Happy Thursday! Today's the 2nd day of previews over on the Verve Blog, and today we're peeking two sets devoted to one of our favorite themes - stardom! Starstruck (a $24 set) and You Rock (a $9 set) will be available following our release party on Friday. Be sure to hop on over the Verve Blog for a chance to win these two super fun sets!
I had so much fun designing this swirly star image, that it HAD to be the first stamp I used when I got the new sets. I am really digging this kind of retro color combo of aqua, soft yellow and black. I think I'll definitely have to use it again. The papers are from a DoubleDecker stack of Cosmo Cricket papers I have. The flourished star is stamped on a Labels 9 die cut, then colored with Copic markers and sponged with Barely Banana ink. I then stamped the star again, then stamped a small open star in the center and cut out to layer with a very thin black mat over the top of the flourished star. The sentiment is one of my new faves - a line from a song by Charlotte Sometimes that was playing on my playlist when I was designing. Not necesarily the most uplifting of songs, but you never know where inspiration will strike!
Once the stamping was done, it was just a matter of beading a pearl-topped quilting pin and adding some ribbon and rhinestones.
What's In It?
Stamps: Starstruck (Verve)
Paper: Everafter, Girl Friday (Cosmo Cricket), Basic Black (SU!)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Barely Banana (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: polka dot ribbon (Creative impressions), quilting pin and beads from craft store, swirl bling from prima, Frosted Lace Stickles, black grosgrain (SU!), Labels 9 (Nestabilities)
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