Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sneak Preview-Day 3: Enjoy and Budding Blossoms

Good morning fellow Verve-fans! It's me, Amber! I'm happy to bring you day 3 of the Verve Sneak Peeks today! Each day is more and more exciting here on the blog as we unveil Julee's newest works of art! Today, Shannan, Jackie, and I are bring you sneak peeks of a couple Vervalicious sets that you will NEEEED!

I know when I saw the sets Julee was going to release, there were two that I had to get inky as soon as I got them, Bountiful Backgrounds and Budding Blossoms!
I started with a card base of Melon Berry (PTI) and stamped the background stamp from Bountiful Backgrounds in Melon Berry. The lighter cardstock is Apricot Appeal (SU!) and the white is Rustic Cream (PTI). I just love that flower image! It's my favorite from the whole set, but really who can pick a favorite? You'll see what I mean when you see what the Shannan and Jackie have done!

When I first laid eyes on Budding Blossoms, it was love at first sight. It is one of my favorite sets from the August Release (I think I've said that about all of the sets - lol). The flowers Julee designed for this set are so fresh and original...every time I look at them I see something different. I also love how the stems and flowers are separate, so the combinations are endless! This card was the first one I created when my stamps arrived...I just couldn't help but ink it up right away! I stamped the stems in a repeated pattern across the white panel in Versamagic Spanish Olive, then stamped the flowers in Purple Hydrangea. My Kraft card base was stamped with a pattern from Bountiful Backgrounds in Versamark, then I matted the white flower strip with black cardstock with a scalloped bottom. Once I chose my sentiment (also from Bountiful Backgrounds), I thought the perfect finishing touch was a Turquoise flower, which I then cut out and popped up over one of the purple flowers. Super easy and fun!

Nobody does flowers like Verve does flowers....Nobody! When I saw the new Budding Blossoms set, I thought the flowers were so unusual and special that I couldn't wait to start playing. With so many different stem and flower combinations, the possibilties are endless! I paired this set with one of the Anni-VERVE-sary sketches, AVS205, to make this fun bright card. The butterfly and sentiment come from the other set being peeked today, Enjoy, which is another fantastic set. The butterfly can be turned upside down and used as a cool! I hope you enjoyed my peek today!

Did these ladies blow your minds today or what? Such talent, I'm lovin' it:)
Don't forget about all the fun stuff going on in the Verve Forums on SCS with lots of chances to win Verve prizes! Be sure to head on over to those links to find out how you can win!
We have one more little surprise up our sleeve for you today! Just leave a comment here on this post before 6PM Eastern on Friday, August 14 and you'll be put in a drawing to win more Verve Goodies! Winners will be announced during our release party!
We hope you enjoyed the sneak peek today. Check back each day this week for peeks of the other sets! You definitely don't want to miss them. . . and we look forward to chatting with you on Friday!