Thursday, January 12, 2012

Viva La Verve - January

We owe my sister-in-law a thank you card for the terrific Christmas gifts she gave us.  I began with the new Viva La Verve sketch for January:


Then I picked some patterned papers from Stampin' Up! (retired) and K & Company and began fitting the pieces together.


The colors are quite muted, more so than I like.  Or maybe it's the sketch that I'm not comfortable with.  Either way, a lot of time went into this and it was all worth it for my sister-in-law.  She's a great girl!

Colleen

Stamps:  Fairy Tales - Verve
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, patterned paper - SU; K & Co Julianne Tag Pad
Ink:  Walnut Stain Distress - Ranger; Chocolate Chip - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Vine Trim double edge - Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot; circle die cuts - Spellbinders; pearls; ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; lace

16 comments:

Leintje* said...

Your sister-in-law will love this card! What sweet of you!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Marisa said...

I'm just about getting ready to tackle this sketch. You did a great job with it. Love the way you used the branch/leaf die as a vertical panel :) Your SIL will love it. Hope to see you at the release party on Friday :)

Lisa said...

I have some awesome SILs too Colleen! I'm sure yours will treasure this for the love that went into making it as well as it's beauty!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card - I like the subtle colors with the touches of reds. Great job! I think I like the sketch though and may have to try it for some cards I need to make. Thanks for the idea, kiddo!

Chris R. from Iowa

Bonnie said...

This is such a wonderful sentiment and I love the flourish circle! A very special card.

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous as always, Colleen! I love the pearls!

Janeen said...

The red helps it a lot. Like the added lace. Thx for sharing.

Kathy Jones said...

Beautifully elegant and I'm sure your SIL loved it!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Colleen, this is fabulous! I think that ribbon totally makes it, but I love all the details. Wonderful card. Hugz!

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous, Colleen! I love all the extra details you added--special touches for a special person. :)

Linda R. said...

Such a wonderful sentiment and a wonderful design. Looks gorgeous..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

That's a wonderful sketch and a beautiful card. Your sil is sure to appreciate and love it.

Ellen said...

Colleen this elegant card is wonderful and I know your sil will absolutely love it!
hugs,
Ellen

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow this is gorgeous. So feminine and pretty with the lace and pearls. The charm has been turned on with this lovely card!

Stella said...

Muted and magnificient. TIt has something subtle and your SIL will love it. It's definitely worth the efoort and attention. Gorgeous!
Hugs!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! Just gorgeous--LOVE the earth tones with the pop of red! I also love that pearl circle!! BEAUTIFULLY done, Col!!!!!!!!

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