Saturday, March 5, 2011

Viva la Verve

Ah, this is my celebratory, "I finished my report cards" card! Hooray! I really do think that report cards are up there as one of my least favorite things to do as a teacher. I know they are informative, and really necessary, they sure are a lot of work. It's a great feeling to have them done and out of the way once more. Only one more round to go, and that's at the end of the school year!

I used last week's Viva la Verve sketch for this card. Lots of new PTI goodies arrived on my porch this week, and they most definitely were begging to be used. In particular, my new Royal Velvet cardstock and coordinating Pacific Vineyard dp. Love that deep purple and green together! So regal!

I swapped up the big star/embellishment for some simple pearls, added some gorgeous ribbon, and finally inked up my Sweet Treats stamp set. I think this little frame could become a new favorite. I love those swirly vines in the background! I popped up the center oval, stained the edges with my tea dye stains, and added some glitter to mute the stain even more.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: Sweet Treats
Paper- Royal Velvet, Vintage Cream, Pacific Vineyard dp (PTI)
Ink- Elegant Eggplant
Accessories- ribbon, pearls, dimensionals, glitter, tea dye stains, Classy Label Die, Embossed Oval Die (Verve)


  1. Oooh, gorgeous card, Kristina! Love that green - swoon :) Looks fabulous with the deep purple too. You rocked that sketch big time!

    Glad you have your report cards done. Have so many teacher friends I think I feel your stress and pain LOL! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Can't wait to hear what Jeff has to say this week :) Last week's sermon was the best one I have ever heard on tithing. Thanks again for posting the link those many months ago. I am constantly being wonderfully fed, challenged and encouraged. Just hope to be able to come in person some day :)

  2. eek!! I love it!! Fabulous did the purple photograph? I have problems with that colour! Okay, I'm back to my cards...reports that is!! LOL