Monday, August 28, 2017

Verve's 10th Anni-verve-sary Day 5- a few of my favorites


Welcome back to Day 5 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 4 beautiful new sets and 2 coordinating die sets just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate this special 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release, we're putting on another blog hop, with a pretty cool prize!
Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves, especially since we've got a full line-up of Divas, guests and Alumni today!
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!
Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set
Cake and CandlesScripture Medley 5

Day 5 Hop List
1. Julee9. Lesley
2. Maureen10. Christyne
3. Betty11. Laurie
4. Charmaine12. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa13. Laurie W(Alumni)
6. Amy S.(Alumni)14. Tosha L. (Alumni)
7. Amy K.(Alumni)15. Tiffany S.(Alumni)
8. Michelle W. (Alumni)
I'm back today for the final day of the new Verve release. It has been so much fun! I appreciate ALL of your SWEET comments over the last few days! You know how to make a girl's day! Don't forget that you can head over to the Verve site today to purchase these amazing sets. The link to the store is included above! I'm sharing two cards today to finish off the release. This first design is a combination of the "Cakes and Candles" set and the fabulous "Bloom Brighter" set. I seriously love these flowers. They are so easy to use and the coordinating die cuts make them a breeze to create easy embellishments.

For this design, I heat embossed three of the large blooms using white powder onto Bristol paper since I did ink blending. After I heat set them, I blended some distress ink using Peacock Feathers, Raspberry Preserves and the straw color ( I can't remember the name). I just love how the emboss resist looks with these flowers. 
For the base, I blended some more ink onto a piece of Bristol paper. I stamped the black sentiment from the "Cake and Candles" set at the bottom using my MISTI for perfect placement and a saturated image.


The "enjoy today" sentiment strip was heat embossed onto black paper using white powder. I was only planning on using one of the sentiments horizontally, but as I was aiming for the "perfect" embossed piece, I realized how cool it would be to use multiple images across the entire strip. I just love how it turned out. Creating a sentiment strip like this makes it easy to incorporate a smaller image while still using a bold sentiment as well, like I did at the bottom.
I saved this card for the end because it is hands down, one of my favorite sentiment images from Verve. I used it years ago on THIS card that I made for my daughter. I re-read that whole post and I was just laughing! Such fond memories...
To begin, I sponged some Antique Linen distress oxide ink onto some Bristol paper. Once that was done, I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder onto a circle of Bristol paper and then used Peacock Feathers distress ink to blend over the top. 

I adhered the stenciled background onto a Kraft A2 card base and added a strip of bitty dot patter paper on the side. The black twine is threaded through a punched hole on the fold of the card and then tied in a bow. The circle sentiment piece is added to the card front using foam squares.
I love that the coordinating die set includes the heart. I die cut it 5 times out of white cardstock and then stamped one of them with Candied Apple distress oxide ink. I stacked them using Tombow Mono and added some Nuvo glaze over the top for some shine. A few sequins finish this simple design off. Once again, I had so much fun being a guest for this release! Thank you, Julee! I love my stamping friends so much!!! I am so grateful for the friendships I have made over the years that have continued even though I have been "missing" for a few (or more) years! I think that sentiment fits perfectly with how I am feeling! Thanks for fluttering by!!!

52 comments:

Beverly S. said...

Pretty works! Both of your cards are wonderful!

Moira Galarneau said...

both great cards but I do agree the sentiment on the second one is delightful-thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Migdalia said...

Love the bright colors & pretty flowers. Beautiful card. The 2nd card is just lovely!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Sheri said...

Beautiful! Especially the first one caught my eye! Those colors are amazing

JoAnn said...

Pretty cards. Love the colorful flowers.

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE the designs of your cards - I am going to try CASing them as you have really inspired me today:)

Sue Crease said...

Wow your first card is stunning and your second beautiful. I have loved all your makes this week. X

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your beautiful creations with this new release!

Tracy A said...

The black card base on the first one really sets off the flowers. The Enjoy Today banner is such a nice element.

Mary Holshouser said...

The first card remains my favorite.
I love the colors and the delicate
flowers.
thanks for sharing.

vinita jain said...

I really enoyed all your fun creations in your style! And both of your creations are just amazing!

Linda Duensing said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love your fabulous coloring techniques.

Janis said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you stamped the black strip on the first one. Awesome backgrounds!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sue LD said...

Love the pretty colors of the flowers and the cute Pooh sentiment.

Gloria said...

great cards

Andrea Shell said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the ink-blended blooms on the first one and the stenciled background on the second!

Michelle said...

Love the black card base, it makes it pop. Beautiful cards!

Judy1223 said...

Kelly, not one but TWO amazing cards! Gorgeous blooms, beautiful colors! Thank you so much for all your inspiring cards throughout this release...I am blown away!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the rich, vibrant colors on the 1st card.
Both cards are lovely.

lritchie said...

Love both of your cards, gorgeous flowers and nice bright colors!

Mary Johnson said...

Love Winnie the Pooh-isms!

harrahx2 said...

Color pop! Love the colors and sentiments!!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers on the first card and love how that red heard pops against the turquoise sentiment panel.

Janelle said...

Both cards are sweet and sophisticated! Great colors!

Amber said...

That sentiment on your last card is one of my FAVES! It turned out beautifully!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Stir Your Creativity said...

Fabulous cards.

dj said...

Love the bold black framing....beautiful job showcasing this set...love the sweet pastels!!

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, especially the first. I have a thing for bright pastels paired with black.

QuilterLaura said...

Your cards are fabulous!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards! Each one is beautiful!!

Rosemary said...

both cards are fabulous!!

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

Love both these cards! Especially the "enjoy today" embossed strip - what a great idea!

Debra said...

I was so thrilled to see you as a guest for Verve as I love all the work you do! Your cards are wonderful and I love that you use a lot of black in your designs. Have to say that I also love the fonts used in Verve's sets and Julee has worked overtime in showing off lots of fonts in this release!

Christine said...

Love the warmth of your cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your pretty cards! The flowers are just beautiful! Great colors!

Karen Day said...

Your cards have been amazing all week - love these, too!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kelly, what a JOY to see you this week and see all the amazing and inspiring cards you've shared! I followed you for many years when your children were younger and you were expecting one or two of them. So I have long loved your work! I love this first card and did visit the post and giggled...well, laughed out loud! What a fun memory, and I am wondering whether there is still a glimmer of glitter in your basement?! Hehe! So, I love the most beloved quote from Winnie the Pooh and find this is going to be very useful for lots of cards. And I love the flowers and how gorgeous they are just sponged. Brilliant idea to emboss the white sentiment repeating three times. I love it on the black. Beautifully done, and thanks so much for everything this week. I hope you get to visit again soon! I love your work and your heart! Hugs!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous cards! Such wonderful colours on those flowers and that heart is beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Oooh, love the white embossing with all the color!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Oh my gosh !! These two cars are just super beautiful !! I love the great colours and so much intention in them is very nice.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! Great work!!!

Linda Skinner said...

I love your designs!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful use of colors on your cards!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Another beautiful duo. That heart card is just so dreamy and the flowers are sponged so perfectly. The black adds so much drama and the effect is magical.

Tina Z. said...

amazing flowers, I love them!

Lucy E. said...

Both cards are so pretty!
I love the flowers!

Alexandra Madison said...

Your cards are works of art! I love the vertical sentiment banner. Great and unique idea :)

Carmela Hubler said...

Your cards have been a feast for the eyes! All are beautiful.

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply sweet card.