Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek - Great Friend

Well, here we are - the final day of Sneak Peeks before the big Verve Release Party tomorrow night! Today the Divas are sharing samples using the new set Great Friend - a set of 12 absolutely AMAZING stamps that you are going to love!! There are 6 flowers in 3 sizes, perfect for layering, in both solid and outline stamps, some leafy goodness and a few fabulous sentiments that you'll definitely be seeing A LOT of around my blog in the future!!

I went with a sort of "mod" look for my sample card today...


I layered the 3 sizes of the outline flower stamped in Versamark ink on Real Red, clear embossed and then cut out with my hobby knife. Of course, you'll note my standard Kraft with a bit of black and some retired Scenic Route DP. I added something totally new for me on this card - those swirly black jewel things. I had a little trouble getting them to go exactly where I wanted and I had to cut off one smaller swirl altogether to get it to fit on my vertical card (and it's not really oriented exactly like I wanted - I wanted it at a little more of an angle, but I guess those things take a little practice?) - but they were definitely just the right touch for this otherwise clean and simple card. I also added several smaller jewels to the flower center on top of the stamens (is that what they are? I don't know. I'm not a botanist.) then added the "Just Because" sentiment and rounded one corner of the main matted panel and it was done!

Want to see more fabulous eye candy using Great Friend?? Stop by the Divas' blogs listed below - they're all sharing projects today using this set.

1. Laurie
2. Amy
3. Michelle
4. Mercy
5. Susan
6. Maureen
7. Sankari
8. Teresa
9. Jen T. (that's me!)
10. Tosh
11. Julee
12. Jackie
13. Lynda
14. Amber

And be sure to leave comments telling everyone what you think - One lucky commenter on a randomly chosen official sneak peek post (see today's post on the Verve Blog for the "official" list) will win the sets being peeked that day. Deadline for comments is 6PM Eastern Friday, August 20.

And in case you missed it, there's yet another chance this week to win some new Verve - Julee created 5 new sketch challenges for this release! Play along with 1 or all 5 for a chance to win fun prizes. One lucky participant who does them all will win the entire new release! Check out the Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge thread in our forum for all the details on how to enter! You've still got time to create, so have some fun getting inky!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow night, Friday, August 20 at 8:00 pm Eastern time in the Verve Forum for our Release Party!!

88 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fantastic! That flowers just pops off the page. Gorgeous.

Margaret de Witt said...

Very nice card Jen. I love how the black swirls just lead the eye to your vibrant flowers.

Chrisd said...

Great job with those flowers and of course I love this new Verve Stamp set.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Wonderful and beautiful card!!

Mirabelka said...

adorable! I love the swirl

KanataNewf said...

Wow - the clear embossing on the flower really makes it pop!

Wendy said...

The swirly things are perfect. What ever you did, it's awesome.

Beverly said...

oooo... gotta get some of those bling design things.. This is FANTASTIC!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Another great card. I love it -- and I am not a botanist either! :)

Wendy Space said...

This is fabulous! I love the flower!

Sian said...

Wonderful card, love the embossing on the flower.

Detra said...

One of my favorite cards with this set. Wow. tfs.

Luanne said...

So pretty! I love the way you embossed and cut out this amazing flower. I haven't attemped the swirly jewels yet, but they do look great. I'll need to try them soon...TFS!~

Katie Cotton said...

Jen this is just FAAAAAABULOUS! Love that embossing over the colored cardstock!

Sandra said...

fun card!
Sandra

Bogner's said...

I love this! That flower really pops with the embossing and all that bling is great!

Tanya said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous! That flower pops, and the black is stunning!

Crafty Math Chick said...

'Just Because' cards are my favorite. ;) I really like how you clear embossed the petal outlines and then cut them out so meticulously Jen. Fantastic final result!

Melisa Hunter said...

Love the colour combo! Great idea to clear emboss the outline of the flower on coloured cardstock. The flourish on the notepaper is striking!

Janet L. said...

Love the card. The flower and flourish work so well together!

TannyP said...

Those flowers are bursting beautiful! Gorgeous card!

Pat said...

Love the bright, red, cheery flower!

marilynwillauer said...

Unique card. Your flowers are a standout, and then to add the embellishments, just pulls it all together. Nicely done!!!

4Ucards said...

What a great flower. Thank you for a new tip....the embossed flower makes the card.

Lorie said...

Goodness...this is incredible!

Jen P said...

Such a bold card - love it!! :)

Darlene said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you did the flower and the center. Such a striking card.

craftymom205 said...

Love the bold red of the flower.

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card, Jen! The red flower with the black bling is fantastic!

Pam said...

Love your big flower. How beautiful.Great work.

Maureen said...

hola!!!! Jen I love this style and that flower with the embossed edges is fabulous!!!! I need to do that. I thought that this flower shape would look great as a poppy...just stunning :) Yes, they are stamens...and the female part is a pistil...I teach grade 3 and that was one of our science units...lol...we acted out pollenation with our own handmade flowers using pipecleaners for the stamens and pistils....then we put flour on the stamens and pretended we were bees and butterflies, etc and "pollenated" the other flowers...they loved it :)

Tina said...

Whoa, so eye catching and beautiful!

AGohl said...

Great card! Your flower really pops!

Ravengirl said...

Seriously, this is heavenly! Such a clean and simple type style. Love the clear embossed flowers!

Margaret said...

That flower is beautiful!

Wendy said...

O M F G!! Oh yes I just said that!! But this card needs a four letter word, amazing ho!

Marisa said...

Great flourish and embossed flowers. Lovely card.

readysetlove said...

fabulous. the gem swirls make is elegant.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Jen! LOVE the clear embossed flowers and the fab swirly!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love how the flowers just pop! I have no idea how to use the swirly things either but they look nice.

Dani said...

This is such a beauty of a card!! I love it!!

Julie E said...

Just fab with all that embossing and yet simple blocking! I really like this flower layered!

Amy D said...

Wow, I love the clear embossing on the flower. Your card is stunning.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fabulous, Jen! I love all that bling, and the clear embossed flowers look stunning. Gorgeous card!

Tami - kwquilt@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful card! The red flowers make the card.

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the flower!!

Janine said...

A very stylish card - what a bold flower and the gems look fine to me!

Giovana said...

The flower pops beautifully! Awesome card!

Maya said...

wow, I love the embossed flowers. It really slooks great.

laurensmom22 said...

Wow, I love this card. My favorite part is that spectacular embossed flower. Love that you embossed it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lillian Child said...

Beautifully paper pieced flower creation - and then adding the bling - oh my!!

Kay said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects.

Anonymous said...

And how fun is this? What a fun set! Love the swirl and flower.

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Cool eye-candy! Love it!

Vickie Z said...

Those colors are wonderful and the "bling" is perfect!!

Terri E. said...

Fabulous bling!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kathy said...

Love the layered flower, and how you embossed the outline. Great job with the black swirl!

Tammy said...

Love how the flowers just POP!

Marsha said...

So beautiful. Love that red embossing.

jan said...

What a fun blog hop!

Jackie said...

This is totally fabulous! I love the layers and all the bright colors, amazing job!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

fantastic card! I love the Maud look :)

Tracy said...

This card is just absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the bling! Nicely done!

TinaH said...

Love your card - love the new sets!

Mary B said...

Stunning flower! Add that to the black rhinestones and kraft paper - makes a gorgeous card.

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful flower and I love the black bling!

Susan said...

Love that bold red flower!

Heather said...

I LOVE that flower!!!! The embossed outlines really make it stand out.

Mary Davis said...

What a great card - love the red.

Patty from FL said...

I love the way you embossed the flower and that you used the deep red shade. The black bling really looks nice.

Billie A said...

wow so stunning so cool with the embossed red love it.

Kristina said...

Ok. That flower is GORGEOUS! Love the embossed edges!

Ceal said...

Beautiful love the flourish!

Anonymous said...

What a crafter! Real Red, black dots on white cs and a heavy strong distinctive line on each petal's edge, shazam! That's a winner stamp set highlight!
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Barbie D. said...

Awesome, what else can I say. I love the way you did the flower. This is definitely a must have set.

MarvA1ix said...

This card is eye-popping with your bright poppy. Love those dotty swirls, too. Everyone seems to be haveing a great time with new sets.

Regina said...

What a beautiful CAS and modern card. The rhinestones (in spite of their trouble) are great -- especially the ones in the center of the flowers.

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the flourishes...perfect touch!

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love how the flower is such center stage! It's amazing how many different looks the DT has made with the same set!!!

ladybugg61 said...

The use of red for those flowers really sets that card off - beautiful.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the black swirl.

pammy jo said...

the clear embossing makes this card so clean looking - what a great flower!

Ola said...

This is beautiful.... love how the flowers can be layered!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nicole said...

LOVE the tone on tone embossing. That flower pops! Beautiful.

Gretchen said...

I think this is my favorite card with this set! LOVE this layout, the bling and especially the colors!

Clare said...

Beautiful job on your flower! It looks like a huge poppy! Very pretty!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Jen, love that gorgeous red flower! Great way to make it stand out with the embossing...it certainly does catch your eye!

Tasha said...

Love it! Your flower treatment is great!