Tuesday, February 15, 2011

VLV Big Birthday Wishes

A little Viva La Verve Feb Week 3 challenge?! I was on it! (and I think I was feeling up to the challenge, too!) Teresa had a fabulous sketch and I couldn't wait to try it out with some of my favorite go-to colors for my mom's cards - Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Kraft and Going Gray. Mostly, I wanted to use this super cute ribbon I bought at Michaels last week and get some more ink on my Bountiful Backgrounds set, which I'm loving clear embossing of late.

I used my Big Wish sentiments for both the little letter and the large sentiment, along with some bling in both the rhinestone and pearl form. I can't believe I'm keeping up with the VLV sketches as I'd hoped - and having a blast - even with Marisa's dreaded skewed panels!
Stamps: Verve Big Wish & Bountiful Backgrounds
Paper: Kraft, Going Grey, Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Rhinestones, Half Pearls, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Clear Embossing Powder, Envelope Punch, Script Embossing Folder


  1. Looky at you mastering those skewed panel with such perfection! Love how you used an actual envelope and added the bling (when I first saw the picture the way the light was reflecting I thought you had put googly eyes there LOL!). Way to use the BG image too. I'm sure your mom will love it.

    Worked on the first skewed sketch yesterday and finally got it done. Not too happy with it, but it's done - yeah! One down one to go.

  2. Awesome! I love the embossing too, just the right amount of shine :) AND, How cute is that little envie??? So adorable with the little note popping out!

  3. aw, how adorable is that little envie with the birthday wishes :) I love how you rock those bountiful background stamps...I've only used the polka dots!! LOL LOVE that ribbon and now need to track it down at Michaels...they know me well there ;)

  4. The tiny envelope is great! I like the button-adorned bow too.

  5. OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a fabulous combo of colors! The envelope with the birthday wishes is just too darn sweet!!! Love all the creative fabulousness I'm seeing from your blog lately!!! So glad you've been finding some crafty time to share some eye candy with us!!!


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