A Good One Day 6 Post Release Hop

Hi friends!  Welcome to Day 6 of our June New Release Spotlight Hops!

This release week has been so much fun, thanks for hopping along with us!  Today is the final day of our spotlight hops and today's theme is Diva's Choice.  Always a favorite, this is the day we all get to choose which set or sets to use and have some fun.  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in for one more fabulous first look at our newly released stamps & dies.  I'm the first stop along today's hop and today's prize is a doozy... the ENTIRE release!!!  So be sure to leave a little shout out as you hop about to be entered in our prize drawing!


One of my favorite stamps in the whole release is the honeycomb in The Buzz.  I really wanted to go for a realistic honeycomb look, so got out a few mixed-media supplies and just played.



For the background, I started by stamping the honeycomb pattern all over the crumb cake panel, connecting the pieces in parts and leaving a few openings here and there.  Next I cut a honeycomb die cut using The Buzz Die Set and used this as a stencil to add some modeling paste to the centers of the honeycombs randomly across the panel.  While the modeling paste was drying, I pulled out some book paper and created a little scroll by rolling each end down and gluing, leaving enough room to stamp the sentiment I wanted to use from Sparkly Dreams.  I spread on a bit of gesso over the book paper and once it dried I stamped the Lincoln quote in archival black.

Next I stamped the large bee and two small bees on cream cardstock. The large bee is cut with the coordinating die from The Buzz Die Set and I fussy cut the two smaller bees.  I colored them, then added a bit of glossy glaze to the large bee and set aside to dry.  Then I moved back to my honeycomb panel, where the modeling paste was mostly dry (I'm so impatient).  I sponged on fossilized amber and then sponged vintage photo and gather twigs ink randomly all over the panel, distressing the edges.

I then glued the scroll down to the honeycomb panel and used some Stamper's Big Brush pens to add shading and dimension to the scroll.  I stamped a honeycomb with fossilized amber on cream, then sponged all around with fossilized amber and cut with the coordinating die.  I layered this under my big glossy bee, then added the two little bees and finished off by distressing the crumb cake card base.

That's a wrap for me!  Thanks so much for taking the time to hop along with me this week.  I've thoroughly enjoyed every comment and am so grateful for the opportunity to share my stamps and my cards with you.  If you're interested, I have a simple masculine just-in-time for Father's Day card on the Verve Blog today, too.  Have a fantastic weekend!

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Stacey!
Day 6 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Christyne
3. Teresa9. Maureen
4. Amber10. Amy
5. Laurie11. Janelle
6. Marisa




Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE June 2015 Release! 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 shopping and prize info and deadlines!
Deco BordersFloral Notes Stamp SetFloral Notes Die Set
Get TogetherThe Buzz Die Set
Sparkly DreamsButterfly Dreams Die SetFlourished Tag Die Set
Psalm 19:14 Plain JaneProverbs 16:24 Plain Jane



Enabler's List
Stamps: The BuzzSparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake, cream, book paper
Ink: fossilized amber, vintage photo, gathered twigs distress, black archival (Ranger), stampers big brush pens (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE),paper distresser, glossy glaze, gesso, modeling paste, glitter

69 comments

  1. Oh, this is perfect! Such a FABulous card Julee!
    Awesome new release!

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  2. This is a bee-auty of a card!

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  3. I adore this card, Julee! Love, love, love all the mixed media and distressing, and Fossilized Amber is the perfect honeycomb color! Gorgeous!

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  4. Love how you created a scroll for the quote! Wonderful vintage look!

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  5. Love all your sayings, they hit the nail on the head!

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  6. Absolutely LOVE that background Julee, and the gesso over the book print with the sentiment on top is so fab!

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  7. Julee, beautiful card, I love your creativity!

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  8. This is fabulous. I like the distressing and the use of modeling paste.

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  9. Julee, you are so talented! The Buzz set is my favorite of the release too. I love the bees and the honeycomb. Your card is so amazing! I love all the textures and the distressing! The rolled up scroll is brilliant!

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  10. How delightful! Love the warm colors, distressing and all the fab bits and layers!

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  11. Oooh, I love the grungy dark look to this! Great card!

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  12. I love this card with all its layers and distressing! The new release are amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize.

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  13. wow beautiful work on this card.

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  14. Wow...just looking at this card makes me say, "Wow." Beautiful--Wow-in-the-good-way! And thank you for telling us how you did it! It is like the most fun schoolin' ever hopping along these blogs!

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  15. I absolutely love this cute Bee set! Your card is just plain awesome. ;-)

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  16. Oh this is just a work of art! I love the distressing and amazing colors!

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  17. I love this! It looks like a beehive and that sentiment is fantastic!

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  18. Just AMAZING Julee!!! This really is a realistic honeycomb look you achieved, I love it!

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    1. Love card. The techniques you used are awesome.

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  19. WOWZA! This is stunningly gorgeous! I love this sentiment. I would frame this to remind me to just be a good person everyday (I think I am already, but just in case I forget ...)

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  20. Your card is just awesome Julee!!!!!! I have to have the bee and die -- you are such an enabler- I love it!!!

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  21. OMG - this is SO gorgeous! Love those deep, rich browns and golds!!

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  22. What a neat card esp the background. Hope you are feeling better!

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  23. This is FABULOUS, Julee!! Love it :) Adore this set!!

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  24. Julee, I love this warm and inspiring card. Your honeycomb background is wonderful. This is an exciting release and there are a number of "must haves" in it. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  25. Full of vintage goodness. Love it.

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  26. Full of vintage goodness. Love it.

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  27. your card is absolutely amazing... no one uses the distressing technique in such a beautiful way as you!

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  28. What a fabulous card! Love it!! ♥

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  29. such a beautiful card!! love it!! love the bees.. honeycomb is one of my favorites in this release too..

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  30. Love love love your shabby touches to your card! This bee and honeycomb is my favorite of this release!

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  31. I love this mixed media look! The touches you added are just divine - the stenciling and the scrolling are some of my favorite features of your card. Of all of the new releases, this particular set and coordinating dies are my favorite (and it looks like many other stampers agree too!).

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  32. Great quote from Lincoln...love the warm colour on this card.

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  33. I am back cruising today's hop! Awesome job with this card! That cute little bee reminds me of my Longaberger career! I'm going to have to get that just for my scrapbooking needs!

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  34. Great card, Julee, and this is one of the BEST releases!

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  35. This is such a beautiful card love it, great release.

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  36. Gorgeous! Love how you used the die as a stencil to add texture, this is just beautiful!

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  37. I just love the bees in this set, the little ones are so cute. My friend has honey bees and I am obsessed.

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  38. Another fabulous card! I don't know how you can see all this stuff in your head and have it come out so awesome looking. This new release has been spectacular!

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  39. So pretty. Love the new stamps & dies for this release.

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  40. Awesome card!! Love the distress and color of your card.

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  41. Beautiful Card! Thanks for sharing!!

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  42. What a cool rustic-style card!

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  43. The depth and texture of this card is just amazing! I should go to bed; I just finished my last Father's Day card, but the Diva hop was too tempting to miss.

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    1. Great card. Love the distress look and coloring.

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  44. This is so adorable! Looks like that large bee could fly right off the card! I really enjoyed your cards all week! It was my first Verve release hop and I had fun!

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  45. I LOVE the layers in this bee card! It's fantastic! So much fun!

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  46. Julee your card is gorgeous. I loVe that sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  47. Stunning card, Julee! You have really rocked the whole release!! Hugs, Darnell

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  48. Beautiful vintage card, Julee! Great new designs!

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  49. Thank you for some great inspiration with these lovely stamps and dies and I love your distressed honeycomb with the bees. x

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  50. What an incredible creation, Julee! The texture is amazing!

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  51. Absolutely adore your card! And this release has so much awesomeness in it!!!! Am really loving the sentiments

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  52. Great sentiment! Your bees are so realistic, love them!

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  53. Love your vintage look on this card. Great job and giveaway!

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  54. I really cant image a cuter card with the honeycomb and the bees! Such a precious card!

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  55. Oh wow the layering and textures are amazing!

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  56. I love this distressed card! It goes so well with the quote
    from Abe Lincoln :-)

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  57. I especially like the scripture stamps:)

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  58. Absolutely the bees knees. I love this card.

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  59. Hi. Such a Nice card. I yearn for summertime. It's cold in Denmark this june

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  60. I just adore the bee and the honeycomb. Great card!

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  61. Love, love, love! The colors are amazing and so is the texture, Julee! Stunning!

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