Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shiny and New

Hi friends!  It's time for Day 2 of Verve's Spotlight Hops and today the Divas are shining their spotlights on two new sets... Shining Star and So Fluttery.  If you've already been hopping you should have arrived from Jen Shults' blog.  If not, why not hop right in!?  The master hop list is at the bottom of this post and you can check out all the prize (YES, you can win free stamps for commenting on the Diva blogs!) details over on the Verve Blog.  All of the stamps & dies you see previewed will be available in the Verve Store on Friday, February 22!

For my preview, I chose to use the new Shining Star set and the Starry Die.  My One Little Word for 2013 is SHINE, so I just had to design a new set with some shining sentiments!  {grin}



I made a couple of simple cards featuring two of the sentiment stamps in the set.  Same layout (just flipped) for both.  The sentiments are stamped onto some map paper that is toned down a bit with some watered down gesso so the ink would show up better.  I used one of the dies in the new Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set along the sentiment panel, then tied a bow of hemptique silver crafting cord around the panel, added a second bow and accented with a wood veneer star which I painted with liquid pearls and sprinkled glitter on.

The starry die is one die that cuts all of the stars at once.  Since it's a stand-alone die, it doesn't have alignment holes, so it's perfect for using the negative of the die cut in fun ways.  Here I cut the die from Sahara Sand, then crimped with my paper crimper and layered over some polka dot paper.  Simple, but striking and perfect for a masculine or feminine recipient.


Okay, there's still lots of eye candy to go, so I'll just leave you with the hop list and enabler's list.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow for the Day 3 hop!  Next up on the hop is Laurie!

1. Amber7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie W.
3. Charmaine9. Marisa
4. Christyne10. Maureen
5. Janelle11. Teresa
6. Jen S.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Shining Star (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, Black, Sahara Sand (SU!)
Ink: Black, watered down white gesso
Accessories: Starry Die, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), crafter's cord (Hemptique), paper crimper (Fiskars), liquid pearls (Ranger), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!)

64 comments:

  1. WOW!Beautiful cards,Love the sentiments...

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  2. Love these, Julee!!! The stars are fantastic and the fonts are perfect!!! Love how you've crimped that piece of paper! Never think to do that. Must jot that down ;)

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  3. Great cards! I love how you used the negatives with polka-dot paper. Wonderful new sentiments too.

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  4. Super card, I love the star cut outs with this sentiment.

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  5. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and the designs. Great idea to use the negative of the stars. Stunning!

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  6. These are fabulous Julee. And now you have me singing Madonna's Like a Virgin, thanks to your post title! *chuckle*

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  7. Only one word: STUNNING! You have created masterpieces! Thank you for sharing! May your day 'shine.'

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  8. Love the new sentiments Julee. The fonts are gorgeous.

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  9. Aaack!!! I need these sentiments Julee! I've been loving everything so far, but these are just the best! Your cards just make them shine even more!!

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  10. Love the use of the negative space, such a fun way to use that die. Great neutral color palettes, love that they can be masculine of feminine.

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  11. Beautiful all around: the black/gray color combo, the amazing sentiments and the gorgeous dies.

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  12. Love your creations! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful cards! The sayings are great reminders for me! God is in charge, not me! Thanks for being an inspiration today!

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  14. WOW! Your cards are simply STUNNING!

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  15. Such lovely cards ! Thanks for sharing !

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  16. Looovew those polka dotted stars!! Sooo cute!! Lovely mix of layouts and the crimped BG is great! Wonderful duo Mrs. Verve :)

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  17. Oh I just love these stamps you used! Beautiful! I think I need these... lol

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  18. Julee!!! I'm so excited about the peeks today. The release should be amazing! LOVE your cards. So elegant looking and perfect for male or female.

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  19. love your cards yep you sold me on these two for sure.

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  20. Love your gorgeous cards! Love your One Little Word, also! My One Little Word is RENEW! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. gorgeous, gorgeous cards... the shining star stamp set looks just beautiful!

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  22. Awesome cards! Love the monochromatic look with the silver and black. The words are beautiful, and I'm liking the new star dies. They will be very useful too.

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  23. love these cards! colors, sentiments, scripture ... love everything about them!

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  24. Beautiful. These are amazing sentiments and love your colors.

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  25. I love these sentiments! Wonderful! And love the flower/star elements you created too!

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  26. Julee these are gorgeous! I love the neutral colors with the black!

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  27. Wow these sentiments/scripture verses are so uplifting. I love the black silver theme.

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  28. Gorgeous with a capital "G", Julee! My wish list is building...

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  29. Lovely cards. Love those stars and the papers you used. The sentiments are fabulous. Love them.

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  30. great cards, I'm loving all the new dies and fonts.

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  31. Fabulous--I like how you used the negative of the die cut over the polka dot paper and the wonderful verses.

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  32. Beautiful cards, love the glittery star on the cord bow :)

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  33. Oh, I love these two new sentiments and the star dies! You've really outdone yourself with this release. Lack of sleep and rest plus two cutie pies at home equal increase in creativity? :)

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  34. I am loving everything I see so far from this new release. I love the colour combo you've used here. These sentiments and the fonts are wonderful. The stars are too. Just beautiful cards.

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  35. Julee these are super! Likey that Starry Die and the way you used it! =)

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  36. Hi Julee. These cards are fabulous! Both of the sentiments are so beautiful. Can't wait to check out the cards in the hop!

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  37. Love the star dies and the new sentiments! Gorgeous cards!

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  38. Love how you used the negative of the die!! Totally curious...die cuts all of the stars at once....can't wait to see the release!!

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  39. So glad your one little word is shine because I love both these sentiments. What you've done with the cards is just amazing!

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  40. Julee- these cards are absolutely stunning, clean, crisp and right to the point.

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  41. Loving every sweet detail you included in these amazing cards! This release is awesome!

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I LOVE these sentiments! TFS God bless!!

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  43. Wow. Absolutely love these cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  44. There is always one set that speaks to my heart more than others and I have a feeling this one is going to be it!! Love, love what you have done with it.

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  45. the stars are wonderful...the sentiments are a blessing! love these!

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  46. Sweetness!! love how you used this dies negative space...will have to remember that!! Beautifully done!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  47. I am loving these sentiments. Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love that Psalm... and your cards!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  49. Stars are always a great staple.

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  50. loving these dies! what beautiful cards!

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  51. These cards are great! I'm really liking this set.

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  52. My eye immediately went to that cute little glittered star in the center of your bow. What a sweet touch.

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  53. Loving those star dies. Beautiful cards to feature them.

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  54. I just love that "God's promises" sentiment. Beautiful cards!

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  55. Love these cards. Just ordered the dies.

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  56. Love these cards. Just ordered the dies.

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