Day 2 AnniVERVEsary Spotlight Hops

Hi friends! We're back with Day 2 of our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release! I just loved all the sweet little peeks the Divas shared yesterday, and we've got even more in store for you today!


I'm the first stop on today's blog hop so WELCOME! Verve is releasing 4 new sets and 2 die sets on Monday, August 28. The Divas and our very special Guest Diva, Kelly Lunceford, are joined by three very talented former Divas. Amy Sheffer, Amy Kolling and Laurie Willison! There are prizes to be won each day of our hops, so let's get to it!

Today's feature is on the new Bloom Brighter stamp set and coordinating Blooming Die Set. Our very first Anni-VERVE-sary release brought a special commemorative set where each design team member chose a quote to be made into a stamp. This set was called Beautiful You and the flower included in this set is one of my all-time favorites. It seemed only fitting to give this simple flower image an update and bring it back for our 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release.

For my sneak peek today, I did a little watercoloring with Zig clean color real brush markers. I've never had much success with these, but I recently watched a couple videos by Tiffany Solorio  (she'll be joining us as an Alumni Guest later this week) and was inspired to give them another go. I loved the results and think I'll be reaching for these markers a lot more in the future! I stamped and embossed the outline flowers from Bloom Brighter, then colored with the Zig markers and cut with the coordinating Blooming Die Set.


The sentiment is stamped on a circle die cut and then I offset a black circle behind it to give a feeling of movement to the layout. I thought this sentiment would be perfect for either a birthday card or an encouragement card. I love sentiments that can go either way, don't you? The background is done with watercolor paper and some Flat Magicals. I loved how vibrant the colors turned out.  I finished off with a bit of washi tape down the side  and some bumpy adhesive rhinestones in the flower centers. I found these in the beading section at Michaels, and absolutely love them.


I've got another fun card with this set over on the Verve blog today, so don't forget to hop on over there for a little more inspiration!  If you already know you want the whole release, be sure to get in on the 30% off Buy It All Bundle pre-order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping!

Next up on the hop is Maureen.

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! Leave a little shout out in the comments section 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!

Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set

Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Amy K. (Alumni)
2. Maureen8. Lesley
3. Betty9. Christyne
4. Charmaine10. Laurie
5. Marisa11. Kelly (Guest)
6. Amy S. (Alumni)12. Laurie W. (Alumni)

Enabler's List
Stamps: Bloom Brighter (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper (Creatology), basic black (SU!)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Kuretake),  Hibiscus Rose Flat Magicals from Caribbean Cruise set (Lindys Stamp Gang)
Accessories: Blooming Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), clear embossing powder (JudiKins), circle dies, enamel dots, adhesive bump rhinestones (bead landing), washi tape

49 comments

  1. Wowww!! I'm in love with this gorgeous card!! So vibrant and beautiful flowers!

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  2. Great cards! The one card reminds me of the solar eclipse!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors!

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  4. Another beautiful card! Love the blooms in this set.
    The background really did come out gorgeous & bright.

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  5. Such a stunning card! Love that bold, pink background and those gorgeous blooms!

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  6. Very pretty. Love the background and the pretty blooms.

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  7. These stamps are right for all occasions, flowers are the best.
    Your card is so wonderful happy and bright.
    Great watercolor background.

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  8. Bright, vivid colors.
    The white/black reminds
    me of the eclipse last
    week. The flowers
    are a good touch.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow this is so colourful. I am loving these flowers today. X

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  10. Love this set, and the sentiments are wonderful!!

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  11. Wow! Awesome card!!! Love the pink background!!!

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  12. Love Verve flowers, and these are so very beautiful. Great sentiments, too. What a blessing your bright, pretty card will be to someone!

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  13. Gorgeous!! I love those pretty florals with the sparkly rhinestone centers and the amazing background. What a neat idea to offset the background circle of the sentiment and accent it with enamel dots. I need to try this!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a gorgeous card, Julee! I really love
    The colors and the smoosh of pink in the
    background adds so much pizazz!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful!!I LOVE the pretty flowers and background!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  16. Thanks for the tip on the Zig Clean Color markers. The colors are wonderful.

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  17. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing how to clean Zig markers.

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  18. That is gorgeous! Love the splash background too!

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  19. Ooh, Julee! I am swooning over these flowers, and your colors are amazing! I love the vibrancy and love the beautiful layout! LOVE flowers...as you well know! Great set, and I love dies!! Hugs! xoxo

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  20. Well, just when I think I don't need any more flowers, you come up with a flower that I do need!! I never think to use black with flowers but this card is so beautiful with the black accents.

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  21. Love the colors and that flower stamp--just intricate enough.

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  22. Wow! This is Beautiful! The colors and background are amazing!

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  23. Love the vibrant colours you chose and the beautiful bg, and of course I am in love with the flowers ;)

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  24. Love the colors and the background.

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  25. Such a beautiful card, and yes - for many occasions! I haven't tried Zigs yet, but I love the look and I will definitely need to get them one day.

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  26. Gorgeous flowers! Love the bold pink background! Great card!!

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  27. Wow !! Absolute beautiful watercolor background !! Stunning color....

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  28. Love these sentiments! Happy Anniversary!

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  29. what a gorgeous set!! happy, happy anniversary!!

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  30. love your floral stamps-such details!

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  31. Love these flowers and their 'twirl" design. Your card is so bright and beautiful, makes me happy to look at it!

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  32. Beautiful! Love the bright colors, specially that fabulous background! And, yes, I do love sentiments that can work for multiple occasions.

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  33. Very pretty. I think your watercolor background turned out great. The flower centers are a really nice finishing touch l

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  34. This background really steals the show!

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  35. Gorgeous! Love these flowers and your amazing background!

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  36. Fabulous card! Love the wonderful background, gorgeous flowers and beautiful sentiment.

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  37. Loving the juxtaposition of those gorgeous florals with the loosely watercolored background!

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  38. Lovely card and bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  39. This set is my fav, gorgeous sentiments and your background just pops, adore the who,emset...hopping to win...I hope!!

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  40. Whoa! that bright splash of water coloring makes the flowers stand out even more..just gorgeous!

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  41. Julee, I love that pink background. What a pretty burst of color. The flowers are gorgeous. Just love your style!

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