Saturday, April 14, 2012

Verve's April Release...Joyful Blooms

Happy Saturday! I'm away this weekend at a scrapbooking getaway (though I will not be doing any scrapbooking...probably not much of anything else but kibitzing...but that's besides the point). I made a card for this week's Viva La Verve with first-time sketcher, Janelle! She's come up with a fabulous sketch for us to use and I put some new Verve and some shabby accents together to come up with this little darling here:
Verve has released a new set called Joyful Blooms and it has a wonderful coordinating die to cut out those gorgeous flowers. Any time I don't have to fussy cut is a good time. :) I embossed the stamp in white and then cut out the design with the dies. I then stacked the two layers and added some pearls to the middle and, of course, some pearl flourishes branching out.

Here's Janelle's sketch:

Here are the deets on the Viva La Verve sketches:Every Friday, a Diva will post a sketch for your enjoyment. Your cards, using the sketches, must be uploaded to Splitcoast Stamper's Viva La Verve forum by the last Thursday of the month. The winner will be announced on the next day and will win a $100 gift certificate to VERVE! How awesome is that?! Just a reminder, Verve stamps are NOT required but we love to see you use them. Feel free to flip, rotate, resize, or otherwise alter the sketch as long as we can tell you USED the sketch! This month's keyword with be VLVApr2012 for the whole month of April.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Joyful Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pixie Glen collection (Prima), Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen Distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Joyful Blooms die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), CRB-05CA-120 (Fancy - White Pearl), CRW-04CB-137 (Dots Pearl - Soft Pink (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm), PE-02CB-101 (Dots (Pearl)- White (0.3 cm, 0.5 cm & 0.8 cm) Zva Creative, doily, Circle & Lacey Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Dotted Scallop border punch (EK Success), paper distresser, button, needle & thread, white embossing powder, daubers, Ivory Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger) 
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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  1. Andrea - have a wonderful getaway weekend. I think I need on of those soon too;)
    This card is so gorgeous - I so love the soft feminine colours and feel of it. Wow, what a great job with this sketch too. I'm loving all the stitching and pearls as always.

  2. Ultra feminine Andrea...LOVELY card! Have fun at your get-a-way!!

  3. I love your take on this sketch! So shabby chic and beautiful!!! Love your work! Enjoy your getaway!

  4. Oh my gosh, this is so pretty!

  5. Love it...You make such pretty cards...

  6. Hi Andrea,
    Delightfully sweet and pretty, I think that sums this creation up perfectly.
    All the best. Hugs Linda x

  7. This sketch has me going your take on it. Ordered the full release yesterday and can't wait to get it.

  8. Beautiful card. I like the inked, distressed edges. It would make the perfect mothers day card.

  9. This card evokes the sentiment - it is a beautiful creation!


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