Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Verve Anniversary

Yet another anniversary! Summers in our family are filled with them. This one is for my brother and sister-in-law, who are celebrating 30 years of marriage. Yes, you may remember a previous card for another brother and sister-in-law celebrating 30 years of marriage at the beginning of July. It's true, they married within a month of each other. Talk about a busy summer of 1978!
I used Sketch Challenge 184 from SCS to design this card. The dimensions are a little challenging, but it seemed to work best with these:

Main white square: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Silver mat for main white square: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Three smaller squares: 1 inch square

Mats: I used my paper trimmer, but my best guess is that they are 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches. My next square punch was too large to mat them (1 1/2, I think).
Card base: Bazzill bling (yeah, baby) cut to be 4 1/4 x 6 inches (start at 4 1/4 x 12 and fold at 6). The typical card size was just a bit too small.
Now, let me chat a minute about my new Verve stamps. Are they not adorable? This is from their set called Anniversary Birds. I bought the set because this summer I realized I did not own one stamp hat wished someone a happy anniversary. Crazy.
The picture at the top is also from that set. It is the sentiment on the inside of the card. I stamped it originally for the outside, but there was just no rooom.
I also used some bling (The Paper Studio Gemstones). The Bazzill bling just deserved to be dressed up. I topped it of with a sheer white ribbon tied with my Bow-Easy. In all, this is one stinkin' cute card. I'm so humble.


Tracy Durcan said...

I love your card!! Beautiful! :)

Ann said...

Another beauty, JoLynn! Love the colors and the way you used the birds. :D

Joan said...

Great job with this sketch challenge...I love the jewels beside the large square! Joan