Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten...

Good morning, blog land! I hope you're having a great week so far. We had a cold front blow through, and it actually got down below 90, if you can believe it! *wink* Anyway, I'm back with another Verve Preview for you...be sure to check out the full list of who has peeks to share at the bottom of this post and leave a little love as you hop around the blogosphere for a chance to win today's sets!



Today we're spotlighting one of my favorite sets of the release, Dream Big. I am totally diggin' the flowers Julee created. Here's the card I created:


Instructions:
1. Cut light green cardstock to 4 3/4" square & stamp leaf images (different sizes) in darker green all over panel.
2. Sponge edges with dark green ink.
3. Stamp flowers in red, teal, & yellow ink on scrap of white cardstock. Stamp centers with brown ink.
4. Cut & emboss focal image with white cardstock with a square shaped die. Leaving die in place, sponge light blue ink around the inside edges.
5. Remove focal panel from die & stamp flowers & centers in bottom left corner.
6. Stamp sentiment in brown ink in top right corner of die cut panel.
7. Cut out flowers from step 3 and adhere to focal image with foam dimensionals.
8. Punch hole in right side of main image panel & thread turquoise ribbon through.
9. Adhere image panel to green square panel with foam dimensionals.
10. Wrap ends of ribbon around green panel & adhere to back.
11. Using separate strip of ribbon, tie bow attached to ribbon.
12. Cut white card base and fold to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".
13. Adhere green square panel to card base with foam dimensionals.
14. Add glitter glue to flower centers.

Here's a close-up shot for ya:


Aren't these flowers fabulous? You will adore the sentiments in this set, too! If you want a chance to win a free Dream Big set, leave a little comment love as you hop around...one of the participating blogs has a hidden prize! Deadline for comment entries is 6PM Eastern Friday, August 20. Winners will be announced at our Anni-VERVE-sary Bash Release Party that night. And for even more chances to win new stamps, play along with our Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges, going on this week in our forum! Here's the official link list of today's spotlight hops featuring Dream Big:

1. Sankari8. Laurie
2. Shannan9. Teresa
3. Lynda10. Amber
4. Mercy11. Maureen
5. Charmaine12. Julee
6. Jen T.13. Michelle
7. Sony




Have a fabulous day!

Card ingredients
Stamps: Dream Big, Petals & Stems (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamagic Spanish Olive, Red Magic, Mango Madness, Turquoise Gem, Sea Breeze & Jumbo Java, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels Fifteen (Spellbinders), Jumbo Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko), Dimensionals, Mat Pack (Stampin' Up!), Crop-a-Dile, Paper Piercer (We R Memory Keepers), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Hawaiian Shores Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

104 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

TOTALLY LOVE THIS!! Excellent~

Imke said...

The background is fantastic and the colors are great. Love this set !

Bogner's said...

WOW! I love the stamped background and those flowers are so amazing! I can't wait!

TannyP said...

Gorgeous! I'm just loving those flowers and the sentiments are over the top beautiful! Your personal touches are what really make this card perfect!

Kary said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the colours - the flowers are awesome. Great design too.

Sian said...

Wonderful card, great background. Love it!

Mary said...

Stunning! Love the background!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE the color combo here, Shan! Beautiful card!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and this set looks awesome, can't wait to see all of it. TFS

Detra said...

Beautiful card and I love that sentiment. tfs.

Donna Sue said...

Beautiful card. Good work!

Auntie Em said...

Your stamped background is beautiful! Love the colour choices and design.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Yvonne said...

Love the colors and all else!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Shannon!!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card, like your color choices!! Thanks for sharing.

Creative Char said...

Gorgeous card!

Basement Stamper said...

I too love the flowers and the fact that you don't have to color them. The color combination you picked is gorgeous!

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful card and love your flowers!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful card Shannan - I love those gorgeous flowers and the way you did the background with the leaves is simply brilliant! GORGEOUS!!!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a lovely card you created Shannan! I love the stamped background you created and this color combination too.

Mary said...

Beautiful Card!! Just love those flowers!

Ravengirl said...

Whoa, love what you did for the flower centers! And your color combination is a knock out!

Wendy said...

The stamps, the colors, layout....just beautiful!!!!!

thinker said...

I love the sentiment... I want to take that with me today....

Brandi said...

Gorgeous!!! Love everything! :)

Wendy Space said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the glitter in the flowers. I can't wait to see this set!

Maureen said...

LOVE the stamped leaft background on the green...perfect base for those colourful flowers and that yummy ribbon :) ps...love the post sentiment...Julee needs to make that into a stamp!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your gorgeous layered flowers and that sentiment really is the greatest! I had to laugh at your comment about temps below 90 being a 'cold spell' - lol!

Lorie said...

This is SO lovely! I guess I'll need this set, too!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous - lovin' the background you created too!

Marisa said...

I LOVE flower stamps so this set will be a slam dunk LOL! Great card showcasing them.

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! Wish we could get below 90 here...sigh..LOL!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh WOW! Fun and fabulous. Just like you girlie! Hugs,

Roxanne24 said...

VERY Pretty!!!

Lea L. said...

Those flowers are so pretty, and I just love the colors you used!!

♥♥♥Lea

Amy D said...

I am loving the flowers too. Your card is so pretty.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

First off, love your song choice today! Second off..... GORGEOUS! Love, love, love that stamped leafy background and your cluster of flowers! Beautiful card, Chickie!

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love this flower too!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you did the background.
terimoon@shaw.ca from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ola said...

Your card is gorgeous... I love the bright pops of color with your flowers! I LOVE flowers.... so of course I'm in love with this set (I think I've said that more than once these past few days, lol)

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Very pretty card! I love the viney background and love the centers of the flowers! Great!!

Janine said...

Your flowers are so bright and colourful

Donna said...

beautiful Shannan!

Lucy Newton said...

Looved your card, the color combo you used is terrific!!!

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely beautifully done!

Patty said...

Gorgeous! I love your color choices and the sentiment is perfect for so many occasions!

Janelle said...

This card is a giddy card. So dreamy and springy. Love the homemade dp, it's my favorite!!!!!

annheidel said...

Beautiful card!

Heather said...

Your card is really beautiful. I never think to make a panel like that on a plain white card base. It's a great look.

Jillisgram said...

I think I fell in love with those flowers!

Billie A said...

Very pretty love the colors.

Sandra said...

very pretty, love the step by step!
Sandra

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card and I really like how you gathered the flowers together in the corner

Angel said...

one word - GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Kristina said...

Love that leafy background! Such a gorgeous card, as always!

Monique said...

Sunning card... Great bow & wonderful flowers!! And the sentiment is beautiful..TFS!

Vickie Z said...

Girl that song is perfect with that sentiment!! Can't wait to "own" it!! One of my fav songs.

Jen P said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the flowers! :)

PatS said...

Awesome card! Love these colors.

Jackie said...

OMG! I love this! The colors are so bright and fun!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Shannan! LOVE the colors.. so fun and happy!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Shannan...this is pure sweetness, I adore the layered flowers!

enjoy *~*

MaryBB said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and the background.

bstrassner said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and paper you used. thanks!!

Creative Mish said...

Great job on the card. I love the colorful flowers and how you created the leafy background paper. Beautiful!

Margaret de Witt said...

So very pretty Shannan. Both the colours and the layout are fantastic.

KB said...

Great card. Are these stamps not wonderful

redstamper7 said...

Just love the saying and the card is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. Better put these stamps on my wish list. Thx.

Becky T

Anonymous said...

Love this gorgeous card! Great colours for the flowers!
Beth Greco

Chinnu said...

Lovely card and stamp set!

Regina said...

Love the leaves and blossoms - they're so beautiful. Great paper piercing and ribbon.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is STUNNING! I am in love with all the flowers!

MarvA1ix said...

Your card looks like it just popped right out of the garden. Fresh combination of colors, and I love the way the flowers are layered together.

Maureen Merritt said...

Fabulous card, great color choices!!!

Mirabelka said...

so lovely!

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful card, love the bright flowers.

Dani said...

I think your card is just fabulous!! I love it!! :)

readysetlove said...

fabulous color choice.

Lillian Child said...

How fun to be creative with a new set of stamps - too cute!

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful! Love the stamped background.

Patty from FL said...

Wow! I really like the flowers! You color combination is great! Love the sentiment, too!

Anonymous said...

Love the card, and those flowers! WOW! Diane H.

annesatx said...

Beautiful card -- love how you did the centers!

joy said...

Love the centers of the flower! Wow what sparkle!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, Shannan! Love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Shannan!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

WOW SHANNAN!! This card is fabulous!! I LOVE the colors!! And your leafy bg and flower centers are super fantastic!! What a beauty!!

Ida said...

Very pretty card. Love the leafy background and the bright colors of your flowers.

Janet L. said...

Geeze, what a great, great card. I love the delicious colors, the sentiment and all the details. Thanks for sharing.

KAY LONG said...

I am loving those flowers. Beautiful card. Great job.

Pattie said...

I just love the color combo here - beautiful!

Ceal said...

Fabulous card TFS

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE the colors!!

Mary B said...

Love the flowers and your leaf background!

Kathy said...

Love everything about this card. The stamping in the background, and the colors of the flowers. Great job!!

kim.mom said...

LOVE those colors! What a beautiful card!

Dawn said...

So pretty. I love the bright colors and the leaf background.

Gretchen said...

How pretty! Those are awesome flowers and I love those colors together!

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the big ribbon.

Lilian said...

the more i see this set the more i am convinced that i must have it! what a gorgeous card! thanks for sharing.

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Hey girl.
I've been meaning to check and see how you are.
Hope all is well.
Glad to see you are in "full stamp" and doing well.
Blessings,
Emily

wendyp said...

Wow! The gorgeous color combo, the stunning images...everything about this is GORGEOUS!!!

LORi said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Hugs - LORi

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