Oh Happy Day Verve Release Hop

Hi friends!  It's Release Day at Verve and time for our final May Spotlight Hop!  It's Diva's choice today, which means the Divas will be showing you whatever their little hearts wanted to stamp with from this release.  And we've got a big prize for today's comment winner... the ENTIRE May 2014 Release Collection!  Hop along and leave a little shout out to be in the drawing!

All of the stamps we've been previewing this week are available
in the Verve online store today!  

I made a bunch of cards with this release, and well, even as I'm starting to type this post, I'm not sure what I'm going to show you!  {grin}  Maybe I'll share a few??


I'll start with this little {almost} one layer card using Be Blessed.  I thought these flowers were just begging for a big tropical adventure, so I pulled out coastal cabana and stamped the big flower, then masked it off and stamped the smaller flowers in crisp cantaloupe and peach parfait and then one big flower in the corner with barely banana.  I made one mask for the smaller flowers and moved it around to stamp the greenery in with pear pizzazz.  The sentiment is stamped in black and I added a teeny strip of coastal cabana to give the edge some flair, then accented with liquid pearls and some dew drops on the flower centers.

The next card is the one I gave my mom for Mother's Day this year.  It uses Button Best on the outside and a sentiment from Be Blessed on the inside.


I embossed the flowers from Button Best in white, then cut with the coordinating Petal Points Die Set. Next, I watercolored the flowers with distress markers, taking the color all the way to the edge of the die cut to extend the flowers.  Next I glued a few Sprightly Sprigs that I highlighted a bit with watercolors to a cream panel and ran through the machine with the Chicken Wire embossing folder.  The sentiment is also from Button Best, and I hand cut and sketched a little banner around the sentiment.  a black mat, some linen thread and a vintage button finish the outside off.


For the inside of the card, I kept it simple and added this sentiment from Be Blessed, then stamped one of the flowers from Button Best in soft sky a couple times.


This last card also uses Button Best.  I again embossed the flowers in white on a piece of watercolor paper. I then watercolored the flowers with distress markers and shimmer spray.  I also used the markers and waterbrush for the color wash around the flowers, then embossed the sentiment in black.  I wanted those pearly watercolored flowers to take center stage, so I just decided to leave it at that and made a circle card with a crisp cantaloupe mat and crumb cake scalloped circle base.  A bit of liquid pearls accenting the scallops finished things off.  


Alrighty... time to move along to the next stop on the hop:  Charmaine



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE May Release Collection.  Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee8. Amber
2. Charmaine9. Maureen
3. Marisa10. Jen
4. Janelle11. Laurie S.
5. Teresa12. Andrea
6. Chaitali13. Christyne
7. Stacey14. Sarah

Enabler's Lists
Card 1
Stamps: Be Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, coastal cabanan 
Ink: coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, peach parfait, barely banana, pear pizazz (SU!), black 
Accessories: dew drops, liquid pearls 

Card 2
Stamps: Button BestBe Blessed (for inside of card) (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cream, basic black, soft sky (SU!), watercolor paper
Ink: Versamark (Tsuikineko), Black, distress markers (Ranger)
Accessories: Petal Points Die SetSprightly Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), twine, chicken wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug), vintage brad (SU!), bling 

Card 3 
Stamps: Button Best (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: crumb cake, crisp cantaloupe (SU!), watercolor paper 
Ink: Versamark (Tsuikineko), Black, distress markers (Ranger) 
Accessories: Classic & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), white embossing powder, waterbrush, liquid pearls, shimmer spray

64 comments

  1. Your cards are beautiful and inspirational. Love this release and can see many people being blessed by receiving cards designed with these stamps

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  2. All of these cards are stunning...so much life and light after a very long winter and a hesitant spring. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. sweetness...I love each of your cards...especially the first one...bright flowers (love love love those pointy petal flowers)with that sharp black sentiment...classy!!

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  4. All the stamps and dies in this release are fantastic! Your cards are gorgeous! My favorite today is your first card--just love the stamped flowers and boldness of the black sentiment!

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  5. I can't decide if I like the Button Best or the Be Blessed flowers better, but I LOVE the fonts in Be Blessed!!!! Great cards!!!

    Tricia

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  6. wonderful use of so many techniques on each of these beautiful cards!

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  7. All three of your cards are beautiful! Love those flowers! I always have a hard time with one layer cards, your's turned out great!

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  8. I love the sentiment on the inside of your. Mother's Day card. It's certainly the way I feel about my Mom.
    Beautiful cards!
    Joyce

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  9. Wow such a beautiful trio of cards today. I love the dew drops in the flower centers on the first one. The softness of the second card and especially the gorgeous watercoloured flower are wonderful. I love the inside too (wonderful sentiment). And then that round card.....so soft a gorgeous -love the embosses/watercoloured flowers again. Julee, this release is beautiful and I can't wait to get these in my collection. Thanks so much.
    Darbaby on SCS

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  10. I love all your cards with the burst of colors in each of them.

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  11. Wow! Your cards are stunning! :)

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  12. Your cards are just beautiful! Love the new release!

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  13. These flowers are delicious!!!
    Love how you embossed and then colored them. Great new stamps1

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  14. No wonder you couldn't choose just one card to share. They are all BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE how you embossed then water colored the flowers to the end.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  15. Thanks so much for the chance to win the new set!

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  16. Love all the cards and all the new release items. This has been a fun week with the hops and all the inspiration,

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  17. Such beautiful creations! I love the watercolor look!

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  18. Such lovely cards. Love the colors and flowers on the Oh Happy Day card.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. Your cards are beautiful. I like the new stamp sets, esp. the sentiments!

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  20. All your cards are lovely!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love all the different colors of the flowers. Great card designs.

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  22. I love dropping by to see your new releases. Your words on your stamps always touch my heart. Beautifully done, Julee, as always!

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  23. Fabulous array of cards :) Can't get enough of those fabulous flowers and dies - Verve love....swoon.... :)

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  24. Love all the cards, pretty flowers!

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  25. Such beautiful cards and styles i love them all.x

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  26. A trio of beautiful cards, guaranteed to lift the spirits of everyone receiving them. Simply stunning!
    c

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  27. All three of your cards are beautiful. I am very impressed by the accents you used with the liquid pearls. Such a nice touch.

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  28. Oh so incredibly wonderful! Loved everything you have shared this week.

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  29. gorgeous set of cards... love the clean and simple designs! the new stamps are fabulous!

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  30. The flowers work well in so many different settings. Great use of the twine. thanks for sharing such pretty cards.

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  31. These are such beautiful cards and such a wonderful release! I especially love that second card with the soft blue watercoloring.

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  32. Wow!!! Love this release. The flowers are gorgeous, and the sentiments are touching.

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  33. Julee, I love how you used these flowers on all of your beautiful cards.

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  34. Beautiful cards and sentiments!

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  35. All beautiful cards, love this release.

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  36. Amazing Cards and such a blessing for us to view and scrap lift but a blessing for whoever will receive these cards. :)

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  37. Wow! These are all so gorgeous! I love how soft they all feel!

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  38. Nice blend of color on card one and the embossed flower on card three along with it being a round card makes it very pretty.

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  39. Card, after card, each one was as beautiful as the first. I love the colors you chose. Excellent stamping and embossing. Those large sentiments are great. Well done.

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  40. Wow...these are all fabulous!!

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  41. I am loving the bold font you have added to these stamps, it really makes the sentiment pop.
    Sue. C

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  42. What a beautiful line-up! Love the big happy day sentiment! Sayings that size make such balanced cards. Adore the round card and its soft peachy blossoms. This is a great release.

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  43. All are gorgeous! Great releases.
    Lynn

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  44. Beautiful cards, what a great new collection for May. Thank you for giving us a chance to win it.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  45. Very nice. Love the spring feel of the cards.

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  46. I am in awe of your beautiful cards. I love all of them.

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  47. all your cards are gorgeous. Love the new sets. Have a great weekend.

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  48. Absolutely gorgeous! Love both cards!

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  49. All of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  50. Beautiful cards and such a fantastic release of stamp sets and dies as always!

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  51. Love the cardsband the sentiment is wonderful

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  52. Bunch of
    beautiful
    cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  53. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!!! I'm lovin' the stamp set, too!

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  54. What a beautiful release Julee! These 3 cards are absolutely gorgeous...I can only imagine what else you've been up to with these lovely sets!! :) Thanks so much for continuing to bring such uplifting and inspiring stamps to this industry. I think Verve is a great blessing and I love your work. Wishing you and yours a most fabulous holiday weekend. Hugs!

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  55. All three are so gorgeous!! The Mother's Day card for your mom is stunning!!! I love the embossing with the distress inks. Stunning flower!

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  56. You've given us three inspirational projects, and I thank you for that.

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  57. wow, wow, and even more wow! Beautiful creations again, Julee!

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  58. Loving those sentiments! Great cards!

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  59. Lovely lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

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