Hi Everyone! It's time for another sneak peek at one of the new Verve sets coming your way on Sunday. Today we're peeking a set called I made two cards to share today.. For your chance to win this set, be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog and leave a comment. I made two very different cards to share today.
The first card is a change of pace for me. I really love this flower image and the John 3:16 verse together, and wanted the stamps to shine, so I attempted a very classic one-layer layout. One of my favorite things in the stamping world is SU! watercolor paper. It's so beautiful, and the texture always makes me think of fine stationery - it just feels luxurious to use it! LOL I stamped the two stamps from Everlasting Life side by side with A Muse black ink and then colored in the flower with Copic markers. I added some sparkle with a Stardust gel pen and then mixed it all in with a blender pen for ultra shimmer. Click the close-up to see the sparkle in action. It just makes me smile! :) To dress up the card just a bit, I finished by adding a few score lines to the top and bottom and then matting on a Basic Black card base. Clean and simple, and it took less than 5 minutes from start to finish! Wahoo!
After depriving myself of embellishments on that card, I felt the need to make a card with a little more oomph. This cross image with swirly grasses is one of my favorites from the release, but I wanted a praying for you card, so I paired it with a sentiment from the new Circular Sayings set. The cross is embossed in white on Kraft cardstock, and then I used some eclipse tape to roughly mask around the cross. I added a couple drops of Chocolate Chip reinker and a couple drops of water to a painter's palette, then streaked the ink over the image with a toothbrush to get a woodgrain look. Next I sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink to fill in the cross, and pulled off the mask and buffed the embossing for the crisp resist look.
I colored the swirly plants with a Copic Marker, then sponged around my panel, and added some ticket corner punches and some paper piercing. The sentiment from Circular Sayings is embossed in white, punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and matted on a SU! scallop circle. Next I layered a big white prima underneath and painted it with Pixie Dust Shimmerz. I finished off with a So Saffron piece of cardstock, run through the Cuttlebug and a big grosgrain bow from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon bundle.
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.