Monday, July 20, 2009

Viva La Verve Jul04

I've been taking a little time off from cardmaking lately..........I tend to burn myself out now and then. I made this card for the VivaLaVerve Jul04 sketch challenge with a twist to use vellum. The only vellum is the little butterfly. Vellum totally challenges me and I rarely use it. My border punches don't like it very much and it almost always gets chewed up in them, so I normally don't reach for it. The Martha Stewart butterfly punch worked perfectly with it however, so I was able to add the vellum "twist" to my card this week. I'm embarrassed to mention how many of these challenge cards I've made and forgot to add the "twist!"
I used all Haiku dsp on this one. I'm so sad that it's been retired, but hopefully I'll like something as much (if not more) from the new SU selections this year. Right now I have my eye on that Cottage Wall dsp and that incredible color of Razzleberry!
Thanks for spending a little part of your Monday with me and have yourself a fine day!


stamps - Verve (because of you)
paper - Haiku dsp, old olive, tangerine tango, white, so saffron, orange vellum
inks - creamy caramel, old olive, apricot (for shading the flower)
accessories - HP hardware, saffron ribbon, sizzix flower diecut, nesties circles, hero arts 3mm pearls, MS butterfly punch


JD said...

Lovely card...Great colors...


Silke said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD - Carol!!! I love and miss this Haiku DP :(.....!!! Awesome looking Sketch - I'm gonna have to go and check it out!!!

Glad you are back stampin' - but I know what you mean...I burn out quickly too!!! I had to learn to step back and relax once in a while - LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I bought this paper right before it retired, and hardly have used it! I love the colors---your little butterfly is delightful!