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Friday, July 29, 2011

Viva la Verve--July Week 4

Well, it seems like I just started on this card, but apparently it took me a while to get it together. It's my Viva la Verve card from last Friday (July Week 4). I LOVED the sketch that Laurie came up with and it did sit on my desk for a couple of days, and then it took me a couple more days to actually make the card! I did a little here and a little there in between taking the fam to see Harry Potter, grocery shopping, getting the A/C fixed and watching America's Got Talent (GO Landau!). I need to work on getting my priorities straight, right?

Anyway, I mentioned I LOVE this sketch, and I can see myself using it again for other upcoming projects (maybe a card kit?). HERE'S the SCS thread about this sketch and HERE'S today's NEW sketch (that I plan to start this afternoon...and finish hopefully BEFORE next Friday--LOL!)

Sooooo, can you tell I used a Thanksgiving stamp from the Bountiful Harvest set that came out last year? I just love that sentiment and it fit perfectly in the spot I had desingated in my head for it with this sketch. The flourishes are from the set, Blue Skies which I thought really complemented the SU Sizzix embossing folder I used for the Ripe Avacado green.

The Jotted Heart die from Verve played nicely with some Die-namics from MFT for the rolled roses, not to mention the Seam Binding Ribbon from TCP--all so puurrty! It had been a while since I used those roses and I will continue to do so as pretty as the result is! So much cheaper than buying them and Very Verve-alicious!

SUSIE Q-TIP: The metal button in the center of the bow is actually a brad. I just hammered the legs down to make it flat (you could also cut them off) and hot glued it in place after the bow was tied.

Stamps: Bountiful Harvest, Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: Ripe Avacado, Fine Linen (PTI), Stella and Rose (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Accessories: Jotted Heart Die (Verve), Mini Rolled Roses and Dizzy Border (MFT), Scallop Die (PTI), Labels One Nestabilities, Sizzix Embossing Folder (SU!), Metal Button Brad, Sewing Machine/Thread, Gray Flatback Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Seam Binding Ribbon (TCP), Glue Dots, Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5" Square


  1. Hi Susan, I love this card. I think the colors are gorgeous, and the flowers I really want to make those flowers.

  2. Gorgeous!! Love the colors and all the details!!! Hope things are going well in prep for your mom!!!

  3. Susan, this card is just amazing! Love everything about it!!
    I do have a question...what adhesive do you use for attaching your rolled paper flowers? I have trouble getting mine to stick and STAY stuck. I'd appreciate any advice! Thx...

  4. What a gorgeous card, Susan! I adore blue and green together! Every detail is just lovely! :D

  5. Gorgeous card. Love your design and the papers you used. TFS

  6. This is beautiful Susan. I love the MFT dizzy border die! Wonderful sentiment and fabulous colors. Awesome!

  7. What a wonderful card! I stopped by for the Verve release and could not resist leaving a comment on this beauty too, the colors and embossing are just beautiful.


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