Friday, July 22, 2011

Viva la Verve!

Good evening! I spent an unusual amount of time today putting together this card and felt it only fair (to myself and the time spent!) to post it right away. It's a little out of my normal style (read: LOTS of details, distressing, layers...), but I'm kind of smitten with the result. This card uses last week's Viva la Verve sketch, by the one and only Maureen! LOVE this sketch!


I started with some of the gorgeous Stella & Rose Hattie dp, pulled out a few coordinating papers, and went a little crazy with the stitching. Next, I liberally stained every conceivable edge with my tea dye stains. Twine was lovingly wrapped around two of the corners. And of course, I added a little bow for good measure. The flower from Great friends was stamped twice with some blues and popped up the layers to add some dimension. Lastly, a few different sized pearls decorated the center of the flower to add just a little bit more of the shabby elegance to the card.

I think this card is going to head out to my cousin and his wife. She was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but amidst the scariness of this all, God really has been bringing victory after victory! Surgery is scheduled for next month, and Lord-willing, she will be cancer free by October! If you have a spare minute, please keep them in your prayers and they go through these next few months. :)

That's it for me today. Now that I've finished this card, I'm itching to try my hand at another sketch, which hopefully won't take as long! Not to mention, I've been playing around with the HTML codes for the blog, trying to make it a little wider and the pictures just a little larger. And I am in no way, shape, or form a computer techie. Google is my friend. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps- Verve: 1 Cor. 15:57, Great Friend
Paper- Kraft, Vintage Cream, MME's Stella & Rose Hattie dp
Ink- Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Accessories- twine, pearls, tea dye stains, nestabilities, sewing machine, dimensionals


  1. Absolutely LOVE how you worked the sketch, Kristina!! Gorgeous colours and mix of DPs. Of course I swoon whenever there is a Verve flower around and this is one of my faves :) Love the twine in the corners too. All round fabulous card!!

  2. Beautiful card, Kristina! Love your choice of DP and colors. The stitching is wonderful and so is the flower!