Verve Release Day Spotlight Hop

Hi friends! It's release day at Verve and that means the sets we've been previewing this week are all available right not in the Verve shop!  Hooray!  And to celebrate the release, we're putting on another blog hop with a chance to win the whole release just for commenting.  I'm the first stop along the hop, so let's get to it.


This is one of my favorite cards I've made in a while.  I just love how that green spray looks with all the neutrals. I started by scraping heavy gesso onto a piece of cardstock.  I made sure it was really uneven, because I wanted a lot of texture.  When it was dry, I sprayed with dirty martini dylusions spray and then some water to cover my background.

Next I stamped the reindeer from Jolly Jingles, coloring with Copic markers and cutting with the coordinating Winter Friends Die Set. He looked really good next to a scrap of designer paper I had on my desk, so I cut that with a stitched circle die and embossed the sentiment from Beyond Measure in white.  I needed a little detail to stand out, so I just lightly went around it with a copic marker for a shadowing effect.  Next I stamped the greenery from Beyond Measure  in pear pizzazz ink and then cut with the coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set.  I colored the greenery with a blender pen, then added a bit of sparkle to the leaves and antlers with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Now that everything was dry, I layered my circle and elements together and decided the background needed a few snowflakes.  I stamped them around and embossed in white.  My finishing touches were some distressed edges and a bit of seam binding, twine and rusty jingle bells.

Okay, thanks so much for hopping along with us this week!  I've so enjoyed reading your sweet comments.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Lee Ann Barrett.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new 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 the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Jolly JinglesWinter Friends Die Set
Beyond MeasureChristmas Spirit Die Set

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Lee Ann (Guest)8. Betty
3. Lynn (Guest)9. Maureen
4. Tenia(Guest)10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Laurie

Enabler's List
Stamps: Jolly Jingles, Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scrap (Teresa Collins), white
Ink: dirty martini spray (Dylusions), Pear pizzazz ink (SU!), black (Versafine), copic markers, versamark
Accessories: Winter Friends Die Set, Christmas Spirit Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles (MFT), heavy gesso (Prima), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic), jingle bells, seam binding, white embossing powder

52 comments

  1. I am fascinated by this pretty green color!

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  2. Julee, such an elegant card. Love the distressing and your layers.

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  3. Those little sprigs of greenery are to die for! Love the citrus green :o)

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  4. Wow, the color is awesome and I love all that texture you achieved! the soft subtle round sentiment is the perfect finishing touch!

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  5. Oh Deer! Like the cute deer, arrangement, color & raw edges.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. I just fell off my chair, Julee, this is STUNNING and one of my favourite too :). I love seeing what you do with your stamps...it's just magic! Congrats on another fabulous release! Ox

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  7. Your background is stunning, Julee, and that little deer is so darling.

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  8. Love your card with all the distressing and that cute deer head. Nice colors.

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  9. I love the pretty green and all that texture!

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  10. Wow... a beautiful card! Lovely greens and an a-dorable little deer!

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  11. What a sweetly elegant card. I love all the distressing.
    Such beautiful new stamps and dies, Julee.

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  12. Super beautiful release and your card creations are just lovely!

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  13. So cute! Love the reindeer! Great colors and textures on your card!

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  14. Nice card. Love the colors used.

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  15. so gorgeous... what a beautiful release!!

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  16. Another fabulous card! Love the lime, and all the little details.

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  17. the greens in the background are so pretty.
    Love the big bow and the muted color of the
    circle.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. That little deer is just adorable on your lovely card
    ColleenB.~Texas

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  19. I love that color green! This is simply delightful!

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  20. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog and business!!! Love your message of kindness and truth!

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  21. Love all that texture and your color choice!

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  22. great layers and I love the green color!

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  23. super cute. I have a thing for deer.

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  24. Wonderful texture and lots of interest here. Love the little deer.

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  25. Love the soft sweetness of this card. The texture is fabulous, and I really like the new foliage in this release!

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  26. Beautiful...great texture and color! The reindeer is my favorite from the new releases!

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  27. So pretty!! Love the bright green color and the texture is fantastic!

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  28. Such a cute card. I love the unexpected tint of the green.

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  29. Thank you for this hop. I got to see a lot of beautiful cards and card makers I otherwise would not have known about.

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  30. Awesome looking card,
    love all that texture.
    Carla from Utah

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  31. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing all the details of how you made the background then the whole card. Amazing!

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  32. Loving the Distressed look of the awesome little Reindeer Card!

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  33. I love this one Julee and my fave color is green

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  34. Love the shimmer and the colors are gorgeous Julee!

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  35. Love all the texture and mixed media goodness, Julee. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. The colors are so beautiful with this interesting design. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. what a fab card! Live the color and the gesso texture. So cool.

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  38. LOVE THIS RELEASE. Whimsy and some more religious. Great color choices. Thanks for a chance to win. Love the unevenness of the Gesso.

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  39. The soft green on this card is lovely TFS

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  40. This card is just great. Like the green.

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  41. Love your card with the pretty greenery. That deer is so adorable.

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  42. I love this color of green!
    What a lovely background!
    Great card!

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