Wednesday, October 28, 2009

...It's a Verve Christmas

I am loving these new stamps from Verve! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and these sets are my favorite seasonal sets so far! This first card showcases "Holly Jolly". I usually go for non-traditional colors when it comes to color combinations, but I leaned toward a more traditional look for this one. I combined Real Red, Old Olive, and Kraft to create this fun and festive card. How do you like my custom patterned paper on the olive panel? I think I used every stamp in the set to make it! LOL!

This second card focuses on my favorite set from this last release...O Christmas Tree. Another clean and simple card that immediately draws your eye to the watercolored wreath...gotta love those poinsettias! No custom patterned paper, but who needs it with that gorgeous wreath, right? {wink}

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another TGF sneak peek. Until then...

Supplies for the "Holly Jolly Christmas" Card

Stamps: Holly Jolly (Verve)

Papers: Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Inks: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: dimensionals, sponge dauber, mat pack, paper piercer, chocolate marker, ribbon, linen thread, hodgepodge hardware

Supplies for the "Merry Christmas" Card

Stamps: O Christmas Tree

Papers: Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Watercolor, Patterns Pack III

Inks: Garden Green Craft, Bravo Burgundy (Craft & Classic), Night of Navy (Craft & Classic)

Accessories: nesties, big shot, clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors, dimensionals, ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, mat pack, paper piercer


Unknown said...

Two so different and so gorgeous cards Mercy! I especially love the second one. Those colours are SCRUMMY!
Hugs Viv xxx

Anonymous said...

both are fantastic


Torico said...

Gorgeous cards Mercy. I love your custom paper, it's cool! And I also love the hardware and ribbon treat.

torico XX

Basement Stamper said...

Stunning cards Mercy & love seeing the hardware being used, I always forget about that stuff.

Laural-Lee said...

Both cards are wonderful! I really like the rustic look that you went with for the top one and the clean, crisp look of the second.

Trish D said...

Great cards! Love the way you used the ribbon with the hardward pieces, and such pretty colors!

Dawn Cosgrove said...

LOVE both of them!!

Robin McK said...

Mercy - both of these cards are gorgeous! Can't wait to put in my Verve orders from the new release!


Kerri said...

Both are just gorgeous, Mercy!!! I LOVE that wreath!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both of these are super fabulous Mercy!! Love the colors of both cards!! The ornament row is just charming and the wreath is simply gorgeous!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Beautiful, girlfriend! LOVE the 1st one especially w/ those amazing ornaments and your fab color combo! You are ROCKIN the Verve, Diva!

Pam Speidel said...

WOW! Mercy, these are simply FABULOUS!!! Always enjoy a visit to your blog! You've got skills, girl! :)