Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Verve 2012 Anni-Verve-Sary Spotlight Day 7


We are getting so close to the release, I can tell you all are wanting to get to the shopping cart by now. Hang on we have so many more sneak peeks and only a few more days left! Hasn't Julee just about amazed you with all these wonderful stamps and dies?!?!?!? Woo-hoo, let's get to the rest of the hop today!


I'm using the featured Learning to Sail stamp set and the Flourished Trim die on my card. I made the sentiment frame with the new Flourish die by cutting out two full length Flourishes and then two shorter ones for the tops. Once they were glued onto the sentiment paper, I cut the overlaps in each corner with utility knife from the inside to outside. The handmade flower and silk ribbon are hand colored to match some of the colors in the pattern paper. That flower is made from the Pointed Flowers and Scalloped Flowers die from this release as well. It's a bit of fussy coloring for a whole lot of satisfaction (if you ask this crafter anyway.) The card is inspired by the sketch over on the Anni-Verve-sary Challenge week forum. Julee and Laurie are the Diva Hostesses for that fabby sketch. It's totally worth it to participate, there are prizes, but the deadline is this Friday! Check out the many ways to win some new Verve by taking the links at the bottom of this post.


Happy hopping and see you tomorrow for another sneak peek day!

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Laurie S.9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Janelle
4. Teresa11. Betty
5. Tosh12. Christyne {Guest}
6. Amber13. Laurie W. {Guest}
7. Amy14. Jen S. {Guest}

Reminders in Fine Print:
Anni-Verve-sary Challenge Week deadline is August 24th by 5:00pm ET
Anni-Verve-sary Spotlight Hops are August 16th through 24th
Customer Card Carnival!!!! That's YOU!
RELEASE and WINNERS REVEAL PARTY starts 7:00pm ET and goes until the shopping begins at 9:00pm ET. 




Details:
Stamps: Learning to Sail (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Take Note Paper Pad (Calico Studio), Pewter (Neutech CCC), cream (Wausau), Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Going Grey, Baroque Burgundy and More Mustard (Stampin' Up), Toner Gray markers (Copics)
Accessories: Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Pointed Flowers die (A Cut Above, Verve), Scalloped Flowers Die (A Cut Above, Verve), crochet edging, Grass Green adhesive pearls (Queen, Co)




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54 comments:

  1. WOW! Janelle, this is the most clever card on the hop so far! ANOTHER inovative way to use the flourish trim and that flower is just gorgeous! If I wasn't so in awe I'd be mroe jealous than I am!

    Fantastic :)

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  2. Seeing so many creative uses for the new die. That frame turned out wonderfully!

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  3. This is just beautiful! I love the colors and that sentiment is a gotta have. Thanks for sharing... this makes me sad that I have missed some of the other days of Verve hopping this week

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  4. The card is Beautirul! I love the idea of using the flourish trim die as a frame! The lerning to sail set is so nice! The flower, made with the pointed & scalloped flower dies is perfect. I love the colors and the ribbon. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  5. Wow!!! This is gorgeous!!! Even before I read your post I noticed the trim die as your frame for your sentiment. How clever is that!!!! Your flower and bow are gorgeous!!!

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  6. Wow, I am loving these new stamps and diecuts. The DT has just put their creative fingers to work on this fabulous hop.

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  7. Awesome handmade flower... it matches just as you planned. Love the card with the lace trim at the bottom.

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  8. Great card - love the soft colors that mirror the meaning of the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us :)

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  9. LOVE how you created that fancy frame for the sentiment. It looks amazing, and I love the trim too.

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  10. Using the die to make the frame is very clever :) You have created a lovely card and have made it so feminine. Thank you.

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  11. Wow! Talk about out-of-the-box thinking - I love how you created your own shape with the new die, very cool!

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  12. Beautiful card! Love your layout, colors and that quote is wonderful, the Verve fonts are to fall in love with!!!

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  13. A fabulous card. I love your colors and your sentiment is great.

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  14. Very creative use of the edged die!! Makes such a statement and highlights that sentiment wonderfully.

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  15. What a beautiful card --- I love the colors you used, all the layers AND the way you did your sentiment!

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  16. Oh my goodness! I was sure that framing was some cool cut file that I NEEDED to own, and then I read on to find out it's the flourished die! So genius! And that scrunched up flower? Amazing! An absolutely GORGEOUS card!

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  17. That is one gorgeous flower and ribbon!! Love all the detail you put into this card, especially the frame you made for the beautiful sentiment.

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  18. Another beautiful card! I'm loving these sneak peeks!

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  19. Great card. That flower is so worth it. It's beautiful.

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  20. love the colors you choose very pretty.

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  21. Great take on the sketch challenge. I just love square cards. And such a neat frame. TFS!

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  22. Just plain gorgeous! Loving that flower...sigh.

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  23. Such a gorgeous card! I really like how you took a different "non-nautical" route with this sentiment.

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  24. I really like the blocks of patterned paper in the back ground and unique use of the flourishes.

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  25. Beautiful card. Love how you used the die to frame the sentiment.

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  26. Wow, look what you did with that die!!!

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  27. WOW...this is STUNNING...love how you created the frame with the new die and your flower is beautiful, too!!!

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  28. that flower is beautiful with that bow and what a great sentiment!

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  29. This is so pretty, Janelle! I love the papers you used and those banner sentiments are tops on my list for sure!

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  30. What a beautiful card. I love how you used the Flourished Trim Die to frame out the sentiment......so creative. Beautiful flower and scrunched bow.

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  31. Very pretty--I like the colors.

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  32. Gorgeous card. Love the background paper, flower and bow. You made an awesome frame for a fantastic sentiment!

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  33. This is gorgeous! I just read your little about me statement and I love it. So cute.

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  34. Amazing card! Love it! Olena

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  35. Oh, my goodness!!!! There is not one part of this card that I do not love. Gorgeous colors, flower, ribbon.

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  36. Love the flower and blocks of color. Oh heck, I love the whole thing.

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  37. Well, aren't you the clever girl!? Creating that frame with the border die is such a great idea. Love it! And your flower and ribbon/bow are gorgeous!

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  38. Love your grey and mustard color palette. Great card.
    -- Connie C.

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  39. Love the shape you created for your sentiment. And those papers and ribbon...swoon!

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  40. Fabulous card! I love the coloring, the frame around the sentiment and the embellishments you used!

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  41. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Oh my goodness - so beautiful!! The flower and ribbon are over the top!!!

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  43. Very beautiful!! I love the pretty flower and the way you popped up the word in the quote!!

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  44. Love the color coordinations! sweet and vintage look with all the beautiful flowers! TFS!

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  45. Gorgeous card. I love the way you have used the new Verve die to make a frame around the sentiment - fantastic idea. cheers Linda

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  46. This is a symphony of design,texture and color! That die is such a unique shape and you used it perfectly, Janelle.

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  47. Your card is just stunning! The colors are gorgeous as is the flower and ribbon, and love how you popped that one word on the quote! TFS!

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  48. Very lovely! I am loving these new dies. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  49. Very pretty color, your flower is stunning.

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  50. Thanks for all the fun chatter last night :) and for the flower tutorial!! What did you use to color your flowers? I can't wait to make some of these when my flower dies get here (of course I still have to finish deciding what I want so I can order them, lol!). Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Hi Tangii,

      I used an aqua pen and smashed my Stampin' Up lid into the ink pad for my palette. While the paper is wet and after spreading it out from being crumpled I just added watered down color (lots of water on the brush tip) and then stronger colors after drying the brush tip with a paper towel.

      A little birdie told me that the orders are all finally processed from Friday night! Woo-hoo! I hope you get them soon.

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