Fringe Party

Hi friends!  It's the first Friday of a new month of Viva la Verve sketches, and that means I'm kicking things off with this week's fun new sketch!

In addition to the sketch, I also had a couple other challenges in mind when I was making this card. Verve's inspiration challenge theme this month is Celebrate, so I went all party hardy on this one.  And I also used the DTGD15fattire7 challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  {The Dare to Get Dirty challenges are open to SCS fan club members, so we're supposed to keep the details over in the DTGD forum.}


I started by cutting the Flourished Tag die from white cardstock and stamping the circle pattern border from Deco Borders down the side.  I chose rainbow colors from my set of Zig Clean Color brush markers, then sponged around the edges of the tag with tumbled glass ink.  I hand trimmed a black mat for the tag, then hand sketched a soft little sketchy frame.  The flower is the Fringe Flower plain jane and I colored it with the same colors of markers, fussy cut and then added a bit of sparkle with glossy glaze and glitter. I've always loved this flower and it's one of the stamps that's 50% off during our Anni-VERVE-sary sale this month.

The tag at the bottom is from the Flag It Die Set and is sponged with tumbled glass and also has a little sketchy frame, and I finished off with some enamel dots.  My favorite part of the card is that embossed background.  It's made with the Woven Next Level embossing folder from American Crafts.  And it's A-MAZING!  {grin}  So much texture and depth.  They are large folders (6 x 6) I think and because they're so deeply etched you need a different sandwich.  On my Big Shot I used the main platform without tabs, the folder and then a cutting plate on top.  Crazy beautiful.  I sponged around the edges to match the rest of the card and I was finished.

Viva la Verve August Week 1 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Deco Borders, Fringe Flower Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black, MME scrap
Ink: black archival, tumbled glass distress (Ranger), black pen (Micron), Kuretake Clean Color Brush pens (Zig)
Accessories: Flourished Tag Die Set, Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Woven Next Level embossing folder (American Crafts), glossy glaze, glitter, enamel dots

7 comments

  1. This card is so beautiful, Julee - I love the embossing folder you used and the rainbow Deco Border accent on the Tag is terrific!

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  2. This is incredible! Love the bright tag against the bold black and white elements.

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  3. Love how the bright colours pop of the white and black. Great embossing folder too.

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  4. Beautiful. Love the tag and flower, and the sketchy frames about the tag and banner. Love that embossed background too.

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  5. Love it all! I really appreciate your little hand-drawn borders-- there's lots of detail there! I love that stamp, too... Looks like a little zinnia! Finally, I have to say that I really appreciate that your blog posts have an "enabler's list"!!!! I smile knowingly every time... a little ashamed, a little proud!

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  6. Your card just makes me happy. I love the colors and design. Thanks for sharing.
    I loVe that embossing folder. It seems you and I are embossing folder enablers for each other. lol.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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