Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sneak Preview Day 1: Grateful Elegance

Happy Saturday, Verve Fans! Are you guys ready to see some previews of some new stamps? I thought so!!

Today we are giving you a little taste of a set called Grateful Elegance, which will be available at Verve on Wednesday, August 13th. I love this set, and I think you will too. Here's my card:


My lovely husband said, "Sweetie, did the Isle of Capri Casino throw up on your card?" Bless his heart. I was having fun with my bold bright colors! HMPH. What does he know???

So...what do you spy on this card? Flowers? YUP! A new sentiment? CHECK! What is that on the pink panel I spy??? Hmmm??? It should look familiar...it's something I asked for and Julee gave it to me!! So excited. In fact, I'm excited for you to see all the new releases.

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Now here's Laurie's card:
Oh man, oh man!!  I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I saw these new sets...especially this one!  I know, I say this every release it seems like...but this has got to be my new favorite Verve set ever!!  Not only are the new stamps amazing...but so is the brand new packaging!  In fact, I was so inspired by it that I immediately went to my stamp room...grabbed these two colors (Aqua Mist and Dark Chocolate) and started creating!  :-)

Everything is embossed with Chocolate Chip craft ink and Clear detail e.p...including the "trim" around the Dark Chocolate layer (I just love the look of tone on tone embossing)!  To add some texture and subtle shimmer to the white flowers, I covered them with Clear Micro Beads.

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And saving the best for last, here's a card from the Head Diva herself....Julee
 She doesn't know I took this to post on here...shhhh!!!! *grin*

Julee did one of my favorite techniques of hers...she painted the flower with a mixture of Crystal Effects, reinker, and Dazzling Diamonds. GORGEOUS!! I also love how she accented the swirly elements (that's the technical term) with the mixture as well. So clean and fresh with a bit of WOW mixed in!
Grateful Elegance is a set of 7, and this card shows you 6 of those stamps. One of the things I love about clear stamps is that you can see to line up repeating images to create backgrounds!
I hope you've enjoyed our previews of Grateful Elegance. Make sure you check the Verve Forum for more release fun, and don't forget to come back tomorrow to see another peekie of new stamps! Have a fabulous, Vervalicious day!!

23 comments:

  1. Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME cards Divas! WoW!

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  2. oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my GOODNESS!!!! Fabulous!

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  3. Wow those cards are just beautiul - love the flowers and the swirly stamp used to make the background. Can't wait to get this set.

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  4. oh wow - pretty, gorgeous, wonderful, fabulous, lovely - I could go on. :) I love this set - it's on my list already :)

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  5. I think your vibrant card is awesome! I love the colors of it and have saved it to reference. The brown and turquoise ones are also stunning!

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  6. Oh WOW, all of these are gorgeous! LOOOOOOVE this new set...getting my wallet warmed up for sure.

    I think the colors on your card are gorgeous together. I think I need to try that combo myself.

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  7. Gorgeous cards, girls! LOVE every one of them!

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  8. All three cards are fall flat on your face gorgeous! I can't wait to get this set!!

    Hey Shannan, is that a BG stamp, perhaps???

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  9. Oh I love all of them! Now is that background swirl a row? Or is it a single stamp that I have to line up? LOL...doesn't matter either way...I'm buying it!

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  10. I love this set. If this is just a peek of what else is to come...WOW!!! Love it Julee, can't wait for more!!!!!

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  11. WOW!! This set is an absolute *must have* for me! I love the flowers and great frame or BG you can create! All three cards are wonderful. I loved the bright flowers and black butterfly, with the pink BG piece and the others done in softer colors are gorgeous as well! Sue (suen)

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  12. Fabulous looking cards!!!

    Shannan -I definitely love the bright colors on your card and then the cooler and elegant colors on Laurie's and Julee's - WOW - WOW - WOW!!!

    Can't wait to see all the stamps!!!

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  13. this looks like a MUST HAVE set!!! such gorgeous cards!!!

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  14. Gorgeous cards! I can't wait to see more :)

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  15. WooHoo! I love this set so far!! Very tattoo style cherry blossom! I can't wait! It's my DH's bday on Wednesday, but I think I'll be the one getting presents! :)

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  16. Awesome stamps and awesome cards! Can't wait to see the others!

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  17. Wow, wow, wow,
    This set is awesome and I can't wait to have it in my hands.
    Awesome work Ladies!!

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  18. OMG!!! i can't wait to order these, honey! the stamps are awesome and the divas aren't half bad themselves...LOL!

    love you gals and your hard work!

    {{{hugs}}}

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  19. Wow! This looks like its going to be an awesome set! I love the cards!

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  20. Holy Cow!!! I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  21. Wow, all your cards are gorgeous. Can't wait for this set. It looks like a set with great possibilities. I love flower stamps.
    JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

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  22. I want these stamps - and your beautiful card samples!!!!! The chocolate and blue are my favorite color combo:) Thanks for such great ideas - can't wait for tonight!!!
    Susan Rothbauer

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  23. what different cards from the same images - love that bg stamp! great work with the preview cards - they just make me keep coming back for more!

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