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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


Susi said...

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

SewPaperPaint said...

Another great card, Julee!

Christine said...

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

Marisa said...

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

JoAnn said...

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

Mimi said...

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!

D- said...

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,