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Close to the Broken Hearted VLV

Hi friends! It's the first Friday of a new month and time for a new Viva la Verve sketch. Our challenge is now a month long challenge, and we'd love for you to join us! I hope you'll find a little inspiration with this sketch.

Earlier this month, I had a brief interlude of quiet from the twins and I sketched out this layout. Then I immediately had to make a card. I chose this verse from Scripture Medley 5, thinking it would make a beautiful encouraging card for someone going through a rough time, or if need be a sympathy card.

The papers are from 7 Dots Studio and I just loved the dreamy look to them. I distressed them with antique linen and vintage photo distress inks, then layered a bit of lace trim down for some texture and interest. The Psalm 34:18 verse is embossed in early espresso and then I embossed the flower, colored with Copics and then fussy cut to pop up off the side for a little extra movement.

Here are the dimensions I used, if you like to have them...

Base - 5.5 x 4.25"
Layer 1 -  5.25 x 4"
Layer 2 - 4 x 3.25"
Layer 3 - 5.25 x 1"
Layer 4 - 1.75 x 3"

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! If you're looking to do a little shopping, we've got a fabulous little sale going on at Verve.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Scripture Medley 5 (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Dreamscapes (7 Dots Studio), cream (Neenah)
Ink: antique linen, vintage photo distress (Ranger), early espresso (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: lace trim, clear embossing powder (Judikins)


JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and perfect sentiment.

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the measurements too!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I'm so excited to see the VLV sketches again. This card is gorgeous - such a soft richness about the colours and papers. This is a beautiful verse.

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Julee, congrats on a fab new release! How I cling to this verse in particular... :) Thank you for the encouragement today. Hugs, Autumn

Bonnie said...

This is such a great sentiment and it looks lovely on this card.

Dorothy S said...

Julee, all of the elements work together to make this a stunning inspiration.

bristowmom said...

THANK YOU for giving the dimensions! Lovely card; I agree that the papers are dreamy.

CherylQuilts said...

Yes, I love the dimension measurements, Julee, and what a beautiful and touching card. I love this Scripture verse that is perfect for any loss! Love the vintage feel! Hugs!