You know, I've actually had this card done for Verve's Week 3 challenge for a couple of weeks now, but finding the time to get a blog post done has proven a challenge. Somedays I just can't seem to get my stuff together. Today, I was able to finish the last two cards...and complete the challenge, so I figured it's about time I got at least this one posted!
The sketch was fairly simple, and I knew immediately (being the flower girl I am!), that the circle would have to be a flower. I have no shortage of Verve flowers, and for this card I pulled out Great Friend, along with Miracles Blossom and Beautiful Kindness. Keeping with the plan to do all five challenges using the same papers, I worked with my Green at Heart papers by Basic Grey. Honestly, I have made at least 10 cards (including these 5) with these papers, and I can't see an endin sight. The little 6x6 paper packs, pack a lot of paper!
Stamps: Great Friend, Miracles Blossom, Beautiful Kindness (Verve)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, white, Green at Heart DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Lattice Punch (MS), Zig Zag punch (EK), Cantelope Liquid Pearls (Ranger), pink organza ribbon ?, Square Lattice embossing folder (SU)
I stayed true to the sketch, although moving the sentiment to the middle panel and using a flower for the circle. I paper pieced the flower, stamping it three times on the designer paper, and layering it back with pop dots between the layers. I can't seem to get enough of Liquid Pearls these days, and I don't think I had used my Cantelope colour yet, so this was a perfect opportunity! I used Martha Stewart's lattice punch along the bottom and some bright pink organdy ribbon across the middle. As simple as the sketch! Here's a close up of the flower!