Wishing You All the Best

Monday, February 3, 2014

I hope you had a good weekend! Friends stayed with me over the weekend, and we attended a stamp convention, so my weekend was fantastic!
UPDATE: This card was featured on the Viva la Verve Blog, here!

For the layout of this card, I used the Viva la Verve January 2014 Week 5 sketch, turned it on it's side. The image is a new-to-me Flourishes stamp, which I colored with Copics. You can't see it well in the pic, but I covered the mason jar with Glossy Accents for a glassy look. The sentiment is a Verve stamp. Lots of distressing, wonky sewing, velvet ribbon, and sequins finish it off, and, can you believe it...NO Distress Inks!
I did use a little Distress Ink on the inside of the card, however--Crushed Olive along the edges of the die cut, Worn Lipstick for the cup ring stains, and Peacock Feathers for the mason jar. I cut a couple of file tabs out of the scraps of dp from the front of the card, distressed the edges of them, then stapled one to the front of the rectangle die cut, and glued the other to the back. I tilted the panel just a little bit when I glued it in.

And, that'll do it for now. I'll be back with this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge in a few hours. Thanks for stopping in! :)

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Viva la Verve January 2014 Week 5 Challenge


Thanks for visiting my blog!
To have Ink Up delivered to your inbox,
subscribe in the box at the top right of the page.


Leslie Miller said...

I've always thought this stamp set was so pretty. I love all your distressing and that beautiful ribbon. You've done a wonderful job with the sketch, too!

Amanda said...

Hi Cheryl, Love the shabby chic look to the card. Beautiful stamp you have used. Thankyou for sharing with us at TSC. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda (DT)

Sheila H said...

The shabby chic/distressed look is quite lovely. I love the stitching - using two different stitches is so clever. The velvet ribbon pops as does the texture on the white circle behind the jar. Thanks for sharing your artistry with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love how you layered the flowers onto the dies like that, lovely coloring, I really like the blue mason jars :) Like how you just couldn't help using the distress inks on the inside :)

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful composition! Nice elements fabulously composed! Love the image and your treatment is beautiful! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

JoanieMc said...

Very beautiful card! Great image and beautifully colored. Like the distressed design. Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations.


Sue Lelli said...

I ADORE this card, Cheryl! No wonder it was featured! Great stitched BG!

Shirley said...

Totally lovely and so vintage! Love the jar~~