Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, November 7
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve.
For my sample card, I decided to play with this month's fabulous Stamp of the Month - Poinsettia Christmas (currently 40% off through the end of November!!)
This has long been one of my favorite Verve Christmas sets and I couldn't wait to pull it out and get it inky again. My clean and simple card was initially inspired by this card by Kristina Werner, although what I first had in mind didn't really work out and I ended up changing things up a bit and making it even simpler than originally planned. But I think it works. I dug into my holiday stash of paper and pulled out some older October Afternoon striped DP (I think it might be called Very Merry??) for the scalloped strip, added a narrow scrap of Kraft, then popped up my stamped sentiment and poinsettia from Poinsettia Christmas. The whole thing is anchored by a vertical stamped strip of polka dots from Bountiful Backgrounds, achieved with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I have to admit that I totally goofed when rounding my corners - I meant to round the top and bottom right corners but wasn't paying any attention at all and totally just rounded both top corners. I was so upset initially, but the look grew on me and I decided I could definitely live with it rather than starting all over!!
One last thing...
Save the Date!
Release Party on Friday, November 11 from 9-11pm Eastern in our SCS Member Company Forum. Look for our New Release Spotlight Hops starting Wednesday, November 9 on the Verve Blog!