Thursday, August 28, 2008

Beautiful VERVE...

Hi guys! So, I am completely OBSESSED with this new stamp set, BEAUTIFUL YOU, by Verve Stamps.
Anyone who knows me knows I am a quote gal. I love collecting stamps w/ different, meaningful quotes and feel they make the perfect sentiment for greeting cards and scrapbook pages alike.

When I saw this Anniversary set, I ordered it the minute I saw it. Not only do I LOVE the quotes in this set but the flourishes and fonts alike. Ok, and would you check out this GORGEOUS flower? I've never had so much fun coloring with chalks before!

I used Chocolate Chip paper from Stampin Up! along with their Afternoon Tea DP. Love the blues, greens and browns in that particular paper pack. I also used Pool from the Truly Yours stationery line from Archiver's as the solid blue strip above the DP (scalloped w/ my Fiskars rotary trimmer). The satin sheen ribbon is from American Crafts and is my favorite brown ribbon to use. I love the pearlescent sheen and it's a relatively stiff ribbon so it cuts really easily.

Using my Nestabilities die cuts, I scalloped a large Chocolate Chip circle and also embossed the Pool colored paper circle, but you can't see it unless you click on the pic and look up close. For the last few finishing touches, I used my pearlized chalks from Pebbles, Inc. to add some brown and blue shading to the unique flower from the Beautiful You set. I used a pearl brad for the center of the flower along with three tiny accent pearls for the bottom of the card. The quote is from the set and was stamped in Dark Chocolate Palette Ink from Papertrey Ink.

Enjoy and as always I so appreciate your looking and commenting. It means the world to me. Hope your week is going well. It's back to school here and wow is it a whirlwind!!!

Til next time,


Julee from Verve said...

This is just gorgeous! So soft and delicate!

Katie Renz said...

It is a beautiful set and you did a bang up job using it!