The Verve Release for this month is so cute and adorable - love the new stamps and dies and today, there is a little after- party going on where each of us picked our favorite card that we had made for the release. I think this one is my favorite card using cute little Chole chickie :)
I created a little scene where Chole the little chickie climbs into her very own hot air balloon decorated with pennants and bling and sails up, up and away into the summer sky :) I created the hot air balloon using the Classy Label Die from Verve and an EK success punch label and stamped the sentiment: Chicks Rule in the brand new Charming Oval Die set. Chole, the basket, and the sweet butterfly are from the new stamp set: Chicks Rule and the sweet little whimsey tree is from the Up, Up, and Away stamp set. The clouds are hand drawn and then cut out and sponged and then throughly stickled with some cotton lace stickles :) I love how this turned out - although, I must admit that its definitely one of my more "heavy" cards ;)Card Ingredients:
I started off by coloring the basket from theChicks Rule stamp set. I cut it out and sandwiched it with dimensionals onto two other baskets that were cut out and then put sweet little Chole in the basket. The top part of the balloon was created by creating three sandwiched shapes from the Classy Label Die and then adding 4 holes to the 4 sides of the balloon from which I ran some Baker's Twine through and adhered it to the basket. I stamped the sentiment onto theCharming Oval Die set and then adhered it to the EK sucess label die and added a row of pennants to the bottom of it with some bling in the middle. Then I glued it down on the sky (all papers from Walk in the Park, EP) and added a hill and the little mini forest from the whimsey tree from theUp, Up, and Away set.
I really love how this turned out - and it was definitely a long labor of love - but so enjoyable in the process. Please stop by the Verve blog and check out everyone's favorite creation - they are all so bright, cheery and amazing! Also while you are there - check out all the fun things on Sale - AND don't forget - you can still win a ton of Verve by doing all 5 VLV sketch challenges for March - check out the deets here including a PDF of all the Verve sketches for this month.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
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