Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 3 Verve Holiday Release Spotlight Hop

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store tomorrow (Thursday, 11/20). So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!

If you have come here from Christyne's blog you are right on track. If you just happened up on the Hop, you can follow the list below to get caught up.

Today's spotlight is shining on the Weary World set and Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set.

I have two cards for you today as one of the Guest Designers for this release.


First up is a card using the new Weary World stamp set. I stamped the sentiment from the set onto a piece cut with a die from the A Cut Above Cupcake Frame set and then another sentiment from the set directly onto the background panel. I cut the cross from the Starry Stable Die Set and then stamped the cross image from the Weary World set onto it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder. I cut the image panel from red metallic cardstock and then added a strip of Mirrored gold cardstock, rounding the corners with a corner chomper. After attaching the images to it, I wrapped white satin ribbon around it and tied into a bow. I attached to the background with dimensional tape and added a mini clothespin at the top. A few red rhinestones finished it up.  I have to say that I loved these metallic papers until I had to photograph my card! It was so hard to get a decent one - most of the them looked like I had used two reds and two different golds which is why I have to say that this card looks better in real life.


My second card features the Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane. Although not necessarily a Christmas verse, I decided to treat it as such with subdued colors. I wanted to illustrate the dark to the light message so I used a combination of light blue and charcoal gray cardstock for the background panel. I stamped the verse onto a tag cut with the A Cut Above Tagged Rectangle Die and then added a pearl matted with a white sequin at the top, attaching to the panel with dimensional tape. I stamped the candle image from the new Pinecone Christmas onto a circle and then colored with Copic Markers, also attaching with dimensional tape and offsetting with a trio of pearls. I added a bit more "light" with a star cut with a die from the Starry Stable Die Set and another strip from the same glittery cardstock, along with messy silver thread underneath the small tab.



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 a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Weary WorldStarry Stable Die Set
Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine


Card 1 Products: Verve Stamps and Dies, Recollections and Bazzill cs, May Arts ribbon, Doodlebug Mini Clothespin, Ranger Embossing Powder, Versamark and Simon Says inks

Card 2 Products: Verve Stamps and Dies, Recollections and PTI cs, Melissa Frances pearls, Simon Says Ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, YR30, YR31, C00, C1, C3, C5, BG70, BG0000


To continue the hop, please pop on over to Maureen's blog.

42 comments:

  1. Both, very lovely cards and great inspiration

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  2. Beautiful. I especially like the one with the candle. Both are lovely.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL cards.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  4. Beautiful. I love the message of the first card. Just wonderful!

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  5. Just love the designs and the silver thread detail on the last.

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  6. My fav is your second card. I love that bible verse. Your layout is nice.

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  7. Love these cards. They would be as nice for Easter as Christmas.

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  8. Really love your use of the verse and the candle on the second card!

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  9. Both of your cards today are just lovely. Particularly like the second one.
    Sue

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  10. Beautiful cards! I especially like the second one!

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  11. Beautiful cards - love the sentiment and the crisp, clean look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  12. Morning Nancy, thanks for showing us the cross! Really like both of your cards. Thanks to Verve for their generous give aways. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  13. The cards are beautiful. Love the ribbons on the red. The second is more subdued.
    thanks for sharing two great cards.

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  14. just lovely!!! the gems are a nice touch

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  15. Gorgeous cards. I love the CAS style of them. The first one looks like a gift wrapped in ribbon. The second one is just beautiful in its neutrals.

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  16. What pretty cards! I love the silver and the gold touches!

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  17. Lovely card. God bless, Peggy Allen

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  18. Both cards are beautiful!! Thank you.

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  19. Gorgeous cards! Love that cross and those verses!

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  20. Both of your cards are so pretty! These new stamps are wonderful.

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  21. How striking both designs are!

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  22. Two beautiful cards! Love the gold embossed cross! The candle image goes perfect with this verse!

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the verses and that card!

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  24. Gorgeous cards Nancy love this Psalm and the stamp set is delish <3

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  25. I love the way you used the bling on these cards

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  26. that PJ card is so elegant...love love love it!!

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  27. 2 beautiful cards!! both are so elegant.. I love the metallic sheet... very beautiful..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  28. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Wonderful cards! Love the look of the gift on the first and all the silver and grays on the second.

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  30. both card are amazing, but my favorite was the gray card, looks so elegant!

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  31. Two beautiful cards, but I really think that second one is stunning!! What a great layout and fabulous color combo.

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  32. Such great stamps to make such beautiful cards!

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  33. Such beautiful cards, Nancy! I just love the little extra accents like the clothespin and the thread behind the star. Teeny objects, but they pack a big punch.

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