Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Loopy Birthday Wishes

Another shabby one today ... more of that yummy Authentique "Splendid" paper ... and brand-new Verve! Doesn't get any better! This one uses the new Making A Statement set. Love the modern, graphic feel of this set and was surprised when this more vintage/shabby card came together (and this one, too, for that matter). I had been picturing bold, bright colors and clean lines. Maybe next time!

The sentiment is stamped within a curvy frame image (from Tag Time) and die-cut with the coordinating Curvy Bookplate die. The flowers were stamped, colored, then die-cut using the Loopy Blooms die set. The leaves were simply die-cut straight from card stock (that is, no stamping), also with the Loopy Blooms die set. And last, the graph paper element in the background with the brown scalloped frame is also stamped, then die-cut with the Rounded Scallop Frame. Loving all the new dies! I accented with some crochet trim, burlap string, crinkled seam binding, a scalloped border (MFT die), lots of distressing, and stitching.

Wishing you a fantastic day!

Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Soft Suede card stock, Papertrey Kraft and Rustic Cream card stock, Authentique Splendid dp
Ink: Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, Versamagic Jumbo Java, Ranger Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy Distress
Accessories: Verve Curvy Bookplate Die, Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Loopy Blooms Die Set, Kaisercraft pearls, Papertrey button, May Arts burlap string, Melissa Frances crochet trim, My Favorite Things scallop border die, crinkled seam binding, distressing tool, paper piercer/needle/thread, Stampin' Up dimensionals

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Alyna said...

pretty papers and nice shapes :)

Sheila Davis said...

LOVE IT!!!! I have the stamps and dies...now to get that paper. I've been seeing it on blogs and it is just soooooo pretty. I am definitely going to have to try something similar...TFS.

Kristi S said...

This is so gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Wonderful layering of those fabulous Verve dies, Amy! Love those loopy flowers. Glad to see you are enjoying your new paper pad :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Ohhhh, gorgeous Amy!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my is this every yummy and beautiful!!!

Luanne said...

Making a Statement and the Loopy Blooms die are my latest purchase from Verve, and this fabulous card is a perfect example of why! I love how versatile it is, from shabby chic to bright and contemporary! Your card is fantastic! Thanks Amy!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Amy! I LOVE the delicious colors!

Mistylynn said...

Wonderful card. I love the shabbiness of it. I think Authentique paper can lend itself to that. Great job!