Friday, November 18, 2016

Verve November 2016 Release Retrospective Hop

Welcome to Verve's November Release Retrospective Blog Hop!

Have you had a chance to get your inky fingers on the latest Verve release? It's a beautiful holiday release and the Verve Divas and November Guests are hopping again today with a fresh dose of inspiration using the new stamps! Everything in the shop is on sale 25% off right now, so it's a great time to stock up. Come take a tour of our blogs to see these fun stamps in action, then leave a little comment love as you hop about for a chance to win today's prize!




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

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I used this week's Viva La Verve sketch for my card along with this wonderful sentiment and image from Beyond Measure.   Love using this earthy colour pallet for Christmas cards!   I wanted my doily to fit across the card so I cut it in half to make it bigger.  Shadow stamped the wise men image under the sentiment and added a gold half pearl to the star to tie in with the gold twine.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? One lucky comment from all of the stops along today's hop will be randomly selected to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, comment on each of the stops below. Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Monday, November 28.

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Laurie
2. Lee Ann (Guest)7.  Charmaine
3. Lynn (Guest)8. Betty
4. Tenia (Guest)9. Maureen
5. Marisa
10. Teresa


Time to head on over to Laurie's blog to see her fabulous creation!  Have a great day!






What's In It?
Stamps:  Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Home for Christmas (Fancy Pants), Seasons (Echo Park), Winter Wonderland (Kaiser Kraft), Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)   
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Black (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Stitched Circles (Lil' Inkers), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies Retired), Gold Twine and Gold Half Pearl (Michael's), Dimensionals

38 comments:

Bunny said...

I really am enjoying the Christian sentiments. Love that doily.

Katie Becker said...

Such a perfect card - from sentiment to colors! Inspiring!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Love this classy Christmas card, Marisa!

Janelle said...

Love your colors for this 'traditional' Christmas card. Great layout and pattern mix. Wonderful stamp set.

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

I love everything about this card. The colors are like a warm hug.

Lisa Lynn said...

Marisa, love the country look of your gorgeous card.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my this is so beautiful!!!! That's a wonderful layout too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Really pretty card. Love the gold cord bow -it is very classy:)

Karen B. said...

Perfect details for the beautiful sentiment!

Christine said...

This is gorgeous! You selected beautiful papers for striking layers, and I love the tone-on-tone stamping of the silhouette. Wonderful!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Adorable card! Great job on the color combo.

cghundley said...

Your card is so
pretty! I love
all the layers.
Carla from Utah

Indy's Designs said...

Beautiful papers and perfect card for Christmas!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the little wise men. Your colors are great and I like how all the patterned papers work so well together.

Preety said...

wow! such a detailed and beautiful card! I love the doily in the background and the golden twine :)
cheers
preety

Kapina said...

What a beautiful card!

Shirley A. said...

Your card tops the chart! Fab!!!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Such a meaningful sentiment and pretty card.

Deeps said...

Great sketch here. Love the papers you used here.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is gorgeous. Love how you stamped the wise men in a tone on tone behind the sentiment. Lovely papers.

Cynthia said...

fabulously arranged !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome color and layout to focus on the lovely sentiment

Sue LD said...

Great papers and I like the sentiment stamped over the wise men.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layers of different papers.
the twine makes a great accent.
thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful papers and layers, love the tone on tone image with the sentiment on top!

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely layers. Well done.

Lynn said...

ahhh...we must have been mind mapping when we made our cards. Love the tone on tone of the silhouette image.

McStamper said...

Great card. Love your use of the patterned papers.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Love your beautiful card!!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Marisa, your card is so beautiful. Love the quote and shadow image behind it.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty layering and colors!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the colors on here and the light green image behind the words!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

just beautiful.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love it.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!!

Gail said...

My favorite sentiment - I love your layout of this card - tfs

Vicki robertson said...

Breathtaking Christmas card, Marisa! A true display of traditional Christmas colors. I love this sketch design too!

Kim S said...

The wise men as a backdrop to that sentiment is a wonderful look! Beautiful papers - I love the pop of burgundy on the neutrals.