Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For the Birds...

The challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters this week is "For the Birds" - that's right - use birds on your creation! Well I needed a wedding card for a coworker's upcoming nuptuals that we will miss, but wanted to include some spending money for their Vegas getaway honeymoon. I figured the Vive La Verve September Sketch #1 was perfect for this, as I could tuck the cash inside without having to fold & jam it in.

So I used my favorite Verve Wedding set, Love Notes and used my latest purchase of Nesties (Labels 18), combined with my circle Nesties, and added Scarlet Jewel Luxe Satin Ribbon and some White Michaels Ribbon. A few Pearls and it was done.

The stamps were inked in Versamark before the Bravo Burgundy (since I don't have any Scarlet Jewel ink), then clear embossed to add some shine and richness. I love how it worked with the ribbon to really shine.

The colors were actually just chosen of my own accord and were taken in the spirit of the Just Add Ink #84 Challenge - white and a color of your choice. I chose Scarlet Jewel, which is a gorgeous, rich burgundy-esque red as you can see. I love it!

Hope you're having a fabulous week =) Please join in the Sisterhood challenge with your Bird creation!


  1. You absolutely ROCKED this sketch, Tanny! Love your card! Wonderful colour combo and the birds are perfect for the circles. I'm sure it will be ooohed and aaawed over when received. Have a great week :)

  2. What an elegant wedding card!! LOVE the scarlett/burgundy against the white :) You are soooooo brave!! I stayed way back from this sketch :) You are inspiring me to maybe try it (one day!) LOL

  3. This is FABULOUS Tanis! LOVE the design & color ... so unique & beautiful!!

  4. This is so beautiful and rich looking! How did you think to combine this sketch with those stamps???! You really are amazing!

  5. GORGEOUS take on the sketch Tanny! The monochromatic look is so elegant!!! SCORE! You made this tricky sketch look AMAZING and effortless! Great job!


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