Friday, February 1, 2008

verve visual sketch & bday card for Gabe

If you go over to www.vervevisual.blogspot.com they are having a Guest Designer contest. There is a sketch posted & you need to make a card using the sketch. So here is my first card {I plan on submitting a few cards} you can enter as many times as you want. This card is for a little boy named Gabe who just turned 8 yrs old. I have the hardest time making masuline cards without it being to froo froo {girly}
I am glad this card is going to an eight year old who will not notice I really messed up on the gromets. I am still new at using my new big bite and I didn't place the gromet on the right, in the *right* place...it should be a little more to the left.
Since I was using a dark background paper I needed to fix it somehow to not seem blah. So I cuttelbug-ed the layers with the textile embossing folder, then lightly went over the raised part with Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut stain. I had originally stamped faux stitches using all in a row by SU, but I didn't like how it looked so I paper pierced it and then used a souffle pen to connect the holes which gives it a little dimension. I distressed some of the corners too, to kind of make it all blend together {the picture makes the ink seem really dark, but its more subtle in real life}
All of the paper is My Minds Eye Bohemia designer paper...its double sided {my favorite kind of paper} so everything coordinates perfectly. The gromets came with my big bite, so I'm guessing thats who made them. The eylets are Making Memories. All of the images are SU. The hemp string is also Making Memories.

12 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is fantastic, love the embossing and colors.

malieta said...

Your card is beautiful Latisha!
I think the colors and papers are fantastic.
malieta:)

Michelle said...

WOW - what a gorgeous card! I'm sure that Gabe will just LOVE it!
Michelle SBS10

Chris said...

i love it, i'll try to do one tomorrow!!! >"<

Amber said...

Love your card Latisha! I'm planning on entering myself, great job and good luck!
Amber (SBS10)

My Paper World said...

It looks great! Good luck!

sari said...

oh wow!! What a fabulouse card!!! Yes. i'm truly blessed with wonderfull friends!! =)

Michelle said...

Hey there Latisha - you've been TAGGED!! Read my blog for the rules - not a long one, I promise - OK, hoping your middle name isn't Rumplestiltskin....
Michelle SBS10
Have a great day!

Marlou said...

fabulous card Latisha!!! love the embossing and your gromets, I sent you email!!! over the moon with my goodies :) xx

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Very, very nice! Love all the Cuttlebugging!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Great card! Love all the texture and those big eyelets.

Marti said...

that is just awesome...how DID you do that????

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