Friday, April 5, 2013

Viva La Verve...Shining Star

Happy Friday friends! I'm playing along with this week's Viva La Verve sketch, hosted by new Diva Laurie. This past week I've posted more than my share of CAS cards and I've got another one to share today based on Laurie's sketch posted below:

To make this card, I used Verve's latest release items, namely the Shining Star stamp set and the coordinating Starry die set. I embossed the background with a Square Lattice design and then mounted the Romantic Rectangles shape stamped with the sentiment onto a length of striped grosgrain ribbon. I added a gold star to the stamped star and dotted the perimeter with Bisque Liquid Pearls (which actually look gold in real life).  I then stacked 2 sets of 3 stars off to the side to coordinate with Laurie's sketch.
Here's the design we're working with this week:

Here's the Verve set:

and coordinating die:

Here's the down low on participating in Verve's Friday sketches:
Every Friday our talented Divas host a little Viva la Verve (VLV for short) sketch challenge for you! Play along with all of the sketches for a given month by uploading your cards using that month's sketches to our SCS gallery using the proper keywords and then posting all of your links in the Sketch Champions thread (posted the last week of each series of sketches). Do that by the entry deadline (the last Thursday of the month) and you'll be entered into a random drawing for a $100 e-gift certificate to the Verve Store!

Do I have to use Verve Stamps?
Nope. We're equal opportunity stampers around these parts. Of course, we do LOVE to see you shine your Verve if you've got it! And we might just pick some mystery prize winners every now and then 
from the cards that shine a little Verve.

Thanks for visiting! Tomorrow I'll be back with a typical, Ewen-esque shabby card...   :)

Stamps: Shining Star (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, Gold, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Starry die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Striped Grosgrain ribbon & Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up!), Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders), Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. You are rocking your CAS fling girlie! Love the striped ribbon and embossed BG! Happy Friday to you :)

  2. Terrific CAS card! I love the textured bg and the glammed up romantic rectangle. The cut ends on the ribbon just go so well with those stars.

  3. Your CAS cards are as stunning as all your other cards, Andrea!! Love the ribbon and the stars! TFS.


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