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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

...October Verve Sneak Peeks : Day Two

Happy Wednesday, everyone...and welcome to Day Two of my sneaky peeks at the new October releases from Verve! I know you all are going to love the gorgeous new images that debut this Friday, October 23rd! There will be 7 new sets released immediately following the Release Party @ 9:00 p.m Eastern. All the Divas will be sharing sneak peeks each day this week at the Verve Blog, and also on their individual blogs. There are some Release Week Challenges at the Verve forum that you can play along with for a chance to win some FREE STAMPS, and there is even a Winter Mittens Digi Set that you can download for FREE...so check it all out!

Today I have the pleasure of peeking TWO new set for you...Star of Wonder and Blessed Christmas! Yep, you guessed it...it's Christmas time in the neigh-Verve-hood! LOL! Now on to the sneaky peeky!

Star of Wonder

This first card showcases one of the gorgeous sentiment fonts that is included in this month's release. I embossed it in Black Embossing Powder, then sponged around it to create a twilight landscape. I stamped one of the smaller stars in the set onto the bottom portion of the Old Olive panel to create my very own coordinating patterned paper. I wanted to keep the card pretty simple, so I went sparingly on the embellishments: Silver Brads, Old Olive Ribbon, and an Olive Button tied with Linen Thread.
Blessed Christmas
This is one of my other favorite sets this month, so I was ecstatic to find out that the sneak peeks for both sets were going to be on the same day! Yet another extraordinary sentiment that was embossed in Black Embossing Powder, and a simple-yet-striking cross that was also embossed in black. I stamped off the cross twice to create the two shadowed crosses in the background, then watercolored the third to feature on this clean and simple card. The flower in the center was created by punching out So Saffron Cardstock using the Trio Flower Punch, then the edges were sponged before being attached to the cross. I added piercing around the focal panel and three Silver Brads to complete the card.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all again tomorrow with another look at some of the new and delicious sets for the October Verve Release. Until then...
Star of Wonder Card Supplies
Stamps: Star of Wonder (Verve)
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Basic Black Craft, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, clear embossing powder, heat gun, brads, ribbon, button, linen thread, sponge daubers, nesties, big shot
Blessed Christmas Card Supplies
Stamps: Blessed Christmas (Verve)
Papers: Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black Craft, So Saffron, Sage Shadow
Accessories: dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors, trio flower punch, brads

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Two beautiful cards :o)
Jackie xx

Viv said...

Absolutely stunning cards Mercy!
Both so different and both so full of impact. LUV 'em!
Hugs Viv xx

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

These are both gorgeous Mercy, luv your choice of colors and the little embellie in the center of the Cross, so cute!

I so super excited about the release, I hope you can make it....have a great day!

enjoy *~*

TannyP said...

Wow - I can see why you love 'em! Amazing cards...you really know how to highlight those wonderful stamps!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Mercy!! I am looking forward to seeing all the great sets! Love Verve!!

Hope you are feeling much better.
God bless
Giovana

Valerie said...

What gorgeous cards! I LOVED them! Really liked the first with the rich purple and green combo but both were great! Really liked the sentiments too! Thanks for the "sneak peek"!

Steph K (booga3) said...

These are both amazing, Mercy!!

Barbara said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Mercy!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Mercy!! Love these peeks!

Danni said...

Very beautiful cards!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Girl I luuuuurve these! What is going to happen to my wallet in a few days???