Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Close to My Heart and Verve Come Together

Alright, I confess, I use other products and stamps besides Close to My Heart.  ;)  Just like any other papercrafter, I have several favorite lines of papers and embellishments.  I have recently discovered other lines of stamps that I also like.  I love religious themed stamps and while we carry several options, I have found others that I also love from Verve.  I recently received a set that came in perfect time to send a card to uplift my friend.  It just so happened that I had a stamp from CTMH to add to the card and bring the two together.

This sentiment and sailboat are from the Learning to Sail Stamp set from Verve.  I love the font style and the saying equally.  I had also just received a new embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts called Tide.  I love the rolling waves that were revealed when I sanded away the Lagoon Cardstock. 

These clouds are cuts found on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  They are floating in front of a beautiful sunshine from the Close to My Heart Just Chillin' My Acrylix Stamp Set.  I stamped it in my color of choice these days, Buttercup, and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Creme Brulee to make the ends of the rays a bit darker.  To add some shine (and sparkle) I used my Gelly Roll Stardust pen.  I absolutely LOVE how this pen only adds sparkle without color.  I highly recommend it!  In fact, it almost ran out on me this time, so I need to get another!  ;)

Anyhow, I am really happy with how this one turned out by combining the two stamp sets.  Take it from me...don't limit your creativity by brand--find and use what you like and you will love the results.  :)


  1. I haven't seen that stamp set at Verve... but I LOVE IT! I love how you married your two faves... great card and great job! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi I use Verve for my uplifting and religious stamping needs too!

    1. I absolutely love this one, Kathi...it might be newer? Not sure because I try not to browse over there too much, lol. Window shopping is hazardous to my bank account! ;) Thanks so much! :)


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