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Aug 27, 2016
Aug 26, 2016
Welcome back to the final day of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! Today is release day! That's right! There's new Verve in the store this morning, including 2 beautiful new stamp sets, 3 die sets and a sequin mix just released, and they're all available to order right now! Today's inspiration is designer's choice, our favorites from the release. My card has bits and pieces from several of the new releases and is my favorite project so far.
I used a new stencil and texture paste to start my background, then used some Glimmer Mist sprays to add some color and shine. I made a pool of Distress Ink and dipped my card in it to add a different shade of blue/green. I splashed some of my sprays onto the background to create the splattered look.
I layered several paper flowers over a torn section of lace and crocheted lace, then tucked the foliage from the Great Kindness Die Set behind my flowers. I mixed some vintage glass glitter with mod podge to form a paste, and used my palette knife to scrape it in sections around my card.
I love the flower die from the Pottery Die Set because it is the perfect shaped scalloped circle die and works beautifully with so many Verve stamps. Any product that works double duty is a great investment in my book. Here I used the thank you sentiment from the Kindness Matters Set. I wish you could see this card in real life, the color is so much prettier and it has a softness that didn't translate in the photos.
I have had such a great time creating with these products and for this hop. Thank you Julee, Divas and Hillary for an amazing week! I hope you've been inspired by my mixed media projects and will visit again soon. <3 Hugs, Autumn
Aug 25, 2016
Welcome back to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! We're back today with inspiration for this fabulous new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26. Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Potter's Clay stamp set and coordinating, Pottery Die Set.
I hope to give you a glimpse into my mixed media brain this week, so I'm sharing a little about my process for those of you who are uneasy dabbling into mixed media. For my background, I gessoed a square of patterned card, then used Mod Podge to adhere a "grid" of watercolor paper scraps. While the Mod Podge was still tacky, I sprinkled it with vintage glass glitter. When in doubt, sprinkle everything with vintage glass glitter... :) Next, I made puddles with my watercolors, flicking the wet brush here and there to create the splatter effect.
I layered some snippets of patterned card together, with a copper embossed chipboard. I added some tissue tape around the base for more pattern. The watercolor pools in the crevices, creating such a great effect.
I love Verve dies because they cut thin chipboard easily and evenly. To create a terracotta effect on my chipboard pots, I used a palette knife and scraped on texture paste, sort of like icing a cake. When they were dry, I colored them with watercolors.
The sprigs are so amazing and will be making another appearance popping out from a 3D flower soon. I added them here to my pots to break up the hard lines.
Aug 24, 2016
Welcome back to Day 2 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! We're back with more inspiration today spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26. Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating, Great Kindness Die Set.
I am thrilled to add this Kindness die to my stash, it cuts so beautifully and is the perfect size! The entire set is gorgeous. I loved using it in mixed media. I hope you'll be inspired to get messy with your Verve today!
Don't you 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! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Aug 23, 2016
I am over the moon to be a part of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops with Verve Stamps this week! The new releases will be available for purchase this Friday, August 26, but until then the Divas have tons of inspiration to share, so check back daily through Friday. Plus, you can win some shiny new Verve by commenting on each of the designer's blog posts. Today we're sharing inspiration featuring the new Scripture Medley 4 compilation set. Check out the Verve Blog post today for more on this set and a sweet little introduction to Guest Diva Hillary Harris and me. EEK! :)
This stamp is my absolute favorite from the Scripture Medley 4 Set. I am so thankful for God's Grace! Where would I be...? As you can see, I embossed some new Verve flowers (oops - I am spoiling tomorrow's release!) and tucked them in with my layers. I used the chipboard die cuts from making the stencil to embellish, along with a Prima flower. I embossed the die cuts with shabby pink Frantage embossing powder.
For my second card, I wanted to do something more masculine and rugged, so I layered another set of Prima papers with burlap paper.
I used the tiny foliage dies from the same die set to highlight the purchased flower. I splashed some black gesso to complete the grungy look. I can't wait to work on another masculine card with the "Blessed is the man" stamp! How awesome!
Now, don't you 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! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
I just have to say thank you to Julee for this amazing invitation. I am humbled beyond words and so thrilled to work with this powerful scripture set. <3