Friday, May 20, 2016

VERVE release- Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 2 beautiful new sets, 3 die sets and a sequin mix just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop! Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!
I feel like a kid at Christmas time, getting up early to look at all the Beautiful new release creations from the Verve Divas! and TODAY, you can actually get your hands on these gorgeous new Stamps and Dies!
Today's card is one of my favorites made for the Verve June Release. It reminds me of Hollyhocks.
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



1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie12. Teresa



Just a note about Julee's die cuts if you have not ordered from Verve stamps shop before:
 They come in a high end clear plastic envelope, super for storage. I'm all about quality storage of my supplies:)

 
Notes on how I made this card:

  • Heat embossed the Blooms from   Beautiful Things on Watercolor paper
  • Brushed clean water over the images
  • Used Spectrum Noir Aqua Makers to loosely color the blooms










  • Die cut the bloom images as well as the the Branches from Beautiful Flowers Die Set
  • Fussy cut two of the smaller center flowers to have more sizes of bloom.
  • Die cut large pennant from Beautiful Flowers Die Set
  • Quickly colored with shades of green zig markers.
  • Embossed sentiment onto pennant
  • Created a bow, died to match the pennant and greenery.
  • Layered polka-dot and vellum papers onto a card base.
  • Adhered with foam tape, arranged to look like a hollyhock:)
  • placed a few sequins from  Copper Blush Sequn Mix

Challenges 230-231


61 comments:

  1. Absolutely incredible Laura!! Hats off to you!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. Wow! Your card is definitely my favorite from the hop! Really love the new Verve sentiment stamps!

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  3. This is spectacular. Stopped me dead in my tracks. LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  4. Oh my my! Love at first sight, mind blowing effects on your flowers!

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  5. Wowzers, this is stunning!!!! Those flowers tho!!!!!

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  6. You ended with a bang, my friend!!! This is SO gorgeous!!!

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  7. OH MY WORD, LauraJane!! Did you hear my jaw hitting the floor???? This is a show stopper of ALL show stoppers!!! This is positively GORGEOUS! (OK, I should empty my craft room and reclaim it for a spare room....LOL) Cudos to YOU!

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  8. This must be the prettiest card in the history of cards - seriously!!! Your coloring and white embossing totally take these flowers up to "high end boutique embellishments!" If that's a thing - but you get my point. Wow oh wow! The layering is stunning. The chevron overlay is so pretty, I just want to reach through my PC and grab it! ;0 You really stole the show - well done!

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Those flowers are amazing, and I love the way you colored and stacked them! GORGEOUS!

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  10. Wow!I could not take my eyes off of this card. I stared at all of the loveliness for a loooooooong time. Simply breathtaking!

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  11. Awesome card love the colors.
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  12. Super lovely! What fabulous colors for your flowers!!

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  13. Oh my heart! My mouth just fell open (and was open for a while as I took in this amazing and gorgeous card)!!! WOW! I am stunned at its beauty and love how indeed it reminds me of hollyhocks. So who needs a stamp when you can do this? Wow, I love the versatility of this flower (Julee, it's amazing!!). And what a gorgeous card, LauraJane!! Your arrangement is amazing, and I love the vellum overlay and how you've added this gorgeous ribbon! What a precious card that will be cherished for a LONG time! Thank you, LauraJane! You are a superstar! Love it! Hugs!

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  14. Oh I love the softness of your card and the layering. This is so nice!

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  15. Love your card with all the different elements. I'm inspired

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  16. I think you outdid yourself with this one :o) The sprigs are so gorgeous - you may have to frame this!!

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  17. My favorite card showcased for this release. Wow. What a stunner! So pretty!

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  18. Gorgeous! Wow are those flowers stunning!! Love this ♥

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  19. Wow. This is one of those cards that just amazes me . SO, so beautiful. Love the pink, layers, bow, and beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art.

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  20. Wow. This is one of those cards that just amazes me . SO, so beautiful. Love the pink, layers, bow, and beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art.

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  21. Oh Laura Jane this is just absolutely stunning! Love the colors, the layers and your beautifully colored flowers!

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  22. I don't think I've ever loved a card more. This is just the dreamiest, LauraJane! The coloring is GORGEOUS and that bow is just perfection. You rocked this release!

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  23. WOW! This card is beyond gorgeous! So soft and romantic. I love the polka dots with the vellum chevron overtop. Simply stunning creation.

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  24. Hope that you're enjoying Guesting. WOW! I never use this color palette, but I'm gonna start to after seeing your very gorgeous Beautiful Things card. The flower arrangement reminds me of HollyHocks as well.

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  26. Just a PS! Is that a Longaberger Basket? I'll have to try that as a background! I have tons of them as I used to be a consultant for almost 10 years!

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  27. Stunningly beautiful girlie girl card! Love all that pink and softness!

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  28. What beautiful flowers you have created. So stunning. After seeing all the ways this flower stamp has been used I really love it!!

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  29. Beautiful and elegant card! Love your color choices and your coloring and all the layering. The bow gives it a spectacular look.

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  30. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  31. OMG - I was loving all of the beautiful cards in the blog hop - but this one may just be my favorite - it is fabulous. Love the colors and detail and shading and placement and..... well all of it!

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  32. Gorgeous--I like your hollyhocks and the bow.

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  33. Absolutely breathtaking! Sold-i must have it!

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  34. Wow that is an awesome card! 💕

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  35. I love this pink card! You colored the flowers so well and then the little sprigs and bow and vellum. I just don't know which part I like the best, I just like it all!

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  36. Love this card! Already pinned it! Love love the new stamps and dies...as I hop around I'm seeing such beautiful cards are being made with these!

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  37. This is so beautiful! I adore how you arranged your beautifully colored flowers!

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  38. Oh my.....this is a real show stopper! how beautiful it is <3

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  39. How pretty. This flower is the best for coloring.

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  40. Beautifully done! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Oh, so you're the one who made this totally awesome, gorgeous card. So glad you are guesting for Verve, and that you have shared your card and creativity with us.

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  42. GASP! GORGEOUS! Beautiful floral arranging and stunning coloring! Lovely card!

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  43. Oh, my this is incredible! Love those beautifully shaded blooms and the sweet green bow along with the delicate stamping on the sentiment banner!

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  44. Just gorgeous, Laura Jane! Those flowers look fabulous!!

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  45. Just gorgeous, Laura Jane! Those flowers look fabulous!!

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  46. Wow your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

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  47. I love flowers cards and yours is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  48. This just might be the most gorgeous card I have ever seen Laura Jane! It really is a show stopper!!!! I can't stop looking at it!

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  49. Oh, my goodness!!! This is absolutely stunning!!! Those flowers are just gorgeous and layered all together, they are even more gorgeous. LOVE it!

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  50. So gorgeous! Love the bow with the flowers, it is gorgeous!

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  51. This bouquet of flowers is beautiful! Fabulous new products!

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  52. Very sweet card. Loving the colors and elements.

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  53. Wow, wow, wow!!!! I love your card! Beautiful coloring on the flowers!!!! Love the bow and the layers you used on this card.

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  54. Love your colors, love the flowers, love your design. LOVE this card!

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  55. Laura Jane I just love all of your creations they give me such inspiration!

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  56. Shut the front door!!! You have really outdone yourself with this masterpiece LauraJane!!! SWOON!!!

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  57. This is so beautiful, the coloring is amazing. The flowers are laid out so perfectly. Thank you so much for posting this lovely creative art in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #230-#231 - Anything Goes.
    Blessings, Carole

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  58. Waw, love these flowers and the color combination. Amazing card.

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