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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

...Verve August Sneak Peek #2

How do you like this festive and colorful party card? This is a sneak peek of another stamp set that will be released this month from Verve...it's called Party Time. Julee has amazed me with another gorgeous and versatile set...the font on the sentiments is so fun and playful! This image is actually a bunch of balloons, but I decided to turn them into Chinese lanterns. I absolutely love nighttime parties, so as soon as I saw this set I knew exactly what I was going to do with it! I stamped the lanterns onto Watercolor Paper in Basic Black Craft Ink, then embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. They were colored with an Aquapainter and Classic Ink Pads before adding a bit of sparkle with a Gold Sakura Glaze Pen.

In keeping with the nighttime party theme, I used Not Quite Navy Cardstock for the card base and mats, then added some festive and colorful patterned papers. The yellow patterned paper was from the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper pack, while the red was from the Jackpot Designer Series Paper pack. The focal panels were created using the Big Shot and Spellbinders' Classic Circle Nestabilities. I sponged the inside of the smaller panel with a Sponge Dauber and Not Quite Navy Classic Ink to create the look of the night sky. The lanterns were cut out and popped onto the focal panel with Dimensionals. I pierced the edges of the yellow panel with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, and I added some Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Jumbo Silver Brads to finish off the card.

That's it for today! Don't forget to stop by the Verve Blog to see what some of the other Divas have done with this same set. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see a sneak peek of another new release, too! You can join in some Sketch Challenges for a chance to win some wonderful prizes at the Verve Forum at SCS...what more could you ask for? :) Until tomorrow...
Supplies
Stamps: Party Time
Papers: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Real Red, Watercolor, Jackpot DSP, Pink Flamingo DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, big shot, nesties, sponge dauber, dimensionals, scissors, glaze pen, aquapainter, clear embossing powder, heat gun, jumbo silver brads, SAMJ, image sheet

12 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

HOLY MOLY, Sistah, this is totally amazing! You're so creative!!

Viv said...

How clever are YOU Miss Mercy!!!
LOVE the lanterns!!! Love the whole thing. Stunning as always.
Viv xx

Lynda Benden said...

ACK!!! Mercy, what a GREAT idea!!! The balloons do look like Chinese lanterns! You are so creative! Great job!

TannyP said...

Oh I love this card! The colors are fantastic and it all goes together so well =)

the whimsical butterfly said...

You are really shining through already in your first week, my Diva friend! This is amazing and I know that you will do Julee proud-you're awesome!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous! I love those colors and how you brought them all together in the balloons!

Pam Varnell said...

WOW on the Chinese lanterns. What a brilliant idea. This card is beautiful. Great coloring of the lanterns too. You rock!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Ahhhhhh, SO wonderfully done!! Love, love, love the lantern idea!!!

Silke said...

Gorgeous sneak peek card - Mercy!!! Love your color combo and design!!! Hugs ~S~

Michele Boyer said...

So cute, so festive and different! Love your colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin this Mercy great colors.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How totally clever!! LOVE your Chinese lanterns!!! What a gorgeous and creative card!!