It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My First Sneak Peak

Here it is, my first sneak peak of Verve Visual's upcoming stamp release Fancy Florals. It will be available for all of you hard core stalkers starting August 20th.

Yes, I know, there are no "florals" on this card. But these are some of the flower centers, and they just screamed snowflakes to me. Aren't the shapes so gorgeously modern? I stamped "Many Thanks", one of four sentiments in this huge set, with Night of Navy on Paper Accents pearlized white (light weight), then added my three sizes of snowflakes in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Brilliance platinum. Then I used three sizes of the star burst stamp on the bashful blue border, again in Brilliance platinum.

That giant corner scroll is a chipboard knot by Maya Road. I smooshed it into the Brilliance platinum ink pad. This is a VERY easy way to cover your chipboard, but it takes a l-o-n-g time to dry, we're talking overnight. Then I just used the applicator tip of my Star Dust Stickles to haphazardly apply a thin coat to the chipboard. If you wanted it perfect, you could use a small brush. I finished with a bit of May Arts gold ribbon and three gold brads. So, with the Brilliance ink, the gold ribbon, and the pearlized paper, this card has some serious shimmer and shine going on.

By the way, this card is 5-1/2 inches square. And I use:
Stamps: Verve Visual Fancy Florals
Ink: night of navy, bashful blue, ballet blue, brilliance platinum planet
Paper: Night of navy, bashful blue, paper accents pearlized white lightweight
Other: star dust stickles, maya road chipboard, may arts ribbon, SU gold brads

14 comments:

Shadowcatcher said...

Just the way I like it... shimmery and shiny! I love your color combo and your take on the set.

Colleen Schaan said...

I just love the colors, the stamps, and the layout of this one...it is so purdy!

Shannan said...

Just gorgeous! I love it!

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo! This is fabulous! Excellent job!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, can't wait to see the set

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful card! I love the versatility of the set -- your snowflakes are great!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I cannot wait to see ths set. I havent ordered yet cause I like to get more bang for my buck! When I hear florals music plays, bells ring and money flys from my bank account!

Love your retro flower center snowflakes. Cool idea.

BTW I dont think I said congrats on the DT!!! Yeah for you :D you deserve it.

Heather P. said...

What an AWESOME card! Love the shimmery chipboard and the sneakie peek. :)

Julie Masse said...

Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see more! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Bethany! Can't wait to see more of this set!

Joan said...

This is beautiful. You are right -- they do remind me of snowflakes.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, isn't this fun! How exciting! A very tantalizing sneak peek. I love how you made a snowflake card with floral images. It looks very wintery to me! Pretty!

Rose Ann said...

Yay...I love your sneak peek! Your card is so pretty, and I can't wait to see more! ;)

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous! I love the choice of colors!