Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Verve Stamps: New Release Spotlights Day 1


Hi Everyone, 

Today kicks off the Verve July Release sneak peeks of some amazingly lovely and absolutely gorgeous stamps designed by the lovely Julee Tillman! The New Release Spotlight kicks off today with the truly beautiful stamp set: New Mercies - which features such sweet sentiments for helping a friend through a difficult time (whether for sympathy or to care for a friend in need) and perfect silhouette images that make it very easy to create a card. 

The day I got these beautiful stamps - was the day that we received news that a very close family friend had lost his mother - he is very close to his mother and this came as a shock - and has been a difficult time for him and his family. I immediately wanted to create a card for him - and wanted to keep it simple and CAS. The background was created by scoring and I stamped a single flower from the stamp set and popped it up with dimensionals. Creating sympathy cards is never an easy one - but it was made much easier with this beautiful stamp set - the hardest part is always writing inside... I added just a wee bit of diamond stickles around the edges and some pearl embellies on the edges:


Card Ingredients:    
Stamps:  New Mercies from Verve Stamps
Paper:  PTI cardstock, Teal from Bazzil cardstock
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa 
Accessories:  Pearls from Kaiser, Diamond stickles, ScorePal, copics Spellbinders, sponger and dimensionals


I hope that his family finds comfort during this difficult time - and so I made some cards to send to some of his family members. This is a set of cards created using the New Mercies stamp set - I tried to keep the palette very monochromatic brown except for a pop of color here and there:

Here is a closer peek at one of the cards (all the buttons are from BG and have a bit of twine tied to the center). I cut the bottom of the scallop card a little bit so that it was easy to stand up the card (and not have it roll around):

And here is another angle of the card set:


Card Ingredients:    
Stamps:  New Mercies from Verve Stamps
Paper:  Kraft paper, Bazzil cardstock, MME
Inks:   Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  button from BG, twine, Spellbinders (scallops, circles, leaves and pennants), sponger, butterfly punch from MS, bling from Want2Scrap, dimensionals and glue dots.

I know that the Verve Divas will have created so much beauty using this beautiful stamp set! Please hop on over with me and check out their beautiful creations:

1. Andrea7. Tosh
2. Jackie8. Amber
3. Laurie9. Sankari
4. Teresa10. Robin {Guest}
5. Amy11. Julee
6. Charmaine 



And please stop by tomorrow for more Verve-licious sneak peeks!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
big Hugs,
Sankari :)

90 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

what fabulous design and color Sankari...luv the little circle cards!

enjoy *~*

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my, these are ALL so beautiful! I'm sure your cards will bring some comfort to your friend and his family. The circle cards are just soooo sweet.

Carol<>< said...

I love everything about this set of stamps! I love the way you sniped the bottom of the cards to keep them from rolling!
Carol<><

Steph Herbert said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. The cards are really beautiful.

Jackie Pedro said...

Again, I will leave here with my mouth hanging open after seeing all of your gorgeous creations!! hehe! Those round cards are so beautiful, Sankari! And the first card is simple (for you) but so elegant! Hugs!!!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such GORGEOUS work1!!

Christina said...

These are all absolutely stunning! I love the scoring details and sparkle on the first card especially. Wonderful inspiration for those difficult sympathy cards.

Darla said...

Simply beautiful!! LOVE the simplicity and elegance of the first one and the other set of cards just blows me away!!

Shauna K said...

such wonderful cards!! super love the circle cards- really makes the leaves image take center stage and the great button accents and the top card is just gorgeous with the pieced flower and beautiful pearls and glitter!

Melisa Hunter said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the colours you've chosen!

Amy Beth said...

I LOVE your scalloped cards! So beautiful!

Kathy said...

My goodness what beautiful cards! I love the verses and sentiments-this is going to be a great release. So sorry for your friend's loss.

Basslady said...

your creations are so brilliant and fabulous!

love the classy and noble style of them!

absolutely stunning!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lorie said...

Your cards are just stunning! I love all the little details. I'm sure they will be a comfort to your friends family!

Lin said...

LOVE that little branch - a real plus to this set of beautiful sentiments! Can't wait to see it all together when it's revealed!

Lisa M. said...

he he. Before I clicked on your name I said "I wonder how much of the liquid pearls she'll use today!" LOL! Love how you incorporate them on everything! I love the gold tints on this card. Beautiful and elegant.

Serena said...

Wow! These are stunning! I am sorry for the reason they are needed. I am sure they will bring comfort to their recipients.

Lisa said...

Really beautiful cards!

Nicole said...

These are so lovely. My neighbor just lost her husband, and I think I may follow your idea. I think the sentiment is perfect, and your cards will be so welcomed.

Tanya said...

Oh these are beautiful! I really love the round cards.

Ravengirl said...

These are lovely sympathy cards! The sparkle is understated and sweet on these. I think those leaves are just perfect for sympathy as well.

Vickie Merrick said...

These are great cards, Sankari! I love the fact that you made cards for the other family members. The stamped images and sentiments are perfect, too.

joannhw said...

Wow!! Your cards are just so wonderful! Your detail is just amazing!!!

riggy said...

WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous.

Marlena M. said...

You are a wonderful friend to take the time to make all those beautiful cards. ;)

Queen Mary said...

Sankaari, I LOVE the round cards! I love all the cards! I love those leaves! Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

Vickie Z said...

First card is perfect for your friend!!! Love the trio of cards....monochromatic look is wonderful and the sentiment is perfect!!

ladybugg61 said...

So gorgeous, all of these lovely creations. That first card, with it's teal & ivory colour combo is eye-catching!

Luanne said...

So sorry about your friend! Your card to him is wonderful, and I know he'll appreciate the thoughtful set of cards too. ((hugs)) to you too!

Laurie said...

Wow! Love how you paired the Wonky nesties with rectangular shape. Your cards are beautiful.

Crestajune said...

Very lovely cards. I love the monochromatic look.

scrappingnana said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's mother. Your card is very pretty and well done for a sympathy card. Love the sentiments in this new set.

Tessa said...

you cards are beautiful! The first one is so incredibly regal and elegant! the circle collection are beautiful too!

Melissa said...

These are all GORGEOUS, Sankari - simple yet elegant. I know they will be appreciated... ;)

Melissa said...

Such beautiful cards for a sad occasion! I am sure they were appreciated.

cutiephinphin said...

The card is really gorgeous. Love the details you added.

And I love the elegant monochromatic cards as well. Love the layers you added to them.

Dori said...

so very beautiful! I love the simple layout of the first one with the gorgeous colors and sparkles. The circle cards are just warm and reassuring. Well done!

Becky Carafa said...

These are so beautiful!

lifesabeautifulmess said...

Love your cards. I am sorry for your friends loss. My brother in law just lost his mother and i went to make a card and realized i dont have any of these kinds of sentiments. Love the colors you chose.

Pauline said...

Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous! Beautiful sympathy cards, your work is outstanding!
thanks for sharing.

Robin Shakoor said...

OMG! Your cards are simply amazing!

Sian Ridley said...

I am sorry that you had cause to make these sympathy cards but you have done a beautiful job and I'm sure they will be very well received. The card set are particularly beautiful :)

Lorraine Segovia said...

Love the cards ... thanks for the inspiration.

terriloo said...

So sorry you had an immediate use for this stamp set--but what lovely creations you've got here to send your condolences. Each card is incredible!

Colleen G said...

WOW! Love those pearls and glitter... Love the colors together... perfect card to brighten someones day!

Kim O'Connell said...

Gosh, those round cards are ridiculously gorgeous! They have such a rich feel to them. Super classy and elegant!

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! What statement cards !! All of them! They are downright, drop-dead gorgeous! I wouldn't want to give any of them away.....except for the fact that that sentiment would give someone the support they needed. Just beautiful!

Luvs Wordz said...

These are so subtle yet so wonderful.

Mandy said...

Love the design of your main card as well as the scalloped cards. I LOVE the way you used the pearl accents on the main card! Gorgeous.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your cards are beautiful ! So sorry for your friend. I'm sure these cards will be treasured.

Maureen said...

gorgeous, gorgeous! What beautiful and serene cards. I'm sure they will be a comfort :) hugs, Diva!

Crafty Engineering said...

All of the cards are lovely, but I really love the circle cards...just perfect!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful cards, Sankari! I'm so sorry for your friend's loss. Your cards will no doubt bring comfort to him and his family. I can see the love and care you put into these! Hugs!!

Heidi said...

WOW, WOW and WOW- these are fabulous! I can't wait for more!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Sharon said...

omgosh! That first card was amazing, can you really have two spotlights - you did! Then I scrolled down and saw the others...wow, wow, wow! Amazing!

scrapalajen said...

Sankari, I LOVE LOVE your project! It's amazing. And your coloring...Just fab!

Stampsnews@gmail.com

Brenda Poe said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the simplicity & colors.

craftymom205 said...

Very elegant card for the first one.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

dsood said...

Great job, I love the green or teal on the card

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness!!! Breathtaking projects!! Fabulous!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, Sankari! These are just stunning! Gorgeous cards and I can't believe you did them when you were away from all your supplies! You're incredible, my dear!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

wow your cards are absolutley beautiful. I have such a hard tine wiht sympathy cards, but these are beautiful! TFS! -Sam

Magirk said...

Prayers to your friend and his family. Your cards are beautiful and I'm sure will touch their hearts in their loss.

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love them all, you are so talented, thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Such a beautiful project, love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

I've never seen you do CAS before, but this is exquisite, and I know it will make your friend feel a little better!

Helen said...

These cards are all just beautiful!! I love those cute little circle cards - so special!!!!

Lynda Benden said...

These are all just beautiful Sankari! I am sure your friend and his family members will truly appreciate them! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer!

Elizabeth C. said...

They're beautiful! I'm sorry that the timing on receiving the stamps was so good. That you care enough to make such pretty, classy, thoughtful cards will be appreciated.

Judy M. said...

Both creations are lovely. You do such a wonderful job on your cards.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great cards.

Denisse said...

Sankari, your cards always make me smile. The depth, beauty and details are always stunning.

Julie E said...

Soft, beautiful and heartfelt creations.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

WOW! It's all already been said. These are just wonderful. So inspired!

TannyP said...

OH WOW! You make the most elegant sympathy cards....these are gorgeous!

Fran Brunke said...

Elegant and full of heart.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the ocean colored one with the glitter - fabulous!!

jjocarlson said...

What a beautiful card!

Niki Estes said...

Both cards are just beautiful! I love the colors on the second one!

Karen Linarez said...

Wow, I love the green card, the shapes, the colors, the embellishments, and what you did with the flower, it's beautiful. The round cards are so nice, love the stamps you used and the layout is great.

Darlene Gabriel said...

These cards are beautiful. I especially love the circle cards. The butterfly and button accents are wonderful.

Julia said...

Beautiful cards Sankari..the first one is pure elegance, and the circle set will definetly bring some comfort to the family to know how much you care for them.

jennifer mitten said...

These are just beautiful and so thoughtful!

faithfulecreations.com said...

Beautiful creations. So soft and comforting...perfect for the sentiments used.

Sherry said...

These cards are wonderful love your designs and the colors are cool

KanataNewf said...

beautiful cards. I am sure they will be appreciated.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Wow! Both of these are just perfect. I'm in love with the shimmer on the first one. The card set is a wonderful idea.

Makalah said...

Those little circle cards will surely stand out from the others they get - how beautiful and memorable!

Scrapacat said...

You are such a blessing to those around you. Such a thoughtful set of gorgeous cards.