Saturday, April 7, 2018

Day 1: Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!

Welcome to Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing Tuesday, April 10.

Today the Divas and special guests are sharing inspiration featuring the new Risen Savior  stamp set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full hop list, prize details, reveals and a little more on this fun new set.

If you got here from our Guest Designer's blog, Michele you are in the right place!

I have two cards to share today.  

For the first card I mixed some American Crafts Twilight Collections patterned papers to create a scene.  I kept the scene simple to not detract from the sentiment.  I used two sentiments from Risen Savior  stamp set.  I die cut the rounded scallop framed panel.  

I stacked two of the scalloped frames, but recessed the sentiment section.  I then stamped and gold embossed the "Allelujah" onto some sweet blush card stock.

I popped this sentiment up using some foam tape.  I finished with a few clear sequins.

For my second card, I decided to go bold and bright. I started with some strathmore watercolor paper.  I stenciled a distressed circle using some wilted violet distressed oxide ink.  I am slowly adding more oxide inks to my collection.  Love this color!

To add more pop, I sponged the horizontal panel behind the focal circle with wilted violet distressed oxide ink as well onto a watercolor paper.  I die cut two sections of the the smaller of the Lacey Trim Duo die set using true black card stock to go above and below the panel.  

I layered some large and small striped true black pattern papers for effect.  I stamped the tiny heart that comes in the new  Sentimental Wishes stamp set beside the sentiment.  I added some wink of stella to give it some sparkle.

I used some foam tape to pop the circle and background panels up for added dimension.  I finished with some clear sequins.  

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!

Risen Savior

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

I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew for the first card.  

Next on the hop is the wonderfully talented Charmaine!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!


  1. Love both of your cards and both of the Easter truths from the stamp series. Love all the mediums you used on both of these projects. Love the bold purple.

  2. Wonderful cards, Betty! The stubble scene is so attractive, and I love how you framed the sentiment! Fun graphic look on the second card....I am pinning it to remember the great diagonal band. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful cards. I love the sentiments.

  4. Love your creations and looking forward to seein more sneak peeks.

  5. These are both so beautiful, Betty! Love the pop of that purple with the black and white stripes!

  6. Beautiful cards. At first glance, I thought you had w/c the BG on the first card. :-) And I love the 2nd card. Love the color combo (I'm a purple kinda girl!), the
    B&W striped, the pretty scallop border.

  7. Both of your cards are gorgeous but I am in LOVE with the second one! Gorgeous creations!

  8. Always a delight to visit and see you creations and bonus with it being release stamps!

  9. Beautiful, thank you for the inspiration!

  10. Great card designs. I like the scenic paper on the first one.

  11. So much TRUTH in the sentiments - stunning, stunning backgrounds - fabulous color choices - TFS

  12. Wonderful cards. Love the colours.

  13. You made purple sing with that gorgeous card and love the scene on the first one - Scalloped frame is a great "tomb" opening and the sentiment always warms my heart as He has risen indeed!!

  14. Love both of your pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

  15. your cards are absolutely gorgeous, betty!! your talent never ceases to leave me amazed!!

  16. I love your beautiful, modern style of cards. Both are fab!

  17. Such pretty cards - love the layers and the colors.

  18. What glorious cards! Love the designs and colors. Beautiful, Betty!

  19. I love your cards. This is such a wonderful new set and you've showcased it beautifully!


Thanks so much!

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