So Awesome

Hi friends!  It's RELEASE DAY over at Verve and Divas are putting on one last blog hop.  Today is designer's choice, so you'll be seeing the whole range of new products.  And today's blog hop prize is  a real humdinger.. the entire release!  Everything you've seen previewed this week is available in the store today! 

If you've already been hopping you should have arrived from Jen Shults' blog.  If not, just jump right in! The master hop list is at the bottom of this post and you can check out all the prize details and the reveal of the new products over on the Verve Blog.



By the time I finished getting the website ready for release I only had 30 minutes left of nanny time, so I knew my card for today needed to be quick.  I hadn't had a chance to play with So Fluttery yet, so I pulled it out along with a few new dies and got straight to work.  I'd been thinking about resist, so I decided to emboss the butterfly with clear ink and embossing powder as a background all over my panel, then color over it with Gelatos in a rainbow of colors and blend with a baby wipe.  I tore a few edges and the main background was done.  Easy peasy!  Next I stamped the You are so sentiment onto a banner from the Banner Bundle Die Set.  And I embossed the awesome in white on a black die cut of the bracket tab from the Flag It Die Set.  I just love how these dies can be layered to add a whole new world of accents!  To add a fun little frame for the bracket tab, I simply traced the bottom edge of the die cut shape with a black pen, then moved it up a ways, traced the top and then glued it down in the center.  Such an easy way to add a border!

Speaking of borders, I used two of the three dies from the Scallop Trim Trio Die Set on this card.  The star border is up top and I used the circle border below my ruffled ribbon and as a little accent at the top of my sentiment banner.  The ribbon is one of the colors of seam binding from the new Spring Fling Ribbon Collection.  Scrumptious!

For one more accent I embossed the same butterfly in clear and embossed, then did some more Gelato blending and stamped the coordinating outline butterfly over the top in black.  {If I were to do it again, I'd stamp the black first, then stamp the clear and emboss, because the black ink slid a little on the clear embossing).  I finished with some black pearl accents to the butterfly body, which is all stamped onto a Flutterby Die cut.  And just because, I threw in some spritzing with my trusty Air Art Tool from SU! and a pumice stone distress marker.  30 minutes start to finish.  Whew!  {grin}


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 hopping along with us this release!  I hope you enjoyed our first looks at the new stamps!

Next up on the hop is the amazingly talented Laurie!


1. Amber7. Julee
2. Andrea8. Laurie S.
3. Charmaine9. Laurie W.
4. Christyne10. Marisa
5. Janelle11. Maureen
6. Jen S.12. Teresa

Enabler's List
Stamps: So Fluttery (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: Versamark, Black, Gelatos (Faber-castell), black journal pen, pumice stone distress marker (Ranger)
Accessories: Banner Bundle Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Scallop Trim Trio Die Set and the Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Spring Fling Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), clear and white embossing powder, Air Art Tool, mini library clip (SU!), paper distresser, black pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)

71 comments

  1. Jules this is gorgeous wow! Love the stamps and dies! Can't wait to get home from my business trip this weekend and ORDER!

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  2. Beautiful card! I love the technique and the bright colors.

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  3. The colors on your card are simply amazing Julee! Loving the new release!

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  4. Beautiful bright colors! Can't wait to finish the hop and check out the store!

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  5. Beautiful bright colors! Can't wait to finish the hop and check out the store!

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  6. Julee, this is just SO sweet! I can't believe you made it in 30 minutes! Thank you for the fabulous release, I'm going to have a hard time choosing...!

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  7. love the colors and the "border" on the bracket tab!

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  8. Amazing! Love all those colors with the pop of black.

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  9. Love your colors and what you did with them. Baby wipes? huh, I'll be giving that a try.

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  10. Gorgeous card! I love all those bright colors. It made brighten up my morning!

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  11. I love this artsy,free-style look Julee! I'm glad you had some crafty time~

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  12. wow!! love the colors in the background!! great card considering you were so pressed for time!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  13. Quick?!? Your cards never look like they were made quickly. They are full of detail and just downright fantastic! I love butterflies and this one is so sweet.

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  14. I love the black against all the bold 1980's neon colors! So trendy...and makes me feel young again!
    Awesome release!

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  15. Love the birght summery colors on your card!

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  16. Julee, this doesn't look like any 30 minute card that I've ever made!! (and you had time to make a mixed media canvas, when??) You are my hero :o) Great release, I'm looking forward to checking it all out up close after I finish hopping!

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  17. What a lively card! So wonderful that it took so little time to create but makes such a big impact! Thanks so much for sharing, since I'm sure it took longer to write up the description of how you did it than to actually do it!

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  18. Love your colorful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Why do you keep on tempting us with such amazing products and creations using them???!!!! Great card! Love the bright happy colors and the resist technique you used. And those banner dies are really fabulous.

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  20. Beautiful. Absolutely! What a great release!

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  21. loving the stamps! butterflies rule! :) TFS :)

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  22. This is awesome, Julee! I am totally loving this release! You are amazing! Thank you for all the new stamps and dies... Have a wonderful day!

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  23. Love the white butterflies for the BG and the wonderful mix of colours you used. That little looped border on top of the sentiment is wonderful as is the black butterfly that just pops. You used your 30 minutes very well :)

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  24. Good grief, it sometimes takes me 30 mins just to pick out my colors, papers, and layout. This is just amazing. I love the embossed butterflies against the brightly colored background. The touches of black are sharp and that ruffled ribbon is sooo pretty!

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  25. The background looks fantastic! I must get some more gelatos!

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  26. Gorgeous, Julee! Love all the new stamps & dies!

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  27. Beautiful card Julee. Lots of great product this month.

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  28. What wonderful colors! This is beautiful.

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  29. really fun, bright card... love how you used the gelatos for the emboss/resist!

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  30. Awesome job with your 30 min card, great colors

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  31. Wow, good for you - 30 mins, that rocks! this card is so bright and colorful - love it!

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  32. Beautiful card! Love the fun colors and the new stamps and dies! Beautiful butterflies!

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  33. wow very stunning...the gelatos look amazing.

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  34. this is one heck of a background treatment Julee! nicely done in so little time.

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  35. Gorgeous card. Love the bright colors and the butterflies. TFS

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  36. Go Julee! This is awesome. I love the bright and happy colors and the new Flutterby images!!

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  37. Love the emboss resist and all the bright colors with black!! Love the new sets/dies!!

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  38. Julee, great job with the gelatos...nice mix of colors! And that new butterfly...WOW...love it! Oh yes, that the new banner bundle dies...love them!

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  39. Beautiful! Love how you created the background and added a small piece of border die to the top of the banner! TFS God bless!!

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  40. Such a fun and cheerful card! Hard to believe that you completed it in such a short time!

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  41. What a bright and cheery card! Just what you need to make you smile after a long day with the boys! :) What a GREAT release!

    Tricia

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  42. WOW!Very pretty card,Love your colors...

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  43. Love your card, emboss resist is one of my favorite techniques.

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  44. Those colors and images really pop! Wonderful!

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  45. Colorful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Wow! What a fun card! Neat ideas, too.

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  47. What a fun card -- I really like the way you did the resist and the bright ink colors!

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  48. The resist worked fabulously! Color & creative. Great release!

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  49. I love the colors and the contrast between the white butterfly background against the black butterfly accent! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  50. What a beautiful card! I love the baby wipe technique, and the butterfly is so cute! I love the die trims, too, I could go on and on!

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  51. So bright and cheerful. The black really helps the fun colors to pop. I haven't done resist in a long time, what fun, may have to give it a go soon.

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  52. So cheery and colorful! Love the color blending in the background!!

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  53. wow - what a beautiful effect, Julee! And thanks so much for sharing the details of how you achieved it. I may have to give it a try myself!

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  54. Way to have some fun making a background. Love the butterflies with all that color.

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  55. Love how you've created that background with these gorgeous new stamps and dies.

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  56. What a beautiful and bright background! i love the black butterflies on there!

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  57. Your card is perfect. It is magazine worthy!

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  58. Love the background you made for your card. Very pretty!

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  59. I love the way you've showcased the scalloped trio trims here. The little snippet on the sentiment banner is sweet. What a beautiful background you've created. Love the seam binding treatment. Gorgeous card.
    Wonderful release Julee. Thanks so much

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  60. Beautiful card. The colors are so cheerful. I love the scalloped trim trio dies.

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