Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy Friday!   It is time for Week 3 of the Viva La Verve Weekly Sketch Challenge!  This week we have a sketch by Chaitali  +  inspiration picture. Check out the VLV blog for more details.  

For my card I am using some Beautiful Moments Carta Bella dp.  I combined Verve's Poppy Birthday with Beautiful PJ stamps with Verve's Build a Poppy  and Flag It die sets.    I finished my card with Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix. 
I have been experimenting with different types of products to add to my cards so adhesives have become a big concern for me.  They must be easy to use and have staying power. Here are some I got that I am just loving! 

I have been using Scor-Tape for awhile now.  Very affordable and it seriously works!  I just needed to add some to my stash.  Never want to be without this adhesive.   Something new I tried on this card to glue the sequins is the TomBow Mono Aqua Liquid glue.   I really love it!  The dual ended dispensing makes exact application perfect.  Love the clear liquid, too!  Dries fast and stays put! 

 I also used X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape.  Love this stuff!  Great dimension and the adhesive really sticks. 

Since I embossed the sentiment on this card, one of the things I usually use is Versamark.  I have used it for years.  However, I needed a new pad so I thought I would try the Watermark / Resist Ink Pad & re-inker from Ranger.  I must say not all watermark pads are created equal.  I am truly loving the rich watermark look achieved with this pad as well as the rich embossed finish when using embossing powders.  Seeing is believing!  I just found a new "go to."

I am playing along with the NBUS Challenge:  Something NEW or unused with "Anything Goes."  (NEW: pierced circle Stax).  Also, playing along with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge:  For a Friend.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. This is a marvelous take on the sketch, Betty! I love how your dotted panels resembling rusching on a dress! Very cool design element! Thank you for joining in my NBUS Challenge again!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  2. P.S. I forgot to say thank you for the tips on adhesives and the Ranger watermark pad! djk

  3. This is just so cool! I love how you layered up the papers at the bottom.

  4. Gorgeous card Betty! Love those pretty blossoms and sequins scattered about! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Loving t hose poppies, Betty, and the fun banner paper you used.

  6. What a stunner with your paper-pieced flowers, Betty! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. This is so pretty Betty-love this Verve stamp set and you worked this sketch

  8. SO very pretty and clever! I really love how you did the pattern paper on the bottom - I'll have to try that! You are very talented!

  9. Gorgeous card and I love all the layers and of course love those sequins! I use foam tape on almost every card. Beautiful!


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