Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Stack of Presents, Verve Style

Hello!  Thank you all SO much for the fantastic, encouraging comments on my Bridal Collection post yesterday!  I sure hope they are a hit at the bridal store.  It's fun to make such a special card for a special occasion.  I've got more, more, more to show, but need the time to photo-edit them first.

Time's ticking on the Viva La Verve January sketches, and I need to post this card before the month's up.  I'm using the January sketch from Week 2.  Aaaaaand....my card began when I spied these little scraps on my work desk:


They were just little rectangles of patterned papers (no flower yet).  The colors harmonized together just right, and when assembled, they looked like a little stack of presents!  I inked the edges, added some vintage thread to 'tie' them together, and added a Verve flower from Small Celebrations.



  Here's the complete card --


The sentiment is also from the same set.  I stamped the flower twice, colored one completely and trimmed it out.  The second one was colored only in the center portion, trimmed, and popped up onto the first with foam tape.


The stack of gifts needed a little pizzazz, so I stamped that flower once more and trimmed just the center once again to add as a package topper.


I was not able to get to all the sketches for this month.  The big order for the shop took me some time.  I've got one more post to put up for the Verve January challenges.  See you soon!



Stamps: Small Celebrations - Verve Paper: Soft Stone, Vintage Cream - PTI; text, wine floral - Colorbok; plaid, polka dot, damask - SU Ink: Antique Linen - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: vintage thread Accessories & Tools: pearls - Recollections; Copic markers; circle, Labels Thirteen dies - Spellbinders; Key Tag punch - SU

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those stacked presents!!!!!

Lin said...

Such a pretty mix of patterns, Colleen!

Lisa said...

Love your pretty little stack of gifts and those sweet flowers! Terrific card Colleen!

Benzi said...

Those little scraps sure do look like gift boxes....how neat! Gorgeous card and the flowers are lovely.

Leslie Miller said...

So, so pretty and sweet, Colleen! Isn't it fun when your scrap come together like that? I don't know how many times something has sprung from the random scraps on my table. This is exceptionally pretty!

lisa808 said...

How cute. Love the colors and 'presents.'

Lesley Croghan said...

Soft and lovely. Great way to use scraps!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty way to use up some snippets! The soft sponging behind the presents shows them off beautifully! Pretty selection of papers!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Such a wonderful shabby card !

Stella said...

I like your scraps:). Your card is a romantic and elgeant take on the sketch. Your style is elegant and chic. Alaways a combo of elegant papers, a touch of soft muted colors and very feminine. So lovely to look at. Gorgeous take on this challenge!
XX

Shirley said...

It's a good thing you aren't my neighbor because I would pester you to death for layout lessons. Your card is beautiful and elegant too! What a totally feminine and lovely BD card! Love it all!

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