There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until May 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!
A little tropical flair is in the air for inspiration this month. Bright pinks, aquas, golden tones and a touch of white promise easy breezy days ahead. There's no script for this inspiration... go floral, keep it modern, follow our color pattern or forge your own path, just show us your tropical chic inspired creations.
I just loved that golden sun mirror in the inspiration photo (for a closer look at the inspiration photo, head on over to the Verve blog), and knew just the kind of background I wanted for my card. So I pulled out some distress inks and stencils to create a chevron background in worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade and warm mustard. Next I used the sun ray stencil to add some warm mustard rays and then keeping the stencil in place rubbed with collage glue. I peeled up the stencil and placed some gold foil down to give some golden accents to the rays. I created the same type of background for my sentiment tag using the Flourished Tag for the shape and then using the gold foil with the chevron stencil and embossing the sentiment from Simply Amazing in gold.
The flowers from Simply Amazing are clear embossed on watercolor cardstock and then sponged with tumbled glass and broken china distress inks. I cut them with the coordinating Simply Daisies Die Set. and layered them onto the card. I added a partial gold doily to the side, then some white string and a few Sprightly Sprigs leaves cut from the rest of the doily.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out the hop list (first 11 entries in the linky) below, then play along with us and come back to link up your own creations. If you're in the mood to shop, we've got a bunch of products (including the tag and leaf dies I used today) marked 30% off in our sale category this month.
Stamps: Simply Amazing (Verve Stamps)
Paper: distress watercolor paper (Ranger), gold doily
Ink: worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, broken china, tumbled glass (Ranger Distress), Versamark
Accessories: Simply Daisies Die Set, Flourished Tag Die Set, Sprightly Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), white thread, gold and clear embossing powders, gold foil sheets (Ranger), bling, stencils