I've had this card on my work space all week just waiting for the finishing touches. It was pushed aside for Valentines production, a sewing project for the 100th Day of School and the general business of my life. That's how things go for us sometime's and that's okay. Just like this new sentiment says, you know, everything is going to be okay. The layout has a makeup artist called Viva La Verve and comes from the first week sketch by Amber.
I went with a grunged and distressed look for my card. I was in the mood to make it look well worn. The basic steps were to sponge distress, scissor distress and darken the edges straight on the ink pad. I used different embossing folders on all the mats for more distressing. The sentiment panel is distressed and popped up with the company of a flag and some Verve's A Cut Above Dies (All Aflutter and i heart u). I tucked some vintage ribbon under the butterfly for some eye movement around to the sentiment.
Have a great weekend and I'll see ya around soon!
Stamps: Be Okay Plain Jane (Verve Stamps), Text Objects (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Random (Crate Paper), White (Neenah), Chocolate (Wausau)
Ink: Brown Bag (CTMH), Crushed Corduroy (Ranger), Colonial White (CTMH)
Accessories: All Aflutter (A Cut Above from Verve Stamps), i heart U (A Cut Above from Verve Stamps), edge punch (EK Success), oval and scalloped oval dies (Nestabilities), embossing folders (Sissix, Ranger and Quickutz), tracing wheel, vintage lace edging (RAK from Lori Bowerman)