Sunday, February 23, 2014

Masculine Birthday a la Viva La Verve

VLV Feb 2014 Wk 3 photo VLVFebWk3picA.jpg

This weeks Viva La Verve Sketch is brought to us by Sarah and it also has an inspiration photo. You can use just the sketch, just the photo or both, so lots of flexibility.

This time round I just focused on the sketch.  In reality I got going on my card and totally forgot about the inspiration picture - yah....was that kind of day...brain just didn't function at full speed LOL! 

Regardless, I am happy with the outcome.  Thought of a masculine card right away and the Say Cheese Simple Stories papers were perfect and I couldn't resist using the chicken wire embossing folder again - love that thing!  The sentiment is the Birthday To You Plain Jane and I used a teeny bit of the star Scalloped Trim Trio die at the top to balance things off.  This will no doubt end up being my son, hubby or brother's birthday card.

You don't have to complete all the sketches to entered to win the $100 Verve Stamps gift certificate, but the more sketches you enter the more chances you have of winning. 

In addition, Verve has a sale going on right now - you can check out all the details here.

Enjoy the sketch and have a fabulous weekend.

What's In It?
Stamps:   Birthday To You Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Say Cheese (Simple Stories), Kraft, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up)   
Ink:  Black
Starry Die, Scalloped Trim Trio Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Circles (Lil' Inker Designs), Chicken Wire Embossing Folder (Cuttblebug), Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the fun pattern mixture!

cm said...

A handsome card, Marissa; perfect for the guys amongst us! Once again, you've showcased your incredible ability to match papers/colours. So striking and eye-catching!

Benzi said...

A great card for a guy, Marisa. It has all good things...stripes, dots, stars, and that wonderful embossing folder. I don't have it but I think I got a chicken wire stencil. Very cool.

Ravengirl said...

Yep, that chicken wire embossing folder is money! I love it on your card and it totally works on a masculine card!

Emily Keaton said...

So classy--great job with the sketch! LOVE those bold colors. And what an awesome embossing folder--the chicken wire pattern is super cool!

Lee-Anne said...

Love all the bold patterned papers you've used, Marisa! Great embossed background too!

Maureen said...

wow! You followed the sketch to a T. Birthday cards are always a good choice!

nwilliams6 said...

You are getting some fun Birthday cards done - I need to do the same. Fun papers, sketch design, and elements. Positive, fun, and happy. Hugz!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this card and I love that sentiment!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card, Marisa!