Sunday, June 22, 2008

Introducing Asian Flair and Your Chance to Win

Here at Verve, we're starting another round of previews leading up to our June 25th release day. I am so excited to introduce to you Asian Flair. This set of 13 sentiments, graphics and images is so stylish and sophisticated. You're going to love it! After checking out these samples, read on to see how you could be the lucky winner of this set.

From Susan:
Hey everyone! I am so loving the new Asian Flair stamp set! It's very versatile and comes with a fabulous array of images, some of which can be used multiple ways (not just Asian). I chose to use the little leaves and create a "forest" of bamboo. I simply drew sweeping lines with a couple different colors of Copic markers for a little depth across the white panel and added the little "joint" lines with a Prismacolor marker. I then stamped the leaf image in various shades of green to make the bamboo. I also decided I wanted to try out the Cracked Glass technique having NEVER done it before (you see, I'm not much of a technique person--I just make a big mess), and after a small snag of accidentally rubbing my bounce sheet all over the image (normally done in regular embossing when you don't want the extra powder to stick. In this case you want ALL the powder to stick!--oopsie!), I finally got it to work! I added the simple hemp cording and sentiment on white for some pop with a little round Asian accent and some gold brads. Now all that's missing is Kung Fu Panda!!

From Laurie:
Just when I thought I had a favorite Verve set...Julee comes up with something even better! I love this Asian Flair set! It has such unique design elements...all done with Verve style! And, of course there are the incredible sentiments/quotes that have become such a Verve trademark!

I created a tall card (3 1/8" x 6 1/2") with the emphasis on the quote by Thoreau. I popped up the butterflies for a little added dimension. I didn't have the right color of ribbon, so I dyed some Ivory taffeta ribbon with my Olive Copic marker.

Stamps: Asian Flair Paper: Pearlized Ivory c.s., Night of Navy c.s. (Stampin' Up!), Blue Awning patterned paper (K & Co) Ink: Night of Navy craft ink, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!), Antique Linen Distress Ink Accessories: Clear detail e.p., Tag dies (Spellbinders), Ivory taffeta ribbon, Olive Copic marker, Hemp, Decorative brad, Paper piercer

From Bethany:
I went with a clean, bold style for this Asian Flair design. It's just what comes to mind for me. I guess you could call this an overlapping gate fold style. One front panel is slightly larger so the opening is off-center.

Stamps: Asian Flair (Verve Visual)Paper: basic black, whisper white, real red (Stampin' Up!)Ink: basic black, real red (SU!)Accessories: clear bubble (JoAnn Scrap Essentials); black (SU!); Swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); circle dies (Nestabilities)

From Natasha:
Here’s a card from Natasha Trupp…we liked her creations so much last month that we asked her to stay on as our guest for another release. Stay tuned to see who our other guests are!

Stamps: Asian Flair, Here for You (Verve Visual)
Ink: Basic Grey, Purely Pomegranate (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, White, Basic Grey (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: pop dots (Dollarama)

And now for that Chance to Win. Just leave a comment on this post with the answer to the following question by 10PM MT (midnight ET) on June 24. We'll reveal the winner and the full set June 25th. Don't miss it!

Question: What color combo comes to your mind for an Asian design?

Check back the next couple of days for more sneak peeks and more chances to win.