Good morning! I'm so excited to share today's post with you!! Today is the first day of the "Sneak Peek Blitz" over at the Verve Visual blog! Just WAIT until you see these sets!!!! Oh man!! Today, Easter Elegance is being showcased. There are three samples posted with this set! Tomorrow and Friday will showcase another new set (YES! that's a total of three new sets) that will be released on March 1st.
There isn't an image in the Easter Elegance set that I don't absolutely LOVE! The only problem I had was choosing which one to use first! LOL! I chose the Easter eggs first, because I really wanted to try this idea I had. When I first saw these eggs, I thought that they are so pretty...and that they should be displayed in a basket! :-) I didn't have a basket stamp...so I made my own! LOL!
I started by "weaving" 3/8" pieces of white cardstock strips. After I had a a large enough area woven, I glued on a piece of white cardstock (one that I had precut to 2" x 3" and rounded the bottom corners on) onto the weaved strips. Once the glue was dry (I used Tombow Multi Adhesive) I trimmed off the longer woven strips around the edges of the basket shaped cardstock. The glue also helped to kept the woven strips in place. For the "finishing touch" I sponged the edges of the basket just a little to add some depth and create a bit of a shadow.
After my basket was made, I glued some of that crimped paper (that comes in a large bag) that is used to stuff baskets with to the backside of my basket. Then I "filled" it up with these gorgeous Easter eggs!!
Also...I just wanted you to know...that I am super behind on my emails!! I will answer them, I promise! :-) Along with helping my daughter (who is now recovering very well) calving is in full swing here on the ranch...and every spare moment I have I am helping my DH.
I hope you all have an amazing day! ~Laurie
Recipe Stamps: Easter Elegance (Verve Visual), Polka Dots (Stampin' Up!) Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!) Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Soft Sky, Almost Amethyst, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!) Accessories: White e.p., White taffeta ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Buttons (Basic Grey Two Scoops Collection)