Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Great Friend



HI Everyone,

I have been loving all the Verva-licious sneak peeks that have been going this week and today the Divas are ending the peeks with this gorgeous preview of the amazing set that Julee has created called: Great Friend! Seriously - just when you thought it couldn't get more Verva-Yummy - it does!!! I love the flowers in this set and the sentiments are simply perfect!

The loveliest thing about the flowers in this set is that I love that Julee created flowers that are both open (so you can paper piece or color) and flowers that are solid - (so that you can easily ink them and stamp away!) I chose to stamp with the open flowers so that I could paper piece my flowers with different DP and then layer them together with a little bit of liquid pearls and a clear dew drop in the center. I used this awesome Anni-VERVE-sary sketch for this card (check out all the details on this thread at SCS for more chances to win!!) I kinda moved things around the sketch a wee bit - but hope its still okay :)




Here is a close up picture of the flower and sentiment:


Card Ingredients:
Paper: My Mind's Eye and Prism Cardstock
Stamps: Great Friend from Verve Stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Adirondack Liquid Pearls (Lettuce), Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon from PTI, vellum from stash, dimensionals, scalloped die from MFT and die from EK success.

I have loved every single set that Julee has created and you won't want to miss seeing the full release in its awesome Vervalicious glory on Friday!!! I can't wait to see what the amazing amazing Divas have created with these gorgeous stamp sets! Please hop along with me and leave them some love! There is a prize of winning this stamp set that is hidden amongst one of their amazing blogs!!! Deadline for comment is 6PM EST on Fri (Aug 20) with winners being annouced at the Anni-VERVE-sary Bash Release Party!!!!! So hop along with me and check out these lovely artistes!!!!

Don't forget to mark your calendars, get some chocolate and join us for the release party this friday!!!
It will be awe-some! Can't wait for the amazing Verve party on Friday (one of the few parties that you can wear your pajamas too!!! lolzzzzzz!!!) :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

99 comments:

Shirley said...

Absolutely wonderful card! The colours are explosive! Love the flower!

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Diana S said...

I Love the card, it is really beautiful. Great job

Margaret de Witt said...

This card is stunning Sankari. Your colour choice is so vibrant and beautiful and all the little details are so pretty.

Chrisd said...

What a lovely card and I just love all of the extras you include on it to show off the great new Verve Stamps. Thanks so much.

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a wonderful card. I love the way you used the set. Great blog. Hugs Mahja

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow! This is amazing...such detail!

Beth Norman said...

Thud! Your card is so so beautiful and pops right off the page. In fact, all of your work pops.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

WOW what a beautiful card. Love it

Mirabelka said...

amazing how nice you combined all these papers! fantastic work!

Wendy said...

The flower is amazing. Beautifully done.

KanataNewf said...

Wow - just beautiful.

Beverly said...

Wow! The colors are gorgeous and those liquid pearls are really fantastic!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

WOW!

Wendy Space said...

Whoa!! This card is just gorgeous! I love the flowers.

Katie Cotton said...

this card is amazing! Well, all of your cards are, but this card is really really amazing!!!!

Detra said...

Love the colors on this one. Those flowers are just fabulous. tfs.

Sian said...

Beautiful card, love the papers.

Luanne said...

Another fantastic beauty Sankari! Such gorgeous colors, it makes me smile!! I love this set already...

Sandra said...

oh my! How beautiful!
Love all the details.
Sandra

Bogner's said...

Wow your card is so fabulous! I love the sentiment too! Just beautiful!

Tanya said...

Woo hoo, this is gorgeous! Love the patterned paper fantastic sentiment.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely card Sankari! I am most impressed with all of your Liquid Pearls dots - talk about perfect placement! And how did you get them all the exact same size? WOW! Looking forward to the release party!

TannyP said...

Alright - I've got liquid pearls on my "to purchase" list. This card is beautiful - and I agree with you - it's awesome to have the solids and line flowers for so many options =)

Melisa Hunter said...

Gorgeous! Love your colour choice and all of your details!

Mary Anne Perlmutter said...

Sankari,
This is such a beautiful cards. I really like the texture you added to the card with the dew drops. Thanks to you I learn a new technique.

Janet L. said...

Great, great card. It's sure got the wow factor! Thanks for sharing.

marilynwillauer said...

WOW, the first to comment. . .well then, you take the icing!!! Your card is over the top, lots going on. . . .on a beautiful card. You make me think outside the box. Thanks for sharing. Love this card, the embellisments, color and ribbon!!! Well done!

Pat said...

Beautiful! Great Friend is becoming my great friend.

Jen P said...

What an awesome card! Love all the details!! :)

Darlene said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card. I love all the pearls and liquid pearls. Also love the tag peeking out like that. I am wanting this set more and more.

Lorie said...

Ummm...that card is stunning! Love all the patterns and colors!

craftymom205 said...

Love the bold colors. Great card.

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeousm Sankari! You cards are always so full of warmth and energy -- love that!

Maureen said...

seriously, Sankari...just stunning!!!! How do you do it? I would love to see a video of a card you make...with what you are thinking as you do everything...you are truly a master at this...I just love looking at all your creations...they make me smile :)

Pam said...

Stunning card. I just love the brightness and cherryness (is that a word?lol) of your design.Great Great Work.

AGohl said...

Adorable card! Really like the vibrant colors!

Tina said...

Holy wow! This is one stunning card.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! Your combo of colours are brilliant!

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card, Sankari!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! That card is stunning!

Amy D said...

Such an elegant looking card. I love how you use the liquid pearls. Fabulous!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flower and love the colours you used on your card. That ribbon is delicious too!!

Mistylynn said...

This card is stunning. Wow.

ChristineCreations said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Fabulous use of color and pattern and texture!

readysetlove said...

lovely. reminds me of christmas. :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just stunning, Sankari! LOVE all the wonderful details!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card! I love the vibrant colors - the make me smile just looking at them!

Dani said...

This is such a beauty of a card!! I love it!!

Tami - kwquilt@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful card! The liquid pearls really make the card.

Julie E said...

What a bright stunning card! Great mix of patterns today and that flower is a beauty paper pieced.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sankari! Love, love, love the colors and all your perfect litttle liquid pearls. And I'm TOTALLY getting some chocolate today in preparation for the party! :)

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!!~

Janine said...

Your colour choice makes me think of Christmas and I think this would be great as a card for a good friend then.

Giovana said...

Love every single detail in your card, the colors, the papers, everything is fantastic!

Maya said...

The pearls really make it pop. Good job with the card :)

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful card. I love the dot border. I will definitely try that.

Lillian Child said...

WOW - those liquid pearls take this card creation to the next level - stunning!

Kay said...

Lovely, lovely! What more can I say. You did a wonderful job on your projects. Beautiful set of stamps.

Yvonne said...

Great card!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Lovely artwork!

Vickie Z said...

WOW as usual!! Love that dp myself!!

Terri E. said...

Love all of your layers and colors. The details on this card are great.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tammy said...

WOW!

Marsha said...

WOW ! Look at all that detail. Great.

Jackie said...

This is so pretty! I love all the layers and details you used on this too...fabulous!

jan said...

So very well done! Your cards are always fab!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

amazing card!

Tracy said...

Lovely card! Great choice of colors - as always!

Mary B said...

There's so much detail to look at on this card! It's amazing!

TinaH said...

Love your card - love the new sets!

Susan said...

Wow! This is simply stunning.

Creative Mish said...

I know as soon as I open your blog I'm going to see a bright and beautiful card.! Love it!

Heather said...

There is so much going on in the card! I love the paper pieced flower; it's really beautiful.

Mary Davis said...

Your work is fantastic.

Patty from FL said...

I really like these layered flowers. I like the way you put the sentiment peeking out. Very pretty.

Stephanie said...

I have got one big word for you, "WOW"!! Beautifully done.

Kristina said...

What absolutely yummy colors on this card! I love how you stamped the flower onto dp rather than coloring or stamping a solid. It really gives the flower a whole different look.

Kathy said...

Absolutely LOVE these flowers. Fantastic cards.

Billie A said...

Wow colors are stunning really makes your eyes take in all that there is. I love it very nice.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous!!! love the colors and those pearls!

Jodi said...

Love your colors! Always so rich and vibrant!

Barbie D. said...

Your card is so bright, love the flowers stamped on the dp. Can't wait to get this set.

MarvA1ix said...

Sankari,
Your card is truly inspirational. I love all the details (I must get some liquid pearls to try). And, I agree I love the flowers and the sentiments.

Regina said...

Gorgeous, Sankari. I love the colors you used, the amazing DPs, and how you accented with liquid pearls.

Karli said...

gorgeous!!!! (as always) Your talent is amazing. Julee is so lucky to have you on the DT. Big Hugs!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the rich colors, and the neat dots you added to it!

kim.mom said...

This is blow me away GORGEOUS!! Love all the details!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

ladybugg61 said...

I'm a huge fan of yours, and this card is no exception of the wonderful work you do - lovely!

pammy jo said...

this is just beautiful! i love the bling and the paper piecing and the edges...some lucky friend will be so happy to receive this card :)

Ola said...

This is beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nicole said...

Your work (here and on the Cinema challenge site) is always so lovely and unexpected. Beautiful!

Gretchen said...

What great attention to detail! Beautiful!!

Clare said...

Absolutely beautiful!

g said...

so amazing & beautiful!!

MaryBeth said...

Your attention to details is amazing. I love the colors and the flower. It rocks!

Lilian said...

i just love all the details in your card... so amazing!

Andrea Ewen said...

Sankari, your cards are always so bright and beautiful! You certainly have a way with details and this card is exquisite!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Hi Sankari! I love seeing all you Vervalicious creations!

Tasha said...

Wow, this is truly gorgeous!