It's Not All Black and White

Monday, September 8, 2008

Peaking at Abundant Blessings

Yep, this is a quick little peak of the new Verve stamp set, Abundanat Blessings, to be released on September 10. I fell in love with Abundant Blessings the first moment I saw it, especially the silhouettes. They make for such quick and elegant cards, like this one.

I knew I wanted sophisticated, so I chose my color palette of vanilla, black and kraft. After stamping the florals (those are three separate stamps), I layered the panel with different sized borders. The solid black vintage dies, as well as the vanilla strip behind them, add to the graphic feel of the card. I added a few softening accents with the ribbon and tiny gemstones on the flowers and by the sentiment, which is from Artful Elegance.

A few things you could win from Verve:

1. There is a one sheet wonder sketch challenge in the Verve Forums where you could win the entire September release. Details HERE.

2. My week hosting the Meet the Verve Diva challenge continues through Wednesday night. A random participant will win $15 in Verve Bucks. Details here.

3. You can leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts at the Verve blog today and tomorrow for a chance at the new release stamps featured that day. Details here.

4. And finally, Verve is hosting a release party Tuesday night, September 9 from 9 pm to 11 pm Central time. That's 10 pm to midnight Eastern. There'll be lots of fast paced fun and MORE chances to win. Stop in and introduce yourself. It's a very welcoming, friendly group. Details here.

Whew! I think that covers it.

11 comments:

Alli Miles said...

WOWEE! This is the most gorgeous card ever. LOVE the colours, layout, images--perfection!

Marisa said...

My wallet is in trouble now :) I just LOVE silhouette stamps and you have made a stunning card with this set - think it's going to be a "must have" for me!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Bethany! I just LOVE what you did with this set!

SandieShores said...

Absolutely stunning!! The colours are fantastic.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Bethany! I love the new silhouettes!

Shannan Teubner said...

I love how you combined these images. GORGEOUS!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful and totally elegant. I LOVE those vintage dies (are they cuttlebug??)
Great job!

Alexandra said...

This is just beautiful!! I love the colors, they are fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jessica said...

What an elegant card - those colors are awesome.

Rose Ann said...

This is totally gorgeous, Bethany!! I love the colors and elegance of this!!

Catherine said...

i never like sihouette stamps, i don't know why but the more i see them the more i'm loving this. your card is beautiful =)