Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Project Parade ~ Day Three

Hey There Verve fans!  It's Jackie here with day three on the Sizzlin' Summer Fun Project Parade!  When I sat down to figure out what to do for my project I couldn't come up with anything!  Stamper's block, I guess!  But just the other day I had a friend ask me to make a graduation card for a teen girl whose school colors were blue and gold.  I was stumped so I sat down and took out the new set Happy Days and knew exactly what to do!!

I about screamed when I saw there was a graduation sentiment in this set!  I pulled out my new FAVORITE dp from October Afternoon, Thrift Shop and found these perfect papers to use!  The "have a happy" is one stamp and I wanted each word to be a different color, so I simply masked the words with scotch tape and stamped them in the colors that I chose to coordinate with the patterned paper, Summer Sunrise (PTI) and Not Quite Navy (SU!).  They were stamped on a piece of patterned paper that I later cut out with Circle Nestabilities.  The large gorgeous flourish was stamped in Not Quite Navy, cut out with paper snips and popped up for some dimension.  I used my favorite technique on the ribbon by ruffling it. The Hibiscus flower is the new Hibiscus Plain Jane and was stamped onto patterned paper.   And lastly, I rounded all of the corners with my Corner Chomper.  I love the soft look it gives the card.  Don't you think this is perfect for a young high school grad?

So, now it's your turn!! As with all of our Project Parades, we’ve got prizes! There are two ways to win:

1. Play along with us and link up your new Sizzlin’ Summer Fun creation (posted May 17 or later) to the linky widget on the Day 1 parade post before midnight on June 7th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our Sizzlin’ Summer Fun creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (May 17 ~ June 4) will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!

We can't wait to see your Sizzlin' Summer creations!!