Beautiful Soul Retrospective Hop

Welcome to Verve's May Release Retrospective Blog Hop! It's been a fabulous post release week at Verve and today the Divas and Guest Divas are helping you ease into the long weekend with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! All of our new products are available to order in the Verve Store and is 25% off through the end of May! Plus, we've got a super sweet hop prize in store!

I'm the first stop on today's hop, so let's get to it!

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps| www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

My card today started with the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  I embossed the flowers from Beautiful Things on text paper, then colored with a drop of reinker and water with melon mambo and calypso coral.  Next I stitched the panel to a piece of cream cardstock, then distressed both layers with antique linen distress ink and a paper distresser.

The beautiful soul sentiment was inked up with calypso coral ink on the top half and melon mambo on the bottom, then stamped and clear embossed on a stitched circle die cut. I stamped one more flower in calypso coral, embossed and watercolored, then cut with the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set. I also cut some leaves from the text paper and added some detailing with a stabilo pencil and watercolored. A dry embossed background and a bit of my favorite wide stitched ribbon finish things off.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps| www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

And now for a little hop and store talk...


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below! Comment deadline for the prize giveaway is May 31. Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. LauraJane {guest}
2. Lori {guest}8. Marisa
3. Betty9. Maureen
4. Charmaine10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley

In other news, since it's Memorial Day weekend here in the States and my boys are off from school, the Verve office will be closed May 30-31.  I'll resume my regular office schedule on Wednesday, June 1. While I'm away, I've added a free shipping promotion to sweeten the deal!


Free first class shipping on US orders over $35 May 27 - 31, 2016. 
Select US Shipping as your ship method at checkout and discount will be calculated automatically. Offer not valid on US Priority, International or Canadian shipping methods. Free shipping is calculated on your subtotal after any discounts or gift codes.

All of our new products are available to order in the Verve Store and during our May Sale all stamps and dies (including our new release) are 25% off!  There's only a few more days left, though... the sale ends May 31.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find a bit of inspiration along the hop!

Next stop on the hop is the fabulous Lori Craig.


Mojo Monday 449 Card Sketch designed by Julee Tilman | www.mojomonday.blogspot.com
Mojo Monday 449
Enabler's List
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: conservatory (7 Gypsies), cream (Neenah)
Ink: melon mambo, calypso coral (SU!), antique linen distress (Ranger), black pencil (Stabilo)
Accesories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), wide striped ribbon (CTMH), sewing machine, embossing folder (Sizzix), paper distresser

53 comments

  1. Oh please pick me, Julee! I need some new Verve items for my collection. :)

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  2. I really love these flowers, they're fabulous!

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  3. Just checked the tracking on my shipment of the May release--can't wait for it to arrive. Love those flowers---they look fabulous on the text paper!

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the flowers on the text paper.

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  5. This is gorgeous, Julee! I love your shabby-chic style. Thanks for the chance to win some new goodies!

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  6. Thank you for reminding me how sweet it looks to stamp on patterned paper. Gorgeous!

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  7. Love you blog some great art here. Thanks for the inspiration

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  8. Love you blog some great art here. Thanks for the inspiration

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  9. What a beautiful card. I love the flowers stamped on the background and the distressing...beautiful!

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  10. Gorgeous texture and interest Julee! I love the added striped ribbon~

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  11. Beautiful distressed layers as usual! Love the striped ribbon accent!

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  12. We've had a week of rain, gloom and wind, so seeing your lovely floral card here has 120% brightened my day! Beautiful colours and textures...
    ~carol

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  13. Wow, that newslprint background with the black ribbon makes those pretty flowers pop!

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  14. Your card is beautiful. I loVe how you created your background. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com

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  15. So pretty!! I love the color scheme!

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  16. Beautiful rich looking card Jullee, so like the stamping over the text paper. What a great treat for us over this weekend.
    Sue

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  17. Wow, Julee, I LOVE this! You have such a beautiful style!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  18. Love the text background with the colorful flowers. Also, the distressed look to the card is so appropriate.

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  19. Love the textures and dimension on your pretty card! Lovely colors too!

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  20. Gorgeous! Love the flowers and all the fabulous texture! Have a wonderful Memorial weekend!

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  21. Julee, your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and this new flower. Can't wait to get my new sets. Have a wonderful Menorial Day!

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  22. What a really beautiful card.

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  23. What a really beautiful card.

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  24. Love the Verve sentiments and especially your ombre effect. You absolutely made this card look like fabric!

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  25. How beautiful! Love the stamping on the writing!

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  26. Julee, another fabulous creation. I purchased this stamp set and can't wait to try it!!

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  27. Beautiful layers
    and I love the
    way you distressed
    the edges.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Very cool card. I love how the stamped images in the background match the stamped die cut flower.

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  29. Love the card. This the best flower for coloring.

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  30. Gorgeous card. Love how you stamped the flowers on script paper. Love the distressing of which you are the master. :-)

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  31. Stunning card creation - love how you did the paper lays - thanks for sharing your beautiful art work and for the hop = have a blessed week!

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  32. Beautiful card. Love the distressing and colors. TFS
    Happy Memorial Day.

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  33. What a gorgeous card, Julee, and I hope to win the blog hop! I have loved the new Verve release and love lots more of your stamps and dies! Looking forward to seeing what the other gals have!! Big hugs and have a wonderful and safe weekend! xoxo

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  34. Such a beautiful card, Julee. I love your colors on the flowers :)

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  35. Love the flowers on the newsprint paper and the variegated sentiments if fabulous :)

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  36. Lovely distressed layers with these gorgeous flowers! So fresh and pretty!

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  37. What a beautiful card! I love the flowers.

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  38. Gorgeous! Love how the flowers look on the text paper.

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  39. This is distressed within an inch of it's life... and I LOVE it! I had to read your write up because the panels almost looked like fabric! Hmmm... ideas...
    This is just so sweet.

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  40. love the look of your card, thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  41. Love the B&W ribbon with the colors and all the pretty shabby chic details.

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  42. This is so pretty. Love the flowers and the distressed layers. Hugz

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  43. Love the shabby look.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  44. The texted background looks so pretty in combination with the distressed edges.

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  45. Deliciously distressed and textured! Love the layers and those gorgeous new flowers!

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  46. Gorgeous card...love the texture.

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  47. Fabulous flowers! The texture is truly unique!

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  48. Very pretty. I like the layers and distressing.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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