World Card Making Day Verve Release Hop

Hi friends!  Happy World Cardmaking Day and welcome to Verve's October 2014 Release Celebration! I just put the finishing touches on the website, adding three new sets, three dies and a sequin mix to the online store.  The release is a little different this month.  Everything is available in the store today and the Divas will be sharing their choice of stamp sets along today's blog hop.  Then next week we'll be spotlighting each set individually. I just wanted y'all to be able to get your hands on these sets as soon as possible!

I'm the first stop on the ole hop, so grab a cup of your favorite something and settle in to take a peek at the brand new Verve!  Then be sure to leave comments as you hop about to be entered to win the October Release Collection!  Woohoo!




My card today combines two of the new sets.  The mask is from a new set called Masquerade designed by Chaitali.  The sentiments is a builder sentiment in a set called Inspire Hope that I designed.  I thought the two combined perfectly for the Hold on To Your Hope challenge over on the SCS Hope You Can Cling To forum.

I started by building my image panel.  I designed the Mask Die Set to coordinate with the masks in the Masquerade set.  These dies do not have alignment tools and are an exact cut, so you can use them with or without the coordinating stamp set.  If you use the coordinating stamp, the stamped image will cover your entire die cut.  Here I cut the mask once from white paper and also from blackberry bliss.  I stamped the mask in blushing bride on the white die cut, then layered over the blackberry die cut for a nice shadowing effect.  The handle is also cut from blackberry bliss.

To easily be able to figure out where to stamp my mask accessories, I stamped the mask where I wanted it in VersaMark. Then I added the feather twice in black, the ribbons in pink and the dangle 6 times in blackberry bliss.  Then I layered my handle and mask over the versamarked image and everything's lined up!  Hooray!  I stamped the star image randomly in the background in soft sky, then sponged all of the layers with my very inky sponge I use for blacks and browns.  I liked the vintage feel the brown and black together gave it.

The sentiment from Inspire Hope is actually 3 stamps, (wishing you, much and happiness) which I stamped onto a circle die cut.  I like to build sentiments from the bottom up so I know I have the right spacing.  I added a scallop circle mat to this, then finished with a grosgrain knotted bow and some stardust stickles and black liquid pearls accents.

Okay, before I go, just wanted to let you know we're running a Free Shipping Promotion this weekend only on US orders over $30.  The cart does the magic, all you have to do is add at least $30 worth of product to you cart and choose US Shipping.  Not valid on Priority, International or Canadian shipping options.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? One random winner will be drawn from the comments on the blogs linked below to win our entire October Release Collection! 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 prize details and the scoop on all the new releases!

So next up on the hop is the fabulous Stacey!
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Marisa9. Christyne
4. Chaitali10. Teresa
5. Amber11. Andrea
6. Jen


Enabler's List
Stamps: MasqueradeInspire Hope (Verve Stamps)
Paper: blackberry bliss, basic black, soft sky and pretty in pink pattern DSP (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: soft sky, blushing bride, blackberry bliss (SU!), black
Accessories: Mask Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), classic & scallop circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), stardust stickles, black onyx liquid pearls (Ranger), black grosgrain (SU!)


48 comments

  1. very awesome, I think I am going to love that set!!! beautiful card.

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  2. Oh my goodness how beautiful is this card I love the masquerade set even more now :)

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  3. Love the shading on your card, looks mysterious and perfect for the mask.

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  4. Awesome new release...love your card and the mix of new goodies!

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  5. Beautiful card and love your design and the colors you chose, very pretty.

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  6. Gorgeous. Love the detail on these new stamps.

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  7. Julee this brings me back to New Orleans! Gorgeous color choices...=] Michele

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  8. So pretty Julee. Love the gorgeous mask and the coordinating die. Pretty color combo.

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  9. Love this card! It would be perfect for an adult Halloween card!

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  10. I love the new Inspire Hope set you did - very versatile!

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  11. enjoying your masquerade card! That would be so great for mardi gras too!

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  12. Wow! That's amazing. I love how you stamped and shadowed the mask.

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  13. Such a cute card. Love the colors.

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  14. Great sets of stamps and dies. Your card is just lovely, great layout and the colours go so well with the theme.
    Sue

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  15. Wow, this has such a 30's glam feel to it! Gorgeous card Julee, and a great new release :o)

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  16. What a fun card! Love the pretty papers and the sparkle you have added to the amazing mask!

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  17. Love all the details you added to the mask! What a unique stamp set... so fresh and new! Great card as always!

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  18. ADORE your mask, Julee!! Totally ready for a masquerade party with that one :) And the matching dies for them are perfect!! Great showcase of this amazingly fun set :)

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  19. Oh my gosh Julee your card is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing.
    I can't wait to get my order.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  20. WOW. Very elegant and sophisticated. I love how you inked the edges of the layers and the color scheme and papers you chose are awesome. The Mask looks terrific. I pinned it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605176469/

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  21. Simply beautiful, Julee! Love the colors and that mask...wow!

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  22. I like the whimsical look of this card. It looks like it could also be used as an invitation to a Masquerade Ball:) Love the Mask! Lots of possibilities.

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  23. Beautiful card....love the soft pinks and greens together. This mask is beautiful. Ready for a party for sure.

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  24. Gorgeous!! Love the colors!! The images and dies are wonderful!!

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  25. Stunning card! Very dramatic! Love the feathers and glittery handle!

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  26. Oooo . . . look at that gorgeous mask! So elegant and feminine. And what a fun sentiment combination.

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  28. Wow what a cool new mask image! Super detailed and with all the accessories you would need!

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  29. What a pretty card...Love the masks!

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  30. Great new release! The masquerade set is really fascinating. Thanks for sharing how you did your aligning.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  31. Julee, I love how you provide us with an "enabler's list". So funny and SO true. Love this new release! Lots to love here!
    kren dot kurts at gmail dot com
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  32. this set will be great fo Mardi Gras and any themed parties.
    Great sets.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

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  33. So pretty- love the layers and the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  34. Love this release, thanks for the lovely designs and chance to win

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  35. Oh I love this mask - so so beautiful. I can think of a thousand ways to use this...

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  36. Love that elegant mask with those beads hanging down!

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  37. Stunning card! I love your color combo.

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  38. As soon as I finished hopping yesterday, I had to order Inspire Hope. Love the divas' samples and the sentiment building opportunities with the set. The flowers, leaves and frame are so pretty. If there is a "trick" to aligning them when building the frame, would you consider posting a tutorial, please? Thanks for another "gotta have" product and the fun of anticipating its arrival.

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  39. Beautiful card. Great colour combination. I love your fantastic stamp set. The sentiments are so beautiful and I love how you can build your own.

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  40. Awesome combo for such a beautiful card.

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  41. the mask takes me back to old books and balls.

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