Happy Saturday friends! I'm away this weekend on a fun, scrapbooking (read: do-nothing) excursion called Scrap Away Get Away with some girlfriends...no work, no house, no cooking, no cleaning...just sitting around for 72 hours and crafting! And I can guarantee I'll walk away with nothing done! It's all good...it's mental health therapy. :)
Today Verve released 5 new stamp sets, 3 Plain Janes, 5 new dies and 1 new Seam binding collection. I thought I would combine a few of those items today for a fun, masculine card:
I started with Maja Design's Life by the Sea collection. I love these papers for any type of masculine card. I distressed all the panels and the smallest two are sewn. The sentiment panel is Verve's Curvy Bookplate die and I sponged the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink after stamping the sentiment from Verve's new Shining Star set. The stars are also a new die set released by Verve, this one is called Starry die (appropriately enough). The three border strips are all the same die, Scalloped Trim Trio (Verve); I just staggered the shapes and mixed up the colors. The seam binding is from Verve's Signature Seam binding collection...I crinkled it up before tying the bow and then added a silver cord bow adorned button. The stars are outlined with Platinum Stickles for a little sparkle. 'Keep Shining' is from the same set, I just added a trio of silver pearls to the base of the panel for a little appeal.
Before I go, I just wanted to show you quickly a new light box set up that my husband made for me. I was having trouble before with an overhead light, my photos always seemed too dark, so he rigged up some lights that are velcroed to the bottom of my shelving unit to provide just a bit more light. I'm really happy with the results! (The window sill is still my favorite, though :)
Well, thanks so much for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with a Vintage Card Cafe Challenge sample. Have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Shining Star (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life by the Sea collection (Landmark - bs, Nautic, the West Coast, Sailing - bs, Bottle message) Maja Design, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pumice Stone distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio, Starry die & Curvy Bookplate die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Signature Seam Binding collection (Verve), Silver cord (SU!), Divine Twine (Ribbon Carousel), button, Platinum Stickles (Ranger), paper distresser, dimensional, dauber, silver pearls
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"