4/8/18

Verve's April Release - Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guest are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online shop on Tuesday, April 10.

Verve Stamps April 2018 Spotlight Hops


Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Hope Lifts stamp set and coordinating Lifted Hope Die Set.

Hands down; this is my favorite set - again, those fonts!!! And that balloon and butterfly; oh goodness, I have a lot of cards coming at you with this set...but only two for today! :D Once again, a clean and simple card up first.

I created a sunrise and the balloon taking off; I used distress oxide inks to paint the background. I stamped the balloon full strength in MFT Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copics; then the flowers below were stamped with MFT Steel Grey - all second generation. Those gorgeous flowers are from Verve's Because of You (I didn't see this in the shop; it may be retired - but no worries, Julee has LOTS of other sets that would work just as well!). The main panel is mounted with fun foam onto gray card stock, then the base card.





The next card - well yeah, I ventured into the mixed media world again this time using another Verve stamp set, Great Friend. I stamped the butterflies and flowers on designer paper; used the Lifted Hope die set for the butterflies and cut the flowers by hand. I did add the new Lacey Scallop borders; one on each side (sneak peek - EEEKKKKK!!!).  Layered up some designer paper, some neutral card stock that I ran through my paper crimper and painted with some white paint.

For the flower, I actually mixed some Picked Raspberry distress ink with Snowflake paste. Once the card was completely assembled - yep, that's the truth - I wanted to add a sentiment! :D I stamped the sentiment on vellum in VersaFine black, added clear embossing powder and melted, then wedged it between the flowers. I finished it off with some zig zag stitching and left the ends loose.





And don't forget, we have...


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 the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Hope LiftsLifted Hope Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest)6. Marisa
3. Betty7. Maureen
4. Charmaine8. Teresa

Thanks for hopping along with us; hope you love all the new goodies as much as we do! See you tomorrow!

HUGS!



CARD 1:
WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps: Verve Hope Lifts and Because of You
Papers: Ranger water color, MFT Steel Grey and Tickled Pink
Accessories: Copics, MFT Blueprints, washi tape

CARD 2:
WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps: Verve Hope Lifts and Great Friend
Inks: VersaFine, MFT Extreme Black
PapersMFT Steel Grey, DP by Altenew
Accessories: white paint, Lifted Hope Die, Doodlebug enamel dots, paper crimper, Janome Sew Mini, PTI A2 Scalloped Vertical Die, Heidi Swapp distressor, misc. stickers, MFT Blueprints

Challenges:

33 comments:

  1. Love the colors you used on you cards! The first one with the balloon looks like it is floating at sunset. The butterfly card is over the top! Great job!

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  2. Love the soft wash of color that creates such a beautiful sunrise. Your mixed media card looks like lots of fun!

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  3. Both of your cards are lovely! That ballon stamp is just the loveliest one I’ve ever seen and the way you created the layout has a dreamy quality about it. Your second card is simply stunning, the corrigated paper and the stripped really do the frontage justice and makes it pop. Tfs

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  4. Both cards are beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful cards! I love the tranquil scene with the hot air balloon! Beautiful colors! Pretty layering and dimension on your second card! Love the butterflies!

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  6. Beautiful cards! Love the sentiments from this set.

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  7. Two stunning projects! Wow! Just gorgeous 😄

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  8. Love that you decided to do inside and outside of your lovely work here - loving those butterflies very much and all the layering as well TFS

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  9. I Adore your hot air balloon taking off above the pretty wild flowers; what a peaceful scene! I can't overlook those beautiful butterflies in your second card created with this lovely set, Michele! I like that one hovering the bloom~

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  10. What lovely cards with that wonderful new set!

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  11. These are both so beautiful, Michele! Love that dreamy balloon scene you created. And those butterflies look like they're ready to just pop off the screen. Fabulous cards!

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  12. I love the Lifted Hope set. It is going on my wish list.

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  13. Beautiful cards! Love all the gorgeous layers on the 2nd card. I love a more mixed media style card (only wish I could make them half as beautiful!).

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  14. Both cards are awesome! Love the coloring on your fab balloon card & the florals are gorgeous!

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  15. Both of your cards are wonderful!!! I am in LOVE with those butterflies!

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  16. Fabulous balloon scene with the setting sun and pink sky and love the butterflies and layers on the second.

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  17. Your 2nd card is filled with butteeflies and whimsy.

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  18. Love both fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love your beautiful, and super sweet cards!

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  20. Wonderful cards. I like the sunrise on the balloon card and layers, flower and butterflies on the second.

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  21. I love, love, love the look of your balloon card. So pretty!

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  22. Super gorgeous cards, I love your designs and images.

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  23. beautiful cards... love all the details on the second one!

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  24. Fabulous cards. Love the dimension on the butterfly one.

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  25. Whoa! That card with the butterflies really caught my eye. The colors and spectacular presentation is gorgeous!

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  26. Your card is great. So pretty.

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  27. So pretty - love the subtle coloring on your sunrise card.

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  28. You've shared two gorgeous cards. Love all the layering on the mixed media project.

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  29. Both cards are lovely! I am partial to the second card as I love how you layered the flowers and the butterfly!

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