Hi there and welcome back to Day 4 of the Verve April 2011 Spotlights!
Today we're spotlighting two new sets, Hope Blooms and Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane!
I made a card with each set, but you'll have to wait until Monday's Favorites post to see my card with the Proverbs 16:9 PJ:)
I actually made TWO cards with Hope Blooms and I'll go ahead and share those with you right now:)
First up, a super simple one using the largest bloom from the set!
You gotta love a one layer card! I know I do! But sadly, that bow is still too big to slide through in a regular envelope without extra postage, lol! I just CAN'T make a mailable card, it's against my religion apparently, ha!
First I cut the card base with my large scallop punch (EK Success) and then stamped the largest bloom in each of the scallops with Melon Mambo ink (SU!) I had to stamp a couple leaves from Bloom and Grow also (LOOK! I didn't use a die, what's wrong with me???) The sentiment, along with lots of other fun ones with awesome fonts, is from Hope Blooms. I added some buttons, rhinestones, and ribbon to complete my little card:) Pretty simple!
Next up is another card using stamps from Hope Blooms and Bloom and Grow (I think you'll find that you need BOTH these stamp sets, they go SO WELL together!)
I really love this card, I think it's the color combination and all the leave dies, lol! YUMM! Card base is Hawaiian Shores and you already know where the leaf stamps come from (Bloom and Grow!). I stamped and embossed the leaves from Bloom and Grow in clear detail ep on the black Wonky Rectangles layer. What I love about the Elegant Leaves die is that you can cut it apart and use parts and pieces of the die where a full die cut would be too much! I stamped the black leaves in black also, but you can hardly see it in this photo. I sort of wish I had done clear embossing here as well and almost did, but new job is kickin' my patoot, lol! I stamped the sentiment (from Hope Blooms) on a die cut cut out with my Spellbinders Grommet Tags die.
You ready for MORE projects with these new sets? Hop away!
Hope Blooms, Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane and Floral Circles Die Set
Don't forget about the Release party in the Verve forums tonight!!! Kicks off HERE at 9 pm EST... be there for your chance to WIN more stamps!!! And of course, it's so fun you'll totally enjoy yourself even if you don't win;) Ta for now!!