In the Spotlight: Relax

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! Today's the day the New Release Spotlights start over on the Verve blog, and, I must say you're in for a treat!  There's some delectable eye candy from a few of the Divas, plus  a chance to win today's set, so don't forget to hop on over.

Today, we're sneaking a peek at Relax, a 6x8" set of 19 stamps.  A while ago, Jen Tapler emailed me with a concept for a Verve style tropical set to include a couple surfboards and a  few phrases for her little man.  Well, that little inspiration turned into 3 of the sets we're releasing this week, which work well on their own, or coordinate for even more options.

My Relax sample card uses the sketch from the second challenge inVerve's Beach Party Challenges (VSAPRBP2).  This set includes a couple little motifs for background building, and I did some 2nd generation stamping (stamping off once on scratch paper, then a second time on my project without reinking)  in pumice stone ink on the Kraft cardstock for a subtle background.  The RELAX sentiment is embossed on this panel and I wrapped a little twine around it for accent.  The palm tree is one of my favorite images from this release, and the leaves and trunk are separate pieces, so you can build your tree just the way you want it.  The wave is also another stamp in the set and I embossed it and then cut out to layer over a circle cut from 365 Degrees paper by Pink Paislee.  A few rounded corners, some hand sewn cross stitches and some Stickles finished off the card.

What's In It?
Stamps: Relax (Verve)
Paper: 365 Degrees (Pink Paislee), Kraft, Chocolate (SU!)
Ink: Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Seaglass (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: twine, clear embossing powder, round-it-all, paper piercer, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stickles


  1. What an awesome card! Love that palm tree!

  2. Oh yes...LOVE this set for sure! We vacation at the beach, so I always have lots of pics to scrapbook and this will be perfect! Love your dimensional tree and the subtle BG is awesome!

  3. I can already tell this is a set I must have, love it!!! Makes me wish I was at the beach.

  4. I just LOVE this Julee! Love the sun peeking from behind! And I LOVE your new pic! :)

  5. This definitely looks like a set I might *need*. Great stuff!!


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