Viva la LOVE

Hi friends!  It's the first Friday of the month and that means I'm the hostess on deck over on the Viva la Verve! blog with a sketch + color challenge.  You can use the sketch, use the colors, or both!

I'm just a wee bit addicted to making tall & skinny cards recently.  I just love being able to hang things over the edge of my cards and still fit them in an envelope!  So I adapted this week's sketch a bit, changing out the circles for hearts and narrowing the base of the card to 3.5 x 5.5".

So my card base is smoky slate and embossed with a heart embossing folder.  I then stamped a strip of blushing bride with the be mine and small heart image from  More than Love and attached to the card base.  Over that I added a wide striped ribbon.  (For a little more sturdiness, I attached it to a bit of cardstock first and cut the pennant ends, then just glued the cardstock to the base of the card.  My hearts are stamped in cherry cobbler and cut with the coordinating Wavy Hearts Die Set.  Next I pulled out On Occasion, since the frame seemed the perfect fit for the rectangle in this sketch.  I stamped the frame and cut with the coordinating Occasion Frame Die, then stamped the  More than Love sentiment in cherry cobbler.  A few little things to bling things up and I was done.

I hope you come over and play with us at Viva la Verve! and check out what a few of the other Divas did with this week's sketch and color combo!

Enabler's List
Stamps: More than Love, On Occasion (Verve Stamps)
Paper: smoky slate, blushing bride (SU!), cream
Ink: blushing bride, basic gray, cherry cobbler (SU!)
Accessories: Wavy Hearts Die Set, Occasion Frame Die (A Cut above by VERVE), nail art heart rhinestones, darice bling, striped ribbon (SU!), heart embossing folder (Sizzix), corner rounder


  1. Sweet card! I'm going to have to try the tall and skinny look. : ) Can't wait to try this sketch!

  2. LOVE your card!
    Great sketch too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. You are definitely working that new set, Julee. Love that striped ribbon. This sketch skeeeeert me big time LOL! Will see if I'm brave enough to try it ;)

  4. Wow, Julee, your card is fabulous. Love how you used the sketch and the colors. I just got my new More Than Love set and gotta get it inky.

  5. This is SO pretty! I love the embossed hearts, & the sentiment is amazing!!


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