Welcome to the World Card Making Day edition of the Verve Diva Inspirations Hop! Along the hop this month we're debuting FIVE brand new plain janes that just hit the store today, so grab a drink and hop along to see a fresh mix of old and new Verve and maybe even win a prize! You can find out all the prize details and see the full reveal of the new plain janes over on the Verve Blog today.
If you've arrived here from the super sweet Teresa's Blog, you're on the right track. If not, be sure to start at the beginning at the lovely Betty's Blog. So, now for my project...
My daughter's roommate in college loves to bless others with random little notes of encouragement throughout the week. No one knows when or where they're going to receive them. Her thoughtfulness inspired me to create this framed cork board with little notes of encouragement. Verve is full of sets and Plain Janes that were perfect for my little board and I thought the newest additions would make great backgrounds and accents to the little cards.
I stamped the Square Medallion Plain Jane, with Onyx Black Versafine, directly onto some sticky back Cork Board. I stuck it to some Foam Board and inserted it into the frame.
I framed the girl's names at the top using one of the Fancy Framed Tags One (Spellbinders) dies. It's hard to see against the black frame, but it's the same frame I used on the card below.
The little notes were all diecut using Verve's Round Rectangle Die. The backgrounds on the cards were all stamped with various Plain Janes and images. The colored images are some of the new medallions called Loopy Medallion and Loopy Petals. I also used the Square Medallion on occasion. I'll list all the stamp sets and Plain Janes at the bottom of the post. It's quite a substantial list. :)
The sentiment on the card is one of the new Plain Jane's called So Sweet, and I loosely used Julee's World Card Making Sketch found below.
Here you can see all the encouragement cards I created. I didn't think you'd want to look at 18 individual photos, so if you're interested in finding where you can get these encouraging sentiments, I've included the list below.
Plain Janes: One Day, Birthday to You, Praying for You, Be Okay, Life is Good, Graph Paper, Notebook Paper, Amazing Grace, Psalm 46:1, Square Medallion, Loopy Medallion, Loopy Petals, Valentine's Day
That's it for my project, and I'm the caboose of this hop. I hope you've enjoyed yourself and have been inspired.
Stamps: Plain Janes: One Day, Birthday to You, Praying for You, Be Okay, Life is Good, Graph Paper, Notebook Paper, Amazing Grace, Psalm 46:1, Square Medallion, Loopy Medallion, Loopy Petals, Valentine's Day Stamp Sets: Blue Skies, Lean On Me, Brighter Days, Better With You, Making a Statement (Verve)
Paper: Cork Sheet (Karen Foster), Kraft, Black and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Smokey Gray and Onyx Black (Versafine), Teal Zeal, Pistachio, Peanut Brittle (Memeno), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Rounded Rectangle Die (A Cut Above Verve), Fancey Framed Tags One (Spellbinders), Ribbon (May Arts), Lace, Buttons (PTI), Frame (Target), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Rhinestone (I-Rock), Copic, Foam Board