Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ready, SET, Stamp: Up, Up & Away

Hi there, Verve fans!  I hope May is treating you well!  Last month I started a new Ready, SET, Stamp monthly challenge where I challenge you to use a specific stamp set. This month's challenge is to use one of my personal favorites from 2009... Up, Up & Away. This set has a touch of modern whimsy mixed with a hint of old-fashioned goodness. It's great for so many occasions, and tons of fun whether you prefer coloring or paper piecing.

For my sample card, I paired Up, Up & Away with a sentiment from the Enjoy set and Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try from this past Saturday.  I love how easy this circle balloon is to paper piece.  I simply punched a 1.25" circle, sponged a little around the edges and layered onto the stamped image with dimensionals.  Easy Peasy.  These fun Bo Bunny Flower Child papers seemed perfect for the whimsical feel I was going for, and I finished off with a sparkly mixture of diamond glaze and glitter on the clouds.  My finished card size is 4.5" square.

For more inspiration, be sure to check out the fabulous cards from our Divas in the Up, Up & Away Design Team Album, and you can also check out cards uploaded by customers in our SCS gallery.

Contest Details:
To play along, submit a link to a new card or project using Verve's Up, Up & Away set before 6PM Mountain on Monday, June 14 and we'll pick a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store!

Click the red link that says "click here to enter" at the bottom of this post for the entry form. Please type your name or screen name in the Caption or Title field, then choose the link and photo you'd like to enter. If you're linking to a blog, please link directly to the specific blog post where your card is posted, and not your general blog url.}

Note: If you have problems linking to SCS, try entering the link to your card, then choosing From File instead of From Web. Then just browse to where your picture is saved on your computer to get your thumbnail.  Keyword for uploading to online galleries is:  VSBalloon

Okay, good luck and have fun! 
Stay tuned this Monday for the start of our monthly project parade!