Light My World Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  Over the next few days the Verve Divas and special guests will be spotlighting 3 new sets, a plain jane and 2 coordinating die sets! Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Thursday, 11/20.   I'm the first stop on today's hop, so grab a treat and hop along with us to see what's new at Verve!

Today's spotlight is shining on the Light My World set illustrated by Chaitali Narla and the new Holiday Sequin Mix.  And since it's Monday, I chose to use this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my card. I actually made two cards with the sketch (one with the Light My World set and the other with the new Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane that will be featured later this week).


First up, I stamped the candle trio image from Light My World on a piece of cream cardstock that had been happily splattered with some watered down ink when I was cleaning a stamp.  I liked the splatter, so decided to use it.  I die cut the circle and then sponged some scattered straw ink over the image before taking it out of the die cut.  Next I stamped the bottom portion of flowers on cream, watercolored with distress markers and popped up for some dimension.  And I stamped the candles on dp, then sponged with forest moss, cut out and paper pieced onto the image, coloring in the flames with a wink of stella marker.  The sentiment is stamped onto cream, then cut into a flag and accented with some gold cording and a red rhinestone.

Next up is my card with the Psalm 119:105 Plain  Jane.


I embossed the verse in early espresso onto cream cardstock, cut out and matted with a scallop circle die cut. On both cards, I used my paper corrugator to crimp a few lines on the left edge.  The papers I chose were shabby chic, so I distressed a bit, covering a wood banner with some of the DP and adding some paper flowers and iridescent leaves to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  There's a little giveaway along today's hop with a chance to win today's featured products.  We'll see you back here tomorrow for another spotlight of our new release!



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 below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products, an introduction of our 2 fabulous guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!


Light My WorldHoliday Sequin Mix


Next up on the hop is  Laurie!


Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Andrea
5. Amber11. Nancy
6. Diana

Enabler's List
Candle Card

Stamps: Light My World (releases 11/20 from Verve)
Paper: Joyeux Noel (Glitz Designs), cream (Neenah)
Ink: black archival, scattered straw, fired brick, festive berries, forest moss, vintage photo distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), gold cording, rhinestone, paper corrugator

Mojo Monday 372
Thy Word Card
Stamps: Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane (releases 11/20 from Verve)
Paper: Devotion (Prima), early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso, pool party (SU!), vintage photo distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  Classic & Scallop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper flowers, paper corrugator, iridescent leaves (Pizzazz Aplenty)



61 comments

  1. Both your cards are gorgeous.My fav is the candle one because of the stamp and all the great textures you used!

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  2. I loved the patterned paper you used on the candles! I'll have to dust off my crimper too - I really like it that you just crimped a little bit on both cards.

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  3. Wonderful cards Julee. Love the holiday images. The paper pieced candles look so elegant. The verse is beautiful.

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  4. Julee, both your cards are lovely. I like the use of the not so traditional colours. Great texture on both cards with the use of the embellishments.
    The stamp set is very useful indeed and love those sequins so rich.
    Sue

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  5. Both cards are lovely. I love the dimension with your candles and poinsettia.

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  6. What a versatile set - love your cards especially the candles on the first one! The holiday sequins are delightful!

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  7. So pretty...love the paper pieced candles on the first.

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  8. Both your cards are just beautiful. I love the way you did the candle on the first one, using the same design paper as the panel. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. I love that you used the same patterned paper on the candles as on the background! Beautiful.

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  10. Gorgeous cards!! Love this new set!1

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  11. Both cards are gorgeous! I have a real addiction to sequins right now, so I'll be eager to add these to my supply!

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  12. Beautiful cards and I love the new stamp set. Annette P.

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  13. Really love the way you did the candles on the first card - so sophisticated!

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  14. Beautiful, rich colours and the paper pieced candles are lovely!

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  15. LOVE those paper pieced candles and yummy colour combo and the delightful leaf embellishment on the second.

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  16. Love the new stamps & your cards are wonderful! Paper piecing the candles & using that paper in the background--fabulous!

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  17. The cards are so elegant.
    this is a great stamp set for the season.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. Both cards are beautiful and elegant.

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  19. Such elegant cards! Thanks for the inspiration

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  20. I love both of your cards...the papers you chose are gorgeous.

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  21. Both cards are just lovely. I especially like the paper pieced candles.

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  22. I love the paper-piecing on the candles. It's just absolutely gorgeous. The other card with the plain jane is also lovely with that color scheme.

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  23. These are both gorgeous! I love the traditional Christmas colors on the first, and the soft, feminine colors on the second!

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  24. Love the way you used the DSP for layering and the candles on the first card.

    The second card is just lovely. Love the softness of it.

    I really like both cards. It would be hard to pick a favorite.

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  25. both cards are so festive and pretty!

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  26. Love both of your beautiful cards. The new stamp sets and sequins are very nice. Can't wait to get them.

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  27. Lovely cards! I love those paper pieced candles! Beautiful color combos! Wonderful verse on the new Plain Jane!

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  28. Oh I do so love that verse and the candles are gorgeous! Two beautiful cards:)

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  29. Your cards are so pretty! I love how you stamped the candles on DP and the cute gold twine bow with the rhinestone. I also love that verse in your second card.

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  30. Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS cards. I LOVE how you did the candles with the design paper.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  31. This is stunning! Great colors!

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  32. What gorgeous cards. I love the paper pieced candles. I especially love this new Plain Jane. Such pretty papers on both of these cards and beautiful way to use the sketch.

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  33. Very elegant. I like your choice of papers.

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  34. Love both cards. The poinsettias are gorgeous.

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  35. Beautiful cards. I love the paper piecing of the candle. And your last card is beautiful. I love the chic look.

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  36. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about the elements, papers, the stamp set, it's just perfect!

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  37. Beautiful card Julee and I love the Psalm, it will be on my must have list :)

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  38. Your cards are amazing. I really like the candle one.

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  39. love the candle one, i like how you do paper piecing also.

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  40. OMG Julee! Both of these cards are gorgeous! The first one is so elegant with the warm colors and the second one is pure vintage love! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  41. Great card... love the patterned paper you used on it. The cards look so victorian!

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  42. Gorgeous cards - love the paper piecing and the patterned paper.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  43. Beautiful cards! I love how you paper pieced the candles to match the accent paper -- perfect touch!

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  44. Both cards are gorgeous! Like how you used the paper for the candles and background strip - very striking!

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  45. aww!! 2 beautiful cards!! love the papers you have used... nice paper piecing on the candles...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  46. Beautiful...love the scripture reference.

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  47. So excited to see some new Verve! Two lovely cards, Julee :o)

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  48. Two very different but delightful cards. I love the rich colours on the first and the paper piecing which matches the background paper. The second in much plainer style is pretty too with the orange flowers picked up beautifully in the background paper. x

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  49. Gorgeous, as always! Both cards are so beautiful. I LOVE the pieced candles on the first. Such a great look.

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  50. What great cards! I especially love the deep rich earthy tones and textures on the first card!

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  51. Your cards are always fantastic!

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  52. Both of these are gorgeous. Love the new stamps.

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  54. Love your cards and use of papers. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Oh Wow, Love your Plain Jane Card. Pretty colors and a great verse!

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  56. Julee, as always, your creations are stunning.

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  57. love both card but especially the second one...so vintage...and that PJ is awesome!!

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  58. how beautiful card, there are amazing!

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  59. Absolutely lovely. The candles card is my favorite!

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