I told you that you would go crazy when you saw more of Verve's January releases, didn't I? This time I am showcasing my second favorite set called "Heart's Desire". I colored the sentiment stamp with a Melon Mambo and Basic Black Marker, then stamped it onto the Whisper White focal panel. I have to admit that I didn't know which patterned papers I was going to use at first, but the mambo/black combination pushed my toward BasicGrey's Bittersweet collection. I cut the large dotted panel out using Spellbinders' Mega Curved Rectangle Die and my Sizzix Big Shot, then ran around the edges with my Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool. It still needed a little something, so I reached for my trusty sewing machine and black thread...and went crazy (and I do mean CRAZY! LOL!). The striped panel was edged with a piece of white cardstock that had been punched with the Martha Stewart Upper Crest Border Punch. The Basic Black Cardstock panel's edges were distressed, then pierced with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. I embellished with a distressed heart, distressed flower, and Antique Silver Brads. Whatcha think?
That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and don't forget to join Julee and the Divas at the January Release Party tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST! I will see you back here tomorrow with a Farm Fresh Friday creation. Until then...
Stamps: Heart's Desire (Verve)
Papers: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bittersweet DP (BasicGrey)
Accessories: melon marker, black marker, dimensionals, nesties, big shot, distressing tool, sewing machine, Martha Stewart border punch, mat pack, paper piercer, heart-to-heart punch, trio flower punch, brads