Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek ~ Great Friend

Wow!! I can't believe today is the final peek for Verve's newest releases!! Aren't these sets just the dreamiest? Seriously, I've enjoyed working with each one, and I have even more ideas floating around in my head. Julee's images just bring out the mojo!! Today we're showcasing Great Friend; A set with an absolutely stunning flower, leaves and perfect sentiments.


I chose to paper piece the flower and since I wanted to cut out my leaves, I used the leaves from the Dream Big set. I also kidnapped one of the sentiments in that set to add to the bottom of my card.

Everything was stamped with Smokey Gray Versafine and ink distressed with Pumice Stone. I used Lullaby Lane and Life's Portrait Papers from Webster's Pages, and a bit of lace and pearls to dress it up. Since it's Thursday, I also used the CCEE sketch. To participate in the CCEE Stamper's Challenge, go to their blog Here.

Don't forget to check out what all the other Verve Divas have created with this release. They have some pretty terrific creations to share and inspire. Here's the list:

Laurie
Amy
Michelle
Mercy
Susan
Maureen (Guest Diva)
Sankari
Teresa
Jen T.
Tosh (Me)
Julee
Jackie
Lynda
Amber

100 comments:

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Awesome card. love all the sutle colors and the flowers is super

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ooooh! This is stunning!

Mirabelka said...

stunning! I love how you used Webster's pages

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful - love the soft colours.

Beverly said...

This is just gorgeous Tosh! I love the stiching.. haven't pulled my machine out in a while.. thanks for reminding me of this!! great, great card!

Wendy said...

Great card!!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh, beautiful! Love this sketch and the dreamy papers!

Wendy Space said...

This is just gorgeous!

Sian said...

Stunning card, love the vintage look.

Detra said...

I love the vintage look of this card. Very pretty. tfs.

Luanne said...

This just SO pretty. I love your soft colors. I think Julee saved the best for last, but of course I want them all...TFS!

Sandra said...

great execution of this sketch - wonderful card!
Sandra

Katie Cotton said...

beautiful card!!

Bogner's said...

I love the soft colors of this card and the way you used the flower. So pretty!

Tanya said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and vintage look. Fantastic

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Wow, Tosh! This makes ME even want to buy this set! Love it paired up with the Webster's.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love all your layering and soft muted color palette. A lovely card Tosha.

Melisa Hunter said...

A beautiful, vintage card! Love all the details!

Mary Anne Perlmutter said...

What can I say...this card is breath taking...is it so soft and beautiful.

Pat said...

Very elegant and pretty! Thanks for showing us a different style with this stamp set.

marilynwillauer said...

Love this vintage card. Everything about it is beautiful. Anyone would love to get this in the mail. . .it would make their day!!!
Thanks for sharing.

TannyP said...

Tres chic! So perfectly vintage....gorgeous card!

Janet L. said...

Ooooh, sooo pretty. I love it.

Lorie said...

Ummm...that card is incredible!

Jen P said...

So elegant - love the soft colors! :)

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Tosh, you rocked this sketch

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Very vintage looking.

Darlene said...

I love this soft vintage card. Your flower is gorgeous. I like how you added the crocheted trim and the pearls. This is a great sketch. What a beautiful card.

Amy Sheffer said...

You amaze me, Tosh! Your designs are always so rich and elegant. I could get lost in them, discovering all the scrumptious detail! This one is just over-the-top gorgeous!

Pam said...

What an awesom card. So beautiful and elegant.

Maureen said...

Tosh, I love the soft colours you've used and that blossom is divine!!! Love the mixture of stamps from the release too....that's the beauty of Julee's stamps...they all go so well together :)

Tina said...

Wow, what a delightful card.

AGohl said...

Very elegant card :)

Ravengirl said...

Such gorgeousness! It's divine!

Margaret said...

Every single flower on every single card is so beautiful - I have to have that stamp!

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the soft colours you used.

Kathy said...

Fantastic!! Love the soft colors you used, and the layered flower.

ChristineCreations said...

Stunning girl! Fabulous use of colors and awesome sketch Tosh. You put it together beautifully

readysetlove said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE it. vintage always wins me over.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Amazing, Tosh! Fabulous vintage creation.. just love it!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Ooooh - love the colors you chose and the paper piecing is great! I must do more of that!!

Dani said...

This is such a beauty of a card!! Very Vintage Chic!! I love it!!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, what a stunning piece of work! Put that in a frame and it's sell quick-it's gorgeous! Love how vintagey it looks and these stamps are going to be on my list of must haves I can tell already.

Julie E said...

What a wonderful vintage feel, plus so different from all the other divas. Great to see another way to use this fab new set!

Amy D said...

I love your card. It has a little vintage vibe going on with the design. Just beautiful.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

LOL! I'm totally giggling at you kidnapping a sentiment! :) LOVE this, Tosh! Absolute dreaminess! I don't even have words, it's so beautiful.

Tami - kwquilt@yahoo.com said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors.

silvia said...

Very pretty card!! Great job with the sketch

Janine said...

So beautiful!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So beautiful, Tosh!!! Love your use of the gray tones with what appears to be peach and ivory in your design.

Giovana said...

Love your beautiful classy and elegant style!

Maya said...

The soft colors make it look all dreamy and sweet. I really like it, great job!

laurensmom22 said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Love the Webster's Pages as background and your hand cut leaves are amazing.

Lillian Child said...

I must say that this is my FAVORITE card creation thus far - and there have been so many beauties with this new release!!

Kay said...

Very elegant! Love this card along with a love for soooo many with this set. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Carson said...

I'd give it a 10....perfect!

Vickie Z said...

This is one gorgeous card!! You use the Websters pages dp perfectly to show off the images. All the details are perfect.

Terri E. said...

Soft and stunning.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tammy said...

Could this be any more gorgeous?? I don't own any of these sets and I now want to,.

Marsha said...

Really like these earthy colors. Very nice.

jan said...

Another great job!

Jackie said...

Oh this is so darn pretty, I love the colors and the layout you used too! Fabulous!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

beautiful card!

Tracy said...

Very pretty! Love this card!

TinaH said...

Love your card - love the new sets!

Mary B said...

Love how you've used colors and paper on this card!

Creative Mish said...

Oh Wow! What a beautiful and feminine card!

Susan said...

Love the romantic, vintage feel of this card!

Heather said...

Tosh, I love the softness of this card! It is so different from the ones the other Divas have created, it really shows another way to use this great set.

Mary Davis said...

Yourm cardm is stunning

Silke Ledlow said...

GASP GF...this is one drop dead gorgeous card!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Patty from FL said...

The soft colors you used made a really nice card!

Kristina said...

Oh, this is so super stunning! What beautiful soft colors. And the flower looks gorgeous on the polka dotted paper!

Billie A said...

OH MY how stunning so sweet, love the colors and the elegant look. Great card

Ceal said...

oh wow beautiful, beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

Oh Tosh, this is gorgeous. Love the colors and details. This is a great stamp set. TFS

Anonymous said...

Tosh, fine antiquing details setting off this most elegant of possible sets. Paperpiecing grabs the eye right away, if only the real thing was so dotty delightful! Your work does not wither with time.
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Barbie D. said...

Love the paper piecing and the colors go so well together. I really like the background paper.

MarvA1ix said...

OOOOoooo! I love this card!!! When I scrolled down the page, it almost took my breath away :0
Not enough space to tell you how much I love your interpretation with this set. Viva la Verve!!

Regina said...

What a lovely card - love the paper-piecing, the lace, the stitching, the framing in black, and the sweet pastel colors.

Lea L. said...

This is very soft and pretty! Love that layered flower!

kim.mom said...

AMAZING!!!! Love how it has a vintage look to it!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! That is truly stunning!! I love your card and how you did that sketch. So Beautiful!!
Beth Greco

Jillisgram said...

Truely an elegant card!

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow Tosh, this is gorgeous. I love all the images on this card and how pretty the flowers are.

ladybugg61 said...

Beautiful layering and textures - a fantastic card!

ladybugg61 said...

Beautiful layering and textures - a fantastic card!

Laurie said...

What a pretty Victorian-type card. The subtle colors are so refined!

Dawn said...

very pretty! Love all the little details.

pammy jo said...

this card is so beautiful - i want to frame it and hang it on my wall! i love everything about it :)

Ola said...

This is beautiful... I love paper piecing!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nicole said...

Nice to see a different take on the set. Love the heritage/antiquey feel.

Gretchen said...

Ooo Beautiful card! Love the antique feel!

Clare said...

Your card is absolutely beautimous! I don't have the words to express how much I like it! Very nicely done! The colors are awesome!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty papers and lace, your flower and the leaves are lovely!

Pattie said...

I absolutely ove this card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely gorgeous, my friend...and what a great sketch you created...really love this one....will be using it again...

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully vintage, Tosh! I absolutely love your style and this card is beautiful!

Tasha said...

So very soft and sweet, beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWW is that ever gorgeous!!...seriously WOWWW!

 
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