I've made it through all of Verve's anniversary challenges in less than a week! Here are my projects for the final two challenges.
I used sticky notes to make two masks for the image, then used a trio of bold, bright inks to stamp flowers along the left edge of a white panel, starting with the bold pink flower in the center, then working out to the edges of the panel. To add interest, I covered the centers of the flowers with clear glitter. It's much prettier IRL than in my poor photo . . .
The panel's layered on a coordinating pink mat. I used the same color pink ink to stamp the set's "hello friend" sentiment next to the flowers. The matted panel's set on a white card base, leaving a nice border for lots of open white space.
Hope Blooms stamp set (Verve Stamps); Melon Mambo Classic ink, Melon Mambo cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (Stampin’ Up!); Memento Pear Tart and Dandelion inks (Tsukineko); white cardstock (Xerox)
I used a pair of teeny, tiny brown bags as my base. The bags are decorated with strips of October Afternoon designer paper with a piece of contrasting decorative tape at the bottom of the strip. I stamped the "you rock" sentiment from the Sweet Treats set on the patterned paper, then added a dotted star, stamped with the largest star from the Polka Stars stamp set and punched out with a matching star punch. A little coordinating baker's twine is wrapped around the bag and secured with a little bow. I stuck three pencils in each bag and they're ready to go.
Sweet Treats and Polka Stars stamp sets (Verve Stamps); Memento Cantaloupe and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); Bermuda Bay Classic ink, Whisper White cardstock, large star punch (Stampin' Up!); Night Light designer papers (October Afternoon); Caribbean baker's twine (The Twinery); red baker's twine (Divine Twine); small brown bags (Canvas Corp); decorative tapes (Target); foam tape