Light of the World Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to Verve's Holiday Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  It's one more chance for the Divas and our special guests to share a little inspiration with the our Holiday Release stamps & dies now that you've hopefully had a chance to get them in your hands.  As usual, there's a prize up for grabs for a lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to give a little shout out as you hop about.


I'm the first stop on the hop, so let's get this party started!  I pulled out the Weary World set and coordinating Starry Stable Die Set to make another Christ-centered Christmas card.  I just love this Christ the Savior is born sentiment.  It really is the heart of everything, so that's what I stamped first.  Next I stamped the manger scene, coloring with a colorless blender and a few copic markers, adding some little snowflakes with a white chalk paint pen, then cut the image out with the Starry Stable Die Set.

For the background, I used a flower stencil that I thought would look like rays of light and stenciled it onto the cardstock with pan pastels and sprayed with workable fixative to set the pastels.  Next I used a burlap stencil to randomly apply light molding paste around the sentiment and stenciled rays.  I layered the die cut manger scene on dimensionals, also adding another layer to the star on top with the coordinating die.  Then I added a strip of cardstock down the side, added a thin layer of redline tape to adhere the lace trim, then pressed some champagne glass glitter into the exposed pieces of adhesive for a fun gilded look.  Everything is sponged lightly with walnut stain distress ink to finish things off.


Well that's it for me.  If you haven't had a chance to order our holiday release yet, all of our Christmas themed stamps and dies (including the newest release) are on sale for 20% off, or you can buy the Holiday Release Collection at a 25% discount!


Next up on the hop is Marisa!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift voucher to the Verve online store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the details!

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee6. Teresa
2. Marisa7. Andrea
3. Amber8. Christyne
4. Diana9. Maureen
5. Charmaine10. Nancy

Enabler's List
Stamps: Weary World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Saint Nick (Fancy Pants), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso (SU!), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress), Pan Pastels, white chalk pen
Accessories: Starry Stable Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), lace trim, light molding paste, glass glitter, Daisies stencil (Delta), burlap stencil (Tim Holtz)

35 comments

  1. Gorgeous card Julee. I love the way you used the flower stencil for the rays of light. Very inventive and very effective.

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  2. Love the trendy details going on around the fun image~

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  3. Such a sweet card. I love how you used the flower as rays of light. All the components really set the stage for the manger scene to be the focus. As well it should be :D

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  4. Oh my goodness.... all that texture and vintage looking paper. Amazing! You've created a stunner!

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  5. Great card...love the design!! Love the sentiment also!!

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  6. Love the texture and the great image. Very pretty.

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  7. Such a pretty card - love the Nativity scene, the lace and the texture added by the molding paste.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  8. Love the texture and the wonderful way your eye is drawn to the image. Gorgeous work on the card.

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  9. Beautiful card! Love the rays behind the image! Wonderful texture and dimension!

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  10. This is my favorite set from the new release. Just love what you did with it. I ordered it and I do have it in my hot little hands. I think I even have a sun ray stencil I could use. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Ilove the sun rays and the embossing paste! Beautiful image! XX

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  12. Your card is beautiful. I just love the sentiment. I also like how you did the light rays.

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  13. Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love all the details you added.

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  14. Lovely card to remember the true reason for the season.

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  15. Your card is so inspirational. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  16. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the embossing and that pretty lace!

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  17. The Manger is my favorite. You did a beautiful job on your card.

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  18. Like the way you made the "rays" behind the stable. Very nice.

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  19. Julee, this is so beautiful! Love that sentiment!

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  20. Such a lovely card. Love Christmas cards that are truly Christ-mas cards. Thanks for sharing!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    Christmas GIVEAWAY at http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

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  21. Your card keeps Christ in Christmas. Thank you so much for that. Beautiful card. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  22. Beautiful Christmas card and I love this images and the mixed media you created!

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  23. Very pretty card!! I really like the combination of colors you used. This is such a wonderful stamp set.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love how you incorporate stenciling in your cards, this is really gorgeous!

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  25. Sweet image for the true meaning of Christmas...love it!

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  26. Lovely card, Julee :-D I like how you added structure paste :-D

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  27. This is so beautiful. I love the simplicity of this image. I also love all the texture you've added - that lace is so pretty.

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  28. Such a beautiful card! I really like this set.

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  29. beautiful card... nice stamp.. like the panels you've made...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  30. This is lovely with lots of texture and beautiful colours highlighting that beautiful stamp. x

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