I started with the April 2014 Week 2 Viva la Verve sketch, which you know I turned sideways. The sentiment and frame is from a JustRite stamp set. I colored the frame portion with Copics, distressed with Distress Ink, edged with a copper leafing pen, and added a few rhinestones to brighten it up a little. The glossy embellie over the "Live" fishtail banner is also a stamp from that same set. I colored it with Copics, added a rhinestone, then dipped it into my melting pot of hot UTEE. I thought that it might cause the rhinestone to come off, but instead, it just smoothed out all the facets and removed a little of the color. The blue strip behind the sentiment layer is my attempt to create a blue faux leather strip. I'm not sure if it really looks like leather, but I'm good with how it looks here. ;) A few more fishtail banners, a ripped edge, some metal embellies, and stitching, and this card is good to go!
The inside should have been easy, except I refused to waste a piece of this beautiful dp just for a few edges to show, so I pieced together a frame from very small scraps. The white panel barely covers the seams and edges of the scraps. The two sides are long rectangles, and the top and bottom are long skinny triangles. I was able to keep the scraps squared up by putting them inside a rectangle die as a shim.
Thanks for stopping by, and may you live life to the fullest this week!
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