Saturday, December 6, 2014

Verve Holiday Release Retrospective Hop

Welcome to Verve's Holiday Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and special guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using our Holiday Release stamps & dies! Besides a look-see at some really lovely cards, there's also a comment prize up for grabs!

If you have come here from Chaitali's blog you are right on track.  If you just happened up on the hop, you can check the hop list below and get caught up.

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I love Weary World.  So many fabulous snippets from wonderful Christmas carols that have me humming away all day long every time I use this set!

Couldn't resist using these 'Tis The Season papers from Echo Park - such a fun mix of colours!  The sentiment is over-stamped with this beautiful cross image from Richly Blessed, because you can't celebrate the birth of Christ without reflecting on His death on the cross.  It's a package deal which continues to have me standing in awe of the depth of His love as well as the depth of His amazing grace. 

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Teresa
3. Chaitali9. Andrea
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Amber11. Maureen
6. Diana12. Nancy

 
Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift voucher to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the details.

Time to head on over to Amber's blog to see her wonderful creation!


What's In It?
Stamps:  Weary World, Richly Blessed (Verve Stamps)    

Paper:  'Tis The Season (Echo Park) 
Ink:  Black, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Poinsettia Die (Spellbinders), Black Seam Binding, Button, Silver Twine, Black Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

40 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh I love the cross stamped lightly behind the gorgeous sentiment Marisa.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the pattern mix!

loulou said...

Lovely card. Great focus on that wonderful sentiment.

shensen said...

I am amazed at your color and paper choices. Who would have thought of the statement that they make. Good job.

BonnieC said...

This is beautiful!

Beverly Sager said...

I really like the boldness of this card - great job!

Ellie said...

A very nice card design Marisa, beautiful papers and sketch!

Becca Cruger said...

Just wow! This card is fun and funky and all things Christmasy without being completely red and green. Great work!

Danni said...

Beautiful card! I usually don't think of black with holiday cards but it is so striking!! Awesome job!

Iris said...

Great card - love the clean, crisp look, the layers and the papers you used.
isoscia at aol dot com

Kris B said...

Wonderful Christmas card! Love the verse and the poinsettia is beautiful! Fabulous papers!

Jennipher said...

Love this! Your focus on the sentiment is perfect. Beautiful poinsettia.

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa a gorgeous Christmas card!

Jerrie said...

I love the paper, stamp and the card!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! I love those papers and this is such a beautiful layout. Love that Poinsettia, too.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the cross stamped behind the wonderful sentiment.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful, Marisa! Love the subtle cross in the background and the beautiful dark matting.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Celeste Goff said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love the sentiment panel and the banner behind it!

cm said...

From the patterned papers to the cross-and-sentiment stamped tag, this is a card of elegance and class! WOW!
~c

Robin Grossbier said...

Love the card...colors and especially the verse!

Amy C. said...

Great combination of fun patterned papers!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Gorgeous. The papers make this spectacular!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful papers - I want them! Great bow, flower, and way you did the sentiment. Wonderful work Marisa! Hugz

ScrappyTeacher said...

A nice mix of 2 sets.

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card, Marisa!! Love the cross in the background!

Janis said...

Classic and wonderful!!!
<3 J

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Christmas GIVEAWAY at http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Vivienne Holden said...

A striking card. with beautiful colours and a heartfelt message! Love it. xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

These patterned papers are so festive together! Love the poinsettia, too.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

What a fun mix of pattern papers and love the design you created!

Ruby N said...

beautiful!

Carol from La Crosse said...

I can never get my patterned papers to look that good together. Your card is very pretty! I really love the stamp!

Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love that gorgeous flower!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used the pp and the stamping on top of the two images.

Milka Gubo said...

Beautiful colors, papers, design :-D

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such a pretty and fun combination of papers and dots/circles. A beautiful way to showcase this wonderful sentiment.

Lyn said...

This is a stunning card <3

Julie S. said...

I really like the layout and the papers you used! Great card.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!! nice sentiment!! the poinsettia is so beautiful...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Pat said...

Love those Echo Park papers and the beautiful red poinsettia and the pretty bow with the button and silver cord through it. x