey's Color Mist (Studio Calico
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set, Dreamy Leaves Die Set, Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Polka Ribbon Collection (Verve), classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), designer brad (SU!), liquid pearls, bling
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.