Sorry for my absence this last week. I've been working on my submissions for Purple Onion and getting ready for a craft show this coming weekend. I have barely left my craft room today, (thanks babe for watching the kids!) but I had to squeeze in this Verve challenge. Missing this challenge was not an option for two reasons. 1) I LOVE VERVE!! Can't get enough. 2) I LOVE KRAFT CARDSTOCK!!! I ordered my first pack a few weeks ago and it's already half gone. I haven't made a card lately that doesn't have kraft on it. It such a great paper and everything looks great with it!!! I took my inspiration from a tote in the new Ballard Designs catalog. I love this catalog, I pour over every page each time it comes. I barely made it to page 3 of this catalog before this bee tote caught my eye. I knew right away what set would be perfect for this card. Serenity from Verve. It was my first set and still my one true love. I stamped the flower and sentiment in Chocolate Chip on a piece of 4 x 5.25 piece of kraft cardstock. To give it some texture I stamped SU's sanded background on it after I stamped it off twice. The apricot pieces were made with SU's word window punch cut in half. I threaded the twine through the card and tied it around the flowers. I frayed the edges for a softer look. I sponged the edges and then adhered it to a kraft card. I wanted the layer to be subtle. I think it worked!!!
Paper: Kraft, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accesories: Paper Piercer, Brads