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:

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful cards,Love the sentiments...

Dawn Easton said...

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 ;)

Annheidel said...

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

Sparkly Engineer said...

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

Cindi Flass said...

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

Dana said...

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

designbydonna said...

These are both just gorgeous.

cm said...

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

Rhonda said...

Love the new sentiments Julee. The fonts are gorgeous.

Luanne said...

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!!

Kathy said...

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.

Lynn said...

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

LEG Studios said...

Love your creations! Thanks for sharing!

Ginger said...

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

Cindy said...

WOW! Your cards are simply STUNNING!

DonnaJ said...

Such lovely cards ! Thanks for sharing !

Marisa said...

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

Hillary Harris said...

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

Heather said...

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.

Sabrina said...

Wonderful and beautiful cards!

jan farnworth said...

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

Betty said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

huginafold said...

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.

Kelly said...

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

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Love these stamps! Gorgeous cards!

Trisha said...

Beautiful. These are amazing sentiments and love your colors.

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Laurie said...

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

Sarah Gough said...

So beautiful Julee!

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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

scrappingnana said...

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

Kerian said...

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

Sue D said...

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

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

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

Diana Nguyen said...

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? :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

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.

Elizabeth said...

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

Ellen said...

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

Ravengirl said...

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

Vickie Z said...

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!!

Christine said...

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

Heidi said...

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

Wanda Cullen said...

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

Tracy said...

Great card! Love it!

Kris B said...

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

craftymom205 said...

Wow. Absolutely love these cards.

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Jennipher said...

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.

Stacey Schafer said...

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

terriloo said...

Such a rich and beautiful card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards.... they do shine!

latoya said...

Love the cards!

dj said...

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

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mdog said...

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

Kris in Alaska said...

I love that Psalm... and your cards!

Kris in Alaska
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Kathy S said...

Stars are always a great staple.

Divinity said...

loving these dies! what beautiful cards!

Julie S. said...

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

maria f. said...

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

Sheena Brooks said...

Loving those star dies. Beautiful cards to feature them.

love2scrap said...

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

Shelley C said...

Love these cards. Just ordered the dies.

Shelley C said...

Love these cards. Just ordered the dies.