Good morning! Is everyone cold and snowed in? Man, I kinda miss it! Now that I'm back in Okinawa, the weather is nice, but for winter, it's just not RIGHT! It was 75 today with like a million% humidity. I loved my hair in Montana. Here? Not so much. Ha!
So on day #2 of my new stay-at-home-wife career, I played with some New Verve Releases! All new releases are 15% off through then end of the year, so MERRY CHRISTMAS to YOU!;)
These sets are truly so fun and today I happened to make TWO cards!
This first one uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch...
For this fun birthday card, I pulled out the new "Amazing Wishes" set. In true Verve form, the fonts in the sentiments are whimsical and fun, and the flowers are SUPER gorgeous and I think match this paper (Modern Home Maker by OA) PERFECTLY! I also used the Vintage Oval Frame stamp and coordinating die!
I stamped everything in Tea Dye Distress Inks and ran the cut out flowers through my Big Shot using the Swiss Dots CB folder! For a little extra ~*SpArKLe *~ I added some rhinestone flourishes by Zva Creative.
OH! I almost forgot one SPECIAL detail, do you see the script stamp on the Aqua Mist cardstock? That's from another new release called Text Objects! I stamped it in Tea Dye distress ink also! For the ribbon panel, I accordion folded some 1/2 wrinkle ribbon from Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon store and sewed it down to keep it in place!
Here's another card I made with the fabulous Wordy Birds!
I went shabby and girly on this one because it's going to a guy I used to work with, his wife just had their baby girl a couple days ago! I plan on tucking this card in with a cute little gift! I was really wanting to play with felt today, so I sewed a whole piece of felt to the green cardstock but then ended up covering most of it! At least I covered it with that gorgeous paper from October Afternoon;) I also cut a felt tag out with the Sweet Scallop Tag die and layered papers, buttons, and the sentiment!
The felt is a really bright Vanilla color so to tone it down a bit, I spritzed it with some Sugar Cookie Shimmer Mist, but sadly, it didn't end up shimmery, doh!
Well, that's it from me today! I'm sipping some Vino, watching Seinfeld with my Hubs, and off to browse some blogs! Enjoy your day!!