Monday, February 25, 2008

Keeping It Real

Kickin' it old school. Going back to my roots.

The point?

Julee challenged all of us Verve Visual designers to make a card for a Back to Basics series. So I tried to stick with supplies a beginner would have: stamps, ink, paper and ribbon. Come on, who doesn't have a bit of ribbon laying around somewhere in the house?

Use the X and O from an alphabet set to stamp the background (Purely Pomegranate ink on Groovy Guava card stock). You could also do this with your computer if you don't have an alpha set. Stamp the hearts on scrap pieces of Very Vanilla in pomegranate and guava (I actually used Cameo Coral, because I don't have guava ink). Cut them out and layer on a square of vanilla. Stamp the sentiment in pomegranate. Layer on Chocolate Chip card stock. Adhere background to vanilla card. Tie on ribbon. Adhere hearts panel with dimensionals (or glue it flat).

Well, this is the last of our Back to Basics projects. What did you think? Are you a new stamper who has found some inspiration? We'd love to hear from you.

Tomorrow starts the sneak peak blitz for an early March release. You'll see one set a day until the March 1 release. I can't wait to hear what you think of these sets, because they really knocked my socks off. Stay tuned!


  1. Gosh, you make it sound so simple, and so easy...It is gorgeous! Definitely an inspiration to get revisit some basics...which isn't too far off for me! Thanks

  2. OMGoodness this is gorgeous!! Just perfect in everyway - Great job Bethany!! LOVE IT! :)

  3. Beautiful! Love the colors, the layout and the awesome xo background.

  4. Wow! Bethany, this is really outstanding!!!! You "keeping it real" title cracked me up!! :-) WONDERFUL card!!!