Simple Bluebells Day 4 Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for  Day 4 of our Anni-VERVE-sary spotlights, where we're previewing the stamps and dies that will release this Saturday, August 30. We're giving away a $50 gift code to the Verve store each day to a lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to give the gals a shout out as you hop along!

I'm the first stop on the hop, so if you're just popping in, settle in for some fun!  :)

Today I have two clean & simple cards I made with the Framed Florals set we're previewing today. This is another framed set from Chaitali, this time with a beautiful bluebell image.  There's also a coordinating Bluebells Die available separately.



For the first card, I spritzed two colors of Dylusions ink on my craft sheet, then used a waterbrush to color the bluebells (stamped on watercolor paper in archival black ink).  I highlighted with a little wink of stella glitter pen, then added the sentiment, a basic grey panel with a taffeta flat bow and finished off with an embossed soft sky card base.  Super simple, and if you're not a colorer, there's also a solid stamp included in the set for two-step tstamping.


For the second card, I had used some white tags to clean up the leftover ink sprays from coloring on my last card, so I decided to stamp the bluebells image directly onto the tag.  Next I stamped the solid two-step stamping portion in Jasmine ink and embossed in clear to lighten the flowers up just a bit.  Then I stamped over the top of it again with the outline image in black.  The happy birthday sentiment is stamped onto a 1-3/8" circle punch from gold vellum.  I used the same gold vellum for the bottom border of the card.  I added a bit of gold striped washi tape to the tag and the watercolor paper I used for the background, then sprinkled with some of the ink, added some loops of white thread, a gold bow and some gold enamel dots.

That's it for me today!  Next up on the hop is... Teresa

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Teresa9. Maureen
3. Chaitali10. Laurie
4. Amber11. Janelle
5. Charmaine12. Christyne
6. Marisa13. Jen
7. Monika {Guest}14. Andrea

Enabler's List - Sympathy card
Stamps: Framed Florals (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, basic gray (SU!), water color paper (Tim Hotz)
Ink: black archival (Ranger), fresh lime and vibrant turquoise Dylusions spray (Ranger), wink of stella glitter brush pen
Accessories: Dots fade embossing folder (Tim Holtz), corner rounder, waterbrush, taffeta (SU!)

Enabler's List - Birthday card
Stamps: Framed Florals (Verve Stamps)
Paper: gold vellum, white tag, watercolor paper (Tim Holtz)
Ink: black archival (Ranger), fresh lime and vibrant turquoise Dylusions spray (Ranger), Jasmine (Mix'd Media Inx)
Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch (SU!), gold enamel dots (MME), white thread, gold ribbon, washi tape, paint brush

51 comments

  1. This is beautiful and one I would favour I think for sympathy cards <3

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  2. Beautiful cards. Love the bluebells.

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  3. Both cards are so elegant and pretty! This is a great set to own!

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  4. Lovely sympathy card and I like how you were able to use the leftover ink on the tag for the birthday card.

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  5. Beautiful cards! What a fun blog hop!

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  6. Nice showcasing of the verve stamps

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  7. These are both so pretty!! Love the colors of the first one!

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  8. Gorgeous times two. LOVE the colour combo onthe first as well as the layouts and touch of embossing. Lovely mix of colours on the second.

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  9. Very beautiful cards!! Totally love the bluebells!!

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  10. Lovely cards! The sympathy card is simple and beautiful.

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  11. Great cards and I love this stamp set!

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  12. Great card. I like the image and love the layout.

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  13. Such pretty cards - love the bluebells.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  14. I am SO in love with the bluebell stamp and die. LOVELY card, Julee. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Karen

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  15. Gorgeous cards, Julee! The sympathy card is so lovely with that color combo. Love the Framed Florals set.

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  16. I love these little flowers. they are so delicate. Will make great sympathy and wedding cards.
    Love your cards. thanks for sharing.

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  17. gorgeous set of cards... love those sweet little bluebells!

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  18. I really like your card! Love the color combinations and the splatters. TFS!

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  19. this is just so beuatiful, love the background, Great day 4!!!!

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  20. Gorgeous cards! Love the bluebells!

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  21. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  22. Love the beautiful card and bluebells. Great versatility of new ss.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the CAS style of the first and the watercolor background on the second is stunning! Pretty little bluebells!

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  24. Beautiful cards, love the stamps, colors and accents.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  25. Your watercolor tag is especially pretty!

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  26. I love the way you colored the flowers!

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  27. Very pretty cards...love the clean lines on the first and the artsy feel to the last.

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  28. Your sympathy card is so very pretty!

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  29. Gorgeous cards. Love the bluebells.

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  30. Wow, both of these cards are beautiful. Love the color choices.

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  31. Love your contrast of 'tuxedo' over embossed Soft Sky. Very striking.

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  32. Love the simple elegance of the first, the embossing on the base adds a great touch and love that gorgeously colored tag on the second!

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  33. Such simplicity really enhances the beautiful bluebells on the first card and that tag is wonderful too

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  34. Both cards are wonderful. Great use of set.
    Sue

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  35. Beautiful cards Julee. Especially love the second with the colorful tag! The washi strips look great too.

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  36. I am literally sighing over that birthday card. **Sigh**

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  37. Pretty flowers! You know they're versatile when you showcase it in such different styles. :)

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  38. Gorgeous cards. I love the blue and greens you have used.

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  39. LOVE your cards. The sympathy one is my fav. They are always so hard for me to make. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  40. The bluebells are beautiful and so pretty! Love your cards!

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  41. You showed two beautiful ways to use this set. My wish list is growing.

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  42. Beautiful cards. I love tag on the second card especially. These Bluebells and their matching die are really pretty.

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  43. Both cards are lovely. The sympathy card is a great one because it's lovely but subdued. On the second card I love the stamped image over the inked watercolor effect. Looks great.

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  44. Both cards are beautiful but I think the sympathy card is so very delicate and special. Thank you.

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  45. Wow these are both so unique and pretty!

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