I'm the first stop on the ole hop, so grab a cup of your favorite something and settle in to take a peek at the brand new Verve! Then be sure to leave comments as you hop about to be entered to win the October Release Collection! Woohoo!
I started by building my image panel. I designed the Mask Die Set to coordinate with the masks in the Masquerade set. These dies do not have alignment tools and are an exact cut, so you can use them with or without the coordinating stamp set. If you use the coordinating stamp, the stamped image will cover your entire die cut. Here I cut the mask once from white paper and also from blackberry bliss. I stamped the mask in blushing bride on the white die cut, then layered over the blackberry die cut for a nice shadowing effect. The handle is also cut from blackberry bliss.
To easily be able to figure out where to stamp my mask accessories, I stamped the mask where I wanted it in VersaMark. Then I added the feather twice in black, the ribbons in pink and the dangle 6 times in blackberry bliss. Then I layered my handle and mask over the versamarked image and everything's lined up! Hooray! I stamped the star image randomly in the background in soft sky, then sponged all of the layers with my very inky sponge I use for blacks and browns. I liked the vintage feel the brown and black together gave it.
The sentiment from Inspire Hope is actually 3 stamps, (wishing you, much and happiness) which I stamped onto a circle die cut. I like to build sentiments from the bottom up so I know I have the right spacing. I added a scallop circle mat to this, then finished with a grosgrain knotted bow and some stardust stickles and black liquid pearls accents.
Okay, before I go, just wanted to let you know we're running a Free Shipping Promotion this weekend only on US orders over $30. The cart does the magic, all you have to do is add at least $30 worth of product to you cart and choose US Shipping. Not valid on Priority, International or Canadian shipping options.
Want to win some shiny new Verve? One random winner will be drawn from the comments on the blogs linked below to win our entire October Release Collection! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment box at each stop along the way to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the prize details and the scoop on all the new releases!
So next up on the hop is the fabulous Stacey!
Stamps: Masquerade, Inspire Hope (Verve Stamps)
Paper: blackberry bliss, basic black, soft sky and pretty in pink pattern DSP (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: soft sky, blushing bride, blackberry bliss (SU!), black
Accessories: Mask Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), classic & scallop circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), stardust stickles, black onyx liquid pearls (Ranger), black grosgrain (SU!)