Blog Hop Day 3 - Verve New Release Spotlights

Hi friends!  It's VERVE time again!  We're back with Day 3 of Verve's new release spotlights and I'm the first stop on the hop, so let's get started!  All of the Verve stamps, dies and ribbons you see featured will be available in our online store on Friday, May 10.

Oh, and did I mention there are PRIZES???  We're giving away today's featured stamps and dies 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 products are: Strong Anchor, Adjusted Sails Plain Jane and the Nautical Die Set.



My card for today features both Strong Anchor and the coordinating Nautical Die Set.  I just recently realized that I REALLY enjoy making masculine cards.  Maybe it's the fact that I know I don't have as many embellishment options to overwhelm me.  There's just something very satisfying about putting together a no-frills kind of card.  {grin}  If you checked out the Verve Blog yesterday, you saw this sneak peek bookmark I made as a Father's Day gift with the Let it Be set.  I couldn't have a gift without a card, so I borrowed the same look and got to work.


I'm really into using sentiments as a background right now.  I just love the look of text and it's such an easy way to add some interest to your layers.  I stamped the strong & courageous sentiment on cream, embossed and then lightly distressed with Antique Linen ink.  The large espresso banner is cut with the Banner Bundle Die Set and I embossed the rope circle onto cream and cut with Classic Circles Nestabilities.  The Father's Day Wishes sentiment is also embossed, then punched out with a 1-3/8" circle and popped up in the center of the rope frame.  I stamped the ship's wheel onto the coordinating die cut from the Nautical Die Set, then added a mini brad to the center and added to the card.  A Pennant Trim border, some chocolate liquid pearls and a rope border strip around the edges of the card finish things off.


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!!!  Be sure to hit the Verve blog today for my first ever video and a sweet little CAS card using this set.

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Charmaine9. Jen M.
3. Teresa10. Laurie W.
4. Stacey11. Laurie S.
5. Amber12. Janelle
6. Christyne13. Maureen
7. Marisa14. Jen S.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU!), cream, brown paper bag (Paper Accents)
Ink: Truffle (Mix'd Media Inx), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Nautical Die Set, Banner Bundle Die Set, Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 1-3/8" circle punch (SU!), chocolate liquid pearls (Ranger), mini brad, clear embossing powder, Burlap Texture Fades (Tim Holtz), paper distresser

44 comments

  1. Thanks for the great example of a masculine card! Love the bookmark!

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love your design and the sentiment is so perfect for Father's Day.

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  3. Awesome masculine card and bookmark. What a great touch to the edges. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I like the sentiment as a background too! Wonderful masculine card.

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  5. Great masculine card. Love all the distressing.

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  6. Love all the masculine inspiration Julee.

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  7. Very nice...I like the embossed background and the multiple stamped sentiment on the panel behind.

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  8. what a fantastic masculine card!

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  9. Great masculine card. I'd love to own the stamp set used for the card.

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  10. I know what you mean about making masculine cards. For me, it's less overwhelming. Love your card and bookmark!

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  11. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. I love the repeated sentiment, what a great father's day card!

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  13. Oh my this is fantastic, love this new set!

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  14. Wonderful--I like making masculine cards too.

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  15. Great EF and love the rope stamp around the edges. Fabulous masculine card!!

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  16. I love the browns! Thanks for sharing some masculine cards.

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  17. Great masculine card idea.

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  18. This is such an awesome masculine card and the set is perfect for it. Love that it has a matching die for it.

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  19. Stunning! You've showcased your new products wonderfully through the masculine theme. Again, your gift of creativity shines brightly! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  20. Absolutely beautiful! I love the natural tones!

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  21. Wow Julie, love your masculine card and all the elements. This is a definite set to make guy cards.

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  22. Lovely Father's Day card, Julee!

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  23. amazing texture, Julee! a perfect father's day card:)

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  24. Julee this is a fantastic Fathers Day card. Love it! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully Blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  25. Great card and bookmark! Wonderful masculine set! The new release is awesome! TFS God bless!!

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  26. Great Fathers Day card! I love it!

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  27. simply love this set .. for the men in my life -- hubby and son.

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  28. Fabulous masculine card! Love the great design & texture!

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  29. An awesome "guy" card! I am really loving this set!

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  30. What a gorgeous "man" card! Love all the details, specially the pennant trim (It's my favorite die).

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  31. Great Father's Day card!! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Wow what a wonderful Father's Day card and bookmark. I love the verse on the bookmark and the sentiment on the card. The ship's wheel and die.

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  33. Great masculine card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I love your card. TFS.
    I love the courage and Father's Day sentiments. Nicely done.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogpot.com

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  35. Very masculine n smart card...

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  36. Wow! Your Father's Day card is awesome. I love this new nautical set.

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  37. All the textures, distressing and "manly" colors make this a stunning Father's Day card. Love the bold sentiments in this set.
















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  38. That's one fantastic man card! I love the row of chocolate liquid pearls!

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  39. Great masculine work today. A video on the Verve blog? I'm there!

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  40. Amazing father's day card. So manly. Hard for me. Thanks for the wonderful example.

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