Thursday, September 26, 2013

Poppy Celebration - Day 4 Spotlight Hop

Hi friends!  It's Day 4 of release week for Verve and the Divas are back sharing their first looks at another new set in today's blog hop. This is the start of the hop, so grab a treat and settle in for a fresh batch of Verve inspiration!  And be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog for the full set reveal and another card from me!


As usual, there's a prize too!  Just leave a little comment as you hop through each blog in today's list and you'll be entered in a drawing to win today's featured products...  Poppy Birthday and the Build a Poppy Die Set.

Today I have another CAS card.  I must admit, I've been just a bit giddy each time I've used Poppy Birthday so far!  Yesterday afternoon I made a quick little video (my second EVER) showing Poppy Birthday and the Build a Poppy Die Set in action.  You can see the video over on the Verve Blog today or you can click this link to view the video on YouTube.  I apologize in advance for camera wobbles, rambling and very little editing.  I was pressed for time before the nanny had to leave.

Anyhow, I originally was going to do the video with real red flowers, like a traditional poppy, but the subtle stamping didn't show very well on camera, so I changed up the colors for the video and had these left over die cuts to play with for this card!  I cut the flowers with the Build a Poppy Die Set  then stamped with the sketchy poppies in black, then added some cherry cobbler shading with the solid poppy stamps.  The leaves are stamped in pear pizzazz and also cut using the Build a Poppy Die Set.  I tucked the Award Banner Trim Die behind my row of poppies, then stamped one of the sentiments from Poppy Birthday onto a frame from On Occasion   A few liquid pearl accents and some rhinestones and I was finished!

Alrighty, everything you see today will be available for purchase in the Verve store on Friday, September 27.  Next up on the hop is...Teresa!


1. Julee8. Laurie W.
2. Teresa9. Christyne
3. Charmaine10. Maureen
4. Stacey {Guest}11. Marisa
5. Andrea12. Janelle
6. Jen13. Laurie S.
7. Amber

Enabler's List

Stamps:  Poppy Birthday, On Occasion (Verve Stamps)
Paper: real red, pear pizzazz, basic black (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: cherry cobbler, pear pizzazz, real red (SU!), black (TPC Studios)
Accessories: Build a Poppy Die Set, Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Occasion Frame Die (Verve), Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), rhinestones, glossy glaze

46 comments:

Tina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Christine said...

the blooms are gorgeous, and I love, love the doodled frame the way you have used it! I love finding new ways to use that stamp and to pair it with others! This is an amazing card!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Great design and the black and red poppies are stunning.

Lynn said...

I love how you can layer the poppies...gorgeous Julee! The touch of pearls on the poppies and banner is simply divine.

cm said...

Stunning card! You've rendered me speechless with how beautiful this is! Off to gaze once again!
c

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So pretty! The flowers look like they are cut from felt. Wonderful set!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful and classy card. Love the flowers and the red/black combo. Love that new border die.

Pam said...

Love this new release, poppies are my favorite :)

Ariane said...

What a great card! I just love the poppies!!

Maureen said...

the occasion frame cut in half! WOWZERS Julee! I love it! Totally CASEing that one day! ox

Sharon said...

So pretty. The red/black combo is stunning!

Stacey Schafer said...

ok, this is amazing! what a clever use of the occasions frame...must try!

Donna Oates said...

Love the card! You did great with your video, too!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous cluster of poppies and love how you used the frame for the sentiment panel!

Rosemary said...

love, love, love this new stamp set (and dies, too!!)... the poppies are gorgeous!!

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful card Julee! The red poppies are classy and timeless.

Karen Day said...

Oh, I always love a fun new Verve flower set! Looking forward to the rest of the hop :o)

Teresa Zuehls said...

Lovely card! I like the different sizes of the poppy and how well it goes with the award banner.

Emily H said...

Love this! Gorgeous color contrast!

Kathy Humphrey said...

That build a poppy set is CUTE!! Love your card:)

Hillary Harris said...

So pretty! Those poppy's are wonderful!

Kari V. said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE this set!! Ahhhh...I NEED it. :)

Deb Kane said...

Love the Poppies, they almost look like felt flowers, so warm a cozy!!!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors and how you used half the die up above and added in the sentiment. Such a cute set...so many possibilities!!

Annheidel said...

Pretty card! I adore those poppies and I love how you did the sentiment.

Diana Nguyen said...

Love black and white cards with a pop of red; what a great way to showcase your beautiful poppies! And the banner is so cute there.

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love the poppies and the new banner die! Awesome! TFS

Vickie Z said...

These colors are gorgeous along with the card!! Love the poppies and award banner die!! Adore how you used the occasions stamp/die!,

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love these flowers! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the red poppies -- very pretty card.

Sandie C said...

Gorgeous card - love those poppies

Heather said...

CAS gorgeousness!! These poppies are beautiful and they look so fabulous all layered together.

Sandra Miller said...

So very beautiful. I do love the way you used it all. Love the Poppies and the banner!

D- said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! LOVE it. TFS. I love the beautiful sentiments in this set.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Directmailscrapper said...

What an interesting (and GORGEOUS) way to combine different components! I love your card!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE these new poppies! Your card is so stunning with the red/black/white colors!

cbaker said...

Gorgeous card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love it! I am adoring those poppies, what a fun shape, and so much stacking potential!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Beautiful card! Love how you popped the sentiment like that, super FAB! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Kolling said...

The poppy set is my FAVORITE from this release.....they just stand out and are just beautiful!!!

Iris said...

Stunning. Love the eye popping color combo and the poppies are awesome.
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Kelly Braund said...

So pretty! I really love this set!

Sue D said...

Pretty--the red flowers really pop.

JD Shelton said...

Simple and elegant! Such a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Papercrafting Princess said...

OH my goodness I'm loving those poppies!

Emily said...

I so love those poppies!