AnniVERVEsary Viva la Verve

Hi friends! It's the 10th Anni-VERVE-sary of Verve and I thought it would be the perfect time to start dipping my feet back into some Verve challenges. We're starting out with a month long Viva la Verve sketch and I'm hoping to get a regular challenge schedule back in full swing by September. Yay!


For my card, I started with this little sketch I doodled out in a notebook, which has now become this month's Viva la Verve sketch. In a recent cleaning of my studio, I came across this pad of Typecast papers and just had to use it to make a fun birthday card.

I just eyeballed it while making my card, but my three strips came out to be about .75" wide by 3.5" long.  I stamped the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Cake & Candles set that will be releasing later this month on the pink strip, then matted this panel with black.

The wishing you a year of joy sentiment comes from the same set and is stamped onto a patterned paper stitched circle die cut and matted with other circle die cuts.  I finished off with a rolled flower from my stash, a couple of leaves cut from the Sprightly Sprigs Die Set.  A sprinkling of rhinestones in the corner completes the card.


I hope you'll come celebrate our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary and link up your sketch creations to our link up this month. One lucky participant will win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve shop, which will come in handy with our relase of 4 fabulous new sets at the end of August!

If you're in the mood to shop this month, be sure to check out our Anni-VERVE-sary sale. Our coffee loving July release is 20% off, while everything else in the shop is 30% off!

VLV August 2017

Enabler's List
Stamps: Cake & Candles (releasing 8/28/17 from Verve)
Paper: Typecast (American Crafts), basic black, regal rose (SU!)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine)
Accessories: Sprightly Sprigs Die Set, stitched circles stax (MFT), circles and pinking circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), rolled rose (Recollections), rhinestones, Nuvo crystal drops (Tonic)

10 comments

  1. This is really gorgeous! Love that sparkling rolled rose!

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  2. Oh, Yay! I miss the VLV sketches. I need that push to make cards!! :)

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  3. Such a beautiful card, Julee and you can't stay away from making sketches. I love it!

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  4. Your card is gorgeous. I am so glad to see you are back with challenges - I have missed them! Blessings...

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  5. Yayyy! My day has started off right seeing that this challenge is back! Such a gorgeous card~the colors, the elements, the sentiments~perfection!

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  6. Happy Anni-VERVE-sary to one of my favorite stamping companies. Once again, you've proven how good layers look. Your penchant for pattern mixing will never cease to amaze me!

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  7. So happy to hear of the Anniversary and the return of Viva La Verve! Beautiful card! I love the colors and layers. Gorgeous design.

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  8. Beautiful card as always. I love the patterned papers and how you stamped the sentiments in two areas.

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  9. Gorgeous card!!Glad that you are back!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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