With July about to end, it was time to finish up my cards for this month's Viva la Verve sketches. I put these two together in less than 45 minutes total.
Here's my card for week 4's sketch. Once I decided to use the Lil' Inker Designs sun die as my little accent piece on the sentiment panel, everything fell right into place on this one.
I used Verve's Sunshine Plain Jane as my focal image, stamping it in a yellow-gold ink on a white oval, then adding the die cut sun at the top of the panel with foam tape for some dimension.
I took my cues for the color scheme from the card's sunshine theme, even going as far as to use papers from a collection called Sunny Side Up for the card. The blue-red-orange-yellow color scheme was perfect here! The panels are layered on blue mats and accented with a little blue grosgrain ribbon, then set on a yellow card base.
Sunshine Plain Jane (Verve Stamps); Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Harvest Gold ink (Papertrey Ink); Sunny Side Up 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); sun die (Lil' Inker Designs); light blue grosgrain ribbon (Michaels)
Verve's current birthday themed Diva Dare.
I used the "enjoy your day" sentiment from the Big Wish set as my focal image. It's stamped in a warm gray (almost kraft-colored) ink on a cream panel.
The panel on the left side of the card is a scrap of graphic style patterned paper in masculine looking colors. For texture, I wrapped the panel with some hemp twine before layering the sentiment panel on top. A gold felt star finishes off the design--and hides the spot where the wrapped twine overlaps!
Big Wish stamp set (Verve Stamps); Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Ocean Tides cardstock, Shooting Stars die, Harvest Gold felt (Papertrey Ink); Wet Cement Mid-Tone ink (Hero Arts); Away We Go 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); oval dies (Spellbinders); hemp twine (Hemptique)