Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sneak Peek: Versatility Abounds

No matter the size of my stamp collection, I've always been drawn to stamp sets that are full of versatility. If you're like me, you'll love and appreciate both Verve Visual stamp sets that are set to debut 48 hours from now.

There are now eight short weeks until Christmas, and I'm still in holiday mode. This card was made using only one rubber stamp -- a sentiment from the brand new Wonderful Wishes set. What makes it so usable?
* It has FOURTEEN sentiments that can be used for an
y occasion (or no occasion at all)
* There are three great border stamps to frame your greeting or other small image

I'll definitely be keeping this stamp set in a very handy place in my stamping area because I plan on reaching for it often.

Title: Holiday Tree by Kim Ross
Wonderful Wishes (Verve Visual)
Be Good (Cosmo Cricket), Bling Cardstock (B
azzill), Chartreuse Card & Cream Scallop Panel from the Yours Truly collection (Archiver's)
Ink: Chestnut Roan ColorBox Chalk (ClearSnap)
Small Star Squeeze Punch (Fiskars), Sponge, Stippling Brush

This next card combines the oval frame from Wonderful Wishes with the fun stars and one of the sentiments from Starlight Starbright. The oval frame fits very nicely with the yellow Extra Jumbo Oval Scallop Punch from Marvy, which I purchased yesterday thanks to Shannan's hot tip. She said that the yellow circle scallop punch works with the set's circle frame, too! (See? More built-in versatility!)

Starlight Starbright includes a bunch of fun star and shooting star-type shapes, and these can be seen on the upper panel of this card. And with eleven coordinating sentiments, this set can be used all year 'round.

Title: Beaming Stars by Kim Ross
Stamps: Starlight Starbright & Wonderful Wishes (Verve Visual)
Paper: Cowboy Collection (Crate Paper)
Chestnut Roan ColorBox Chalk (ClearSnap), VersaFine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ghost Shape Star (Heidi Swapp), Calabaza Orange Pinata Ink (Jaquard Products), Chipboard Shape (Making Memories), Extra Jumbo Scalloped Oval Punch (Marvy Uchida)

Be sure to return tomorrow to catch Bethany's sneak peek. Her post is bound to get your creative juices flowing! And then Friday is the big day... we'll have the new sets available for sale plus Julee will be introducing you to our newest guest designers. Their work is going to knock your socks off!

When you're shopping on Friday, don't forget to consider Christmas gifts for your stamping friends. Who among us wouldn't squeal with delight to find one or more of these great sets wrapped up for us under our Christmas tree?

Happy Stamping!
Kim R.

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