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'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.

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.

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!!