Saturday, July 26, 2014

Verve Stamps Release Retrospective Hop

Good morning, and welcome to Verve's July Release Retrospective Blog Hop!

The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!   You should have arrived here from sweet Sarah's blogBetty will be your next stop, and you can always refer to the master list below if you stray a little! :)   

1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle 17. Anya
9. Charmaine 18. Betty

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

I really love the new release, and am so excited to get these new sets inky!  I used this week's Viva la Verve Sketch challenge as a starting point for my card.




I used the Moments Remembered stamp set:


(Oh, the joys of trying to photograph something metallic! :)

The fonts and images are just so pretty in this set!  For my main card panel, I stamped the small peacock feather and then heat embossed it in silver.  Then I blended in a combination of distress inks, in what I thought made good peacock feather colors :)  The sentiment was heat embossed in silver, too. 

So pretty!


Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already.

Don't miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee's birthday:


Thanks for popping in, I hope you have a great day!


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Recipe
STAMPS: Moments Remembered - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Taken with Teal - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: pb&j - Basic Grey
INK: Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks - Ranger
OTHER: Detail Silver Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Doily - Wilton; Rhinestones - Recollections

37 comments:

  1. Your embossed resist is sooooo pretty and highlights your beautiful card!

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  2. The silver embossing adds a great sparkle!

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  3. I love the colors over the silver embossing... just gorgeous!

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  4. The silver embossed feather on vellum is just yummy!

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  5. Oh! Just noticed it isn't vellum, but it is still yummy with the color combo!

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  6. Your embossing looks so wonderful just adds the right amount of sparkle :)

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  7. Beautiful card and just love that sentiment!

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  8. So pretty, Anya! Love the silver feathers with the distress ink background.

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  9. Great take on the challenge layout and I love that embossing on the blue/green strip. Very cool.

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  10. Oh Wow!! Love the brilliant color on your card...especially the panel that you inked with the feather...beautiful!

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  11. Just gorgeous, i love the layers and style

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  12. Thanks for sharing terrific card. I love how you added the feathers to your panel.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  13. Love the colors used on the card.

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  14. SO pretty, Anya! Thanks for sharing your talents in this fun blog hop. Verve ROCKS!
    Karen

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  15. So pretty - love the colors and the silver embossing.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  16. blue, green and silver - YUM!!! Beautiful card.

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  17. So pretty........love the silver embossing. Very pretty distressed ink "peacock" background for the silver feathers.

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  18. The silver is beautiful. The feathers and the printing is great.
    Awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Those are awesome peacock feather colours that you blended on top of the feathers.

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  20. I love your color choices! Great work!

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  21. Love the touch of silver with that gorgeous turquoise background! So pretty!

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  22. Sooo pretty, love the ink and embossed effect, plus great colors!

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  23. Fabulous use of color!! I have this sentiment and love it, too. Beautiful card...

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  24. Lovely card, love how you worked in the peacock colours with the feather stamp! Nice.

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  25. Beautiful card...I love the embossed feather on blended band!

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  26. That panel with the peacock feathers in silver is absolutely amazing! I love the way you used distress inks.

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  27. Such a pretty and happy card! Love the mix of colors and patterns!

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  28. I love your embossing and coloring on the vellum with the matching embossed sentiment. A very pretty card!

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  29. So pretty! Love how you blended the ink colors and embossed in silver!

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  30. The colors are so pretty and look fantastic with the silver embossing!

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  31. So elegant! Your colors and the silver embossing are gorgeous!

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  32. Very pretty with the embossing.

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  33. Great colours used on this card. Lovely.
    Sue

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  34. So beautiful! Love the colors and silver embossing.

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  35. LOVE that emboss resist panel. What a pretty card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  36. The is gorgeous! I love the silver embossing and the pretty distress background.

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  37. Oh what a pretty card - love the silver embossing and the distressed background. Love the layout too!!!

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