This week's Verve sketch threw me for a loop when I first saw it and then read the twist. Amber made up for not giving up a twist last week in a big way LOL! The twist was you could only use one embellishment, only two colours of card stock (plus a neutral if you wanted to), and you had to use three stamps. Needless to say, I had a BIG sticky in front of me while I worked on this sketch lest I mess up LOL! I had a good laugh when Woodwinds on SCS commented on the thread for this weeks' sketch. She told Amber she wasn't happy with all the circles (she's not a big circle fan) to which Amber replied "embrace the circles, make them your friend". I must say, she did just that as her card is lovely!
When I saw two colours the first thing that popped into my head was to make a black and white card. Technically these both aren't colours so I hope I'm okay LOL! Polka dots also entered my mind and it worked out great as I used my very neglected Stampin' Up Polka Dot background stamp as one of the stamps. Of course I immediately went to the Polka Dots and Paisley SU set for the next stamp as I have always loved this flower image. I finished my three stamp requirement by using the "Thinking of You" stamp from of Verve's Circular Sayings set. That left me with one embellishment. Amber said punches didn't count so I used my trusty Martha Steward Butterfly punch as the third circle and added some sheer black ribbon as my embellishment of choice. Popped things up with dimensionals and I can now say I have also "embraced the circles and made them my friends" LOL!
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What's In It?
Stamps: SU Polka Dots Background Stamp, SU Polka Dots and Paisley, Verve Circular Sayings
Paper: Black and White
Accessories: Scalloped Circles and Circle Nesties, SU 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Sheer Black Ribbon, Dimensionals