Friday, August 26, 2016
Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops



Welcome back to Day 4 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 2 beautiful new sets, 3 die sets and a sequin mix just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop! Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!


I made two cards to share today!   For my first card, I started with some pattern paper from my stash. 
I die cut the Flourished Tag die set tag in white.  I stamped one of the scriptures from Scripture Medley 4 in a medium gray ink.  



I stamped the heart from Verve's With Love stamp set over in a coral color to coordinate with the paper.  I added some black and white twine cut and attached with tiny staples.  I finished my card with some of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix.



For my second card, I chose to do some more background watercoloring.  I started with watercolor paper.  I stamped and white embossed the flowers from Joyful Blooms stamp set.  I colored with copics.  I added a tumble glass distress ink wash to the background along with some splatters in tumble glass and white.  I stamped my scripture from Scripture Medley 4 using a black hybrid ink onto vellum and let it dry.  



I wrapped the vellum top to bottom and taped it on the back of the card.  I added a touch of leaves across the bottom using the Flourished Tag die set again.  I finished with one gold sequin in the center of this leafy sprig using Verve's Gold Package Sequin Mix.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set
Potter's ClayPottery Die Set
Scripture Medley 4

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)


As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops





Welcome back to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on 
Friday, August 26.  Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Potter's Clay stamp set and coordinating, Pottery Die Set.



For my card I started with some watercolor paper and did some ink smooshing using peacock feathers and tumble glass distress inks.  I added a few splatters from more concentrated inks. I let it dry thoroughly then stamped the sentiment from  Potter's Clay stamp set in versafine onyx black in several time using my MISTI.    



I  die cut the three pottery jars using Pottery Die Set.   I stamped each in warm tones to add to the masculine feel of this card.  I added a little bit of dimension to only one of the clay pots.  I added a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix and finished my card by attaching it to a rich teal colored base card stock panel. 

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out theVerve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!


 
Potter's ClayPottery Die Set

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)



As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty


Wednesday, August 24, 2016




Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops


Welcome back to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26.

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating, Great Kindness Die Set.

If you got here from one of our fabulous guest designers Hillary Harris
 blog you are in the right place!



For my card I sponged some warm tones of distress inks onto my background.  I die cut the word kindness from the newly release Great Kindness Die Set and used the negative image to sponge in a warm toned distress into across the background of my card.  I die cut and copic colored the flowers with the Kindness Matters stamp and coordinating dies.  




I die cut the Rounded Scalloped Frame die and layered three of the outer portions of the frame together.  I stamped the sentiment in the center.  I finished my card with a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out theVerve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)



Next on the hop is the fabulously talented Charmaine!



As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops



Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops DAY 1! A new release is just around the corner and for the next couple of days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing this 
Friday, August 26.

Today we're sharing inspiration featuring the new Scripture Medley 4 compilation set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for more on this set and a little bit about our fabulous Guest Divas, Autumn Clark and Hillary Harris!

If you got here from Hillary Harris
 blog you are in the right place!






For my card I started with some watercolor paper.  I stamped and white embossed the heart with wings image from Verve's Wings of Love stamp set.  I also added a few of the tiny outline heart images.  I colored with distress inks.  I die cut the word from Verve's Amazing Adjective Words die set.  I die cut two words and glued them together for added thickness.  I lightly sponged the bottom of the word with some tonal ink for added dimension.  






Next, I stamped the sentiment from Scripture Medley 4 stamp set using hybrid black ink onto a strip of vellum and let dry.  I wrapped the vellum strip around the card base at an angle and taped to the back.  I added a strip of black diagonal stripe pattern paper to the side.  I finished my card with a few of Verves Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out theVerve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Scripture Medley 4Gold Package Sequins


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Maureen9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Hillary (Guest)11. Autumn (Guest)
6. Betty



Next on the hop is the fabulously talented Charmaine!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty
Wednesday, August 10, 2016




It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until September 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic is what we have in store for you this month. Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, September 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!







I started with watercolor paper.  I inked the small leafy image from Verve's New Mercies stamp set and did some spritz stamping with distress inks to create my background.  Once my background was finished, I added some gold splatters using a gold paint pen mixed with some water on an acrylic block.  I set it aside to dry. I took my versamark pad and swiped around the edges and heat embossed in gold.  I brushed away the gold embossing powder I did not want before I heated it.  




 For my flowers, I stamped and watercolored a trio of flowers using the flowers from Verve's Beautiful Things stamp set.  Once the flowers were dry I die cut them using the coordinating Beautiful Flowers die set.  For my  leaves I used Verve's Sunny Day stamp set and Verve's Leafy Sprig die set.  I did a color wash of distress inks onto the watercolor paper in hues of greens.  I let it dry.  I die cut the leafy sprig, stamped with coordinating image, then took a waterbrush to softened/distress the leaves. 


  For the sentiment I die cut a piece of vellum using Verve's Stitched Pennant die set.  I embossed in gold a sentiment from Verve's Words of Wisdom stamp set.  I added some loose gold threading and a few gold sequins from Verve's Holiday Sequin Mix

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!




1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley



As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty



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