Friday, August 25, 2017

Day 2 - Verve's 10th Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!



Verve Stamps August 2017 Spotlight Hops




DAY 2 - Friday, 8/25/17
Welcome to Day 2 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's time for another day of spotlighting the Verve release with the Verve Divas and special guests! We're super excited to have a few very special Diva Alumni joining us for the hop today. Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Monday, August 28. If you just can't wait, you can pre-order the entire release now as the August 2017 Buy it All Bundle at a 30% discount through August 27.


Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Bloom Brighter stamp set and coordinating, Blooming Die Set. A fresh take on the flower from the retired commemorative set Beautiful You, this beautiful encouragement set is perfect for a vareity of cardmaking occasions.

If you got here from Maureen's blog you are in the right place.


I started with a 4.25 x 5.50 piece of white card stock.  I stamped both of the small leafy images in the Bloom Brighter stamp set in different shades of warm colors.  For added filler I used the tiny dots images from Poppy Birthday stamp set.  


Next, I die cut and stamped one of the bold sentiments from the set and embossed in white using the Stitched Pennant die set.  I added two stamped and die cut leaves using Blooming Die Set to the focal sentiment for added detail. 



I popped up the focal sentiment using some foam tape.  I added some loose threading for added detail.



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!
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Amy K. (Alumni)
2. Maureen8. Lesley
3. Betty9. Christyne
4. Charmaine10. Laurie
5. Marisa11. Kelly (Guest)
6. Amy S(Alumni)12. Laurie W(Alumni)




Next on the hop is Charmaine's blog!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty 

47 comments

  1. Love the different take on this stamp set, how beautiful!

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  2. Awesome card! That seriously looks like a patterned paper!! Beautiful :)

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  3. Super cool! Love the feathers

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  4. I love the "stamped all over" background technique and have been trying to get better at it.
    This is really pretty and done to perfection. :-)

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  5. What a great way to showcase the smaller stamps in this set! Love it!

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  6. Love that sentiment and the background looks great.

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  7. Lovely use of the paper and making the sentiment the center of attention.

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  8. Love your background.
    Great sentiment.
    thanks for sharaing.

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  9. I love how you made the background paper using the little firn stamp. Great card again. X

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  10. Love the color combo. Great idea to utilize the small stamps.

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  11. What a wonderful way to use the tiny stamps! The background is beautiful!

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  12. Love that background and fab mix of colours x

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  13. What a uniquely creative look with this new stamp set!!! Love the autumn feel and the wonderful sentiment. Makes me feel like grabbing a sweater and taking a walk through some crispy leaves. I am sooooooooooooooooo ready for this hot dry summer to be over and for autumn to get here. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, what a gorgeous "Custom DP" you've created here. I love how you did this using only the leaf stamps with a bit of filler. What a great idea. Beautiful card.

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  15. Wow-what a cool stamped background!
    It looks like it took a long time to do.
    Love the embossed sentiment!

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  16. OH! This is very PRETTY!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  17. Your card shows the versatility of these stamps. Love it!

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  18. Great colors for the card's background!

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  19. great use of small stamps--makes me wish for cooler weather.

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  20. This is so cute! Love your colors, and that sentiment is great!

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  21. LOVE the bg you created with that leaf image!! Simply fabulous!!

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  22. I like the colors of the leaf images.

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  23. This is a great fall card, with all these beautiful colors.

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  24. Wow!! I love how you created the background. I totally thought it was pattern paper at first! Love those colours :)

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  25. gorgeous design, betty!! I love how you used the little sprigs to create your background!!

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  26. I love how you thought outside the box and showed off the smallest element of the stamp set!

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  27. Wow, what a pretty card! The layout and colors would really work great for either feminine or masculine!

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  28. Wonderful background you created. Random stamp is harder than it looks.

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  29. Oh this is wonderful, Betty! Love how you highlighted the little leaf in this set!

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  30. Fabulous card! Love all the movement of the leaves.

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  31. Love that patterned paper you created!

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  32. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  33. The pattern using the small leaves looks superb.

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  34. Lovely background and works wonders with the popped up sentiment in kraft x

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  35. Love how you used the small leaf image to make the perfect background!

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  36. What a beautiful job on the background! I try to make things like that and they don't turn out so pretty. Great card.

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Thanks so much!

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