It's release day at Verve and we're celebrating with Day 5 of our June 2015 Spotlight Hops! Have you enjoyed the spotlights we've been sharing this week? Well, the wait is over and everything previewed this week is available in the Verve online store now!
If you've been hopping already today you just came from Maureen's blog and in the right spot! If you want to start at the beginning, scroll down to the bottom and find the full hop list to start at the beginning, middle or end. It will be beautiful and inspiring no matter where you are on the hop. :)
Today's spotlight is shining on The Sparkly Dreams set illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the Butterfly Dreams Die Set and the Flourished Tag Die Set.
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 a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Today's spotlight is stellar Verve, I mean this is what I dream about when I think of Verve Stamps. Gorgeous sentiments that are meaningful and thoughtful, the butterfly is traditional. So with all those goodies, but oodles of more Verve from my stash I made this card.
I seem to have slipped away from buying pattern paper, I still have gobs of it on the shelf, but only because I love making artsy prints. I started with DecoArt Lavender Fields and Sapphire paint, my Creative Palette and a brayer. I live in a dry state so I always add Liquitex Slo-Dri or DecoArt Extender & Blending Medium. All those together in the right order, plus some found objects or artsy stamps make a great design for background paper. I hardly ever use my sewing machine and for nostalgic reasons I brought out the machine and thread. I could have easily drawn or doodles a border, too. Before I glued that down onto the plum cardstock I tied a bow with Sugar Seam Binding ribbon from Verve.
I stamped my butterflies and sentiment from Sparkly Dreams Stamp Set on white mixed media paper with Versafine ink and then colored the butterflies with watercolor brush pens before cutting them out with coordinating Butterfly Dreams dies.
The stamp set name made me do it. I needed to add some sparkle so I used my Pink Sparkle Sequins Mix in just a few special spots around the card. And that's how I made my release day card!
Thank you all for the wonderful comments that have come across my in-box. I do really enjoy having you stop in for the hop this week. Have an amazing day and we'll see you again tomorrow!
Now it's time to stop by Shantaie's blog for some final Verve goodness.
Stamps: Sparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Mixed Media White Paper (Stampendous), colored cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine, Tsukineko),
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Sugar ribbon (Signature Ribbon Collection, Verve), Pink Sparkle Sequins Mix (Verve), sewing machine, Creative Palette (Stampendous), acrylic paint (DecoArt)