Sneaky Joy and a Blog Hop

Hi friends!  I'm back today with the start of Verve's Day 2 Spotlight Hops!  Leave a little comment love as you're checking out the Diva's first looks of the new Peaceful Medallions set and you'll be entered into our blog hop prize drawing!


Today's featured set is an elegant Indian inspired medallions set illustrated by Chaitali Narla. We worked together to make sure the set had lots of layering capabilities with common sizes of circle punches and dies and the possibilities with this set are endless.

For my card, I pulled out more crumb cake.  I've totally been on a little crumb cake streak lately, haven't I? I cut two circles with classic circles Nestabilities and then stamped the large medallion on one in island indigo.  On the other, I built the sentiment, then stamped the small circle medallion twice and then a smaller star image in Versamark.  I then used the same small circle medallion punched out and matted on a 1.25" punch of island indigo to pop up in the center of my large medallion.  These two pieces were then sponged with walnut ink distress stain and then matted on pinking circles Nestabilities.

For the background of the card, I stamped in VersaMark ink the other large medallion image randomly over the entire piece of crumbcake, then went back and stamped the smaller loopy medallion in the center of each medallion and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I sponged the edges, added some island indigo ribbon, layered my two medallions and then accented with a beautiful butterfly from my stash.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs along the way to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a full set reveal and all the prize info and deadlines!

Okay, next up on the hop is the talented Stacey!

Today's Prize: Peaceful Medallions (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)
1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle

Enabler's List
Stamps: Peaceful Medallions (releasing 7/11/14 from Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake, island indigo (SU!)
Ink: island indigo (SU!), VersaMark (Tsukineko), walnut stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Classic & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punches (EK Success), butterfly (Prima), island indigo ribbon (SU!), clear embossing powder (JudiKins)

47 comments

  1. Beautiful card. I love the kraft and blue colour combination. The clear embossing gives such wonderful background texture. The lovely gold butterfly is the perfect embellishment.

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  2. love the medallion and the card colors! what a pretty butterfly, too.

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  3. Beautiful Julee! The medallions are classic and timeless, such a pretty design. The sparkly butterfly is a lovely finish.

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  4. Stunning creations, Julee! I love the colors and that sparkly butterfly!

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  5. This is a great new set! I love the colors that you used. I stumbled on Chaitali some how and absolutely love her enthusiasm and interviews. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  6. gorgeous colors! I love how the indigo pops off the crumb cake!

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  7. Oh yes...love Crumb Cake. I absolutely love the detail on the medallions. Beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Julee! Love the colors and beautiful butterfly!

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  9. love your presentation and design of your card. matching the background with the circle embellishments are wonderful

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  10. Oh wow, so pretty! I love the tone on tone stamping and those gorgeous medallions!

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  11. Just a great card , loving it all .

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  12. Stunning card! I am so in love with this stamp set and all the capabilities it provides. It really means a lot when you get something that you can use in many ways. Money is tight for everyone, and making sets like this that work in a variety of ways with a variety of products is fantastic!

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  13. Wow...your background technique really makes these exquisite!

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  14. Beautiful card, love the colors you used and the way you did the background.

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  15. WOW... What a beautiful card!!!

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  16. That medallion is amazing. Such a peaceful card!

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  17. The new medallions are so beautiful, and I love the forethought that went into creating such a versatile set. Love the versa mark background on your lovely card!

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  18. Keep using the crumb cake you do such wonderful things with it. I LOVE how beautifully you show the designs both as a background and as the focal element. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  19. Julee, today's card is just lovely. I really do love the heat embossing which makes it pop. Love your colours.
    Sue

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  20. Beautiful design...love the sparkle on the butterfly!

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  21. Very beautiful card! I love the cut-outs!

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  22. Very soothing colors and I like the pop of color with the butterfly.

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  23. I LOVE these medallions, and your card is spectacular. Love the colors.

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  24. all I can say is "YUM!" love the gorgeous rich tones and patterns, Julee!

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  25. I love the intricate stamps in this set!

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  26. Beautiful card and love the colors that you've chosen. The medallions are gorgeous!

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  27. Such stunning & rich colours. The medallion stamps are so striking & I adore the background

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  28. This is amazing, Julee!! You used so many of the medallions and love the BG!

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  29. How beautiful your creativity never ceases to amaze me <3

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  30. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the stamps are so pretty!

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  31. Such a gorgeous card - love the medallions and the butterfly.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  32. Gorgeous! Love that butterfly!

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  33. So beautiful and those medallions make a gorgeous background!

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  34. This is so pretty! I love the gold butterfly!

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  35. Love the subtlety of the images behind the vellum. Very nice

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  36. This stamp set makes a beautiful background!

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  37. Lovely! Great color combination!

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  38. I am loving these medallions! Your card is beautiful!

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  39. Beautiful! Love these medallions! Wonderful color combo and pretty butterfly!

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  40. WOW, that is jaw dropping, amazing.

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  41. Beautiful...love the designs of these medallions.

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  42. Gorgeous!! I love medallions and this set is full of them! LOVE the embossed background with just a bit of shine from the embossing powder.

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  43. Love the subdued colors. The butterfly really pops - he's gorgeous.

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  44. Such a pretty stamp set... looking forward to seeing more of it!

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  45. Beautiful card. Love that gold butterfly.

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