Bare Bones Birthday

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Well, February is going strong and that means it's time for a new month of sketches over on the Viva la Verve sketches blog.  The Verve Divas post a new sketch every Friday and you have the entire month to link up.  At the end of the month we draw a name from all the participants to win a $100 shopping spree to the Verve online store!  Sound like fun?

This week's sketch is a clean one that allows for dressing up or dressing down to fit your style and mood.  I needed a masculine card, so went with a bare bones approach to the sketch. {grin}



The papers are all from the Cowboy My Mind's Eye pad and I distressed them a bit by sponging old paper and fraye4d burlap ink on all the edges.  The sentiment is from the Small Packages set, stamped in early espresso.  Then I die cut some starts with the Starry Die in both the stripey paper and some early espresso card stock.  I layered them together (the largest star is matted with an SU! star punch) and scattered them around for a little fun 

That's all from me this fine Friday morning.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend and if you find a little time, be sure to come play along with our sketch!

Viva la Verve Feb Week 1
Enabler's List
Stamps: Small Packages (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cowboy (MME), early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: old paper, vintage photo distresss ink (Ranger), early espresso (S!U)
Accessories:  Starry Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), large star punch (SU!)

10 comments

  1. Gorgeous card Julee. I like colors a lot! :-D

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  2. I just love how you put this card together! A definite masculine feel with those colours & design papers

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  3. Yay! VLV Challenges are back! I kept feeling like I was missing something last month. : ) Great guy card!

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  4. Beautiful masculine card. The distressing and colors are perfect.
    I am glad the VLV challenge is back. I missed it.

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  5. Your card is so beautiful, Julee!!!! I love the bear bones look!!!!! I have to join in the fun at VLV again - such a long time since I last played!!! Your lovely card has inspired me to use the sketch and make a card using it, too!!!
    Have a super weekend!!!

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  6. What a fabulous masculine card, Julee! Love it!

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  7. Great sketch & I love your fun card!

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  8. I just had to stop by and tell you what a stunning card this is. What an elegant look!

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  9. Perfect guy card!! Love those stars and the sponging....and of course, the Verve sentiment!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your wonderful masculine card. The colors are perfect.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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