I Went on a Balloon Ride

It's finally Friday! Hooray! Today is the last day of our peeks of the Verve sets we'll be releasing tonight. The divas have some fabulous eye candy for you over on the Verve Blog and a chance to win the two sets their peeking today - Up, Up and Away and Dare To Be. And you still have until 5PM Mountain tonight to get your sketch card in the drawing for a chance at your choice of any Verve set. And if you've ever wanted to be a guest for a Verve release, we've extended the deadline for the Special Guest contest to 10PM ET on Tuesday, May 26. I'll be picking my favorite entry to be our Special Guest for our June release! The sketch and all the details are in yesterday's post.




A while ago, the fabulous Amy Sheffer shared a cute little photo of some hot air balloon wall hangings with me as an idea for a stamp set. I just loved the idea and had so much fun designing a set that would capture the whimsy and adventure of balloon riding, but also have the elegant style of those old fashioned balloons from days gone by. I think I now have a new favorite Verve set! The other set being peeked today is called Dare to Be and it's a small sentiment set that will work for all sorts of encouragement, congratulations and all-occasion cards.

For my card, I colored the balloon from Up, Up and Away with Copic markers, then added some red rhinestones for a little bling. I stamped a few of the clouds in the set and some treetops down below, then distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Next I added some faux stitching around the edges and matted with a Soft Sky Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die cut that was heavily sponged with Vintage Photo ink. Below that is a layer of cream cardstock that is debossed with the D'Vine Swirls cuttelbug folder and sponged with Vintage Photo. I thought the red and white striped ribbon really went with that old-fashioned feel, so I added a strip down the side, then added a few more loops to give it a pleated feel, finishing with the I'm so proud of you sentiment from the Dare to Be set.



Okay, that's it for today, peeps! I hope to see y'all at the release party tonight at 9PM Eastern in the Verve Forum. We'll be revealing the new sets and chatting up a storm. Then at around 11PM Eastern, the new sets will be available on the website and we'll be kicking off our Memorial Day sale!

13 comments

  1. Love this Julee! Sweet image and that yummy ribbon, pleated like that...looks fabulous!
    Oh an extension...you KNOW I'm going to play again ;)
    Hope to see you tonight at the party!!

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  2. I love release parties! :) And I'm going to get to work on that card sketch. Being a gd for Verve would be a dream!! :)

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  3. WOW, fun and whimsical are my favorite kind of stamps. Fun and whimiscal VERVE is almost too much for me to handle...I think my head is about to explode...maybe it's the cold medicine ;) Either way I LOVE THIS SET!!!!!

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  4. Oh wow Julee this is awesome! What an awesome design and the embellishments are perfect for this card!

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  5. This is wonderful, Julee! I'm sad that I will miss the party, but I'm going to try to sneak away from my guests to order the new sets!

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  6. WHAT!?! You KNOW how much I love that ribbon! Now I have to case this card and by case, I mean COPY!!! LOL! This is beyond fantastic. I seriously am at a lack for words. And did you see Shannan's card for the peek? OMG, that one is a stunner too! Such talent, such talent! See you tonight! Hugs,

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  7. I love these hot air balloons. I got my husband and 2 children gift certificates for Christmas for a Hot Air Balloon ride, which they will be taking soon and these will be perfect for scrapbook pages! Thanks for the great designs!

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  8. Oh my...I love this card Julee!! Great job!! Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

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  9. Have I told you lately how great you are! Well you are! Love the balloon set GF!

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  10. I am so thrilled to see hot air balloons with some pizzazz! I love the original vintage balloons and this comes close to those. Wonderful card, too! Thanks so much!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

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