Friday, March 25, 2011

Verve Stamps: New Release Spotlights Day 3





Hi Everyone :)



TGIF for real! So glad that today leads into the weekend because its been one crazy kind of busy week and what a better way to relax than to unwind at a Par-tay! Tonight is the Verve Release party where all the stamps and dies that have been sneaked this week will be released along with more samples and projects from the Divas :)


Today - we are showing sneak peeks from the super cute and adorable stamp set: Chicks Rule and the super sweet new "must have" die from the Verve A Cut Above Die: the Flutterby Die - which you can use in conjunction with the butterfly in the stamp set or on its own. For one of my cards today - I used the gorgeous sketch created by Charmaine for the Viva La Verve sketch challenge for week #2 of March (and by the way - today being Friday - there is another VLV sketch to play with from your very own... moi :) --- please scroll down to see today's VLV sketch and we would love it if you would play along - AND just a quick reminder that one lucky person who plays along with all 5 sketches can win an ENTIRE Verve release (oh yea!) - you can find all the information for the most recent VLV sketch and a PDF for all 5 March VLV challenges here. 


But back to the card at hand! Using dear CharmWarm's :) sketch - I used the awesome sentiment: "Hola Chica" and paired it with the butterfly from the stamp set that I paper pieced along with the Flutterby Die - I tried to keep the layout pretty crisp - this is my attempt at a CAS card that I really really really tried to not go ga-ga with the liquid pearls (it really is a serious addiction, lol! :) I love the way it turned out - and would love to make some more to keep on hand for those times when you just need a quick card :)





Card Ingredients:

Stamps: Chicks Rule (Verve) 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug Red 

Papers: Echo Park: For the Record paper collection

Accessories: Charming Banner and Flutterby die (A Cut Above by Verve) sheer ruffled black ribbon, spellbinders, liquid pearls, bling from Kaiser, spellbinders, dimensionals and sponger.




I also had a chance to play along with Jackie's gorgeous sketch from the VLV Week #4 and I loved the little strips that she has goin' on. I used the basket that is in this stamp set and filled it with flowers (3 different sizes in one stamp) that you can choose to use individually or cut them up individually - which is what I ended up doing. I used the same EP For the Record (canNOT get enough of this DP!)  There are three flowers on one stamp - that I cut out with some paper pieced DP that I then layered on each other. 


The basket was layered on another basket and the handle was stamped and I attached them together and finished it off with the just a wee bit of dimensions and liquid pearl'in :) I loved putting a smaller flower on the larger flower and finishing the centers with some blign :)




Card Ingredients:


Stamps: Chicks Rule and Egg-stra Special (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug Red
Papers: Echo Park: For the Record paper collection
Dies: Charming Oval die 
(A Cut Above by Verve)
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, baker's twine, liquid pearls, white gel pen, corner rounder, bling from Kaiser



I can't wait to see everyone's project and from some sneak peeks that I have already seen - this release is filled with some super amazing creations from these amazing ladies! Please hop on over to see their gorgeous creations:


2. Amy
8. Tosh
3. Amber
9. Julee
10. Andrea
6. Laurie




AND Two more things:


1. Verve Stamps Prize Alert!!! *******  Oh, and did I mention there's a prize??? We love to celebrate here at Verve, so we've hidden a prize along the hop today! One lucky commenter on one of the Diva Hop Spots below will receive today's featured stamps, (Lucky Ducky and the Hope Perches Plain Jane) plus the Charming Oval Die Set we'll be previewing tomorrow! Deadline for commenting is 6PM Mountain on Friday, March 25. Winners will be announced during ourReLeAsE pArTy that night




2. The release party is TONIGHT! so come on over and get your Verve on:





3. okay - actually one more! :) Check out all the details for the VLV sketch challenge #5 for March here and for more deets on how you can win the whole release!!! And you can scroll down on my blog for the VLV sketch and for my sample for the sketch - hope that you will join in with us and shout out Viva La Verve!


Thanks so much for stopping by tonight - and for all of your sweetness!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

76 comments:

Amber Hight said...

Get the HECK outta here, did you seriously cut each of those flowers out on the second card? OMG you little genius! It's gorgeous, SO dimensional and lovely! Fab!

Deb Palmer said...

I so want this stamp set. Your card is awesome

Kathi Silvia said...

Wow those colors are so rich! An untraditional Spring colors but they work! Very nice!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

You are SOooooo Talented!!! Just LOVE your work and enjoy all your creations, and these 2 are no exception... Beautiful!!
Love'n all these new stamps and dies...!! and thanks so much for this chance to WIN!

Teri said...

Cute cards! Love the little basket!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous as always! And I kinda like your addiction to liquid pearls- your cards are always so cheery with all of the polka spots :)!

Christine from FL said...

Cute spring cards!

Nicole said...

What fabulous use of color and elements AGAIN! You are such an artist...I'm thankful papercrafting is your medium. Such inspiration.

Mrs Ham said...

Sankari you cards are amazing. I love how you used the stamps, those vibrant colors, and the sketches. Wonderful.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

luv these Sankari, so sweet.....have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful creations, my friend! Love all the fabulous details you add to your projects! Always amazing!

Charlotte said...

Both cards are amazing! Love the die cut "following" the butterfly on your first card. And, all the detail on your second card is amazing! Love all those cut-out flowers!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Soooooo many lovely details and colors....Love that basket of flowers! TFS

Wendy said...

You always go above and beyond. Thats why your creations are som fabulous!! Have a great weekend!

Radha said...

love it!!! gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh my! Where to begin? Your cards are stunning! I think my brain froze up, LOL! I do believe Chicks Rule release is going to be the best yet!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, these are simply STUNNING! WOW! So much detail. I can't believe you cut those flowers. Amazing work here.

Rachel B said...

Check out all those colors. Your creations are always so bright and beautiful! I love the flower basket. Beautiful!

Melissa said...

A-MA-ZING! That about wraps it up... :) I love them both!

Luanne said...

I'm so glad to know that there are others that have embellishment addictions...LOL That's okay, you can use the liquid dots all the time, cause you do them SO well!! Fabulous cards, full of Sunshine today! Can't wait to use your sketch too, ideas are rolling in my head while I'm at work. Tonight...! TFS!

Jillisgram said...

Your card is a stand out from all the others! Such vibrant colors --- love it!

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous cards...so full of details and layers...just stunning! No more than just stunning...fabulous. AND I'm with Amber...did you cut out all those flowers? Looks like there may be at least 12 of them if you count all the layers!!!!

kksb said...

Wow! Your cards are great. I admire how you combine paper. Yummy!!

jan farnworth said...

great job using those sketches thanks for the inspiration

dj said...

both are gorgeous...you do amazing work with those liquid pearls...mine always end up looking tacky!!

Sue D said...

Great layouts on both and I like the liquid pearls.

Tina said...

Both cards are great! So colorful. And great use of the sketches!

Tina said...

Both cards are great! So colorful. And great use of the sketches!

Nana Connie said...

WOW to that basket and the flowers! Gorgeous. Can't wait until the release.

Maureen said...

eek! Where do I start with all this eye candy? LOVE the layered butterfly and big bling on the first and that gorgeous basket of blossoms on the second :) You have knocked my lounge pants off!! LOL hugs and thanks for the sweet comments :)

Moira said...

If that beautiful card is CAS I would dare to see an embellished card from you! LOL! delightful projects - thanks for sharing!

Denisse said...

The layers on both of these cards are gorgeous! The combination of papers and colors is beautiful!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love both projects. But that flower arrangement is perfecto.

Jess Willison said...

Wow! These are amazing! Love the colours!

Julia said...

Two beautiful cards Sankari...gotta love those liquid pearls!!

Queen Mary said...

I may be a complete weirdo here, but I really think the first card is sexy! You totally rocked the sketch! And the second card is phenomenal! Thanks for sharing these!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Gulp--just gorgeous Sankari! These cards are a work of art! Thanks for inspiring.

mekei said...

such beautiful work!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love these!! Beautiful dimension on the butterfly for the first card, & I love the liquid pearls - you always use them to perfection :) Your second card is beautiful with that awesome basket - just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards, Sankiri :) I bet your LSS loves you (or the on line store where you get your liquid pearls) :) Great work with them! LOVE the flower basket. Fabulous work on both.

Susan said...

These are both yummy!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are gorgeous Sankari - so bright and colorful! I LOVE Echo Park paper too - you know, if you haven't already, I bet Madison would love it if you posted them on Echo Park's Facebook page, this 'For the Record' Collection ROCKS!!
~Meredith

irishgalkelly said...

Both of these cards are so bright and cheery. Just beautiful including the liquid pearls!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous and so detailed! The flowers on the second card are amazing!

Keva said...

Wow...these cards are so cute. Love all of the detail work.

Jennifer Shults said...

these are both amazing Sankari! i love the papers of the first one. Such a gorgeous combination. I just love how you used the liquid pearls to accent your projects... it has such a unique look. That second card is equally awesome... I LOVE those flowers and butterflies!

Martha said...

such wonderful cards.

Nan G said...

Love your version of a CAS card! And the 2nd card is to die for! Girl you rock!

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful cards and so much attention to detail. Love the basket and all the flowers.

Lillian Child said...

That basket of flowers is so very beautiful! Fabulous creativity!

Tarjteachr said...

Such fun cards!

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome cards! Love all the details, flowers, etc. Very well put together, thanks for sharing!

NancyS said...

Love the textures and layers of your bold cards, Sankari. These are colorful, cute and have adorable and unexpected details. TFS.

Bloomin Rose said...

So, sooo pretty Sankari. I love the mix of colors you used.

dinosaur said...

I love the colors and papers you used. Beautiful card!

Becky said...

Wowee!
You hit it out of the park on these two lovely cards! They are so rich in color and detail - amazing!

Carol said...

Enjoying all the different things you gals come up with using the very same stamps and dies. Both your cards are so interesting with the color choices, layers, and all your details. I love that text paper flutterby cut out!

Janelle said...

Girl! Seriously, these are gorgeous. Your talent with color and liquid pearls are beyond me....way beyond me. Awesome!

Crafty Engineering said...

Wow both cards are simply fantastic! Beautiful job!

resmith said...

Beautiful cards.

Colleen said...

Wonderful card! I just love all the little extra touches you add.

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, both cards are awesome. As always, you have so many beautiful details. That basket full of flowers is so beautiful!!! I love your style.

drwarrenankh said...

Lovely cards!!

Ravengirl said...

Those are really cute! Love all the detail work!

Moosisk said...

BRAVO! I LOVE your cards. That flower basket is superb. Thanks for all the inspiration. :D

Marsha said...

What fun cards.

Lorus! said...

Wow! I love the black on your cards - the other colors really pop!

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, I am exhausted just looking at these gorgeous cards. WOW is all I can say.

KanataNewf said...

simply more awesomeness!!!

mustangsarah said...

very very pretty cards.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, Sankari! Such gorgeousness!

Cassie_lu said...

amazing cards and I really like the spring basket you created with the second card

Wanda Cullen said...

You always rock the bold colors and the minute details! Beautiful projects!

Chinnu said...

I just love your GORGEOUS cards, Sankari! The 'Hola Chica' sentiment is fun! I'd love to receive a card like that!

marilynwillauer said...

Love your projects, especially the flowers. What a great blog hop, I'm so enjoying all the different styles.

Gabby said...

Wow! Your Easter basket card is so bold, bright and beautiful! Love it! :)