Grateful Elegance Preview


Happy Saturday! Don't you just love Saturday mornings? It's like you've got the whole weekend to look forward to. So many possibilities. If you've got a little stamping time, be sure to check out Our Creative Corner for all the details about this week's challenge. And since I'm the lucky guest playing along with the OCC Girls this month, today's creation is for this week's challenge.

Part of the challenge Dawn issued was to have no more than 4 layers on your card. Well, if any of you have been following the Anni-VERVE-sary sketches over on our forum, you'll know this one changed the challenge to a CHALLENGE for me! But seriously, I LOVE a good challenge - a challenge that makes you stretch out of your comfort zone and create something you wouldn't normally create, but just might love all the same! :)

So I pulled out one of the new Verve sets releasing on August 13, called Grateful Elegance. It's a set of 7 stamps, including some background elements I'm really excited about. I stamped the square swirly background stamp two times across a sheet of Close to Cocoa in Chocolate Chip. Next I took a strip of Soft Sky and embossed the top and bottom with the dotted strip from the With Love Cuttlebug folder set. Then I stamped the swirly border stamp in the center of the strip in Soft Sky. I added the thank you sentiment in the corner in chocolate Chip and then cut and embossed a white circle and coordinating scallop mat with my Nestabilities Classic Circles set. I then stamped the larger flower in the set in the center of the circle in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with a Copic marker. To finish off I sponged all around the Cocoa panel with Chocolate Chip ink and then painted on a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Diamond Glaze to highlight the flower and accent each of the diamonds in the background and border images.

Okay, a few Verve things to mention and then heigh-ho heigh-ho it's off to package stamps I go. :) The Anni-VERVE-sary sketches are still going strong, and we're on the 9th day of sketches already! I haven't had a lot of stamping time as the Verve release inches closer and closer, so I haven't made samples the last two days, but be sure to check out the forum to see all the sketches and play along! Oh, and if you want to see some totally rockin' cards made with Grateful Elegance head on over to the Verve Blog today for a little looksie!

22 comments

  1. Wow! Gonna have to try that Copic, Crystal Effects, and Dazzling Diamonds combo...looks great!

    ....and I'm lovin' this new set!!

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  2. Love this new set! Your card is beautiful!

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  3. You always have beautiful cards to share! Lone this one.

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  4. Gorgeous Julee! You girls are killing me with the samples this week! Love the flower!!!

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  5. This is the third time I have seen this card (verve blog,OCC) and it gets better everytime!!! I love these colors and that new set...WOW!!!! August 13th can't get here soon enough!

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  6. OK, I confess.....the last 10 "visitors" to your blog is little Sarah.....she just wants to see the sparkling Hello Kitty!!! AAahaahahahahh

    chocolate.....your signature color!!

    squirrellyshirley

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  7. Gorgeous! I adore blue and brown and this is just stunning!

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  8. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S card - Julee!!! Love the colors and the CE plus the *sparkles* - just perfect!!!

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  9. Julee this is so elegant, WOW is all I can say.

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  10. **sigh** This is SOOOOO beautiful, Julee!! Not only are those colors meant to be together, but your shading and embellishments are perfection!! And that glittery flower....amazing!!

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  11. Julee your card is amazing!! I LOVE the NEW images and I can't wait to see ALL of the NEW sets that are being released!!

    Thanks so much for playing, have a wonderful weekend.

    Jennifer :)

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  12. Gorgeous card Julee. I can't wait to have this stamp set in my hands.

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  13. Mmmmm.... background elements...... Darn you and your release 2 days after the new SU Catalog! LOL! Lucky I have a couple of commissions coming in this nest week!

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  14. Diane - Lost in the 60'sAugust 9, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Beautiful! Love the sparkle and your coloring.

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  15. cherylquilts at scsAugust 10, 2008 at 5:16 AM

    I totally love Grateful Elegance! I love your card too...always do! It's beautiful. The flower is perfect...love the shape!!

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  16. Very NICE! I love it. The colors are one of my favorite color combos! Fantastic job.

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  17. Wow Julee, this is just beautiful! I can't wait for your new release next week!

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  18. This is beautiful! The flower totally rocks, and I love the colors and shading!

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  19. The colors on this card are so beautiful and elegant. I can't wait to see the new set! Thanks for sharing...

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