Sunday, March 6, 2011

Viva La Baby Girl Verve


Charmaine has posted such a fun sketch for this week's Viva La Verve sketch challenge. Here it is:




My card is very straight-forward, but I'll still point out a couple of things:

1. I'm liking this as a baby card because it's not so super traditional, yet it's still sweet and feminine. What do you think?

2. The white border around the partial circle is actually a Spellbinders Heart Circles Nestabilities die. It's {obviously} mostly covered up, but I grabbed what was out on my desk and ended up really liking the wavy effect.

3. The reverse scallop strip in the upper left is the deco strip that comes on Sassafras Lass papers - love how they include those!

4. Behind the butterfly is a cork flower die-cut. Butterfly and cork flower were both from my leftovers bin.

5. The turquoise pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty (thank you, Julee, for the enabling!). If you haven't been there, check them out. Fantastic prices on rhinestones, flat-back pearls, and lots of other cool stuff. I did some serious stocking up! The turquoise pearls were a freebie, too, as part of the special of the week when I ordered.

6. The sweet papers I used are from Sassafras Lass's Paper Crush line. 


For all the sketch challenge details, visit the Vive La Verve March Week 2 sketch thread at Splitcoaststampers.com. All are welcome to play along. Verve Stamps are not required. Who knows ... maybe you'll win some in the challenge and this will be the beginning of a beautiful, long-term relationship. It happened to me ;)

Have an awesome day!! I'm about to help teach in the 4-year-old Sunday School classroom - always such a blessing!





Stamps: To the Moon (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey White, Sassafras Lass Paper Crush, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose (butterfly)
Ink: Stampin' Up Rose Red, Papertrey Fresh Snow
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Classic Circles and Heart Circles Nestabilities dies, Papertrey flower die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, The Twinery twine, Pizzazz Aplenty turquoise flatback pearls, corner rounder, distressing tool, paper piercer, needle, thread

18 comments:

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

I also really love those deco borders Sassafras includes. This is such a pretty card! I just had fun with the same paper recently too.

Darlene said...

Ohhh this is precious! I love that it's not all traditional pinks and such, the colors are vibrant and muted at the same time...how does that happen? :-) One again I am inspired! I think I MUST find time to stamp today. Thanks Amy!

Ravengirl said...

This is a grogeous baby girl card! Enjoy those four year olds!

Tanya said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! :D

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

I love the colors here, Amy! They seriously ROCK! All of the elements you added to embellish this layout are perfect. I LOVE your style!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Amy! Love the nontraditional design for a baby card. Also, love the white wavy(heart) border you have behind the circle. Fabulous!

Laura Pryor said...

You execute a sketch like no other! This is stunning!

Heidi said...

this really is a great sketch and I am loving all the cards made with this one. Great baby card.

Oliwiaen said...

You're right - not just pink all over, yet feminine and delicate. A beautiful card to a great sketch, too!

Kim Lundstrom said...

Wow! Breath taking! If I received this card for my baby I wouldn't even care what the gift was!

justsomestuffimade said...

Such a gorgeous card Amy! You hit it right out of the park with this sketch ;) Your layering details are so perfect, hugs, Ruth S

Lea L. said...

This is so super cute!! Totally love the more rich and muted tones for the baby card...it looks fab!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love it as a baby card, and I love the sketch, too. I think it's very sweet and pretty, Amy!

Angel said...

It's a darling baby girl card! love it!!

Nadine said...

Gorgeous card!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I am TOTALLY in love w this card-OMG! GORGEOUS...just GORGEOUS!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I think this is gorgeous and love that it's non-traditional! The colours are beautiful and I love the way the heart circle looks partially covered up!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a delightful card, Amy! Love the scrumptious papers and you are a maestro of embellishments!