Sunday, January 19, 2014

You Make Me Happy

Here's my card for this week's Viva la Verve sketch.  I combined the sketch with colors from the inspiration photo. The purple, yellow and gray color scheme isn't one I would have come up with on my own, but I do like how it turned out!

You Make Me Happy-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve StampsI started off by finding a purple patterned paper to use for the umbrella from Verve's Rain or Shine stamp set.  The purple floral pattern from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad worked nicely! 

I used the same paper for one of the small square panels on the cardfront along with a scrap of yellow patterned paper from another paper pad.  After rounding the corners of the patterned paper panels, I matted them on gray cardstock and arranged them on a gray chevron patterned panel along with half of a white paper doily.  A strip of yellow ribbon sets the doily off from the rest of the card and brings in just a bit more of the cheery color.  Once all of the panels were in place, I topped them off with the sentiment panel, stamped in gray ink to match the text.  I set the umbrella on top using foam tape.  A few purple sequins scattered over the panels and the doily add a little sparkle to the design.
Materials Used:
Rain or Shine stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko); white cardstock, purple sequins (Michaels); Smokey Shadow cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Bright Side 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); Carolina Breeze 6x6 paper pad (Teresa Collins); corner rounder; white paper doily; foam tape


  1. such a pretty display of Verve, Lori!

  2. Oh, I just love this Lori! The soft lavender, the doily and those sprinkled sequins just make me happy!


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