Inspire Hope Spotlight Hop

Hi friends!  We're wrapping up our October Release Celebration Hops today!  Last weekend we released three new sets and three new dies.  Monday and Tuesday we spotlighted the new Pink Power and Masquerade  sets, and today we are spotlighting the set I designed for this release... Inspire Hope.



My card today came together so quickly (under 10 minutes).  I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do with the stamps, and it worked out perfectly.  First I cut the circle out of lost lagoon and stamped the leafy image from Inspire Hope 4 times around the edges.  I then stamped the spiky flower in lost lagoon four times and lightly sponged the edge of this panel with black soot ink.

The sending thoughts & prayers your way sentiment is stamped onto a circle shaped scrap of designer paper, which I also sponged, and then matted black.  To make the card base, I start with two scalloped circles die cuts.  I then line them with the bottom two scallops touching the vertical length of my scor-pal (this makes sure that the card will stand up properly when you're finished).  Then I score near the top on the back circle, apply scor-tape above the score line and stick the two circles together.  Easy peasy!  I was feeling like the card was too quick, so I decided to add some liquid pearls around the scallops and inner circle.  I like the added interest, but it looked great without them, too!

I've got another card using this set with a similar eazy breezy look and color scheme over on the Verve Blog today, so I hope to "see" you over there, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Next up on the hop is 
 Stacey!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? One random winner of a $30 gift voucher to the Verve store will be drawn from the comments on the blogs linked below. So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment box at each stop along the way to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the scoop on prizes and today's featured products!


1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Marisa9. Christyne
4. Chaitali10. Teresa
5. Amber11. Andrea
6. Jen
Enabler's List
Stamps: Inspire Hope (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Mischievous (MME), basic black, lost lagoon (SU!)
Ink: lost lagoon (SU!), black soot (Ranger), black
Accessories: Classic & Scallop Circles Nesatabilities (Spellbinders), onyx liquid pearls (Ranger)

23 comments

  1. very, neat looking card. Great release. I cant even pick a favorite.

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  2. This is beautiful, Julee!!! Love the colours and the great new stamps!!

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  3. OMGosh I LOVE it!
    This set is my fav of this month's release. Mine arrived at our post office in the wee hours of the am today so hopefully it will be waiting for me when I get home. tee hee hee.
    I have a friend/co-worker who just applied for family leave to spend time with her husband during his last days. This set will help me make a card for her so she knows she is not alone.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  4. Love how you used the leaf image to circle the sentiment. Great idea and a wonderful round card :)

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  5. What a gorgeous stamp set! Love your circle card. Cards sometimes take so long to design, it feels wonderful when they come together so quickly & easily - and look this great!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing... this card is beautiful.. I love that it is a circle... you don't see very many, and this is a wonderful example. I love all the new releases

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  7. Such a pretty circle card Julee. Love the color combo and those sweet little images

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the sentiments in this set.

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  9. Beautiful card. The colors are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  10. Very lovely. The colors you've chosen are just superb.

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  11. This is so beautiful and love how you created the circle card!

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  12. Love the colors and layout of your card.

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  13. OMG!! Just 10 minutes!! Beautiful card..you are a master!!

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  14. This would have taken me ten times that long! LOL Beautiful card Julee!

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  15. No way! Ten minutes! This is gorgeous...I love this new set and how it lends itself to round cards.

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  16. Beautiful colours and design. The sentiment and colour are perfect for a sympathy card.

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  17. Such a beautiful card, I adore this stamp set. But you know Verve just lends itself so well to beautiful <3

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  18. Beautiful card, great way to use the stamps. I love this gorgeous colour combination.

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  19. Very pretty. These stamps worked really well on the circle shaped card.

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  20. Gorgeous card! I love how you made it a circle card! Beautiful stamp set!

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  21. Perfect stamping! Love the round shape, such an elegant looking card!

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  22. Wow, this is gorgeous. Such a rich looking colour combo. I love the way you've used the leaves and flower to create this circular border around the sentiment panel.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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