Welcome to the weekend! Only one more sleep until the Verve release! We have a special sketch challenge cooked up for you this weekend as we countdown to our release on Sunday night. You could win a new Verve set for playing along, so be sure to check out all the challenge details and submit your card entry over on the Verve Stamps blog. Deadline is Sunday (March 8) at 6PM Eastern, so get stamping! ;)
Here's the sketch we're working with. Verve Stamps aren't required and you can always change up the shapes to accommodate your card.
For my card, I wanted to use these fancy new EK Success fleur de lis punches I picked up at Michael's for 30% off this week. LOVE them! How cool is that border punch? And to have a coordinating fleur de lis punch makes this girl so happy! The punches made me think of this gorgeous glittery paper from My Mind's Eye, and of course I had to use one of my favorite color combos - pink and brown!
The stamp is a preview of the new Psalm 51:10 Plain Jane releasing on Sunday. It's stamped on a Classic Circle Nestability and matted with a Scallop Circle Nestability. I used the die as a stencil to add some pink sponging inside the circle. For a little decoration, I spruced up the scallops with some Pink Liquid Pearls and then colored some K & Company pearls with a Copic marker for the centers of my fleur de lis.
To finish off I used a brand new tool I have been wanting for years and just never have ordered. You know one of those nice-to-have luxury items that always gets crossed off the wishlist to make room for another stamp set? Well, I'm finally the proud new owner of one of those SU! air brush tool thingies. Yep, the technical name totally evades me right now. But it's the weird looking thing you hook up to a marker and squeeze and it makes fabulous little flecks all over your paper? Well, I LOVE it and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of it! I think it was the perfect little touch to make my Kraft card base not so boring!
Okay, so that wraps it up for today. The release party starts at 8PM Eastern tomorrow (Sunday) night and we'll be chatting up a storm and giving you the first looks at all the new sets. Come join the fun!
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