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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

...Verve August Sneak Peek #3

Time for another peek at another Verve-alicious release coming out this weekend! This set is called Bountiful Backgrounds, and it includes four gorgeous background strips and four sentiments. I've said it before, but I will say it again...Julee Tilman is a GENIUS! I love the designs on the background stamps, and the font for the sentiments are delicious!

I started with a Kraft Cardstock base, then stamped the flourish background strip in Soft Suede Classic Ink. I added the dotted circle (from the set Petals & Stems) to the center of every other opening in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink. I added some sponging around the outside edges of the card with a Sponge Dauber and Sahara Sand Classic Ink. I then embossed the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock strip with the polka dotted stamp, and punched the bottom edge with the Scallop Edge Punch. The sentiment was stamped on Kraft Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry ink, and punched out using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. I distressed the edges with the Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool, then added some piercing with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The only embellishments used on this simple card were Rich Razzleberry Dotted Ribbon (I flipped the ribbon over to hide the dots), and a Purple Button with Linen Thread.

Don't you just love the sets you've seen so far?!? You can always see more at the Verve Blog, and you can participate in Sketch Challenges and Diva Giveaways at the Verve Forum at SCS. Go get started if you haven't already! I will have another peek for you tomorrow...so until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Bountiful Backgrounds, Petals & Stems
Papers: Kraft, Rich Razzleberry
Inks: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, VersaMark
Accessories: sponge dauber, ribbon, button, linen thread, clear embossing powder, heat gun, mat pack, paper piercer, circle punch, distressing tool

11 comments:

TannyP said...

Verve does the BEST sentiments! I can't wait for my stamps to arrive =)

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just beautiful! I love all of your sneak peeks!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous colors and design, Mercy!!! Beautifully done!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Mercy! I love the dots you added to the background, and the embossed dots are fabulous!! You rock, girlfriend!!

Basement Stamper said...

Very elegant looking card!

Julie said...

Oh wow Mercy this is gorgeous! That background stamp looks beautiful! :)

Pam Varnell said...

This is pure gorgeousness girl. Love the colors you chose and the background stamps look great. Loving your ribbon treatment you have been using lately. You da bomb, as always!!!

Where are you BTW? Can't get you on the phone. Hello???? Wake-up!!! LOL

the whimsical butterfly said...

How do you do it? Each card is even more awesome than that last, girlie! This is adorable and I think I'm gonna NEED this set!

Silke said...

Uhhhh - Background Stamp - wahooo!!! This looks fabo - Mercy!!! Hugs ~S~

Michele Boyer said...

So pretty, Mercy! That paper is gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, love it.