Weary World Spotlight Hop

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store tomorrow (Thursday, 11/20). So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!

I'm the first stop on today's hop, so grab a treat and hop along with us to see what's new!
Today's spotlight is shining on my illustrations for this release... Weary World, Psalm 119:105 plain jane and the Starry Stable Die Set.



While I love fun and whimsical Christmas decor, my favorite kind of Christmas cards to make are the ones that put the meaning of Christmas front and center.  So that was my intent when sitting down to design this set, inspired by one of my favorite Christmas hymns, O Holy Night.


For my card, I decided to watercolor the manger scene from Weary World with Distress markers and a waterbrush.  I added some glitzy accents with a Wink of Stella pen, then stamped the sentiment in the Vintage Oval frame from Die Sidekicks, watercolored and cut with the Vintage Oval Die.  The papers are from the Glistening collection and I added some seam binding and aqua jingle bells, then finished off by accenting the star on  the stable with the smaller star from the die set, cut from silver shimmer paper.

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 and all the prize info and deadlines!
Weary WorldStarry Stable Die Set
Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane

Next up on the hop is Laurie!

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine


Enabler's List
Stamps:  Weary World (releasing 11/20), Die Sidekicks (Verve)
Paper: Glistening (Authentique), watercolor paper (Ranger), pearlized card stock (Paper Accents), glitter paper (SU!)
Ink: black archival, distress markers (Ranger), copic markers
Accessories:  Starry Stables Die Set, Vintage Oval Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), jingle bells, silver cording, waterbrush, clear embossing powder

50 comments

  1. Gorgeous card.
    I collect nativity sets so this would be a great addition to my collection.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

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  2. Beautiful card Julee. Puts the real meaning front and centre. Love the colours you have chosen today. Wonderful set of stamps and dies too.
    Sue

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  3. Beautiful card Julee!!!! I love every single detail!!!!

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  4. Such a pretty card...love the soft colours.

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  5. LOVE your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  6. I love your new set and the Plain Jane! I was hoping that there would be a set you illustrated in the release. I love your style!

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  7. This is such a nice set. Your card is so soft and and adding the yellow gives it a glow.

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  8. Beautiful card. It's woodsy yet glowing at the same time. O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song also - right next to O Come O Come Emmanuel. I love this image - my favorite in the release.

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  9. O Holy Night is one of my favourites too, Julee! I spy though gorgeous aqua bells! The perfect addtion! Now we need a Jingle Bells stamp set! lol ox

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  10. O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas hymn and I love that you illustrated a set around it. This card is so beautiful - it just glows with the meaning of Christmas.

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  11. Love your use or color and texture...the blue has a beautiful pop!

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  12. I love the homespun look of your card. It puts the message that's most important right out there.

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the nativity and the sentiment. So soft and pretty.

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  14. beautiful cards by the team and guests!

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  15. Morning Julee, I love your card with the special silver star, your great water coloring and ragged edges. Thanks for sharing and blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  16. This is adorable and love the way you distressed the edges and the details! Fantastic set for Christmas. Love your cards

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  17. Great woodgrain look on the manger!

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  18. I got a notice that my comment couldn't go thru so I'm trying again.
    Love the shabby look of the card.
    It is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  19. This is gorgeous. I just love all the stamp sets for the new release.

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  20. Love Your card reminds me of church on Christmas.

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  21. I HAVE to have this set!!! Fabulous!!

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  22. This is a wonderful Christmas set! Love it's simplicity with the true meaning of celebration.

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  23. Love the wood panel background and fabulous colouring of this glorious image! Absolutely ADORE this set!! Have been humming O Holy Night all day long so far :)

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  24. Lovely card! I love the soft colors with the watercolors.

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  25. A gorgeous card focusing on the true meaning of Christmas. I love the glow around the stable and baby Jesus. This is a beautiful new set and I love that is has matching dies.

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  26. How beautiful! I love the distressed edges.

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  27. Love your Christmas card, it is lovely. Love the stamp and die sets and the Psalm 119 stamp.

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  28. I love that you left the background colors muted as not to take away from Christ in the manger. Wonderful card.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  29. Fabulously done! Love the distressing, soft tones, and the little bling on the star!

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  30. Beautiful card! I like the roughed-up edges and the pretty ribbon.

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  31. A wonderful card and an inspiring stamp set!

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  32. Lovely Christmas card! Love the manger scene! Beautiful stamps, I love sets that focus on the true meaning of Christmas! Wonderful set!

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  33. Beautiful card! Love the sets that really remember the reason for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. So beautiful is this card and I adore that Psalm

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  35. love this card - this colour combo for your starry stable card is wonderful

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  36. all the distressing is so perfect for this little stable!! Another great set of stamps!!

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  37. wow!! I love the sentiment so much!! It is amazing!! and this image conveys the true meaning of Christmas!! awesome..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  38. gorgeous card, the little bow and bells are such a perfect embellishment with this beautiful image/sentiment.

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  39. Love the card. Great stamp set.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Wonderful card! I love your new stamps! Love the rustic feel to that sweet stable and wonderful verses/sentiments!

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  41. This is so pretty! Love the jingle bells.

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  42. super sweet stamp!!! and your card is so beautiful!!!!

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  43. Beautiful color combo and I like the jingle bells.

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  44. Gorgeous!! I Love that soft pale blue. And this new set is fabulous!

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  45. Great creations - thanks for sharing-love the sentiments in this new set!

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