I wanted to look beyond the obvious with her sketch, namely those two circles protruding from the sentiment panel. I usually don't have luck with using patterned paper to make circles, so I dug deep into the recesses of my brain and came up with this idea (on my way to work yesterday, no less!). I made a medallion behind the Rounded Scallop Frame die, and attached that to a doily. The verse is from Verve's latest release, this set is called Brighter Days. I added liquid pearls to the sentiment panel to add a little glitz. Then I tucked in 3 tulle accents into each side and added two little Zva Creative paper flowers at the entry points. Then I had this big black abyss of a border and racked my brain deciding how to fill up the open space. Then I remembered this card here, where I inverted the Martha Stewart Layered Arches punch to make a decorative frame. I'd say that filled up the space rather nicely!
Here is Amber's design:
Here's the story on the Viva La Verve challenge:
Every Friday, a Diva will post a sketch for your enjoyment. Your cards, using the sketches, must be uploaded to Splitcoast Stamper'sViva 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 beVLVSep2012 for the whole month of September.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Brighter Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black, White, Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Rounded Scallop Frame (Verve~A Cut Above dies), black pearls, tulle accents, paper flowers (Zva Creative), White Opal & Platinum Liquid pearls (Ranger), Layered Arches corner & border punch (Martha Stewart), doily, Rosette die (Alterations-Tim Holtz), dimensionals
Size: 5 1/2" square