Saturday, April 7, 2018

Verve April 2018 Release Hop ~ Day 1



Welcome to Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing Tuesday, April 10.

Today the Divas and special guests are sharing inspiration featuring the new Risen Savior stamp set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for the full hop list, prize details, reveals and a little more on this fun new set.

If you have come here from Laurie's blog you are right on track.  If you just stumbled upon the hop, you can check the hop list below to get caught up.

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I just couldn't put this wooden cross image down as I absolutely love it!  With Good Friday and Easter Monday still fresh on my mind,  I stamped and fussy cut three crosses and arranged them to resemble that heart wrenching Good Friday event.  The sentiment in the set gave me an idea to overlay it on a vellum heart (inspired by Diva Laurie who is the queen of using vellum!).  Grounded the scene with the black panel and balanced things off with some black twine.   The vellum heart was a bear to adhere and reminded me why I shy away from using it, but was well worth the struggle.

Best part:  the whole time I was creating this card I was humming "Because He Lives" as the sentiment is a line from that wonderful hymn.  My heart is indeed full in many ways, especially the fact this card represents deep gratitude and what I hold most near and dear to my heart ♥


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!

Risen Savior


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa



Time to head on over to Maureen's blog to see her wonderful creation which will be a feast for your eyes :)   

Have a wonderful day, and make sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 of our hop and a chance to win some new Verve!  





 
What's In It?
Stamps:  Risen Savior (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Blushing Bride, Wedding (Making Memories), Vellum 

Ink:  Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  Heart Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Glue Dots, Twine, Dimensionals    

29 comments:

lorrayneingram said...

I like the transition between the pale color to the starkness of the black. The 3 crosses stamped with the verse is enough. Nice card

Christine said...

Hi Marisa,
I miss visiting you on "Mojo Mondays", but it is wonderful to see your work on the occasion of a new Verve release! Your card really touched me. Without our hearts being involved, the cross is not all that Jesus meant it to be. Love the artistry and the truth of your card....it's a jewel!

JoAnn said...

Wow Marisa, I love your card and the way you used the vellum heart over the 3 crosses. That sentiment is perfect with the vellum heart. TFS.

JuliaP said...

Your card is truly beautiful. Great job!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love how you did the three crosses with the vellum overlay for the sentiment. Beautiful card, Marisa!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vellum heart sentiment over the three crosses. I love stamped vellum (I use vellum tape by 3M and never seem to have a problem).

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful, love the colors.the design is perfect with the rugged crosses.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

LOVE your card!

Christi Flores said...

Amen! I too craft and praise. Such a sweet time. I am absolutely in awe of this card not only for its beauty but what it represents. Amazing job!

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

What a fantastic way to show the love that the Lord has for each of us! Beautiful way to present the sentiment...the black ties together so nicely~

Lyn said...

Beautiful card, so loving the Ole Ruggered Cross :)

McStamper said...

Wonderful card. Love the crosses and your use of the vellum.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a GREAT idea!

Carmela Hubler said...

Marisa, I love this design! The crosses in the background with the vellum heart! How pretty.

Sue D said...

Great design. I like the sentiment on the vellum heart.

stampcz said...

Great card!

cincyem said...

I couldn't agree with you more about the sentiments being so strong in your heart. I know they are in mine.

Cindy Littler said...

I love what you did with the vellum. Beautiful card!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Marissa, this is so special! Love the colors!

Aunt Denise said...

I love the velum layer on your great card. I love how the card makes me think of our Lord's sacrifice which in turn reminds me to be grateful for so many things. Thanks so much for sharing your design.

Gail said...

This is truly an amazing statement - love how you did the crosses and the entire layout - so lovely - Because HE lives I can face tomorrow - TFS

Greta said...

Beautiful way to use the cross die!

Valerija said...

That is so beautiful. That sentiment is beautiful too.

Donna Whitten said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary said...

love the clean lines and simplicity of your gorgeous card!!

Vivian Foo said...

Beautiful ways to use the images.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

The vellum heart was such a great idea! This is so very beautiful.

Iris said...

So pretty - love the vellum heart.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow -stunning card. I love that vellum heart and the wonderful sentiment. Isn't this a wonderful new set?