Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lots of Love

If you're following Inking Aloud on Facebook, you probably know that I spent a lot of time yesterday cleaning up my stamping space.  I did take a little break to stamp and put together these two love themed cards for the last two weeks of Viva la Verve sketches.

Here's my card for week 3's sketch.  I combined the sketch with Verve's current Diva Dare to use an uplifting sentiment and to incorporate distressing or a shabby element in your design. 

Distressing's not something I usually do, but I managed to fit some in on my card.  Here, I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of a pink patterned paper panel.  I even curled up the top left corner of the panel when I adhered it to the card to emphasize the distressed look.  I edged the panel with a strip of berry colored cardstock before attaching it to the pink card base.

I stamped the sweet Winnie the Pooh sentiment from Verve's Hundred Hearts set in pale pink ink on a cream oval for my focal image.  The oval is layered on a light pink panel and edged with a pair of paper doily pieces on the top and bottom.  I adhered the panel to the cardfront over a gray patterned fishtail flag strip.  In an effort to incorporate a shabby style element, I used my Bow Easy to make a double looped bow from some rosy pink seam binding.  It's attached to the bottom of the sentiment panel as an accent.

Materials Used:
Hundred Hearts stamp set (Verve Stamps); Bubblegum ink, Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things); Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Uncommon 6x6 paper pad (Authentique); Head over Heels 6x6 paper pad (Lily Bee Design); oval dies (Spellbinders); paper doily (Wilton); seam binding (Martha Stewart); Bow Easy

And, here's my card for week 4's sketch.  The decorative edge in the sketch was a fun change from a regular cardfront.  I used the Take Note set to put this one together.

I stamped the set's envelope image and used that as my image panel.  It's attached to a piece of patchwork patterned paper that I layered on a coordinating turquoise mat for contrast.  To go with the homespun feel of the patchwork pattern, I found a piece of red stitched grosgrain ribbon in my ribbon scraps and tied it in a knot, then attached it to the top of the envelope as an accent.  The set's "I love you" sentiment is stamped on a red fishtail flag strip that extends out from underneath the envelope. 

I used a long border die to cut the decorative edge on the right side of the cardfront.  The inside of the card has a strip of patterned turquoise cardstock attached to it so that you see the pretty pattern instead of the kraft.

Materials Used:
Take Note stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug inks (Tsukineko); Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Handmade and This and That 6x6 paper pads (Lily Bee Design); Die-namics Perfect Bracket Edge die (My Favorite Things); red stitched grosgrain ribbon


  1. Great papers and love the curled top corner. THanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare.

  2. hey Lori, hope you are well...your cards are stunning, luv them glad you took the Tattered Pages Verve Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*


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