Golden Best

Hi friends!  I'm popping in today with my take on this week's Viva la Verve challenge.  Chaitali's our hostess this week and I loved her fun sketch with the partial circle and the vibrant inspiration photo she chose.

I immediately knew I wanted to use a gold doily, since I recently got some on sale, so I pulled out the doilies and then chose a piece of designer paper from my scraps that reminded me of the photo.  I  used the larger flower stamp from Button Best to stamp on both the large and small die in the Petal Points Die Set.  Then I colored with a blender pen and sponged the edges with strawberry slush ink.  I used the smaller flower stamp to create a background in pumpkin pie and strawberry slush for my sentiment tag.  The butterfly is fromDie Sidekicks and cut with the coordinating All Aflutter Die Set.

I finished off with some gold liquid pearl detailing around the inner portion of my doily and some fun little flower beads I found in the stash. Oh, and I freehand cut some leaves for the flowers out of designer paper, then sketched in some details with an old olive marker.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you're having a fantastic day!
Viva la Verve June Week 3

Enabler's List
Stamps: Button Best, Die Sidekicks (Verve Stamps)
Paper: scraps (MME, Prima), white
Ink: strawberry slush, pumpkin pie, old olive (SU!), black
Accessories: Petal Points Die SetAll Aflutter Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), gold doily (Freckled Fawn), flower beads, gold liquid pearls, stardust Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Your card is very pretty; I love the shiny gold doily!

  2. you had me at doily! LOVE how this is a perfect card for the inspiration photo! ox

  3. The gold doily is A-MA-ZING!! Loved your take on the sketch and photo!

  4. What Chaitali said! Gotta get some gold doilies.


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