Welcome to our final day of the Verve Sneak Peek Spotlight Hop! Haven't the Divas provided some amazing creations!! It always gives me such joy to see how one stamp set can be expressed in so many ways, reflecting so many styles and personalities. One of the reasons I love this hobby...ahem...addiction LOL!
Today, my post will showcase a few more sneak peeks of the sets that are being released today over at the Verve Store. My first card is a sneak peek from the Shining Star set.
This sentiment immediately touched my heart as I have lived it over the past few years. Thus, it became the focus of my card. The navy polka dotted paper reminded me of the way we see stars in the sky, then I stamped a starry background, and finally added star border along the bottom using the Scalloped Trim Trio border die. The Starry Die, which has a variety of star sizes, provided the sprinkling of stars around the sentiment.
My second card showcases Calendar Countdown and Remember This along with the matching dies. They are dynamite stamps for scrapbookers and Project Life lovers! Since I do neither (at least not yet), I wanted to showcase their flexibility by using them on a card.
Being that many of my friends are turning the big 5-0 this year, I thought I would get a jump on some starting with this masculine, 50th birthday card. I have never participated in the "black theme" associated with 50th birthdays as I don't think it is a somber occasion at all, but rather a time to walk into a new decade armed with lots of experience -- said by one who is living it LOL! However, there is a friend who loves a good joke so this card will be for him.
I used the two banner images and their coordinating dies as my focal point as well as three other die sets featured in this release: the Scalloped Trim Trio (which created the fun star border along the bottom), the Starry Die for the smaller stars in the "50" banner and the matching Banner Bundle Die Set for the banners. A little faux stitching to "attach" the banners, and I just couldn't resist the double "hello" greeting ringing in 50 years :)
My last card showcases Surely Goodness once again as I just love the font, sentiments and of course the flowers! Matched the flowers with three dies from previous releases -- Sweet Scallop Die, Flutterby and Dreamy Leaves. Couldn't resist using some more of that Spring Fling seam binding either!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win the WHOLE release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
|1. Amber||7. Julee|
|2. Andrea||8. Laurie S.|
|3. Charmaine||9. Laurie W.|
|4. Christyne||10. Marisa|
|5. Janelle||11. Maureen|
|6. Jen S.||12. Teresa|
Hope you have enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks this week! I sure enjoyed creating them :) Sets and dies are now available for purchase over at the Verve Store. Happy shopping!
Stamps: Shining Star (Verve Stamps), Background Basics (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Night of Navy and Bashful Blue DSP, Going Grey, So Saffron (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black, Going Grey
Accessories: Lacy Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scalloped Trim and Starry Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Yellow and White Twine, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals
Calendar Countdown and Remember This
Stamps: Calendar Countdown and Remember This (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Costco DP Pack, Black
Ink: Black, Silver
Accessories: Banner Die Set, Star and Star Border Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Stamps: Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps), Itty Bitty Backgrounds and French Script (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Kraft, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, DSP (Stampin' Up), Spring Fling (Echo Park)
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sweet Scallop, Flutterby and Dreamy Leaves Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper, Spring Fling Seam Binding (Verve), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, Twine, Brown Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals