Thursday, March 5, 2009
Everlasting Life - Sneak Peek
Verve's biggest-ever release is coming in only a few more days (Sunday, March 8), so all this week on the Verve Stamps blog we've been showing previews. Be sure to check out all the new images! I'm lucky enough today to preview a beautiful new set called Everlasting Life. Here's what I wrote for the Verve blog:
I love all the cute chicks, bunnies, and colorful Easter egg images we start seeing this time of year, but when it comes to Easter cards specifically, my favorite images tend to be those of a more religious nature. Everlasting Life is a wonderful combination of religious imagery, Scripture, and floral elegance. I could not ask for a more perfect Easter set! I love, too, that many of the stamps in this set will work equally well year-round.
For this card, I used markers to ink the image in two colors. I stamped the flower sections a second time, trimmed them out, and popped them up with foam adhesive. The main image panel is cut with a Labels 1 Nestability die. After cutting, I left the die in place while I did some light sponging in Pink Pirouette and Antique Linen Distress ink. I removed the die to reveal the narrow ivory border. All of the edges are roughed up with a distressing tool, then I machine-stitched around the perimeter with dark brown thread. The patterned papers are all from Basic Grey's lovely new Porcelain collection.
Hope you'll get a chance to pop over to the Verve blog today for even more samples with this beautiful new set. Each day this week, you can leave a comment over there for a chance to win that day's previewed sets, so if you haven't been following along so far, remember to catch up on Monday, Tuesday and yesterday too! Then on Sunday evening, March 8 at 8 pm EST, drop by the Verve Member Company Forum on SCS for our official Release Party.
Stamps: Everlasting Life (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream, SU Regal Rose, Basic Grey Porcelain
Ink: SU Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette; Ranger Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Offray ribbon, K&Co pearl, Spellbinders die, SU oval punch, distressing tool, sponges, sewing machine