Hi friends! It's Friday and that means it's time for a new Viva la Verve! sketch over in the Verve forum. This week's sketch is designed by Moe and it inspired this tall & skinny card using the Text Objects set. I started by cutting the Classy Label Die, then stamping the Gandhi background strip repeatedly in Sahara Sand for a subtle background, then stamping the coordinating sentiment in black and lightly dusting the edges with Pan Pastels.
The double line stamp is stamped on the top and bottom edge of the pink designer paper, then the dusted with Pan Pastels, to blend the color a little. I did a similar background treatment for the banner shape, then matted it on black cardstock run through the paper crimper for some texture.
The hearts were stamped in Sahara Sand, then the love and life scripts were stamped over them and I hand trimmed them and colored with Pan Pastels and a blender pen. To finish things off, I added some pre-glittered black chipboard flourishes and a black bow. My finished card size is 3.25" x 6.5".
Okay, that's all on the card front. Here are the two little monkeys that have been taking up all my time lately. We finally captured them both smiling in the same photo. Kellan's in stripes and Trevor's in his 4th of July outfit.
Stamps: Text Objects (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Howdy Doody (MME), Black, Cream
Ink: Sahara Sand (SU!), Black Archival (Ranger), PanPastels
Accessories: Classy Label Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Glitter chipboard (Making Memories), black wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), paper crimper (Fiskars), Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger)