Hi there! Welcome to the Verve Stamps April Release Blog Hop! Today, the team is sharing cards using a couple new compilation sets from Verve! The first one is Petals and Wings, which is a retake on an old favorite, with a few little changes. The other, is a brilliant new set called Die Sidekicks! Every stamp in this set has a matching die that you probably already own:) Lets get started!
First up, I have a card using one of the new Plain Janes, this is Hello Friend!
The Plain Jane is actually one of the stamps from Happy Hello, but blown up to a fun, focal point size. I also used the butterflies from Petals and Wings, stamped in gray, yellow, and navy ink. The layout for this card was inspired by the newest Freshly Made Sketches #133 sketch.
Next up is a card I made using the butterflies from Die Sidekicks! This is one of my favorite cards ever, love how it turned out!
I found a picture on Pinterest that I absolutely LOVED, so I tried to remake it. Here is the original image:
I think I got pretty close, don't you?:) Like I said, the butterflies are from Die Sidekicks, but so are the scroll and the basket, which I made by cutting the Sweet Scallop Tag in half and flipping the top upside down. You'll also see some new sequins! These babies are SUPER shiny, fabulous!
I had so much fun watecoloring with this next one that I finally had to pull myself away and stop adding to it! This card uses the butterflies from Die Sidekicks and another new Plain Jane, Being Awesome!
I embossed the butterflies in black ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper and then just started painting the butterflies in. I didn't do it cleanly, and didn't want to! I love the way the color bleeds all over the card, I even had to add some paint specks by flicking by paint brush. I didn't want to cover ANY of this card so I kept it really simple by just adding the sentiment on a strip of vellum. I wrapped the sides of the vellum around to the inside of the card so I didn't have to find a way to adhere it to the card front.
Well that's it from me! Now you're on your way to Andrea's Blog!!