Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Most Fabulous Birthday Ever

Here's my card for the last Viva la Verve sketch for March.  I inked up Verve's new Better Together set for the first time for this birthday card.

The Most Fabulous Birthday Ever-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve StampsI used the set's birthday sentiment as my focal image.  I stamped it in navy blue ink on a cream panel, then added the chevron strip image beneath it in kraft ink.  A pair of copper brads underneath the chevrons add a little dimension and shine to the panel.

To go with the chevron pattern on the sentiment panel, I found a piece of multicolored chevron patterned paper in my collection of 12x12 paper.  I adhered a panel of the paper to the kraft card base on an angle.  A strip of navy cardstock adhered to the middle of the panel breaks up the busy pattern just a bit.  I layered a piece of golden yellow dotted paper over the chevron panel, also on an angle, then adhered the sentiment on top. 

Materials Used:
Better Together stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and Toffee Crunch inks (Tsukineko); Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Lake House cardstock (WPlus9); Harvest Gold cardstock, double ended banner die (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); cream cardstock, copper brads (Michaels); Quite Contrary-Jack and Jill "Favorite Thing" Colorful Umbrellas and Indie Chic-Nutmeg "Hanging Out" Rainbow designer papers (My Mind's Eye)


  1. awesome take on the VLV sketch, Lori! love it!

  2. So cool! Just love the mix of colors and that fabulous chevron paper!


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