Monday, March 31, 2014

Viva La Verve: Get Well Soon

My kids are back in school after what felt like a very long spring break.  Yay!!  (Is it wrong to feel this way??)  They both had plans fall through so they ended up moping around the house.  For a spring break, it was a very gloomy week!

So in celebration of peace and quiet this morning, I am playing along with a challenge -Viva la Verve.  All the layers and angles on this one are a little out of my comfort zone - but my great friend Stacey Schafer created it and I'm going to give it a try.  While I'm jumping out of the box, I decided to go all the way and I used four patterned papers, buttons, sequins, wood dots, ribbon and twine!

Hope You Get Well Soon

It was a stretch - but I like it!!

The cardstock and the ink are new-to-me from Simon Says Stamp.  I decided to give some of their inks a try and I'm always a sucker for a good neutral.  They have a nice feature on their blog called Color Coordinates. Shari Carroll looks through their store's stock and finds papers/washi tape/stickers/dots and much more that coordinate with one of their colors - I think it's weekly and they have done four colors so far.  I am still in mourning over the loss of Archivers so I particularly like this feature as I can no longer match things in person.  The patterned paper is one of the suggestions for their Khaki color.

  • Stamps: Verve Stamps Treasured Words, Amazing Wishes
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Khaki cardstock, My Mind's Eye Darling Dear 6x6
  • Ink: Simon Says Stamp Khaki, Memento brown
  • Accessories: Verve Stamps Tagged Rectangle Die, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile and Button, Ellen Hutson Daffodil sequins, Hemptique 10-lb natural, My Mind's Eye Just Splendid Wood Dots


  1. What a pretty card, especially perfect for someone who's not feeling well.

  2. You can't see my face but it looks pretty stunned!!! Ha, ha, 4 patterned papers and all those embellies!! Oh my gosh, I had to rub my eyes to make sure they weren't deceiving me, ha, ha. I'm sorry, bad humour I know, but I'm totally enjoying your card and I think your card is just GREAT! Perfect combo of colors and I love your choice of sequins, it all matches so well together!
    Like the ribbon too! (Saddlestitch if I'm correct?)
    The striped lines of your DP gives your card a 'strong graphic' feel
    and the ribbon emphasizes it. :-)
    And twine is always perfect. :-)
    Bye, (you can't see my face but I'm actually still grinning, LOL)


  3. This is such a lovely card!! I love the papers yo used and the fun layering. Have a great night!!

  4. love it. You did goooooood!!! love your take on the sketch and and all the fun patterns.

  5. Out of your comfort zone and into mine. You did a fantastic job. I love this card.

  6. You never fail to inspire Kim, inside your box or outside! Terrific card!

  7. Fabulous flashes of Verve :) Great take on the sketch and a great card.

  8. Love that Khaki! Your card turned out great!

  9. Totally fabulous! Love the colors, the sequins and how you used the tag. So pretty!

  10. Holy smokes! You rocked the sketch, Kim!

  11. Sweet, sweet card! Sure to brighten the day of anyone under the weather.


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