Monday, August 28, 2017

Verve / Anni-VERVE-sary!

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Welcome back to Day 5 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 4 beautiful new sets and 2 coordinating die sets just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate this special 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release, we're putting on another blog hop, with a pretty cool prize!

Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves, especially since we've got a full line-up of Divas, guests and Alumni today!

Verve Stamps August 2017 Spotlight Hops

I am sharing another card made using the Bloom Brighter and coordinating Blooming Die from Verve.  I can't stop white heat embossing these flowers and using watercolors!  After heat embossing on some Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, I smooshed some Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, and Peeled Paint onto an acetate sheet.  Using my waterbrush, I simply colored in the blooms and leaves, letting them dry in between applications.  I love the opaque look and shading these inks give when watercolored!  I added my blooms to a trimmed white panel that had some Nuvo Embellishment Paste applied to the background for a shimmery look (applied with my finger).  My sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and clear heat embossed.

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Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! 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 and all the prize info and deadlines!

Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set
Cake and CandlesScripture Medley 5

Day 5 Hop List
1. Julee9. Lesley
2. Maureen10. Christyne
3. Betty11. Laurie
4. Charmaine12. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa13. Laurie W(Alumni)
6. Amy S.(Alumni)14. Tosha L. (Alumni)
7. Amy K.(Alumni)15. Tiffany S.(Alumni)
8. Michelle W. (Alumni)


53 comments:

Moira Galarneau said...

love the soft watercoloring on your flowers-simply delightful!

Migdalia said...

Simply beautiful. I love the soft colors & pretty flowers too.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Sheri said...

oh my! This is perfection in a card!

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful, soft colored flowers. Such a pretty card.

Sue Crease said...

Wow this is gorgeous ! You make such wonderful cards. X

Dee Earnshaw said...

This is so pretty, Amy. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us:)

Tracy A said...

Beautiful. I love the soft shimmer around the flowers.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great shading on the flowers.
Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.

vinita jain said...

Love the pretty flowers!

Connie Wine said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Great release too!!!

Linda Duensing said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Janis said...

Such a sweet trio of beautiful flowers. Love the pretty watercoloring against the white embossing!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just positively lovely.

Gloria said...

Lovely flowers

Sue LD said...

Awesome--love the colors.

Andrea Shell said...

Beautiful card! I love those flowers and your watercoloring of them!

Michelle said...

Love the floral design. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us.

Judy1223 said...

Amy, I can see why you love white embossing these flowers, they are GORGEOUS when watercolored! Wowza! Thanks for all the inspiration with this release, it has been fun!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These blooms are just gorgeous; beautiful card.

Pat Swearingen said...

Your water coloring of the flowers (on my wish list) really makes all the other elements of the card come together for an "easy on the eye" card--one you want to display and enjoy for days.

lritchie said...

Beautiful card, am loving this stamp!

Mary Johnson said...

What a great technique! I usually emboss with black but I'll have to give white a try!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... the watercolor blooms are gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers!!

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

Wow! How gorgeous is this!! I love your colouring and the white embossed flowers is just stunning.

Janelle said...

This is so Pretty! I need to try watercoloring with my new Oxides. thanks for the inspiration.

Amber said...

Amy, I LOVE the shimmer - and Distress Oxides are one of my fave new things to play with! Awesome! x

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Loly Borda said...

I love how you colored those beautiful flowers Amy! Beautiful card! TFS

Alma Dirpaul said...

Those colors go together so well.

dj said...

Gorgeous trio...way to go showcasing this new set!!

Marianne said...

So pretty with the soft pastels.

QuilterLaura said...

Just LOVE your card, I just MUST get this stamp set~

HJ said...

Love this beautiful card, Amy, with the softly colored flowers and sweet sentiment. It would be awesome to win this bundle of new products. Have a wonderful day!

Karthikha said...

Such a beautiful card with the soft colors! Love it!!

Christine said...

Adore the soft colors!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love those pretty flowers!

Karen Day said...

Really amazing, Amy! Such pretty shades...

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Amy, I'm with you about loving the white embossing and watercoloring! This is the perfect set for it, and I LOVE your colors! Beautifully done, and I can hardly wait to play with this set (and matching dies). Thanks for the wonderful inspiration this week! You are so talented, and it's so nice to have you back for the tenth anniversary! Hugs!

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous water coloring! I love the flowers.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such pretty colours on the flowers. Great layers here too. Beautiful card.

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous flowers, and I love the white on white layers!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This card is absolutely lovely. I love the blooms and your choice of colours is perfect.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!! It's very delicate!!!

Linda Skinner said...

Fabulous card!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card - I love the soft colors you chose!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card, Amy! Love the look of those oxide watercolored blooms! I'm totally going to have to try that. Just gorgeous!

Lucy E. said...

What a lovely card!
Those flowers are so soft and
colored in such beautiful colors!

Tina Z. said...

stunning flower card, amazing flowers!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful card, love your colorful flowers.

Alexandra Madison said...

Wonderful soft and pretty watercolored card :)

Carmela Hubler said...

Love your card and the layered flowers are so pretty!

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