Thursday, August 13, 2009

Verve Sneak Peeks -Day 3!

Hi everyone! As you may know, it's release week for Verve and boy oh boy the Verve Sneak Peeks are if full effect and STUNNING! Check out all the Sneak Peek Verve-y goodness over at the Verve Stamps blog.

AND I have my very own Giveaway thread over in the SCS Verve Forum! It's a fun game that is wildly popular (18 pages at post time). Up for grabs for one lucky winner is $25 credit at the Verve Store!

I have a couple cards to share with you today. This first card used the set Budding blossoms and one of Julee's release party sketches, AVS204. I just got some new papers by Marks Paper Co, English Garden and loved the soft green and blue colors and had to use them with this card.

I stamped the flower blooms in Bashful Blue and the stems in Certainly Celery. Instead of coloring in the blooms, I filled them with Stardust Stickles. For the side panel, I carefully lined up my Upper Crest border punch and punched it with the 2 pointy things centered (is "pointy things" a proper term? LOL!) and added green pearls to each. I then did some light sponging and added Denim pearls to the blooms and bow.

Next up I have a bright bold fun birthday card using the Party Time set. Again, I used one of Julee's release sketches, this time I chose AVS202.

I wanted to make something colorful, so I pulled out the retired SU Jersey Shore DP and went with the colors of Brilliant and Bashful blue and pumpkin pie. The balloons are colored with Copic markers and popped up. The bow at the bottom is a ribbon scrap that I pinched into a brad. The two side panels each have a tiny silver pearl (from Michael's) as well as each corner.

Well that's it for today. Stay tuned, tomorrow is the last day of peeks and the RELEASE PARTY!! Everyone is invited to join for fun, chatting, more peeks and prizes! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Budding Blossoms, Enjoy
Ink - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, black
Paper - white, Bashful Blue DSP (SU!), English Garden (Marks Paper Co)
Accessories - Blue and Green pearls (Kaiser), Circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), White satin ribbon (May Arts), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Upper Crest border punch (EK Success)

Stamps - Party Time
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White, Bashful blue, pumpkin pie, Brilliant Blue and Jersey Shore DSP (SU!)
Accessories - silver pearls (Michael's, score-pal, ribbon scrap, sponge, oval nestabilities, silver brad



  1. OOOOOO, Very Pretty! LOVE the blue and I need to bust out the MPC!!! Both are awesome!

  2. These are both stunning Michelle!! The first one is my fave!! I love the colors and design!!!

  3. WOW - Michelle - both cards are just FABULOUS!!! Love the first one it's soooooo elegant :)!!! You rocked the Sketches - GF!!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Oh my Michelle! Both are absolutely GORGEOUS! You did a fabulous job, am loving the colors and all of your embellies as well....awesome!

  5. love the cards the first one is so pretty love those colors

  6. These cards are so beautiful! Love especially the stickles on the first one and dimension on second!

  7. holy moley, michelle! these are wonderful, too! love your "enjoy" card...that flower is stunning in those colors! and your "party time" card is so bright and cheerful! great job!

  8. Cards are Awesome!
    colors are cute...
    Thanks for sharing...
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