Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Release Spotlight - Day Two

Happy Wednesday, Verve fans! It's Mercy, and I am here to sneak a couple of stamp sets for you. I know you all are having a ball with all of the challenges and sneak peeks that will be yours to purchase later this week!  I am here with a few of the Divas to show off Dude and Happy Days. Dude is a 4X3 sentiment set, and Happy Days is a 4X8 set filled with gorgeous fonts, beautiful hibiscus flowers, and a large can just feel the tropical breeze off of the white, sandy beaches when you use these two sets!

From Diva, Teresa:
Hey gals, it is partay's Teresa and I don't know about you but I am super excited, I can't wait until Friday!  I hope to see you there.  For my card I wanted to make a background word stamp with all of these fabulous words, so I first stamped all the words from the Dude set on top of a piece of Bell Blvd. designer paper.  I placed it under the main image, it looks like designer paper, don't ya think?  The fun thing about making you own word designer paper is that it does not have to be perfect, sometimes I can get caught up in wanting everything perfect.  The main image is from the Relax set that was peeked yesterday, such a cool set.  I paper pieced the surf boards and added a few stitches down the side.  The sun is stamped and cut out and I added stickles to the center.  That's it for me until Friday night, we will have many more great creations to share, let the fun begin!  Enjoy.

From Diva, Amy:
Duuuuuuuuuude ... Verve's really got it goin' on with this release! I cannot wait 'til Friday!! I'm spotlighting Happy Days, a set that includes a gorgeous hibiscus image, a stylin' circular flourish, and tons of mix-and-match sentiment components. I love that its images and sentiments (both the words themselves and the font treatments) are such perfect complements to yesterday's set, Relax, but that it's also versatile enough to take in a completely different direction. For today's card, I've used Julee's Beach Party Sketch Challenge #3 for my layout. Aren't these release sketches phenomenal? On the focal point circle, I first stamped two sentiment components, with the smaller brown part slightly overlapping the larger orange part. The circular flourish is stamped, trimmed out, popped up, and positioned to highlight the sentiment. I then added the pair of bright orange hibiscus midway around the circle flourish. The hibiscus are colored with Copics and adorned with a touch of Orange Peel Stickles. The three panels of designer paper (from October Afternoon's Fly A Kite collection) pick up on the current Beach Party Color Challenge (#1). For the horizontal strip on the sketch, I combined Stampin' Up's Bermuda Bay dotted ribbon and a Tangerine Tango card stock strip that has been punched with EK Success's dotted wave border punch. I swapped the three circles on the sketch for three ribbon pleats. Everything sits on a Kraft background, which is machine stitched and adhered to a scalloped Kraft notecard base. 

From Diva, Sankari:
Hi Everyone, its Sankari here. Well, Julee has done it again! This month's stamp release is just fabulous - beautiful designs, sentiments, fonts for every occasion! After surviving another cold and long Iowa winter, it was a huge joy to play with awesome and gorgeous images that made me dream of sunny weather! I created this card using the Happy Days stamp set and used the funtastic sketch from the Verve Beach Party Release Sketch challenge (VSAPRBP3). I am a huge fan of swirls and LOVE this swirly design that Julee has designed that you can stamp inside of among other things. I stamped the swirly shape in shades of red, orange and pink and then the sentiment: "You're so Awesome" in the same color shades. I had to add some liquid pearls and finished it off by adhering the stamped flower onto the ribbon with glue dots. You are gonna love every single stamp in this set and in all the sets this release! Get ready for a rockin' release party!!! Big hugs to all!

And Last....From Me:
We all know I lurve me some Verve!  Julee's clean and fresh designs bring a smile to my face, and put a song in my heart! Gorgeous fonts and phrases, and whimsical-yet-elegant images that show her unique and impeccable sense of style. Well this month is no different!  I adore the beach-inspired images and sentiments, but I truly fell in love with these fabulous Hibiscus flowers in the "Happy Days" stamp set!  I started my sample with a White Cardstock base, then stitched a piece of patterned paper from the Ooh La La For Her collection by My Mind's Eye directly to the base.  I added several Black Rhinestones to the centers of each medallion on the piece of patterned paper, then stamped one of the sentiments in Black Ink directly onto the card base.  The flowers were also stamped onto White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored each with Copic Sketch Markers. The blossoms were cut out and attached to the base using Dimensionals to complete this clean and simple card.  Feels like I'm on the Big all I need is a Mai-Tai and some sunscreen! :)

Like what you’ve seen so far? Just leave a comment here on this post before 6:00 PM Eastern on Friday, April 23, and you’ll be put in a drawing to win this fabulous set! The lucky winner will be announced at our Beach Party Release Party Friday night. And for even more chances to win some new Verve, be sure to check out the Beach Party Challenges going on in our forum! Stay tuned tomorrow for another release spotlight!