Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Fantastically Magical Day

I'm back to share my last 3 cards for the Viva La Verve challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I finished these cards earlier this week, and just didn't get around to posting them.

The first card uses Charmaine's sketch for week 2.  I loved the look of this sketch with all of the different elements involved.

I'll admit, this sketch was by far the hardest one for me. I was set on using a particular floral paper, and the string of circles at the bottom would have covered the biggest rose, so I just put a few small roses on the left and let them flow into the big rose.

Stamps:  Verve "Birthday Surprise" sentiment
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Papers:  Cream, green, dps from K & Co. "Watercolor Bouquet"
Other:  Organdy ribbon from stash, Bow Easy, pink ball button from stash, Recollections mini roses, Nestabilities circle and petite scalloped circle dies

Card #2 uses Maureen's sketch.   This sketch is a pretty simple layout that could be used for a lot of different styles.  I think I might reuse it for some Father's Day cards.

Here's my card.  I wanted to use the coffee cup with the sentiment, but it was just too large of a circle to put them all together.  So I stamped the sentiment and cut it out by hand.  I wasn't sure if it would show up very well if I just stamped it on that polka dot paper.

Stamps:  Verve "Better With You" image and sentiment
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Papers:  Cream, green, pink, dps from K & Co. Brenda Walton "Small Wonders Girl"
Other:  Nestabilities circles dies, cream ribbon from stash, Bow Easy, button from stash, thin twine, Copic markers

The third card uses a CAS (clean and simple) sketch from Andrea.

 I like to add flowers, ribbons, and other embellishments almost as much as Andrea, and as you can see, there isn't a ribbon or even a mini rose in sight!  I used some bright and fun dps, and just stamped a sentiment in the corner.  There was a bit of smudging on my first attempt.  Somehow my hand slipped off the acrylic stamper, and I had a blurred sentiment.  I cut out another bit of paper, and then rescued the butterfly from the bad piece and adhered it using some foam tape.  It gives the card a little more dimension, so all in all, it turned out to be a happy accident.

Supplies:  Verve "Birthday Surprise" sentiment
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Papers:  white, black, dps from The Paper Studio "Daydream Doodle"
Other:  foam tape

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. pretty cards, I do like how you used just 3 flowers on the first one, it would have been a shame to cover that paper!


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