Oh yeah, did I mention there's a prize? Leave a little comment love on each of the posts on today's hop list (see below) and you just might be the lucky winner of the stamps and dies we're featuring today... Stronger Love, the Scroll Plain Jane and the Scroll Die! Head on over to the Verve Blog for all the details and a little back story on today's showcased stamps.
My card once again started out as a clean & simple concept, but this time I got side-tracked in mixed-media land. I started with a 4" square and I masked off about a 1/2" border with masking tape, then stamped the love sentiment from Stronger Love repeatedly in Baja Breeze. Next I removed the tape and scored at 1/4" and 1/2" on all four sides. I pulled out my Martha Stewart fringe scissors and snipped the fringe to the first score line. Then I pulled out a black gelato and baby wipes and made a fun little mess. This piece is matted on a Basic Gray mat, and I wrapped some aqua baker's twine around the edges to give it a frame look.
Next up I cut a Wavy Hearts die cut from a scrap of DP, then hand cut a black mat for it and inked up with some more gelatos and baby wipes. The Scroll Plain Jane is stamped onto the coordinating Scroll Die and I stamped the three individual words, life with and you from the Stronger Love set inside of it. It's colored with a Pumice Stone distress marker, water and a watercolor brush. The finished card size is 4.25" square (plus a little wiggle room for my skewed panels)!
I can't wait to see what the rest of the Divas came up with, so I'm going to grab a cup of coffee and hop about! Want to join me? Next up is our resident tractor driving Diva Laurie!
Stamps: sneak preview of Stronger Love, Scroll Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: paper scraps (Graphic 45) Basic Gray, Basic Black (SU!), Cream
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU!), Black, Black Gelato (Faber Castell), Pumice Stone Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Wavy Hearts Die Set, sneak preview of Scroll Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Fringe Scissors (Martha Stewart), Always Aqua Baker's Twine (Pizzazz Aplenty), baby wipes, paper distresser