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!)


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

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

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

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

  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!!!

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

  7. Great sketch & I love your fun card!

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

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

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


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