Blog Hop Day 2 - Verve New Release Spotlights

Hi friends!  It's VERVE time again!  We're back with Day 2 of Verve's new release spotlights and today's hop starts right here!  So grab a cup of your favorite somethin' somethin' and sit back and let your fingers do the clicking!  There's a whole lot of eye candy from our release team and special Guest Divas posted today using some new Verve that will release this Friday, May 10, so let's get to it!

Oh, and did I mention there's a PRIZE???  We're giving away today's featured stamps to a lucky commenter along the hop!  So be sure to leave a little shout out at each of the blogs to let us know what you think and be entered to win!  Check out the Verve blog post today for the full reveal of today's featured stamps and all the giveaway details!  Today's featured stamps are: Let it Be and the Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane.


My card for today uses that Park Bench paper collection I've been so fond of lately.  I thought it would be fun to do a little chalkboard technique with the Matthew 5:16 verse that's in the Let it Be set.  My one little word this year is SHINE, so I just HAD to have this verse in stamp form. {grin}  I embossed it in white on black cardstock, then used the Starry Die to cut out the stars on the black panel.  Then I used my new white Stamper's Big Brush pen to draw in the frame and the outlines around the stars.  A little gelato smudged on adds a bit more of the chalkboard effect.  Next I layered this on dimensionals over the yellow paper, so the stars shine through.  One big star is cut with the Starry Die and then popped up on 2 layers of dimensionals to really stand out.  I added a coat of glossy accents and glitter to make it shine!

I fussy cut the chevron layered paper to finish off the bottom of the card, then added a little black on black texture with some liquid pearls on the black printed chevrons.  The polka dot ribbon is one of my all time favorites and I'm so excited that we'll be carrying it in the store as part of our Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection!

Alrighty!  That's all from me, now it's time to hop on over to see what fabulous little thing Charmaine has to share with you today! Enjoy the hop!!!

1. Julee7. Andrea
2. Charmaine8. Jen M.
3. Teresa9. Laurie W.
4. Stacey10. Laurie S.
5. Christyne11. Janelle
6. Marisa12. Maureen

Enabler's List
Stamps: Let it Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Park Bench (Fancy Pants Designs), black, white
Ink: Versamark, white stamper's big brush, white gelato (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: Starry Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), button, liquid pearls, glossy accents, glitter

49 comments

  1. I adore how you popped up the star and add a touch of shimmer...gorgeous chalkboard technique too!

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love the popped up star and the colors are beautiful.

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  3. Great use of the chalkboard technique and loved how you popped up the star. I'm not a big fan of polka dots but that ribbon might be an exception. :)

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  4. Ooh love this sentiment and the ribbon is super cute! Great card!

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  5. This is beautiful. I love the starry die with this.

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  6. Gorgeous card! What a wonderful new net!

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  7. Love your card! (And especially love your stamps!)
    The verse you used on this card is the one my God Mother wrote inside the Bible she gave me when I was confirmed. I still have it almost 6decades later.

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  8. Beautiful. Love the popped star and the verse.

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  9. I love that Park Bench paper too and the black and yellow is fabulous here. Loving the chevrons and the polka dot mixture and still swooning over the fact I now own some of that fabulous polka dotted ribbon!! :) Great card!

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  10. Your card is beautiful and yes, your art does touch people in the most special ways. Your goal - to let your light shine - is inspiring - and one you definitely accomplish each time I see one of your divine creations! Thank you for bringing your light into my life!
    c

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  11. I love how you've done the stars on this! Great card!

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  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors and fabulous design!

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  13. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  14. What a beautiful card. I love the star popping out.

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  15. Loving that chalkboard piece with the die cuts and I love the sentiments from the set! This just makes me excited!

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  16. OMG I LOVE your card...so edgy and different to have that black piece on top...really let's that star stand out.

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  17. gorgeous card... love how you used the chalkboard technique and the sparkly star!

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  18. BEAUTIFUL! Love your card! This new sentiment set is great and I love the new ribbon! TFS God bless!!

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  19. I love the chalkboard look....takes me back to school!

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  20. So wonderfully done, I love how you combined the stars and the chevron paper.

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  21. wonderful chalkboard effect...love the stars too.

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  22. love the chalkboard panel with the star dies, you clever girl!

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  23. I am so excited to start another day of blog hopping...although it's the afternoon! Beautiful card!I love the sentiment! What a gorgeous blackboard technique!

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  24. Shine is a great little word, and your talents shine on this card. The chalkboard look is fabulous as are the wonderful black accents and ribbon!

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  25. Gorgeous!! Love the chalkboard and those stars are fabulous!! Love the Park Bench paper too!

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  26. Ooh, just lovely, Julee! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this set...

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  27. fantastic card and I love the stars and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed night.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  28. Absolutely love this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Stunning!!! Your chalkboard looks so real! Love the cutout stars and that big one popped up. Awesome color combo, too.

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  30. Love the card. Like the idea of Bible verses to convey sentiments.

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  31. Very pretty--I like the sparkly star and the chalkboard technique.

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  32. LOVE that polka dotted ribbon! The sentiment looks great in the chalkboard technique and love those layered stars!

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  33. Great verse and great card, too!

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  34. What a wonderful card. Love your popped up stars. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  35. Love the chalkboard effect..and all those stars.

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  36. Gorgeous. Card! Love the yellow stars against the back! Can't wait to see all of the new stamp sets!

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  37. Fantastic design! Love the chalkboard technique and the use of the negatives.

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  38. Oh my do I LOVE this, Julee! LOVE what you did with the Starry Die and the chalkboard look! AWESOME card!

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  39. Beautiful card and chalkboard effect. I love this polka dot ribbon.

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  40. I'm in such an introspective mood!!! There's a lot of depth, suggesting that, within me, there are untold recesses that I can draw on to fuel my emotions and, in turn, my creativity. I like this. Nice job in using the sentiment to draw into what is NOT stated!

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  41. You rocked the chalkboard effect. I like the different ways you used the stars. Great sentiment too. Thanks

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  42. The chalkboard technique and the popped up stars are a match made in heaven! This is beautiful!

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  43. Cute cute card today. Love that new set.

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  44. Loved the chalkboard technique! The polka dot ribbon is darling and your fussy cut chevrons are impressive!

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  45. The chalkboard technique is so big right now. This is a great example of it.

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