A while ago, the fabulous Amy Sheffer shared a cute little photo of some hot air balloon wall hangings with me as an idea for a stamp set. I just loved the idea and had so much fun designing a set that would capture the whimsy and adventure of balloon riding, but also have the elegant style of those old fashioned balloons from days gone by. I think I now have a new favorite Verve set! The other set being peeked today is called Dare to Be and it's a small sentiment set that will work for all sorts of encouragement, congratulations and all-occasion cards.
For my card, I colored the balloon from Up, Up and Away with Copic markers, then added some red rhinestones for a little bling. I stamped a few of the clouds in the set and some treetops down below, then distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Next I added some faux stitching around the edges and matted with a Soft Sky Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die cut that was heavily sponged with Vintage Photo ink. Below that is a layer of cream cardstock that is debossed with the D'Vine Swirls cuttelbug folder and sponged with Vintage Photo. I thought the red and white striped ribbon really went with that old-fashioned feel, so I added a strip down the side, then added a few more loops to give it a pleated feel, finishing with the I'm so proud of you sentiment from the Dare to Be set.
Okay, that's it for today, peeps! I hope to see y'all at the release party tonight at 9PM Eastern in the Verve Forum. We'll be revealing the new sets and chatting up a storm. Then at around 11PM Eastern, the new sets will be available on the website and we'll be kicking off our Memorial Day sale!