Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Best Grandparents

Another late night post from me.

I thought I would play along with a few challenges that are ending soon - Verve's February Diva Dare, Viva La Verve, and Glitz's February challenge (pink and gold).

The sketch is from the first Viva La Verve sketch of the month.  I really loved the modern feel of the sketch and the play of squares/rectangles and circles.

I used papers from Glitz's Uncharted Waters collection and a Plain Jane sentiment that I had sadly not yet inked up.  The Diva Dare this month is to make a 'perk up' card.  I don't have any Verve coffee stamps, but plenty of encouraging/pick me up sentiments.  I think this is such a great sentiment, and will surely make an appearance on some Grandparent's Day cards.

With a gold challenge, you have to pull out the Gold Delicata, no?  The stripes were created using the thinnest strip from Neat & Tangled's On the Strip 2 set.

I played around with some different mats for the sentiment piece, but ultimately decided on some vellum because I wanted something really subtle.

Finally, I finished it off with some gold sequins, because sequins make everything better right?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Glitz - Uncharted Waters 8x8 paper pad; Avery Elle - Kraft Cardstock; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps:  Verve - Promoted Plain Jane; Neat & Tangled - On the Strip 2
Ink:  Tsukineko - Gold Delicata
Other:  Neat & Tangled - Gold Sequins; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CM - Custom Cutting System, Circles


  1. This is awesome! Love the sentiment!

  2. So pretty, Miriam! Love the sweet sentiment!

  3. Pink and Gold...there there is combination I wouldn't have expected, but SURPRISE....I love the contrast. Your design is perfect and blends these two colors beautifully. Amazing, as always Miriam!

  4. Gorgeous Miriam!!! Love the color combo and what a fabulous sentiment!

  5. Love the fun pattern and shapes that make this card so bright n cheerful :)

  6. I am amazed how you used the sketch! It looks so complicated, but you sure made it look easy! Gorgeous design all around, Miriam!

  7. I <3 the color combo! Something I wouldn't expect to work together but wow!!! The vellum does add a nice touch to your card. <3 <3 <3

  8. Love it!! The vellum is the perfect touch!!

  9. What a great sketch and background. I love how you used it! Beautiful!