Welcome to Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a fabulous blog hop! Lots of great blogs and fabulous cards to enjoy along the way. If you've been following the hop, you arrived here from Gretchen's blog If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (THE Verve Diva and owner extraordinaire of Verve stamps), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, just head back to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links so you know where to hop to next.
I am sooo excited to be able to participate in this year's blog hop! It's no secret how much I love my Verve and since I didn't have a blog at this time last year, I missed out last time round. However, this year and I am up and running and there was no way I was going to miss out.
I have a couple of cards for you today. My first card showcases one of my all time favorite Verve sets, Petals and Stems, which also happens to be this month's pick for the Ready, Set, Stamp challenge - score :) Just create a card using these sets and you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve store!
Play Date Cafe's colour challenge from last week which consisted of kraft, black, cream, brown -- a totally delicious colour combo -- and a slightly morphed version of Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch. The black flowers have been clear embossed (sorry, it's a bit hard to see in the picture), an idea I got from Verve Diva, Teresa (aka va.sunshine).
My second card is made with the gorgeous flower from Love's Flower. My first thought was to emboss it on vellum but it morphed into a black and white and gray card LOL! The flower was embossed in black, cut out and popped up on the Label 4 nesties. I matted it with some gray SU DSP and a layer of Swiss Dots (had to include my all time favorite embossing folder). A few pink half pearls finished it off wonderfully.
Thanks for joining us in the hop! Now it's time to hop on over to Tanya’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness. Enjoy the hop and all the inspiration along the way!
Stamps: Petals and Stems
Paper: Cream, Kraft, Black, Costco DP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, 5/8" Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensinoals
Stamps: Love's Flower
Paper: Black, Stampin' Up DSP, White
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Lables 4 Nesties, Half Perals, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensioanls