Kindness Matters Spotlight Hop

Welcome to  Day 2 of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! Today, our sneaky little spotlight is shining on the Kindness Matters stamp set and coordinating Great Kindness Die Set. These pretty little flowers will be releasing this Friday, August 26, but you can hop along today for a chance to win them!  I'm the first stop on today's hop, so let's get to it!


For my card, I started with a piece of white cardstock coated with heavy gesso, then pulled out some Color Burst powders in yellow, orange and violet.  There are several layers here, repeating and dripping and drying until I achieved a result I was happy with.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed in white, masking off the kind, so I could stamp again in a different color.  I inked the kind with a purple marker, then embossed in clear.  It didn't stand out quite as much as I had hoped, so I outlined the entire word with a white gel pen.


Next I embossed the big flower from Kindness Matters in white on another section of the Color Burst background and cut with the coordinating Great Kindness Die Set. I then decided I wanted another flower, but had already used up my background and put my Color Burst mess away, so embossed the smaller flower in white on white cardstock and watercolored with the Prima Tropical watercolor confections.  I added some diamond stickles for a sparkly flower center, then distressed all my edges and accented with a touch of cheesecloth behind the flower.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! You next morsel of Vervey goodness is waiting for you over at Stacey's blog.  Have fun, and if you get lost along the way, the full hop list is below.




Kindness MattersGreat Kindness Die Set

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 the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)


Enabler's List
Stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white
Ink: Versamark, Color Burst powders (Ken Oliver), Tropicals Watercolor Confections (Prima), Wilted Violet (Ranger Distress), white gel pen
Accessories: Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), cheesecloth, diamond stickles (Ranger), stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), paper distresser, white and clear embossing powder, heavy gesso (Prima)

58 comments

  1. So much texture...beautiful Julee!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous as always. I love the effect with the heavy gesso <3

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  3. Stunning! LOVE the vibrant purple :)

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  4. Your background is amazing and that stamp so sweet.

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  5. Gorgeous...I see where that color burst piece ended up. :D

    These flowers look somewhat similar to a previous released floral set (Great Friend); I'm hoping the dies might work for it too??

    Regardless, I ADORE this set!!

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  6. Julee, your card is awesome. I love the pretty flowers and the beautiful background you created for them. The distressed frame makes it even better. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. These are some nice-we all need more kindness. The world is in pain.

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  8. So pretty. Always in need of kindness.

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  9. Awww!!! Absolutely stunning card!!! Love it!!!

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  10. Oh, Julee, what a gorgeous card with such amazing colors! And I love the texture and beautiful flowers and sentiment! I am always in need of thank-you cards, so this looks like a fabulous set! Hugs!

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  11. Wow, what a gorgeous mixed media card. That background is stunning. I love the new dies to match this set and "Great Friend" set.

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  12. Beautiful card. Your cards are always an inspiration for me to get creative. The background turned out just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  13. Wow! Fabulous background to showcase the new set, Julee! Love the white embossed flowers.

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  14. Oh Julee what a gorgeous card! I love your background and distressing, and love this stamp set and dies, too! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. WOW. What a beautiful colorful background with white backing makes everything just 'pop' out at cha. Great way you showed off the lovely stamp set

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  16. Beautiful card! I love those colors!

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  17. So Striking! Love your bold color contrast and powerful look, softened with flowers and a sweet sentiment.

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  18. GORGEOUS colors and beautiful media art! Lovely distressing and texture Julee~

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  19. I love to use Color Bursts for card backgrounds and the sentiments from this stamp set can be used in so many ways.

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  20. You've done a wonderful job on this!! I'll have to try my hand at it. Thanks for the chance to win, these are awesome.

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  21. You've done a wonderful job on this!! I'll have to try my hand at it. Thanks for the chance to win, these are awesome.

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  22. Julee, that purple really pops against the white background.

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  23. Love seeing the Color Burst being used.
    I have the powders but haven't gotten them
    out yet. The card is beautiful.
    The background is fantastic and the use
    of the white embossing powder was a good
    idea.
    thanks for sharing.

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  24. Oh my gosh - the purple is so lovely - you did a fatuous Job =- TFS

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  25. Stunning card. I love the textures and layers. TFS

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  26. Really quite lovely! The distressing is beautiful here!

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  27. Beautiful background. Love those flowers. Great new sets.

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  28. Wow is all I can day! Love all of the techniques you used.. the colors, the thickness of the card and the gesso.. that flower really stands out and like how you used white gel pen around the words.

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  29. Love the jewel tones of your card, and the new flowers are wonderful! (Verve flowers are the only ones I can "grow" :)

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  30. What a wonderfully rich looking card. Love the white embossing on there too.
    Sue

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  31. So many great sentiment in this set and I love your wonderful inky background!

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  32. Beautiful background for this pretty flower.

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  33. I absolutely love your background. The colors are amazing.

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  34. Stunning in purple, Julee! Love the emboss resist and water painting too!

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  35. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  36. Love all the layers
    of gesso and the
    pretty flowers.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. Gorgeous! I love the pretty shabby chic of your card! The blended background and the distressed edges are beautiful!

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  38. Awesome design work! Love your work! Thank you for sharing your talent! I need to try!

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  39. Beautiful card! The colors are wonderful!

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  40. What a gorgeous background for this fabulous new set! I love that the single, double and triple flower can be layered!!

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  41. absolutely gorgeous!! your mixed media designs are always so fabulous!

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  42. Your paper here is GORGEOUS! And the cheesecloth was the perfect addition. Beautiful!!! <3

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  43. Beautiful card, love the colors and texture.

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  44. This card is beautiful. The flower looks so real. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Wow, that Color Burst background makes for a real WOW factor.
    I like it combined with the flowers.

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  46. What a beautiful background. Love the purple colors. Striking card.

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  47. The textures and colours look so pretty together.

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  48. So pretty! Awesome textures and colors!

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  49. What a gorgeous background!
    I love the colors purple and
    pink like them mixed together
    too!!! What a lovely new floral set!

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  50. What a beautiful card, Julee. Love your design!

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  51. Love all the purply goodness and this great release!

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  52. I love the sentiments in this set!

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