Everlasting Life Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone! It's time for another sneak peek at one of the new Verve sets coming your way on Sunday. Today we're peeking a set called I made two cards to share today.. For your chance to win this set, be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog and leave a comment. I made two very different cards to share today.




The first card is a change of pace for me. I really love this flower image and the John 3:16 verse together, and wanted the stamps to shine, so I attempted a very classic one-layer layout. One of my favorite things in the stamping world is SU! watercolor paper. It's so beautiful, and the texture always makes me think of fine stationery - it just feels luxurious to use it! LOL I stamped the two stamps from Everlasting Life side by side with A Muse black ink and then colored in the flower with Copic markers. I added some sparkle with a Stardust gel pen and then mixed it all in with a blender pen for ultra shimmer. Click the close-up to see the sparkle in action. It just makes me smile! :) To dress up the card just a bit, I finished by adding a few score lines to the top and bottom and then matting on a Basic Black card base. Clean and simple, and it took less than 5 minutes from start to finish! Wahoo!




After depriving myself of embellishments on that card, I felt the need to make a card with a little more oomph. This cross image with swirly grasses is one of my favorites from the release, but I wanted a praying for you card, so I paired it with a sentiment from the new Circular Sayings set. The cross is embossed in white on Kraft cardstock, and then I used some eclipse tape to roughly mask around the cross. I added a couple drops of Chocolate Chip reinker and a couple drops of water to a painter's palette, then streaked the ink over the image with a toothbrush to get a woodgrain look. Next I sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink to fill in the cross, and pulled off the mask and buffed the embossing for the crisp resist look.

I colored the swirly plants with a Copic Marker, then sponged around my panel, and added some ticket corner punches and some paper piercing. The sentiment from Circular Sayings is embossed in white, punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and matted on a SU! scallop circle. Next I layered a big white prima underneath and painted it with Pixie Dust Shimmerz. I finished off with a So Saffron piece of cardstock, run through the Cuttlebug and a big grosgrain bow from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon bundle.

19 comments

  1. GORGEOUS Julee! Love the pretty flower and shimmer on your first card and your second card is so rich and warm!!!

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  2. (((SQEAL)))!!!! Both cards are fabulous, but can you guess which one I love the most??????

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  3. I love them both! They would be a blessing to receive! Pretty work!

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  4. Gorgeous Julee! I'm going to love these!!!

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  5. Beautiful card Julee!! SO soft and sweet! and so inspirational!!! Can't wait to see your new release!!!

    ALSO a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! You were the winner of the second trivia question at Taylor's release party!! The prize for guessing the right answer is a set of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles -- yay!!! Congratulations!!

    PS - sorry to write it here - I couldn't find your email

    Congrats on the upcoming release!!!
    Hugs,
    Sankari :)

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  6. WOWZER!! These creations are totally GORGEOUS!!! Love them both!! TFS! :)

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  7. Julee love your new stamps, so lovely.

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  8. Your cards are just gorgeous, Julee! You definitely made the stamps shine!

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  9. WOW!! Love the clean crisp lines and sparkle of the first card. And the depth and detail of the second is fabulous!! WOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous images Julee!! Gorgeous showcasing of them too!

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  10. This is a gorgeous set! I just wish your scripture stamps were also available in the King James version. I love the fonts and scriptures you use.

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  11. Gorgeous cards...I must say that Lily (flower) is just divine. So different but so elegant.

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  12. woww Julee,what a gorgeous cards.

    hugs Riet.x

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  13. WOW!!
    That everlasting life has GOT to me my new favorite stamp!! I love that it is whimsical yet faithful!! Joyful, not heavy and somber.

    Fantastic image--and great card, too, Julee!!

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  14. Okay, this does it - I'm off to Verve stamps to place an order. BEAUTIFUL! Wow! I agree with Amy's sentiment 100%!

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  15. Can't wait, can't wait!! Beautiful cards!

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  16. Julee- what a beautiful bible verse!!! Both of your card are so beautiful!!

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  17. I absolutely love this verse. It is the one verse that has stuck in my head ever since we had to memorize verses in VBS many years ago. The most interesting thing to me is my address is 316. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  18. Both cards are beautiful but I really like the clean and simple look of the first one. tfs

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