Thursday, October 28, 2010

Verve Release Day 4 ~ Glad Tidings



It's day 4 of this week's Verve release, and the divas are not disappointing. My goodness what a show! Of course it helps that Julee's images are absolutely THE BOMB!!! And today I get to show my absolute favorite. SNOWFLAKES!! I love snow!! I'm originally from the midwest, and living the past 21 years in California has really made me miss it!! I love the cold weather!! Love it!! So, having almost 8 months of the year in the 70's to 100's is not my idea of ideal temperatures. Alaska is more to my liking. But, this is where our business is, so I get my snow through stamp images. *grin* The stamp set being featured today is Glad Tidings, and it's chalk full of fabulous Verve goodness!! There's a charming wreath, elegant snowflakes, a super fantastic tag image with a die to match, and a gorgeous variety of sentiments. I could make at least 10 cards or gifts out of this set alone, and not have duplicates.

Aren't these flakes gorgeous? Seriously? I'm in love!! Since today's Thursday, I combined today's Verve release with my CCEE Stamper's challenge: make a CAS card. And this card is totally Clean and Simple. All I did was stamp the snowflakes with Vintage Sepia Versafine onto Kraft cs, outline them with Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, add a few buttons, and punch a border with a Martha Stewart border punch. Easy Peasy!!

Okay, here are the details. This set will be given to one random commenter. Just make sure you leave your comments before 7:00 pm Eastern time Friday evening. The winners will be announced at the Release Party that night.

Now, you'll for sure want to check out what the other divas are up to today. Here's a list of who's participating:

Amy
Jackie
Mercy
Michelle
Lynda
Charmaine
Laurie
Tosh <~~~~ you are here :o)
Sankari
Teresa
Jen T.
Andrea - guest designer
Amber
Julee

74 comments:

Nicole said...

I love it! It seems deceptively simple, but all the little touches (especially the white pen details) make it so classy!

Pauline said...

Wow! love this. When I first looked at it I thought the snowflakes were embossed. Such a simple card but very elegant. Love your little extras- white pen, buttons, border punch.

Amber Hight said...

What a cool card! I love the kraft/white color combo, stunning!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love the monochromatic here!

SusieQ said...

This is very pleasing to the eye. And I agree with you about the snowflakes....I just love every card I've seen in the hop using them.

iriseyes said...

A great CAS Christmas card! Although I'm not a big fan of winter weather, I love love love snowflakes! (Images, that is :)
The colour combo is perfect.

StampOwl said...

awesome card Tosh

Luanne said...

I love snowflakes too, growing up in Michigan. We get a little bit in Lexington. Julee's snowflakes look marvelous, and I can't wait to see the whole set. This is just SO pretty. Love the white and kraft with the pop of colored buttons. TFS!

Joan V said...

Tosha, oh how pretty. I never thought of using a white pen. Thanks for the hint. I love clean and simple cards. Thank you for all your instructions. Can't wait to see the rest of the set that comes with the snowflake.

Keva said...

Now this card is simply beautiful. I may have to case this for MY Christmas cards. I truly love it!

marilee53 said...

Might be easy peasy but it surely looks elegant

Christine from FL said...

Very pretty. Love those snowflakes!

Lorus! said...

I love this card. The more I look at it the more I see. I love the punched border and the buttons on the snowflakes.

Andrea said...

love it!!!! so pretty with the white accents.

Bogner's said...

Oh my goodness... absolutely stinking fabulous! I love it! So beautiful!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful card Tosh! Love the details on the snowflakes. I guess it goes both ways with the weather- living in MN I get tired of the cold weather come about Jan! Today it's windy and near 40 with tiny snowflakes falling to the ground sporadically kind of taunting us of things to come! Seventy degrees sounds heavenly!

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see the entire set! Lovely.

Olivia said...

Beautiful! Simple, yet elegant!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

SO pretty!! love the brown on white snowflakes- what a beautiful effect!!

Wendy said...

Its another beauty!!!! Love the gorgeous colors!!!

Lin said...

I'm a snowflake addict too so I can hardly wait to see this set revealed! Love your card on the kraft!

Wanda Cullen said...

Simple yet stunning card! Love the white pen detailing...it makes them pop!

Crafty Math Chick said...

A perfect example of simple, classic elegance Tosha. this looks beautiful. I like the matting, it really jazzes up the card.

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely!

Joanne (jojot) said...

even when you do CAS you still bring your signature elegance...love the 'outlining' of those beautiful snowflakes

I had a great vacation and hope you did too....

Kathy said...

Love, love, LOVE these snowflakes! Fantastic card. Love the CAS design, and the highlighted snowflakes.

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Tosh, this is AWESOME! I love it! Your snowflakes are amazing!

Cassie_lu said...

love how you added the white outline to the snowflakes

Terri Milstead said...

I love how you added the white ink pen to make the snowflakes pop off the card.

Detra said...

Very pretty. I love the clean simple look. It is more my style than the vintage. tfs.

Sue D said...

Very sweet card--love the white accents on the snowflakes.

Bethany said...

Nice shadow effect on the snowflakes.

Rose said...

Simple and beautiful all at once. Love your punched edge on the bottom of the card and the beautiful shadow technique, beautiful work.

Ravengirl said...

Love this beautiful CAS snowflake card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Tosh! I adore how you make the bottoms of your cards with some type of fancy design or paper punching. A delight to the eyes! OH, and thanks for hooking me up with Wild Orchid, I think I may become one of their "preferred" customers with the order that I just received. How can you get enough? More importantly, why do I have to? Haha!

Marisa said...

LOVE this!! Gorgeous snowflakes and I'm loving how you shadowed them and added a button to the middle. great card!

Peggy said...

Great Card! God bless.
Peggy Allen

Tanya said...

What a GORGEOUS CAS card! Love this, I honestly think these are the most beautiful snowflake stamps I have ever seen.

TannyP said...

Clean and simply beautiful!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oooh, such a CAS card...but elegant too!

Kris Turner said...

Wonderful CAS card! The border makes it stand out. TFS
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Ida said...

Okay so I am NOT a fan of winter or snow but I do like them on cards and this one is lovely.

Carrie said...

Great detail on your flakes. This stamp set is a must have!

KanataNewf said...

love the tone on tone - with just a hint of white accents.

Linda E said...

Fabulous card! I love the kraft with a touch of white!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! I know it has all ready been mentioned, but I love the two-toned snowflakes (well, so far I have loved every peek of them, but that is a great touch).

Darlene said...

Your CAS card is stunning Tosh. I love the way you've outlined the snowflakes and added the buttons for centers.

Jana said...

Wow! This is so stunning! I am so happy to have found your blog.

Kelly G said...

Another beautiful card!!!

Monica L said...

I love it, how great! I love the snowflakes.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love how the snowflakes disappear behind the frame and how crisp the white looks on the kraft! Great card!

Martha said...

your card is so pretty and elegant.

Barbie D. said...

Love the clean and simple look. Another beautiful card.

scrappinmommom said...

Very beautiful, and yet simple in design. Love it.

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!

Kristina said...

Is it strange that your card caused an overwhelming desire for a mug of hot chocolate? I love the CAS take on these stamps! So gorgeous!

Mary B said...

Brown snowflakes?? Beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gloria Westerman said...

So Pretty.....and CAS...tfs

Naomi said...

Lovely tone on tone snowflakes! And the buttons are an adorable touch!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow, Tosh! This is GORGEOUS! I thought you shadow stamped your snowflakes until I read your description. Whoooda thunk brown snowflakes, but you, my friend, have that touch for making everything look so elegant and beautiful!

Renee said...

Incredibly gorgeous snowflakes! Love it!

Janet S said...

Well, let me tell you - I LOVE your easy peasy card! What a great idea to add the white gel pen. Hmmm. I may be casing your idea. Thanks for sharing. :D

Maureen said...

matching die? music to my ears!!! Love this CAS card and the white outline around the snowflake...super fab!!

Julia said...

Love the white accents on the snowflakes, it really makes them stand out.....great card Tosh.

beadz said...

Very pretty!

redstamper7 said...

I am with you, these snowflakes are so wonderful! Just love your card, the brown is so rich.

Becky T

Peachy Wessels said...

Very pretty!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely!

Mercy said...

simple yet stunning, tosh! love the shadow effect on the snowflakes...gorgeous sneak peek!

Janine said...

A beautiful simple card which probably wasn't all all!

Lea L. said...

The kraft with a tiny bit of white matte is amazing....I just love the design of this!! ♥♥♥

Joanne Gilch said...

I love to see one layer cards and this one is no exception. Glorious!

spikescreativeside.com said...

Tosh, love the kraft!! It's just a simply stunning card! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingnana said...

This is so pretty. Love the colors. TFS

 
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