Hope you are all keeping well and finding some time to craft and relax today! I made this card yesterday for the first February Viva la Verve sketch challenge of the month. I wasn't able to complete all of January's sketches - just too much illness in the house! Hopefully I'll keep up this month and then be in the running for some of those gorgeous Verve stamps!!
This weeks sketch came with a *twist* of embossing - dry/wet - whatever your choice. I chose to go with my cuttlebug as it's my favourite way of adding embossing to my cards. I decided to pull out these stamp images from the Jeanne Streiff Collection that haven't been inked up much lately. I stamped the main image then stamped off the second image to the side - I love the finished effect. I used my new nestie labels 2 for my main panel. The rest is pretty straight forward - lots of layering and I distressed the edges of my card for a shabby/chic look. I used the argyle embossing folder. The colour tones are so much prettier in real life - I was having difficulty with the light yesterday to capture the true colours. The second label layer is actually more pumpkin in colour than what it looks on the photo. The finishing touches were the brads and the organza ribbon. I used brown ribbon to tie behind the image then added a strand of black when I tied the knot.
Thanks for popping over today and taking a look! I'm off to the gym - I haven't had a chance to all week so now I can go with my BFF!