Friday, June 19, 2015

Viva La Verve Week 2 June

Hi everyone by the time you read this Viva La Verve will have posted a new sketch. However, since we can link up for the month I'm entering this card into the challenge. I'm also entering this card in the Stampotique challenge because the theme is celebration.
Here is the sketch. It took me a bit to figure out what size to make my rectangles so that they would work.
My card is just a little bit different from the sketch. I used rick rack and placed it further across my card and used a sticker instead of a bow. I decided to add to the challenge by challenging myself to use what was on the desk as well as what was in bags on the floor, what hadn't been used for a year and well as what was in my scrap box.

For my card base I took the other half which was sitting on my desk left over from making a previous card. My yellow panel was on my desk as I had originally cut it for a card base and then realized it was too flimsy for a card.  My pattern paper was a surprise as it was in a sack. I had purchased a pack of origami paper at a thrift store. I figured for under a dollar I couldn't go wrong. The rick rack was also purchased at a thrift store. I have wanted to build up my supply of rick rack but I refuse to pay the price. This package had an original price of fifteen cents and I paid a dime. I can not now a days find rick rack for under a dollar.

The mat for my sentiment was a piece of scrap antique gold paper. You can't really see the gold in the photo. My tag was on my desk a left over from cutting out a frame a long time ago. It is gray card stock but I covered it with Studio G washi tape. The bag of washi tapes was on the floor. My excuse is that I wanted to put up a spring rod in a cubby for washi tape but haven't bought the rod yet.

The sentiment is from Verve Moments Remembered stamp set. I had not put the set away when I was through using it so it was still on my desk. I stamped it on a really wrinkled piece of tissue wrapping paper. Then since my laminator was still on because I was trying to stamp and foil I went ahead and ran it through the laminator which smoothed the paper leaving a distressed look to the stamping.

I forgot to mention the doily. It doesn't really show but the doily is cut from a piece of antique calligraphy paper which a few years back I painted over with copper metallic paint. It is cut using my eBosser and a Spellbinder die. Lol! believe it or not I only have two sets of Spellbinder dies and a handful of other dies.

My butterfly is from a sticker set by Krafters Korner. I found the stickers at a dollar store when I stopped in one in the big city a couple of years ago. I went ahead and put it on a scrap of yellow card stock and then cut it out. It is pop dotted on the card. It doesn't really show up in the photo but the butterfly is edged in goldit is really gorgeous.

I'm using this as a birthday card. I was going to stamp a cupcake on plastic and color it and put it down further on the pattern paper but then I decided it would be just too much.

For my crafting friends I'm going to challenge you to clean up your crafting work space by using what is on your work space. I also challenge you to enter a challenge. Believe me my brain gets a workout and I stretch and grow as a card maker by getting out of my comfort zone. Although I just checked out this week sketch at Viva La Verve and it is an easy check. No complicating trying to figure what size to cut things.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Pretty card. You did a wonderful job using up odds and ends from your craft stash!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  2. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

  3. Such a fun and fabulous card. Love it! Thanks for playing along with VLV!


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