Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sneak Preview - Wishful Elegance

Hey there, Verve Fans! Are you lovin' the previews so far? We have another day packed full of eye candy for you today! This time you get a peek at a new set called Wishful Elegance. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

From diva Shannan Teubner:

When I first laid eyes on Wishful Elegance, I was so excited to see another background, Verve style! Fresh, elegant, and versatile are all things that you have come to expect from Verve, and this set is no exception. I was inspired by this ribbon (from May Arts) to go with this color combo. I stamped the background in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then stamped the flower image three times on the main panel, and added the sentiment. I masked the sentiment with a piece of scrap paper and stamped some stems with the stem image from Thankful Blossoms. I then stamped the flower three more times on white cardstock and colored them with Copics, cut them out, and popped them up with dimensionals. Some buttons with twine and a few black accent layers finished off my bright, fun birthday card.

From diva Laurie Schmidlin:

Just when I think I know what my all-time favorite Verve set is....Julee goes and makes another gorgeous set that takes over that fave spot! That is exactly what happened with the new sets that are being released this month!! Wishful Elegance is so versatile, and I can definitely see this becoming my "go-to" set! For my project today, I used the large and small daisy stamp (all colored in with Copics). The photo holder is one that I picked up at JoAnn's in the "dollar bin". Even though it was decorated in a cheer leading theme, I saw possibilities! I took off all of the existing images, repainted it in black, and added my flower images (each side has a different color flower that coordinates with the card). I wanted a curved edge on my card, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and some masking to emboss the Birthday Wishes sentiment along the curved edge. For embellishments, I added a few buttons, some ribbon, & rhinestones.

From diva Susan Liles:

Hello Verve fans! Well, it looks like that genius we all know and love as the Verve-alicious Julee Tilman has done it again! She has come up with some more WOW sets for April! My card for today uses Wishful Elegance. This set covers all the bases from Birthday to Anniversary, to Wedding. It can be dressed up or down to fit any style as well. Here I went for a more "scrappy" look, following a trendy color scheme of black, pinks and aquas. I love how the sentiments are a combination of block letters and script, too. The pattern on the dark pink layer was made with a background stamp included in the set that is so easy to line up to keep everything nice and straight. So if you're "wishing" for a little "elegance", Verve's got you covered this month!

From diva Jackie Pedro:

When I saw this month's new sets I literally swooned!! I don't know how Julee does it month after month, but you are going to swoon, too, when you get a peek at these new sets in their entirety!! When I sat down to create a card with the new set, Wishful Elegance, I was immediately reminded of a sunflower, hence the color combo! The layout I chose is from this week's Sketch For You To Try from Jen del Muro. I layered two of the flowers from the set and added a little chocolate sugar coating glitter to the flower centers to give them some zing. I am always in need of a birthday card so I chose the Birthday Wishes sentiment, but this set is also perfect for anniversaries or weddings! All of the cardstock, designer paper and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.

And last but not least, welcome our fabulous guest diva Teresa Kline:

Well, I guess you could say this is my favorite Verve release. Not only are the stamps wonderful but, to be designing along side some fabulous talent is a dream come true.
My card base is blush blossom used with SEI Sweet Pea DP. I accented with black, sewing around the bottom panel and tied it with black twill ribbon. The flower blooms are from the new set Wishful Elegance, I luv the way they pop. I colored them with copics R02, YR02, and YR07. I then added glittery blush colored brads to the center. I cut them out and popped them up with glue dots. The stems of the flowers are from an older Verve set called Thankful Blossoms. For me the Wishful Elegance set will be one to remember!

We hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of Wishful Elegance! One lucky winner will receive a free Wishful Elegance set...will it be you? All you have to do is leave a comment with your answer to the following question before 8PM Eastern on Friday, April 17, and we'll draw a winner and post it before the release!

Question: What is your favorite wildflower?

Be sure and check back tomorrow for previews of the final set of the month! In the meantime, if you'd like to win some new Verve Stamps, check out the challenges that Julee is having for release week HERE!