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Saturday, August 14, 2010

…Verve Preview: Love Story

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Happy Saturday, Verve fans!  In just a few days Verve Stamps will be releasing a plethora of new stamp sets, and the Divas will be showcasing a new set every day from today until Thursday, August 19th.  You can find a list of participating Divas each day at the Verve Blog.  These amazing sets will be released on August 20th after our Release Chat at the Verve Forum.

Today we are showcasing “Love Story”.  The 20-piece stamp set has 14 sentiments, a flourish frame, a decorative heart, and three dove images.  Julee has totally outdone herself once again with this wedding/anniversary set.  I wanted to keep the layout simple, so I used the Fall To Layout #81 challenge from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog.  I pierced the edges of the top Kraft Cardstock panel, then stamped the sentiment in Black Ink.  I also sponged the edges of the panel with Sahara Sand Ink and a Sponge Dauber.  I used a 3/4” Circle Punch and 1” Circle Punch to create the "windows” in the panel, then stamped two of the dove images inside them.  After adding some White Pearls, Black Saddle-Stitched Ribbon, and tons of Dimensionals the card was complete.

Now let’s see what the other Divas have up their sleeves using this same set:

How would you like to win this set?  Be sure to leave a comment back at the Verve Blog each day during the previews.  One lucky commenter will be randomly chosen from the official sneak peek posts to win the set(s) being peeked that day. Deadline for comments is 6pm EST Friday, August 20.

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with this week’s Mercy’s Magnificent Musings!

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103 comments:

Amber Hight said...

GORGEOUS Mercy! I love the colors and the fun sunk-in circles!!! Fab card!

Jen Tapler said...

OH I love this Mercy!! You know I'm a sucker for Kraft AND clean and simple, so this is right up my alley!! PERFECTION!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

amazing design Mercy...luv it!

enjoy *~*

Chrisd said...

Just how lovely kraft can be!Bravo.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Very nice! I love how you put your card together using that sketch :)

Sian said...

Beautiful card, very stylish.

Erica Sivils said...

What a beautiful card. I love it!

Linda L said...

Understated elegance for sure!

Vickie Z said...

Love this card with the "holes" for circles with black backgroung and the ribbon under the panel!! Great way to use the sketch and great set!!

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Mercy! SO so looking forward to this release!! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the piercing and pearls and those two liitle love birds highlighted in the little circles is genius!

Lelia Pierce said...

Absolutely stunning! It's perfect in every way!

XXX

Wendy Space said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Love the colors and pearls!

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Very clean and simple.

KB said...

Simply Perfect - the card you can give anyone - I love it

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty card. I love the new stamps and I love your layout. Beautiful

Creative Char said...

Gorgeous!

PatS said...

Cute design, I love how you used the love birds in the circles

Brandi said...

Oh this is gorgeous! So elegant! :)

Margaret de Witt said...

Very cool card Mercy.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous creation with this sketch!!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

awww that is just gorgeous Mercy!!! SO elegant and classy!!! Love it!!

Lorie said...

This card is wonderful! I love the unique look of it!

Laurel said...

Clean & elegant -love this card!

TannyP said...

Those colors are amazing - love what you've done with the layout. Stunning use of that fabulous new Verve!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card and design.
I love it.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love this, Mercy! Such a clean graphic design and of course I love the kraft!

Sandra said...

very cool!
Sandra

Wanda Cullen said...

Great CAS card, Mercy! Am anxious to see the other stamps in this set!

Pattie said...

I love the cut outs - such a pretty and simple card!

Amy D said...

Beautiful card. I love the layout and the colors you used for the card. Just gorgeous.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I just love this awesome layout Mercy! This is beautifully done!

Angel said...

such a classy card! love the sentiment!

Queen Mary said...

Mercy, I've been through the blogs once and I'm glad I did it that way because all of the samples with this set are so different! It's really an incredible set! I love your more masculine use of the stamp! (I tend to shy away from stamps that are less versatile)

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful card! I love the simplicity of this card. I can actually see that I would be able to use this stamp set and have a card that I really, really liked. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and i really like how you used kraft paper

Janine said...

New Verve - so romantic!

Tanya said...

Beautiful, so elegant! I can't wait to see more.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you did the circles. TFS

Marisa said...

Fabulous colour combo and I love how you used the sketch. Beautifully done.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is fabulous, Mercy! Love the windows and the piercing around the card. Beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

So gorgeous! Love the kraft and black and pearls

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful design, colors, and detailing, Mercy! Lovely sneak!

Maya said...

What a wonderful card, I have a ten years anniversary coming up soon, I love the inspiration.

Monique said...

This is so lovely Merci... I love that sentiment.Beautiful card!!!

Billie A said...

Very pretty love the colors also makes it very stricking.

Kristina said...

Mercy, I love your clean and simple take with this set. It just lets the elegance ring out (ha! Ring!! lol). And that ribbon just peeking out through the punched holes... So wonderful!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Mercy. I love the paper piercing and the row of pearls under the sentiment.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Love the design, Mercy, the circles are sweet.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Elaine said...

Perfect layout to use to showcase the dove images! I like the elegance the pearls add; lovely card!

Dani said...

So simply lovely!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Linda Carson said...

Oooooo, quite lovely!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh, I like this layout! Lovely!

annesatx said...

What a lovely card -- I love how you have the ribbon coming out of the half-circles on the ends. It is all so elegant.

Debbie Olson said...

So elegant, Marcy--love it!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just beautiful Mercy! Love the layout, so simple yet gorgeous!

Amy said...

This looks like another must have set from Verve! Awesome job with these it's such an elegantly beautiful card Mercy!

Marsha said...

Very nice. Love the circles.

Regina said...

Elegant card! I love the circular peekaboo windows, the choice of colors, and the ribbon.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty, love the new set

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely simple card Mercy - great colour selection.

Julia said...

Love this clean and simple card. Your piercing is always so stunning. Love those sweet doves.

Julie E said...

Lovely card - great mix of the kraft and pearls. Plus those holes are the perfect way to showcase the stamps.

Wendy said...

This is stunning, I love the layout and the colour combo! The ribbon thru the back is brilliant too! Great Verve card, Julee will love it!

Jillisgram said...

You have used one of my favorite color combos. Love your work!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Mercy. Wonderful colors.

Janet L. said...

Really, really pretty card. Love the classic colors and peek a boo holes!

Cammy said...

What a great card -- love the colors and layout! Stunning!

Patty said...

Beautiful card! Love the smart and stylish design.

Luanne said...

Beautiful card and Layout. I love the sentiment!

Heather said...

Wow, I love your card!! It is so different and fun!

Heidi said...

this is wonderful, love the colors, circles and pearls.

annheidel said...

Great card - layout, colors, everything!

Tracy said...

Love this card! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Stacy said...

Wonderful card - LOVE this sentiment!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the neutral colors....so elegant! And that sentiment is just beautiful, especially with the pearls underlining it!

♥♥♥Lea

marcelle schauer said...

Simple, simple, simple, love it.

Mirabelka said...

lovely card!

Nicole said...

I love the use of the kraft and black on this. Very elegant.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a lovely card! I love the design and the colors are so elegant!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Mercy. I like the balance of the pearls and all the paper piercing.

~Meredith

Monica said...

Very classy! Love the sentiment and I agree the pearls are an elegant touch!

Ola said...

This is such a gorgeous card.... simple yet elegant! I love it!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

txbluiz said...

great card -- love all the details!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sucha gorgeous & elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Lillian Child said...

The paper piercing along with the row of pearls - just stunning - fabulous card creation!

Giovana said...

Just wonderful! Great design.

Mary B said...

Oh, can't wait to see all of this set. Wonderful card - thanks for sharing it, and for the chance to win!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful, simple card yet very elegant! Love it!

KanataNewf said...

Stunning in it's simplicity - love the clean lines and colours.

readysetlove said...

cute card! love the windows.

joy said...

The pearls make your card so elegant!

Ceal said...

such a Elegant beauty!

Kay said...

Very nice simple elegant card Mercy.

Jessie/knightrone said...

WOWIE!! This is stunning!!

silvia said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!

Marsha said...

What a great card. Love the added creativity to make this more than just a CAS but at the same time simplicity.

kim.mom said...

LOVE it!!! Love the shape!!

Dawn said...

Just beautiful! Love the simplicity of it.

pammy jo said...

the piercing really sets this off, and the circles are so cool! i can't wait to see the rest of this set :)

Margaret said...

simple but beautiful!

Nancy said...

can't wait to see the whole set!