Count the Stars


Viva la Verve! March Week 2 Sketch. I was fortunate enough to win several stamp sets from Verve during the last release including the one I'm using today. Thanks Julee! This sketch was fun. I even did a little thinking outside the box for me by accident.

I really wanted to focus on "counting or numbers" to play up the sentiment. The number impression plate was perfect for the background but what was I going to use for the long design element? 

Paper with numbers seemed the obvious choice. Started digging in the paper. I didn't have enough of my black/white number paper and my other paper choice was orange with numbers. Didn't think that worked very well for stars at night. I started playing around with the stars and then DUH! use them for the long design element. I think it worked really well. I LOVE happy accidents.

Don't you love all the different size stars in this die? A little tip: The largest star is comparable to PTI's Seeing Stars smallest die so if you add this die to your collection you can go from big to tiny! ~Rhonda

products used:
Stamps: Verve - Shining Star
paper: Authentique - Free Bird; Basic Grey - Life of the Party; PTI - Stampers Select White
ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
dies: Verve - Starry; MFT - Fishtail Flags Stax
other: PTI - By the Numbers impression plate; twine - not sure who


  1. Oh, this is so fabulous! Love the patterned stars and the way the number embossing plays off the sentiment.

    1. Thanks so much Julee. I am enjoying the new stamps.


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