Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Viva la Verve Sketch! The Best DAD Ever!

Happy Tuesday!  I have a Verve card to share with you today using some newly release Verve and the Viva la Verve  Week 3 Sketch!  Janelle is the VLVsketch host this week.  I love this sketch.  Thanks, Janelle!   I turned it for a vertical card. 

For my card I am combining some newly released Verve with some favorites.   I am using Because of You, Protector, the newly released Super Dad and Purely Sentimental.   I  am also using the newly release coordinating Cut Above Ribbon Banner Die.

I chose to use the Because of You set as a Father's Day for the sentiments.  I used the build a sentiment technique that I have used with other cards.  The focal image requires two sentiments from the Because of You set.  Then, I stamped off to make the  navy colored word DAD lighter to give a bit of added dimension and sentiment layering.  I then added the fun ribbon banner die to the top and the bottom using the frame from Super Dad, one of the sentiments, and the star elements that come in the set.   For the other ribbon banner I used the Happy Father's Day sentiment from Purely Sentimental.  I rolled the edges a bit for some added dimension.  I inked and frayed distressed the edges and finished with a layered distress star topped with a gold tone button. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Paper The Paper Company Kraft, PTI vintage cream, Bo Bunny Weekend Market
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Ranger brushed corduroy, PTI enchanted evening, Vintage Cream
Accessories  Cut Above Ribbon Banner Die, Spellbinder's Classic Circles, PTI stars, goldtone button, sponges, foam tape, glue dots, sewing machine

Playing along with a few blog challenges!
C4C132 Challenges:  Buttons 
Pile it On:  Pop It Up 
Inspire Me Fridays:  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges:  Real or Faux stitches


  1. What a lovely masculine card. Great work.

  2. Fabulous masculine card, Betty! Love how you used the tabs and the DAD behind the sentiment is perfect. Well done!

  3. S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!!! Your card for your Dad is simply amazing! So elegant, yet masculine. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

  4. Fabulous card!!, love the sentiments combined and stamped over that big 'DAD' and the banners are perfect!!!

  5. Such an awesome masculine fathers day card Betty!

  6. Oh this was a hard card for me to read, my wonderful father passed away February 3rd at the age of 91. Your card is so beautiful! I love the sentiment. The banners are so neat! Thank you so much for joining the Delightful Challenge Design Team this week!




  7. Amazing masculine card! Love the layered sentiment and the rolled edges!

  8. oh my... fab card.. very manly and vintage chic ... great!!
    thanks for joining us at pile it on and I hope to see you next week as well - Kimberly DT

  9. What a wonderful Father's Day card! I love the dual banners working here!

  10. you are very talented in card making. beautiful cards!
    visiting from Exposure 99% following by gfc
    Jenn of www.justaddwatersilly.com


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