Make a Wish - AVS Hop Day 3

Hi friends!  Happy Saturday and welcome to our 3rd day of Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!!!  The Divas are back at it again bringing you more delicious sneak peeks of the sets and dies that are releasing on Friday night, August 24.  I'm the start of today's show, so let's get to it!!!  Oh yeah, did I mention there's a prize?  Leave a little comment love on each of the posts on today's hop list and you just might be the lucky winner of the set we're featuring today... Doodled Occasions!  To find out a little more back story on this set and to get all the nitty gritty details about prizes and deadlines, head on over to the Verve Blog.



Okay, NOW let's get to it!  If you read the little write-up on the Verve Blog about this set, you'll know that I designed it with the clean and simple style of stamping in mind.  As you may notice, my spotlight card is not CAS, but I will tell you it STARTED there and got waylaid in shabbyville along the way! {grin}

I stamped what Mr. Verve refers to as the Dr. Seuss cake (it's his favorite stamp ever) and embossed it and the Make a Wish sentiment in white on crumb cake cardstock.  I then  did a little coloring with distress markers and then Copic markers over some of the embossed parts.(amazingly enough, Copics will cover embossing!).  Next I added some vintage photo sponging around the image and matted on old olive and a island indigo scallop rectangle.  Up until this point, everything was still pretty CAS, but then I decided to add another sneak of that little Pennant Trim in the corner.

I wanted it to pop, so I layered the white Pennant Trim below the island indigo Pennant Trim and offset it just a bit, then stamped each pennant with a star from a set we'll be peeking next week.  I added some frosted pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty (LOVE these little embellishments!) and then laid it onto some crumb cake cardstock.  It needed something... so I pulled out the Swiss Dots folder and then WITHOUT even thinking I inked and distressed the edges.  It just happened, I tell ya!  {grin}  So I kept on with the distressing and then since the CAS concept had gone out the window, I went in and added some linen string behind the crumb cake layer and then finished off with some white enamel dots all around the scallops and in the center of each star.

I just know the rest of the Divas have some exciting cards to show you with this set, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in for a fun little hop!  Next up is the always fabulous Laurie!


1. Julee9. Janelle
2. Laurie S.10. Betty
3. Maureen11. Jen d.
4. Teresa12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amy14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Andrea15. Susan
8. Charmaine



Enabler's List
Stamps: sneak preview of Doodled Occasions, Learning to Sail (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Old Olive (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress, Distress markers (Ranger), Copic markers 
Accessories:  sneak preview of Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic and Scallop Rectangles Nestabilties (Spellbinder), linen thread (TCP), white liquid enamel (Ink Essentials), green frosted pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Swiss Dots EF (Cuttlebug), white embossing powder (JudiKins)

52 comments

  1. Wonderful, blue and green should definitely be seen together, cheers Linda

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  2. What a happy card! I love the color combination, and the font of the sentiment :)

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  3. Very funky colour combo! And a very fun little cake :o)

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  4. This card is great........funny how we just slip into our style without even intending to sometimes isn't it?;)
    This cake is so cute and I can see why Mr. Verve likes it so much. I like the way you layered the Pennant Trim and added the bling.

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  5. Love this card! The pop of white is awesome.
    -- Connie C.

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  6. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  7. What a cool card - I love the colors, all the layers AND your distressing!

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  8. I love the distressed edges. Gorgeous!

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  9. Really cute card. Love the embossing and coloring on the kraft CS.

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  10. Hi Julee, I'm sorry for posting this here. I couldn't figure out where else I could do this. I haven't been able to post any comments to Charmaine's blog on any of these spotlight hop days. I've tried many ways to get to her blog and every time it pops up for a split second and then shows a message saying that it can't be accessed. Am I the only one having this problem?
    Thanks for your help.
    I am thoroughly enjoying this hope and am so looking forward to release night next week.
    Darlene

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  11. I'm so very glad you got way-layed in shabbyville...the card is amazing!
    becky
    beckyboyer.com

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  12. I love the stars, I love the cake.
    I love the font that you did make.
    I love to hop from blog to blog.
    To see the Divas go whole hog.
    I love my stamps from Verve, you see,
    So happy anniversary!!

    (In honor of the VERY cute Dr. Seuss cake!!)

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  13. Dr Zeus cake is a great name for the image - go Mr Verge :) Darling job on the card. Not quite CASS but a wonderful Julee creation :)

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  14. Really cute, I love the distressing!

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  15. Love the Dr. Seuss cake and how bright the embossing is! Great card!

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  16. Man, another whoe week? I don't know if I can wait to see everything! This would be a great little boys birthday card! Swee! :)

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  17. Love the Dr. Seuss cake! The white embossing looks great and I love the colors you used.

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  18. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  19. Fabulous card. Love the cake stamp and the way you used white ink on the dark card stock. Cute green gems, too!

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  20. What a beautiful card!!! I love the pennant banner! This cake will always be called the Dr. Seuss Cake in my mind from now on!!! I am sure it would have made a beautiful cas card but I an glad it got waylayed along the way!!! It's gorgeous!

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  21. Love the card and the new stamps

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  22. Ooh, a CAS set! Thanks Julee! I can't wait to see it in all it's glory-you're card is so sweet :)

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  23. Great colors. I'm in love with the Pennant Trim Die, got to get that one. The distressed edges really finish off the card nicely. Good job!

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  24. I agree with Mr. Verve! I love that "Dr.Seuss" birthday cake, too. The white embossing is FAB! :D

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  25. Very cool. ;-) I love your 'CAS' card that turned into more! Love the way you offset the banners, and those new stamps are so fun.

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  26. It's super cute Julee. Sometimes it's hard not to add in the things we love.

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  27. This is a great card...love the banner the use of bling and the enamel dots.

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  28. Love the pop of color....those stars on the pennant are too cute!

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  29. This is so pretty! I love all the distressing and the colors are simply and yet gorgeous together!

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  30. So cute! I really like this new style for another option. And I can definitely use another birthday image!

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  31. This is fabulous! Don't you just love it when CAS goes awry!!

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  32. Great card! Love the birthday cake!

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  33. Incredible distressed layers. Awesome image and colors!

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  34. So very cute. Love this banner and the stars and gems that you put with it. Neat idea with the twine.

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  35. I adore that little banner and the tiny stars are so cute!!

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  36. love all of the distressing on this card and that Dr. Seuss cake too!

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  37. This card would be so perfect for either a man or woman. It's not too frilly, but has just enough detail and bling. Mr. Verve is right about the cake, it does look rather Dr. Seussish, but that is not a bad thing. Love it embossed with the white.

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  38. Love the "grubbiness" of this cute card.

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  39. I like your shabby CAS card!

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  40. As usual, lovely distressing! The cake looks so cute!

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  41. Very nice job. Love the distressed paper for sure! Time well spent!

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  42. I love how you've distressed the edges and how elements pop off!!!

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  43. Cut card! Lovin' the pennant die!


    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

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  44. I can still see the CAS design shimmering through LOL. Great card, love how you've created the pennants, too!

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