Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sneak Preview: Because of You

Welcome to day 3 of the Verve Stamps sneak peeks. You are sure to love the samples that the Divas have created with the new set, Because of You.

From Diva Jen del Muro:
When I sat down to make this Mother's Day card, I had light pinks and yellows laid out before me. It wasn't long before I was digging through my stash to find some bright fun colors to make this card come to life. I'm seriously addicted to polka dots and this card was not spared from 2 different polka dot papers. I thought that they might clash, but I actually love the way that it all came together. The silhouette is stamped in VersaMark and then I stamped the sentiment over it in Brilliance Graphite Black.

From Diva Jen Tapler:
Hey there Verve fans!! Aren't you loving all these beautiful new Verve creations!?! When I saw the new Because of You set, I instantly fell in love with the cluster of flowers image. I can imagine so many possibilities with that image alone!! My favorite way to use that flower cluster is in the corner of a sentiment panel, and this set has some amazing sentiments (as usual)!! You could paper piece the flowers, color them with Copics or pencils, or fill them in with your favorite glitter or flock - seriously, the possibilities are just endless!!! For my project, I made a card and matching gift box to hold the spa gift certificate we give my Mom each year for Mother's Day. I used the DP from SEI as inspiration for the colors and chose my cardstock (from SU) to match. The box is a cheap paper mache box that I covered with DP, using Mod Podge as adhesive. After paper piecing the flowers and popping them up on dimensionals, I added some champagne dew drops to the centers. I used a circle punchout as a guide to create a wide curve in lower left corner of my image/sentiment panel. A few pieces of folded ribbon and I was done!!

From Diva Lynda Benden:
I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful sneak peeks so far!! I absolutely LOVE all of the new stamps but because of my fondness for Grateful Elegance, I was instantly drawn to the Because of You stamp set. Oh my gosh, wait until you see the complete set, you will LOVE it!!!! For my card today, I chose one of the silhouette flowers and one of the beautiful sentiments included in this set. I used no patterned paper, just card stock. I wanted a soft, subtle look to put the emphasis on the beautiful stamps. The card is 4 ½” square and the black and Kraft background was embossed using a leaf Cuttlebug folder. I added Bashful Blue accents for the butterflies, rhinestones and ribbon. I stamped the image and sentiment on Kraft using Basic Black ink and cut it out using one of the Labels Four Nestabilities. I used Julee’s shading technique to add the “glow” around the sentiment as well the rest of the card. I then added some piercing, light blue rhinestones and a decorative brad.

From Diva Laura Fredrickson:
I love cards where the sentiment is the focus, and Because of You has even more of the amazing sentiments you have come to expect from Verve. I chose the title sentiment for my card which works beautifully for Mother's Day and equally well for a best friend card. I love the words and message and it fit so perfectly into the card with the gorgeous blossoms from the set framing it. I kept the colours simple and incorporated them into the sentiment by piecing several of the key words. The images are as fabulous as the me, this will be your next "must have" set and will soon become your "go-to" for cards for the women in your life.

Recipe: Stamps: Because of You (Verve), Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Georgia Peach DP(All SU!), Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Markers Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, scallop border punch (SU!), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), foam tape, pop dots

We hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of the today! If you're feeling lucky, one lucky commenter on this post will win this set that we've shared today! Just leave a comment with your answer to the following question before 8PM Eastern on Friday, April 17!

Question: Who is the most inspirational woman in your life?