Verve New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's May New Release Spotlight Hop! It's been a while, but I'm so excited to say that there's something new in the Verve shop today!  To celebrate, the Divas are putting on a blog hop sharing our first looks at the new Butterfly Grace stamp set and coordinating Graceful Butterflies die set.

And since we love to share, we're hosting a little giveaway. Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop along the hop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new Butterfly Grace stamp set and Graceful Butterflies die set. Deadline for commenting is Monday, May 15. Happy hopping!
New Release Hop List
Julee
Charmaine
Christyne
Laurie
Maureen
Marisa
Teresa

Butterfly GraceGraceful Butterflies Die Set

I'm just so happy to say it's release day! It's been a long stretch for me as my family has endured much sickness over this past winter. But during one of the lulls in between viruses, I sat down and designed this set centered on the theme of grace. Amazing Grace has always been one of my favorite hymns and lately I've been trying to teach my boys about grace. Not only the wonderful gift of God's grace, but how to be gracious and kind to ourselves and to others, ESPECIALLY when it's undeserved.  So thoughts of grace have been swirling around in my head as I look for opportunities to instill a gracious heart in my boys. And out of my heart, came this set.


My card today is done in the mixed-media style, the thing that seems to really get my creative soul going these days.  I started the background with distress oxide inks in spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and broken china.  Next I added a piece of Melange tissue wrap with collage podge.  I did a bit more distress ink smooshing and spritzing, then started adding some white back in by pouncing gesso on the piece with a q-tip.  I followed this with more q-tip pouncing in tumbled glass, spun sugar and spiced marmalade.  I wanted a feeling of movement to the card, so added more gesso with a jar lid in little concentric circles.


The amazing grace sentiment from Butterfly Grace is embossed in black onto a torn piece of background I had made at the same time with distress inks and tissue wrap.  The outline butterfly is stamped in black, then I filled it in with the solid butterfly, stamped with worn lipstick distress oxide ink.  I wanted to add a bit more white back into the design, so pounded lightly with some mono liquid glue and then sprinkled some Frantage shabby white embossing powder.  This was the very first card I made with this set and the dies hadn't arrived yet, so I fussy cut the butterfly and popped up next to the sentiment to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous time hopping and would love to hear what you think of the set.  For another chance to win, be sure to check out the Verve Stamps page on Facebook.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Charmaine.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Butterfly Grace (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white
Ink: broken china, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick distress oxide (Ranger), gesso, tumbled glass, spun sugar, spiced marmalade distress paint (Ranger), white gel pen
Accessories: Melange Tissue Wrap (Tim Holtz Ideaology), Frantage Shabby White embossing powder (Stampendous), washi tape, black embossing powder, q-tips, paper distresser, Collage Podge

68 comments

  1. What a beautifully artistic background! I love the scripture quote.

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  2. Beautiful set, Julee and I love your gorgeous card. Love the scriptures you have included. I am adding it to my Wish List!

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  3. Love this Amazing Grace card and the verses. Love this series of stamps.

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  4. Love this artsy card! Great colors and texture, and, of course, that verse! I'll be singing Amazing Grace all day now. Can't wait to get this new stamp set.

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  5. I absolutely love mixed media. This card is beautiful!

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  6. Your mixed media is totally amazing. The set is beautiful and the sentiments perfect!!!

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  7. What a stunning butterfly card you have made. I love all the details.

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  8. Julee, kudos on this fab set! I can tell you had an inky good time with this GORGEOUS card! LOVE!

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  9. Such a fun and pretty background you
    made to highlight this beautiful stamp
    set! I love the verses in this set and the butterflies are perfect images to go along
    with them.

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  10. Very beautiful background.
    Thanks for this Blog Hop.

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  11. What a beautiful new scripture set, Julee!! I love it!!

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  12. The background you have created is amazing! I have to get my new inks out! I really love this beautiful new set. Happy to hear your family is starting to feel better. Thank goodness for the spring and for sunshine! XO

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  13. I love anything that speaks about God's grace. Where would we be without it? Kudos for starting to teach your little boys at a tender age. I have identical twin boys as well, but they are 43. Such a joy.
    Your stamp set & sentiments really touch my heart & the chance to win is a gift in itself. Thanks!

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  14. That mixed media background is awesome! I've been dabbling in Watercoloring, this may be my next challenge... love the new butterfly and the verses about His grace!

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  15. Oh wow! I'm in love for your amazing mixed media background!!! Such a stunning card!!!

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  16. Beautiful card and stunning backgrouns.Love the pretty butterfly stamp.

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  17. Wonderful background for this beautiful butterfly and sentiment.

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  18. I'm sure you were singing Amazing Grace as you were creating it. It is everything...Oh what Amazing details!!!!

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  19. Wow! I LOVE this! It's shabby chic and fabulous!

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  20. Oh Julee, what beautiful words you've spoken here, as if you looked into my own heart and shared it on my behalf, too! My son (now 12) is such a strong young man of faith (still says grace in the school cafeteria and prays for his friends) and lately the 'trials of middle school' have been so challenging. Showing grace in the midst of adversity is such tender area, but faith always shows the way, I'm sure of it. Your card! It is absolutely breathtaking ~ the colors and elements and all the texture marry together so well. Beautiful stamps and poignant words - I'm just in love ♥ Blessings!

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  21. What a cool card. I love that you used a dictionary page for the Amazing Grace stamp. Very beautiful.

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  22. I love when you do a mixed media card - you are a master at it! This is just stunning. And so is this new set. You can never go wrong with butterflies. And all of the sentiments are beautiful.

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  23. What a pretty card with lovely background and the butterfly set!

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  24. Love this set! God's grace still amazes me. Look for an order after I get my allowance later this month! Lol

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  25. Beautiful card and sentiments, the butterflies go perfectly with this set as a symbol of Gods grace.

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  26. Gorgeous mixed media card, Julee! I too love that hymn and I absolutely LOVE this set!! Grace is such a gift when we give it and when we are the recipients of it. Thanks for creating it :) Going to use it tons!!

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  27. Love the textures on this pretty card! Beautiful butterfly and sentiment!

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the pretty butterfly and great background. I love this new stamp set and the sentiments. Would love to win it.

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  29. I really like all of the detail, texture and imagination you put into your card! Pretty color palette! I'd love to know when you will be looking for new designers. I've been on several design teams, and would love to design for Verve! Happy Mother's Day!

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  30. Wonderful card, loving the Oxides with your beautiful new stamps.

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  31. Gorgeous! Love the textures and design and colors and love this new set too!

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  32. Hi, Julie. I was just looking through my Verve stamp sets getting ready to get inky and I thought, What do I need? I'm thinking this set! I love the sentiments and I love butterflies so it seems like a natural. And with my DO's! Wowser! Great card and thanks for sharing!

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  33. Beautiful card and I love these butterflies and the sentiments! Gorgeous.

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  34. Your card is beautiful. I really like the layers of color and texture.

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  35. Beautiful! Love the background!

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  36. Fabulous card and LOVE LOVE your sentiments!

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  37. This is such a pretty card. I love the mixed media background. Thanks for the inspiration

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  38. Hi, Julee! It's so exciting to see some new Verve and to know that this means things are looking up for your family's health. The spring colors are so pretty and I really like the sentiment on the newsprint panel. Beautiful card and wonderful new butterflies!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! We're all feeling so much better these days! Hooray!

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  39. Your card takes my breath away! I love the use of all the mixed media as they worked together to make the card come alive!

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  40. This set is so lovely. Great job. I think the background is a real stunner. The butterfly looks right at home. Glad to see a new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Very pretty card and I love the stamp and die set. I love the background.

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  42. Such a gorgeous mixed media card. I love the colours you've used and the touches of musical scores to match with the "Amazing Grace".

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  43. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the process.

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  44. Amazing background and lovely Spring colors!

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  45. I love that song also... and this stamp set is truly "amazing"!!! I love your mixed media design on the card..... very inspirational.

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  46. Great stamp set - love the sentiments and spring feel! Your card is uplifting!

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  47. I luv this stamp set! One of my favorite hymns too! What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  48. Beautiful card! Love the color combo. Will have to try that one myself.

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  49. Wow, this card is stunning! I love all the elements on it.

    Hope all goes well for your family for the rest of this year!

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  50. Your card is just Breathtaking! All the beautiful colors in the background and I just love the sentiment!

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  51. What a stunning card, Julee, and I absolutely love this new stamp set with dies. I love these precious Scripture verses and especially love the focus on grace...God's amazing gift to us! Wow, what a joy and blessing. Hugs, sweet friend...and thanks! xoxo

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  52. I love the coloring.
    So many wonderful techniques
    made a beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  53. what a gorgeous stamp set... your card is absolutely amazing!!!

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  54. It's one of our favorite hymns over here too! Love the texture in the background of this card and the wonderful fonts you used and glad to hear you guys seem to be moving beyond sickness, hope to see lots more from Verve this year!

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  55. I love, love this set! Absolutely beautiful Julee!

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  56. Your card is so pretty! I love how the distress inks blend so beautifully. Your background is a work of art. Thanks for the inspiration. This stamp set is amazing.

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  57. Your card is stunning, I love the background you've created. Amazing Grace is one of my favorite songs.

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  58. Lovely mixed media design, Julee. I love the scripture you have chosen to include with the new set. Hope your family is feeling better!

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  59. You are so very talented, Julee! Your card is beautiful. I have not even tried to attempt a mixed media project.

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  60. I love the mixed media card you created, the colors are beautiful!

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  61. Grace is something I myself live out every day and this set really speaks to me. Your card is amazing as always and I hope the sickness is gone for good! xoxo

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  62. Beautiful card. Love the collage background and mixed media along with the sentiment.

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