Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Verve Stamps Merry and Bright ~ Hop Day 2

 

I've been so excited to get inky with this set and yet not sure how to show the emotion of the whole set. I watched a video on SHEart the other day and decided, "that's it!".  It is a set that calls out holiday, happy, and cheerful with an all around great set of sentiments with the fonts known well with Verve stamps.

Fast forward to the end of the post and you'll see a hop list. It's for the Verve Holiday Release that is going on all week. Just start here with my post and then jump back to the beginning of the list with Julee, because there is a little Rize-pay for the Ake-tay everyday. Just hop and comment and find out on Friday. Details and more are at the bottom of this post, but for now you can look at the project. Can you imagine this started with white paper and two pieces of scrap pattern paper? 


The inky sentiments and snowflakes come from the Merry and Bright set being featured today. I created all of this on Neenah Smooth White card stock and then secured it onto the card base with super sticky red tape.

I pulled a couple of older Verve items into this card for the embellishment collage. The tree is from the Winter Fun die set and brushed and splattered with acrylic paint, then given it's special bling with pink rhinestones. I can't wait to tell you how I made that flower. I think I've hit the jackpot!


I had a stamped flower from Dream Big on yellow cardstock and die cut with the Scalloped Flowers die set leftover from another project.  I thought if I cut it in a spiral the way you do for a rolled flower, I could make a simple flower. I added some acrylic paints to match the colors of the card and glued it down around the base of the tree.  Another fun element is some DIY washi tape using the snowflakes from Merry and Bright set. Look at the top of the card and just above the lace ribbon to find them.



1. Julee6. Amber
2. Laurie7. Amy
3. Maureen8. Andrea
4. Teresa9. Charmaine
5. Tosh10. Janelle


Today is Day 2 of 4 with Verve's Holiday Spotlight Hops where the Diva's are showcasing 4 new sets and one plain jane. We would love for you to join us each day and take a look at our inspired projects. Everyday there is going to be secret blog where one commenter will win the set featured that day. So as you hop along take a moment to give a comment on each blog. The winner's will be announced at the Release Party Friday night, 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET. Check out the details on any of this week's post for Verve Stamps.

See you again tomorrow!



Details:
Stamps: Merry and Bright (Verve Stamps), Dream Big (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Smooth White (Neenah), pattern paper scraps
Ink: Jet Black (Archival Ink, Ranger), acrylic paints (leaf green, Blue Mist, Passionfruit, metallic lavender, white)
Accessories: Winter Fun die set (A Cut Above, Verve), Scalloped Flowers die set (A Cut Above, Verve), lace edging ribbon (Walmart brand), medical paper tape (Dollar Store), paper doily, rhinestones (Kaisercrafts and Queen and Co.), snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), Distressing tools (corrugate board, sponge, heart chipboard negative, bubble wrap), Micron black pen

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59 comments:

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! LOVE the colours and the eclectic feel to your card...absolutely awesome!!

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love all the colors and texture.

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  3. Great mix of colors in your card-totally unexpected! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love the paint details Janelle.

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  5. There is so much wonderful goodness going on there! Wow! What a true beauty and work of art! What a wonderful way to showcase a sneak of the new release! Well done and thanks for sharing your talent!

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  6. Oh I love the cool collage background..thanks so much for sharing

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  7. Cute card. Love your little embellishment collage. TFS

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  8. Love this mixed media, hint of grunge, eclectic collage! Makes a gorgeous holiday card!

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  9. Oh my goodness, Janelle, you went to town with this one! Absolutely fabulous card :o)

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  10. Love your little Christmas collage. How sweet.

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  11. Fabulous color combo! Hard to believe it isn't Prima DP! Love the way you added the sentiment.
    Can't wait for the release!
    "Have a Happy and Safe Halloween"
    Hugs, Dangina

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  12. Wow. Love the colors! U did amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Wow! There's so much to take in here. I could never pull this off....you've done it beautifully. I love how you did that flower--smart thinking--now I have to try that too. I love how you've showcased the snowflakes and sentiment from this set.

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  14. Such a fun card! Love all the colours!

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  15. You have created a fabulous collage, Janelle! Love the mix of colours and fun touches.

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  16. What a great collage of elements and color!!

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  17. What a beautiful, colorful Christmas card.

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  18. So cool, and colorful and funky. Love the mixed media and all the layers and textures!

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  19. What a fun and collagey card!! Love it!! So artistic!

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  20. What a great card. love all the layers

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  21. This is really fun Janelle! So much visual interest!

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  22. Wow! Love the grunge graffiti style... a LOT of fun!

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  23. Oh, very cool! You have a fantastic imagination to envision all this on a card. I love the pretty colors and all the fun elements. And thanks for mentioning how you created that little flower - very clever! ;-)

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  24. Very artistic. Love the dimension of the tree and flower at the bottom.

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  25. Wow your card is colorful, I could never pull this off, yours is just stunning!!

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  26. I really like this Janelle! It's so fun and festive and creative. LOVE it!

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  27. Wow! Looks like that card used tons of supplies ... what a gorgeous result! Pat K.

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  28. very beautiful card!!!!! thanks fro sharing

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  29. a creative artistic christmas card with flair, thanks for thinking outside the magic of creativity!!!
    ava g

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  30. Definitely a WOW card! A work of art!

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  31. This is an absolutely lovely work of art. How thrilled someone would be to receive Christmas wishes expressed this way!

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  32. Wow this is such a kewl xmas card love the way it's created

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  33. What a fabulous collage style card! It is so bright and cheerful. Who wouldn't love receiving this card for Christmas. :D

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  34. So beautiful and fun! Just LOVE the colors!

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  35. Cool card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Gorgeous card Janelle, so many wonderful details!

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  37. Wow--what a fun and colorful card!

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  38. Wow such a different look when making a collage...very nice.

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  39. This is so different, I love the collage of elements and those "cheerful" colors!! Fabulous card!!

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  40. Wow! What a cool card! Very "artsy" and pretty. Love the colors and the custom washi tape.

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  41. It really does give a snowy effect!

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  42. Love! Love! Love the mixed media! So festive!

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  43. Love this unique Christmas card Janelle. :) That flower is fab and thanks for sharing how you made it.

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  44. Awesome! It's a mixed media collage masterpiece in a card!

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  45. Amazing, this is a work of art, now that's what I call creativity - simply beautiful!

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  46. I just love the collage look of this card! Super job!

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  47. Wow - what a way to showcase the set. Fabulous.

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  48. Wow.....you have outdone yourself on this one. I will have to try that flower out too....Thanks!

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  49. What a colorful card - definitely "merry and bright" .

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  50. wow love the tearing done on this card and the fun funky colors are awesome!!!

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  51. WOW how cool is this one, you are just creating masterpieces with these new releases girl!

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  52. Such a fun card you have created, love all the details.

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