Monday, October 10, 2011

Refuge and Strength

Good holiday (for some of us) morning! I have a quick post today to share a card I made using  Amber's Viva La Verve sketch challenge from two weeks ago (granted, a loose-ish interpretation). The weekly sketches aren't due until the end of the month, so there's plenty of time to get in on the action. The prize has changed a little bit, too! A $100 gift certificate to the Verve store for one lucky participant who completes all of the month's Viva La Verve challenges. Is that a prize or what?! And Verve stamps are not required, so our challenges are open to all!

Here's the sketch I started with:

I strayed a bit by changing the overall proportions of the elements, but everything is there.

The Psalm 46:1 sentiment is by Verve. I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine 6x6 collection. The sentiment is framed with an aqua Picot Edge Circles Nestabilities die-cut and a black Labels Twenty-Two die-cut. Such pretty new shapes from Spellbinders! I think I'm going to enjoy these two quite a bit!

Think Pink Sale

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we're doing our part to raise awareness.We've got a special Think Pink SALE, with all in-stock stamps and dies 20% off October 1 - 16. And to sweeten the deal, Verve will donate 10% of proceeds from this sale to the
Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation.
A little something for you... a little something for the cure!

A few details shots before I sign off. I haven't included any in a while ...

 Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle (blue) and Labels Twenty-Two (black). Light sanding on the black Label Twenty-Two and light sponging (Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress ink) on the sentiment circle.

 Papertrey Fine Linen satin ribbon, jute twine, a Papertrey black button, and two Maya Road trinket pins.

 Another shot to show dimension. To mail, I would put this in a clear box within a padded mailer. USPS classifies as a small parcel with a rate a little over $1 (I think).

 Big ol' bling  in the four corners, distressing, stitching, and scallops (I'm addicted!).

Thanks so much for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Psalm 46:1 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine 6x6 pad, Papertrey Aqua Mist and Kraft card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress
Accessories: Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, Classic Circles and Labels Twenty-Two Nestabilities, Stampin' Up wide striped ribbon, Papertrey Fine Linen Satin ribbon and black button, jute twine, Maya Road trinket pins, gold rhinestones, My Favorite Things Medium Scallop border Die-namics, distressing tool, foam adhesive, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"


Luanne said...

Beautiful card! Amy. Love the colors used and great sentiment.

Gretchen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

cyga said...

Beautiful card. You perfectly used colours.

Jennifer said...

Totally LOVE the colors here! Awesome project! Beautiful!

Marisa said...

Great colour combo and a gorgeous card. that light aqua si fabulous against the black.

Marimer said...

Por fin puedo comentar los increibles trabajos que visito, ya tengo arreglado el PC,
Amy, como siempre tu elegancia y estilo es maravilloso, esta tarjeta y la anterior que no habia comentado son espectaculares.

Kristi S said...

Your card is spectacular! Love everything about it.Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Linda Carson said...

What a stunning way to encourage someone! Gorgeous w/the perfect eye for always!

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS card Amy!!! WOW so many amazing details to adore!!!

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is seriously gorgeous!!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Amy!! I haven't played along with that sketch and thankfully we have that month ;)
Love the distressing, layering and stitching you added to your card!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the colors, great layering and that verse is perfect for an uplifting card!

Oliwiaen said...

I've always wondered how you mail your oh-so-beautifully-dimensional cards :-)
A beautiful and elegant card - why aren't you YET in the Spellbinders DT?! What are they waiting for!

Pet73 said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Gorgeous!