This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Sending Some Sunshine! If you all are anything like me, you have tons of cards sitting at home all piled up! I'm ashamed to say that some of them are falling apart. :( The Divas thought it would be fun to make an uplifting & cheerful card and actually send it to someone! There's nothing like opening your mailbox and seeing a handmade card...especially with some of Verve's encouraging sentiments on it!
Here's a card that I made using Verve's newest releases, Words of Wisdom, You & I stamps sets and I Heart U dies paired with the previously released Classy Label die. I made a medallion using Martha's Layered Arches corner punch and some Vintage Cream and Kraft cardstock. I added the Classy Label die and then a 2" X 1 1/4" rectangle for my sentiment. To dress it up a bit, I added some Platinum liquid pearls and some black gems.
I plan on mailing this to a fellow blogger who is going through a life threatening illness and I'm sure that a little handmade card would be a tiny bright spot in her day. You can read about her story here. Keep fighting, You!
Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
- Play along with us and link up your new Sending Some Sunshine creation (posted August 26 or later) to the linky at the bottom of Laurie's post before 9PM Mountain on Sunday, September 11 and one lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would LOVE to see ‘em!
- For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our Sending Some Sunshine creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday, September 12 on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!
Stamps: Words of Wisdom, You & I (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Portrait Collection (Crate Paper), Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: I Heart U , Classy Label die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Layered Arches corner punch & Ladybug seam binding (Martha Stewart), Silver cord, Scalloped border punch (SU!), Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), button, lace, dimensionals, dauber
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"