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


Tiffany said...

This is lovely! Very classy & elegant. Beautiful job!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Amy, I agree. It's just like Christmas...I love the snowmen and reindeer images, but just want to focus on the reason for the season. This card is gorgeous and I'm thinking it's the set I need to get! TFI (thanks for inspiring!)

Anonymous said...

You just amaze me with your cards. I have a few favorite designers, but you are by far my favorite!! I love every card of yours that I've seen. Hope your creative mojo comes back! Everyone needs a few days off.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I have to agree Amy. Like Mareen said...I like focusing on the reason for the season too. And your card is just gorgeous!! Love the classy elegance!

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!

Denise Marzec said...

I'm lovin' that gorgeous ribbon and the popped up flowers. You seriously ROCK!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Amy!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So clean and beautiful Amy!!!! Gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

I saw this earlier on the Verve blog and fell in love with it's simply beautiful Amy!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL Amy! I am SO excited for the new release and am lovin' all the sneak peeks!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love the blue & pink together....that ribbon is so yummy!

Kimberly Crawford said...

that is gorgeous! The background on the Label shape is STUNNING!!!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful elegant and classic design Amy!

Christyne said...

This is a beautiful card Amy!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Amy!!! Love the soft shading you got with the Antique Linen ink...GORGEOUS!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Wow Amy! This card is absolutely beautiful! I just love how clean it is. I think your color combination is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us! :)


Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the pretty flower and the beautiful colors you've chosen for this card!!! Looking forward to the Release!!!

Unknown said...

Gob-smacked ...again!!!
Hugs Viv xxx

Norine said...

very pretty love the colors and design

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Amy, I'm a huge fan of Verve stamps and can't wait to see the new releases!

Carolyn Lontin said...

wow! what a gorgeous card!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is incredibly beautiful, Amy!! Love the shading on the Label....gorgeous!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

A gorgeous card, Amy! I love the shabby feel to it. Elegant, yet casual - and so beautiful. :)

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