Monday, April 28, 2014

Viva la Verve: Thank U

I seem to have had pastel colors out a lot lately - and I am really not a pastel person.  I just had to get a fix of rich, autumn colors.  So when I decided to play along with this week's Viva la Verve sketch, I immediately went to these gorgeous colors!

Thank U

If I had all the time in the world (and unlimited supplies) - I would find a smaller doily for the background.  I can't tell you how much paper I wasted.  Every doily or decorative circle die that I have was too small or too big - but being a very visual person, I had to cut each of them and try it on the card before I knew it was wrong!  I closed in the space by adding some sequins, but I still feel like my poor little "U" is a little bit lost.

  • Stamps: Verve You and I
  • Paper: My Mind's Eyes Darling Dear 6x6, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Accesories: Verve Heart U die, October Afternoon button, Lifestyle Crafts doily, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


  1. totally love this.. the big U is fabulous..

  2. Love your bright and warm colorcombo! Your card Will definitely make someone happy!


  3. Just a delightful card, Kim! I saw the "U" right away, so it didn't get lost at all! Love the aqua against the vibrant yellow too. Great card. Bev

  4. Oh I think I could get used to you and pastels! Love what you are soon with them!

  5. Very nice card! Great job with the sketch!

  6. I think this card turned out super fun, and I think the doily size you picked looks great!

  7. You work magic with any and all colours, Kim - and these rich autumn colours are yet more evidence. I hear you with the 'try them on for size' episodes. I only have one doily, so once with that has to be 'good enough,' but talk to me about butterflies, and that's another story! Shapes, sizes - plenty of choices (although I'm always scouting out more...) - and yes, I do have a variety of them cut...waiting their turn! Your *U* stands out well on your card! Pretty, plus!!


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