UPDATE: This card was featured on the Viva la Verve Blog, here!
I used the January 2014 Week 4 Viva la Verve sketch for my layout, and a Verve stamp for the front sentiment. The sentiment panel is a Spellbinders die cut, which I cut out of black and also out of pink. I glued them together, offsetting the pink one just slightly to give a shadow effect. I like how it looks, but it actually serves a purpose--without it the pretty scroll cuts just disappeared over the black dp. The sentiment was heat embossed with pink ep, then stamped over that with a white pigment ink to give it a chalky look. I distressed the black typographical dp by tearing it and sponging Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges, and backed that with a pink distressed panel, also. A little sewing, a couple of foliage die cuts, and a cluster of flowers finish off the front.
On the inside, I sponged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink along the lower left corner edges, then used a Flourishes distress stamp and Tea Dye ink to add an old wallpaper look. The sentiment is stamped in Victorian Velvet ink. The top strip is just what was left over from tearing the black dp on the front of the card. The photo corner is a Sizzlet die cut.
I LOVE my DD's card that she made for her teacher! She has a ton of Sizzix Dress Up dies (I think most of them have been retired), with all kinds of outfits and hairstyles, and she likes to make cards very personal by putting people who look like her and whoever she is making the card for, on the card. This is her best one, ever! Mrs. A is on the left, and my DD is on the right. In the past I've had to help her a little bit with designing a card, but she did this one all by herself--choosing dp for the bg, cs for the die cuts, a stamp, rhinestone buttons, ribbon, and this time, she even did all the cutting and stamping by herself! All she wanted me to do was enter it in a challenge! ;)
Get Well, Mrs. A! We miss you!!!
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
I'm entering my DD's card in the following challenges: