It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Stamps!

That got your attention, didn't it?

Are you making your winter cards yet? Are you looking for some great stamp sets to work with for the season? Check out the TWO new releases from Verve Visual, available today. And get this...Each set is only TEN BUCKS! Considering the low price, you'll be amazed at how much you get. Go check it out! While you're there, be sure to stop by the gallery, with over 30 projects using these new sets, including some by new design team member Charmaine Ikach and Guest Designer Taylor Van Bruggen.

This card uses the Winter Wonder stamp set with a classy winter color scheme: White, soft sky, blue bayou and black.

The main image is stamped in Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. After that, I sponged Soft Sky all around it and added the "Winter Wonderland" sentiment. This, of course, was all done on a Whisper White giga scalloped square punch out. I layered it on blue bayou and black, then dotted with a white glaze pen.

The blue bayou background is stamped in cloud white Versamagic, then covered in Iridescent Ice EP. You have to work fairly quickly if you want to emboss this ink, since it is a chalk ink, not a full fledged pigment ink. I did mine in three steps, rather than stamping it all, then embossing. The other background (Soft Sky), was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug D'Vine embossing folder.

What's In It?
Stamps: Winter Wonderland (Verve Visual)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)Ink: Black (Versafine); Versamark; Cloud White (Versamagic); Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Slot punch, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!); Giga scallop punch (Marvy Uchida); D'vine embossing folder (Cuttlebug); White glaze pen (Sakura); sponge; ribbon (miscellaneous)

So stop by at Verve and check out the sets. Let me know what you think.

14 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful and elegant card and the colors go so well together. Love it.

Well Said Cards said...

Wintery and sweet! LOVE IT!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous color choices, Bethany! I love this card! I'm so excited to be working with you! Yay!

Shadowcatcher said...

Positively gorgeous, Bethany! I love how elegant this card looks - and the color combo is yummy!

Melissa said...

Awesome!

Michelle said...

I love the elegance of your card, and those color choices are fabulous! So very pretty!

Ana said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Julie Masse said...

Such a beautiful card - the colors are perfect and the embossing is perfect!

sophia landry said...

This is gorgeous, so wintery and crisp, puts me in the mood for snow ( almost, maybe not quite yet)

chelemom said...

Wonderful card! I am totally loving the new sets!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful, Bethany! Perfect colors for those pretty snowflakes.

Kelly said...

What a pretty card! Gives a lovely cold winter feel!

Tina said...

Gorgeous colors. I hope that I can do as well with this set. Just ordered it!

Scrapbook Mama said...

OH MY GOODNESS.. OK I was going to get this set of stamps(I really like their site as well) because I want to do my lil DD 1 yr.old B-day party Invites w/those stamps (winter wonderland theme) and though Oh those would be cute and could I bet the price and NOW that I see how you used them.. I AM TRULY IN LOVE!! OHH I have to hurry now!!! I WANT! I SOOO WANT!! TFS/enabling! LOL