Sunday, April 24, 2016
GIVEAWAY: Viva La Verve Sketch Biltz - #5
I am back with Post #5 for my big 11-Post Blog Blitz where I made 11 cards using the Viva La Verve Sketch 2. I have a giveaway going on during this Blog Blitz so take a look at THIS POST for details. Comment on any or all of my eleven Blog Blitz posts answering the question(s) for each post to be entered.
Here's the sketch that I used for these eleven cards that I am showing you in this Blog Blitz:
I love the partial circle peeking out from behind the panels in this sketch. My Fiskars - XXXL Circle Punch is just the right size for this. Since only part of a circle is needed for this piece, my zillions of leftover 1" wide strips in my scrap bags were just perfect for this portion of the circle tucked in behind the panel. Yay!! Another way to use scraps that I hadn't thought of before!!!
Back to the saga...... All my pink scraps now were safely stowed out of sight back in my drawer, but I still managed to get ensnared. I had some apricot/coral scraps leftover on my craft table from some previous project. All I had needed for that card was one scrap of apricot cardstock, but I was so enamored with the other pieces in that gorgeous shade that I still had them out on my desk....hoping to make something with them.
Ooops... Another problem: coral and masculine don't really go together, even though I thought of teaming it up with gray. I tried a few coral and gray combos and wasn't satisfied, so I finally went girlie and monochromatic...again!!!! lol... Two monochromatic cards in the same week! Eeek!
The textured piece behind the sentiment panel is a thin piece of coral paper that I glued onto some white cardstock so it would hold up to dry embossing. After running it through my machine, I sponged it lightly with a horizontal sweeping motion with Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon to show the pattern better. Love this pretty effect.
Supplies used include:
Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon for sentiment and sponging
Darice - Paisley Background embossing folder
Verve - Scripture Medley 2 stamp set
Now for the Question for Post #5:
Do you have something out on your craft desk right now that you can't bear to put away yet because it is too pretty and you want to make something with it?
That's all for now. Be sure to answer the questions on each of my Blog Blitz posts by 11:59 pm April 30, 2016 for lots of entries into my big Blog Blitz Giveaway! See you next post!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge - April Sketch #2
2. Amusing Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girlie
4. Crop Stop Linky Party #15 - Anything Goes Using Brand CS Carries (I used a Darice embossing folder)
5. Love to Scrap Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
6. Tuesday Throwdown TT290 - Monochromatic