Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Verve Release Spotlight ~ Day 4

Hello friends!!! Today we are taking a sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released Verve set Dream Big.  It is loaded with beautiful sentiments in mixed fonts...I love these!!!  This card was inspired by one I saw in the latest Paper Crafts magazine on Style.  I've always loved scallops but have never used them for the actual card base...so here we are :)  I made my own flower using my poinsetta dies (not just for Christmas!), hoping it would look like a dahlia or other pointy-petalled flower.  The leaves are also from Dream Big.  I've used 2 of the 3 different sizes  included in the set.  I thought green leaves would throw off the feel of the card, so chose to ink them in aqua and brown.  How elegant is that sentiment?  ACK!!! I just love those swirly letters!!!  Okay, now onto a more fun and cute card using this same set.
There are 3 flower and three stems in this set as well.  I thought I'd ink and cut these flowers out to add more dimension.  The grass was more of an experiment...I wanted to make it a bit different with felt rick rack and ribbon.  I've also distressed the edges of the white panel and brushed them a bit with tea dye ink.  Oh, there's that fabulous font again  {insert swoon here}!!
Ready for some more amazing creations with Dream Big?  Here's a list of the Divas sneak peeking today or start over at the Verve Blog.  Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win this set :)  Also, there is a Sketch Challenge over on the Splitcoast Verve Forum with even MORE chances to win prizes!!  Julee really knows how to throw a party!!!  See you tomorrow with another sneak peek!!!

1. Sankari         7. Sony

2. Shannan       8. Laurie

3. Lynda          9. Teresa

4. Mercy         10. Amber

5. Charmaine  11. Julee

6. Jen T.        12. Michelle

What's in them?
{Leave No Words Unspoken}
stamps: verve dream big
ink: su groovy guava, choc chip; PTI aquamist
paper: pti cream, aquamist, websters pages dp
accessories: poinsettia nestabilities, pti button, ribbon and twine, stitching, gemstones, ek success border punch
{If Friends Were Flowers}
stamps: verve dream big
ink: su choc chip, pumpkin pie, more mustard; pti tea dye duo
paper: pti cream, su pumpkin pie, more mustard, kiwi kiss
accessories: pti buttons, su linen thread, pti felt & rick rack die, stitching, gemstones, distressor, satin ribbon (craft supply)

99 comments:

Lynn said...

Maureen, I need that EK Success big huge scallop punch....wow! I love everything about your first card. First, the sentiment is awesome. Your flower (all the yummy layers) and the two little rhinestones are the perfect touch!

Aimes said...

Hey, Diva *wink*! OK the scallops on your first card make me swoon! Love the little touches of bling too!
Just how amazing is that felt-a-licious grass?!?!?! Super experimenting with the ric rac - LOVE IT!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tracy said...

What pretty cards! Great job on the scallop - looks like you done them for years! ;)

AGohl said...

This card is totally adorable! :)

Terri E. said...

Both cards are too cute for words.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

maiahs_momma said...

GORGEOUS cards...wow...love them :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine

maryr917 said...

these are both very pretty cards-like the scallop border on the first-my fave is the second card-I like evertyhing about it-thanks for a great sneek peak

Maya said...

Great cards, I love the DP you used on the first. And the sentiments are so cute with that font!

TannyP said...

You stitched on your rick rack?! Ahhhhh - I love it! Those sentiments are in gorgeous fonts and your flowers are awesome!! Truly Diva-like!

Imke said...

Both cards are great. I like the felt border lines and your colors are great !

Pam said...

Your cards are totally awesom. I just love the colors and designs. You have great talent.

Sian said...

Wow, both cards are stunning!

Bogner's said...

These are amazing! I love the sentiments and the flowers are so fun! I can't wait til Friday!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

These are fantastic! Love the scalloped edge and the stitched ric rac!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the colour combos on both of these cards Maureen! Great details, love the dimensional petals and the rhinestone placement(reminds me of dewdrops) and the first card is so, so elegant! Love all of your distressing and stitching!

Auntie Em said...

Love the summer colours on both cards! So pretty!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Donna Sue said...

Both cards are so nice. Love the scalloped bottom and the jewels-beautiful colors!

Melisa Hunter said...

The scalloped edge card is gorgeous! Love the leaves inked up in colours other than green! They look wonderful with the colour combo. Your second card is so cute with the felt ricrac grass.

Detra said...

Wonderful cards. I love the colors. tfs.

Creative Char said...

Cute cards! :)

marilynwillauer said...

Great cards!! Love the ribbon colors and the colors of the cards!! Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

Mary said...

Wonderful cards!! Just love them!

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a wonderful card Maureen! I am impressed with how cleanly and perfectly you cut out those leaves!

Sankari W. said...

So beautiful Maureen!!! They both have such a different feel - each so GOrgeouS that it is impossible to pick a favorite! I love the colors in the first and the way you did the grass and flowers on the second is gorgeous!!!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Ravengirl said...

Sooo cute! Love this new set and what you have done with it!

Wendy Space said...

Just lovely. They both look so touchable!

Wanda Cullen said...

Ooh...I'm loving all these floral variations from this one set...gorgeous creations, Maureen!

Luanne said...

Both cards are just great! I really like that scalloped border on the bottom. I'm really getting excited to see this set, I love what I've seen so far.... TFS!

Lorie said...

Another *gasp* moment stopping at your blog...your cards are amazing!

Julie E said...

Both cards are beauties! Great details and I want this set more and more as I hop along :>)

Jackie Pedro said...

These cards are BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL, Maureen!!!

Marisa said...

Yeah, flowers!!!! Jumping up and down with great excitement LOL! Had to make sure I was on the right blog when I saw your card with all the white space LOL!

Love both the cards. Lovely scallops along the bottom on the first one and I love your "grass" on the second one. Two winners and I call this set S-O-L-D, sold.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors. I love flower stamps this looks like one I gotta have. TFS

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so pretty, Maureen! I love the handmade flower, the little bling accenting your scallops, and the alternating colors for your blooms on the second card. Beautiful!

Lea L. said...

These are both just beautiful! I love the jewels accenting the scallop on the first card, and the dimension of the flowers on the second is awesome!

♥♥♥Lea

Jessica said...

Love your cards, the colors are great and those scallops are divine!

Tanya said...

Amazing Maureen, these are beautiful! You are a busy girl! Love the just a little bit of bling. I'm so excited for Friday!

Yvonne said...

Lovely take on this!

Winter said...

Hey Maureen! Sorry it's been I while since I have commented, I have checked out your cards though! And they all look AMAZING! I Love the Wedding one! And Congrats on the Verve gig! :)

Amy D said...

Love the scallops on the first card. Totally awesome. I am a bling girl so I love the added bling on both cards. The bottons in the center of the flowers are such a beautiful added tough. I too love the font used in this stamp set. Beautiful cards.

Wendy said...

I love the touch of bling on both cards!!! Wonderful cards!!

Anonymous said...

Grogeous cards...I am loving the blog hop. Thanks.
terimoon@shaw.ca from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lynda Benden said...

This is just darling Maureen! What a fantastic layout and the flowers are just perfect! Love it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Beautiful samples and I just adore the second one! I love the deep green and the bling you added. Neat!

Janine said...

Two pretty cards but the one with the scalloped bottom is gorgeous - like the flower, the leaves, the scallops and bling -yum!

Donna said...

beautiful cards!

Roxanne24 said...

How beautiful! You have a special talent!!

Linda Carson said...

Stunning artwork! Love both cards!

Patty said...

Glad I don't have to choose between your two fabulous cards... love them both!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both fabulous, Maureen! Love them both!!

Janelle said...

MAUREEN! I love both of your cards, sweetie. They are fabulous. The bling, scallops, stitched ricrac just show off those gorgeous sentiments and flowers beautifully.

annheidel said...

Love the colors on your first card!

Jillisgram said...

Love your cards and am in love with this stamp set!

Billie A said...

Both cards are great love this stamp set all cards I have seen are for sure a selling point on this set. Love your colors. very nice

Sandra said...

great card - love the details and layering!
Sandra

Cassie_lu said...

what great cards

Kristina said...

Lovin' that large scalloped bottom of the first card. So fun! That first card is just absolutely lovely, my friend! I especially love the little pearls drifting off of the sentiment!

Heather said...

I love, love, love that first card. It is gorgeous! The scallops are fabulous and that blue paper is to die for.

Giovana said...

Both cards are awesme! but the first is my favorite, it is just perfect :) Awesome work.

Vickie Z said...

Both cards are great but, love the first one!! Those colors are yummy and how you combined them are perfect!!

Ola said...

Both of your cards are beautiful... but I love the flower on your first card, gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Maureen - your cards are just DIVINE - you diva you!!

Jen P said...

Gorgeous cards - love all the stitching and ribbon! The flowers are so nice too!! :)

PatS said...

Nice set of cards.

Jackie said...

This is so darn cute! Loving this!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are both so very sweet.....the grass is fantastic!

enjoy *~*

bstrassner said...

Oh My, what beautiful cards!! I absolutely love them!

MaryBB said...

These are both fun cards. The texture is a great addition to the second card and I love those scallops.

Creative Mish said...

So pretty! I love all of the texture and dimension

KB said...

i really love all your little xtra touches thanks for sharing

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! That first card is AMAZING! One of my favs of yours EVER! the second one is great too, but that first one is stunning in every way! Big hugs to you,

Regina said...

Love the scalloped card edges and the bling. Beautiful.

Maureen Merritt said...

Love them both!!! I'm loving the sentiments!!

Katie Cotton said...

just stunning!

Mirabelka said...

so beautiful!

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous work, girl!! You are rockin' this release!!

Dani said...

Both of your cards are just wonderful!!

Barbie D. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, love the scallops on the first and the flowers on the second are so cute.

readysetlove said...

LOVE your flowers!!

Lillian Child said...

Both of your card creations had me smiling out loud - love your flowers!!

KanataNewf said...

Love the flowers on both your cards. Just gorgeous.

txbluiz said...

wow - great card -- love all the details!!

annesatx said...

Beautiful cards -- I love your felt grass -- great experiment!

Heidi said...

gorgeous girlfriend

joy said...

Love the stitching & colors on your first card and love the dimension of the flowers on your second.

Janet L. said...

What great, great cards. I love the colors, the sentiment, the scallops, the bling and all the other details. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Your first card is so sweet and the sentiment... Really gets you and points out what we need to say inside doesn't it? Love it!

Darlene said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful! I love the sentiment on the first one - a good reminder to us all. Your rick rack grass is wonderful - how creative. Love all the bling you've used on both.

Pattie said...

great cards - beautiful!

KAY LONG said...

Both cards are so pretty. I always love the layering technique.

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards Maureen! Love the mixed fonts in the sentiments.

Ceal said...

oh my goodness what beautiful card!! TFS

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!!

kim.mom said...

AMAZING!!!

Mary B said...

Love the flowers and border punches/dies on both of your cards!

Margaret de Witt said...

Oh my! Both these cards are simply stunning.

pammy jo said...

these sentiments are perfect and your work is just amazing!

Gretchen said...

Both of your creations are awesome but I love the layering and bling on the second one the best!

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