Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Difference in My Life

Hello! Happy Saturday! I made this card for a card exchange with some stamping friends. It was a color challenge to use the CTMH colors Juniper, Tulip, Chocolate and Vanilla Cream (or like colors). I started using a vertical layout from one of the weekly sketch challenges that I usually participate in, then from there I changed it completely and ended up with this!

My new Verve stamps arrived a couple of days ago, and I couldn't wait to start creating with them! I used Because of You, which is my new favorite Verve set. It has the most beautiful wispy silhouettes and heartfelt sentiments. For the Juniper panel, I stamped the polka dots using Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Basics. I sponged the edges of everything for a softer, vintage look.

Stamps: Because of You (Verve), Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI); Juniper, Tulip (CTMH)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI); Antique Linen (Ranger)
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Fleur de lis border punch (EK Success), Brads, Ribbon, Sponge dauber, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.