Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Release Project Parade: Day 6

Hello friends!! Tosh here, and I'm so excited to share my project with you today. One of my favorite things about Verve images is that they're so versatile. So when I found out the theme this release was going to be "Something Old, Something New", I was thrilled. Wedding ideas immediately come to mind, but you don't have to take that direction. This is a challenge, for anyone who would like to play along, to use a previously released Verve stamp set with one of the new sets that was just released this August 20th. (If you don't have the newest Verve sets - no worries, just mix an older set from your stash with a "new to you" stamp set and join the fun!)



I decided to make a Christmas gift set and mix 3 different sets: Fabulous You (August 2010 Release), Christmas in the Air (October 2009 Release), and Bountiful Backgrounds (August 2009 Release)



First of all, I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch for the card. I stamped the Fabulous You Frame onto Silver cs with Versamark and embossed it with Detail Black ep. All the snowflakes from Christmas in the Air were embossed also and have a microfine glitter added to them. Because the glitter is so fine, it's hard to capture with the camera. Believe me, I tried every angle possible. It just wasn't happening. *sigh* Anyway, the background was created wth the striped/dot image combo from the Bountiful Backgrounds set. Because Julee's images are clear, it's quite easy to line the stripes up for a perfectly striped bg.

I added some Frosted Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko) to the blue card stock to keep the sparkly theme going throughout.

Now for the box. I used all three sets on here as well, along with adding Glittery Spellbinders Snowflakes dies to the top. For the sentiment, I just inked up the words "I believe" from the sentiment "I believe in you".



Here's a view from the top:


That sums up my project for today. I hope I've helped inspire you to mix it up a bit. I know I've been inspired by the previous projects by the Divas. I'm always amazed to see where their creativity takes them. I'd love to see where it takes you too. Haul out those older images, and show us your combination.

There's also a chance to win some Verve stamps - check out how you can score some:

1. Play along with us and link up your new SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creation (posted August 25th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 PARADE POST before midnight on Wednesday, September 15th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!
We hope you'll play along! We LOVE to see your creations!






38 comments:

  1. Beautiful set. Love the black and white. Very sophisticated.

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  2. Amazing! Christmas in black and white. And what a way to show off mixing and matching Verve stamps! Truly unique, breathtaking set.

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  3. Truly Beautiful. Wonderful gift set. You never cease to amaze me!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Love your Christmas set. It is just gorgous. Black and white is so classy.

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  5. Beautiful! Lots and lots of inspiration for us - thanks!

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  6. Just lovely. The color combination is so elegant!

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  7. These colors are so much fun!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  8. What a wonderful Christmas set! And a beautiful pairing of old and new!

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  9. Love this! So hard to believe that it's time to start thinking about Christmas, though. Wow!

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  10. Gorgeous!! Never would have thought to use those colors for christmas but I love the white and black!!

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  11. This is the MOST wonderful card I've seen in a while. I love love love it.

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  12. What a beautiful set! I really love that box. So fabulous!

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  13. this is the cutest Tosh, I adore the black and white with a touch of blue...fabulous!

    enjoy *~*

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  14. Wow! I am speechless! This is amazing! love all the embossing and I really love this in black and white.

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  15. Crisp and classy! Love the aqua jewels!

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  16. Wow, this set is spectacular! Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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  17. this project is awesome, I love how you used the sets together. Just gorgeous.

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  18. What a great color combo - love that it is not traditional Christmas colors. So elegant!

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  19. LOVE the colours and what you did with the framed stamp!!! The snowflakes are fabulous :) What a great project!!

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  20. I'm always amazed at how creative stampers can be ;-) Gorgeous set, I love the "pop" of colour with the B&W.

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  21. Wow, what a beutiful set. Love the b/w theme. TFS

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  22. So creative! I have been really in the the black and white and a color look lately so this really appeals to me! Great job!

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  23. This is gorgeous! I love the frame and the pops of ice blue work perfectly!!

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  24. Never can lose with black and white! Love it!

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  25. Fabulous gift set, Tosh!! Love the colour combo :)

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  26. This is so different and unique! Very creative. The touch of light blue add a special touch too. Beautiful!

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  27. Tosh, I always love you work, and this gorgeous gift set is no exception. Those snowflakes on the top are fabulous.

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  28. A very pretty project! Love the black and white with the pop of blue! An elegant, original Christmas card!

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  29. What a magnificent set! I love the way you made your own papers and the black and white is always stunning... just beautiful Tosh.

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  30. I s love black and white! Very elegant set!

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  31. Love it! What a beautiful set! Very classy!

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  32. Wow- you did a wonderful job of blending all those stamp sets!! Guess I better get busy on Xmas!!!

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  33. How stunning! The little pop of blue sets it all off!

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  34. Tosha-
    I love your project...I love the non traditional black and white for christmas...you really made this work and it looks amazing.

    Calypso

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