Today is Verve Release Day! Five new sets are available in the Verve Store, including Abundant Blessings, which I used for today's card. There's a special discount if you buy all 5 sets together, plus, we also opened up online ordering for Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Okay, on with the card. I can't arrange flowers to save my life, so I wasn't really sure what I was doing when I set out to make this card, but I really like how it turned out. I figured I'd just play around and see if I could get the picture in my head out on paper. I started by stamping the three sizes of the flower, coloring with Copics, trimming out and then layering. I added Orange Peel Stickles highlights all over the place and then set it aside to dry. Next I tackled the sprays. I stamped the fern leaf twice on opposite edges and then the spray a few times in Always Artichoke ink.
Next I wanted to use my new Martha Stewart branch punch that Cindy's been using like crazy. So much that I HAD to go buy one of my own. I punched the branch a few times out of scraps of Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive and Always Artichoke and then layered them behind the flower. I then very carefully (since I'd already glued down my leaves) embossed just one end of the paper with the Cuttlebug border strip. I sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip and then tied a Nestabilities tag on with some chocolate satin ribbon from Target. The sentiment is stamped in Tangerine Tango. I finished off with some Stardust Stickles on the branch punches and across the embossed dots, then matted everything on a Chocolate Chip card base.
So, there it is, a beautiful fall card with the new Abundant Blessings set. I think just by changing the oranges to reds you could make a beautiful Christmas card as well.