Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Graduation

Last month I purchased my first Verve stamps. I have admired the stamps and the beautiful work the design teams does for a while and finally decided to buy a couple of my favorites. I needed one more graduation card so I pulled out one of my new sets, Up, Up, and Away. I like how my card turned out. If I had to describe my favorite style of stamping, this card would be my example. I really like mixing a vintage papers, distressing, lace, vintage embellishment with different types of images.

The card layout is the Verve challenge in the Verve Forum at Splitcoast. The sketch challenge includes a twist each week. This week the twist is distressing. With that in mind, all my edges are distressed with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye. To make my scene, I stamped the trees, clouds, and air balloon. Then and cut out hills from my DP. The paper on this card is Graphic Design. I just love their papers!

After coloring with Copics, I added some stitching to my hills. The larger tree and clouds are popped up. The air balloon is paper pieced. I did some more stitching around the edges of the papers. I added black lace and a metal flower from Maya Road and a few rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by! To all my friends here in the states, have a fun Fourth of July!

Melody

Ingredients:

Stamps - Verve Up, Up and Away, Whimsical Tree
Papers - DP Graphic 45, SU Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Memento Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Other - Sewing Machine, lace, rhinestones, glitter, copics, flower Maya Road

6 comments :

  1. Wowww Melody,what a beautiful card,l love the images and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  2. What a wonderful card! The mix of papers, stitching the popped up clouds,.......it almost looks like "folk art".

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  3. This is unbelievably stunning, Melody!! I just copied down this sketch to work on today and what you have done with it is AMAZING!!! WOW!! Absolutely perfect.

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  4. Melody this card is beautiful, I love all the papers and the stitching on the hills looks awesome. Happy 4th to you and your family!

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  5. Melody, this is just breathtakingly beautiful!!! It's perfect in every way!

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  6. Hi Melody. I love this type of fun, funky and whimsy card. Awesome layout and colors. I'm so glad I found your blog today and definitely will be following you. Many blessings.

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