Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blue Skies Verve Card Set

I had a such blast putting together cards for the Anni-Verve-sary sketch challenge that I decided to make a second batch.  Only this time I wanted to go way out on a limb with the sketches.  So I went back to my favorite way of making cards and created little paper pieced images.  I tried to use basic shapes for everything.
Here are my cards and the sketchs.
Sketch A-Smiles

Sketch B-You make me smile

Sketch C-Welcome Back
Spellbinders Circle and Flower Dies
DP-Fly a Kite-October Afternoon

Sketch D-You make me smile
Martha Stewart Icicle border punch to make the grass.
Circle punches for the belly, eyes and flowers

Sketch E-Blue skies
Spellbinders circle and heart dies
Free hand the clouds
May Arts Hemp string

Here's a little sketch of how I made the Owl. 
I basically start with a rectangle.
Then clip on a diagnal off the sides. Use the access to make the Owl ears.
Use a corner rounder on the edges.
2 small circles and 1 larger for the eyes and belly.

Materials
Verve Stamps-Blue Skies
October Afternoon-Go Fly a Kite
Flower and circles Die-Spellbinders
Ranger distress ink-Vintage Photo
May Arts hemp string

I've been asked if I cover the stitching on the inside of my cards.  You can see pretty much all the stitching of my cards.  I don't cover them up, I think it's part of the charm of a homemade stitched card.  All the thread ends are tied in a knot so they don't "let go" later. 

4 comments:

Mercy said...

dang, lady...these are ROCKIN! love them all! :)

Maureen said...

Hi Melyss!!! I just found your blog through the Verve challenges...I just wanted to say, WOW!!!!! Your cards are over the top amazing!!! So glad I found you :) I live in BC!!! Yay, Canada!!

Thanh Vo said...

Way to VERVE it up Melyssa!!! I love your paper piecing!

Niki Estes said...

These are all so neat, Melyssa! I love all the paper piecing!