Have you enjoyed the spotlights we've been sharing this week? Well, the wait is over and everything previewed this week is available in the Verve online store now! Today's spotlight is on the November 2014 Release Collection, so the Divas and special guest will be sharing creations using whatever inspired them from the new release. It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats we have another giveaway, but this one's the MERRIEST of giveaways... the ENTIRE release! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comments as you hop about.
I'm the first stop on today's hop and am so glad you're here. Stay tuned at the bottom of the post for the prize info and hop list.
First up is a little mixed-media card using the Light My World set. This is the first card I made with this release and it was so much fun. I created a background piece on gessoed watercolor paper with grey and yellow pan pastels, some gold acrylic paint, and a charcoal pencil. I scribbled some of the words to O Holy Night over the piece, then added a bit more pan pastels and spritzed with Dylusions white linen spray and finished off by stamping the little star in white a few times. Next I stamped the candle image from Light My World in Archival black, then again on cardstock and colored with Distress markers and a waterbrush, cutting the image out by hand and popping up over the stamped piece on dimensionals.
The Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped onto a Charming Oval die cut and matted in basic gray. The candle panel is torn by hand, and then I tore a basic gray mat for it as well, then adhered to an embossed panel of white, distressed the edges and tied some silver cording around it.
Next up, to bookend the spotlights, I'm sharing the last card I made for release. This one uses the manger scene from Weary World, embossed, colored and cut with the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set. I also cut the smallest star in the die set from shimmer paper and popped it up above the manger. The O Holy Night sentiment is embossed in silver onto vellum and then adhered to a piece of cardstock embossed with snowflakes. I embellished with some lines of silver pearls, then added a fun little jingle bell ribbon treatment down the side.
Thanks so much for hopping along with me this week! There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to pull off a release, and it's always this big bright spot in my very long release week days to read your lovely comments in between putting the finishing touches on the website and marketing materials. I hope you enjoy these stamps and I'd love to hear which set is your favorite from this release.
Our holiday release came later than I had hoped and since it's so close to Thanksgiving I decided to start our Thanksgiving sale a little early. That way I can spend some time with my sweet boys and family next week and only need to do one website changeover. That means all of our products (including the brand new releases) are 20% off through November 30.
Next up on the hop is Laurie!
Stamps: Light My World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, basic gray (SU!)
Ink: pan pastels, paint, gesso, distress markers, charcoal pencil, white linen dylusions spray, jasmine (Mix'd Media Inx)
Accessories: Charming Oval Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), silver cording, diamond glaze, snowflake embossing folder (Darice)
Stamps: Weary World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pearlized card stock (Paper Accents), vellum and silver shimmer paper (SU!)
Ink: black archival (Ranger), VersaMark, Copic markers
Accessories: Starry Stable Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), lost lagoon taffeta, silver cording (SU!), jingle bells, silver pearls, snowflake embossing folder (Darice)