I’m off to a good start this month on the Viva La Verve sketch challenges. And I just received 4 new Verve stamp sets in the mail today, so I am excited to ink them up and work with the next sketch for this month.
But for now, here is the Week 1 sketch for June:
I rotated the sketch and re-arranged where the sentiment would be. The card base is a cream cardstock from my local Xpedx store. The next layer is a patterned cardstock from the K&Company Classic K pack. The tiny little ornaments on it are shimmery, so it’s a little sparkly in the right light. I tried to capture a little bit of it reflecting light, but not too much that it would misconstrue what the card actually looks like, since the shimmer spots are a deeper teal color and not so white as this photo makes it look. Anyhoo.
The next layer is a cream cardstock block with edges cut by the Martha Stewart Layered Arch Edge Punch on both sides. I used my Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen to dot along the edges for a little bit something more.
Following that is a layer cut from a single sheet of designer cardstock by K&Company that I bought years ago for my wedding scrapbook album and never used, as I have since realized that I much prefer card making over scrapbooking. It is embossed along the diagonal lines, giving it a quilted appearance and texture in real life.
For the main focal panel, I used a Nestabilities Fancy Tags Two die to cut some teal shimmer cardstock from the DCWV Shimmer Stack, and I added a few Kaisercraft mini pearls to it. I cut a cream oval using a Nestabilities Classic Ovals die, also using the die to emboss it, and then to stencil sponge the interior using some Memento Dew Drop Platinum Planet ink. And in my rebellion, I stamped the wedding sentiment from the Verve Blessings stamp set directly onto the focal panel using Colorbox Silver ink, rather than adding a separate element for the sentiment as the sketch suggests. As a final touch, I added 3 more mini pearls below the sentiment.
I really like this card, but I think it looks much better in real life.
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉