Friday, August 25, 2017

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop - Day 2


Verve Stamps is celebrating its ten-year anniversary, and I am beyond excited to return as a guest for this special milestone and release. Verve was my very first design team and a team I was proud to be part of from 2008 until 2012. And Julee is an absolute dear, one of the most caring and gracious people in the stamping community. Congrats, Julee, on your success with Verve!

Verve Stamps August 2017 Spotlight Hops

Today is Day 2 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops - Welcome! You can catch up on Day 1 HERE. Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Monday, August 28. If you just can't wait, you can pre-order the entire release now as the August 2017 Buy it All Bundle at a 30% discount through August 27.

Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Bloom Brighter stamp set and coordinating, Blooming Die Set. A fresh take on the flower from the retired commemorative set Beautiful You, this beautiful encouragement set is perfect for a variety of cardmaking occasions.



Oh, how I have missed Julee's florals! Always elegant and timeless, Verve florals are the best! I especially love the sentiments in this Bloom Brighter, both for what they say and for the brush-lettered font.

 

For the background panel, I stamped the large flower repeatedly on watercolor paper, heat embossed in white, and watercolored with Zig markers.



I stamped one of the sentiments onto a white banner and popped it up onto the watercolored panel. 

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! 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, 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)

Thanks so much for stopping by. It's been such a treat for me to ink up some Verve again. I'll be back Tuesday with more!


50 comments:

vinita jain said...

Love the beautiful coloring, such fun!

Gloria said...

Love the coloring!

Karthikha said...

Wow!! Gorgeous blooms!! Love your card!!

Sheri said...

Those bright flowers just make my heart happy!

Maggie Miller said...

You can never go wrong with purple on a card! Amazing job!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Love it!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I think this is just stunning! I'm a big fan of the white embossing with water coloring. And love the colors you chose.

Andrea Shell said...

Such a stunning card! Love your watercoloring and that big sentiment!

JoAnn said...

Love the pretty background you created and that special sentiment.

Hetty said...

Great masking technique on your card and wonderfully colored.
Such a happy card.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading in the flowers.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing.

Sue Crease said...

Love seeing you on here and with such a wonderful card. Yes the font is gorgeous. X

Sharon Torgerson said...

Absolutely beautiful!! The stamped background is amazing!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such a delightful card!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

Christine said...

Stunning! Love the bright colors against the gray background!

solarj said...

Gorgeous card!

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness.....the white embossing and purple coloring is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow...so very, very pretty. Welcome back as a special guest. I am delighted that Julee included you!!
<3 J

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sandie said...

Super colouring and love how you created a soft outline around the flowers x

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love your card, Amy. These colours are so pretty and your colouring is wonderful.

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

The colors are just gorgeous! Pretty card!

Migdalia said...

Gorgeous card! Awesome coloring! Wonderful job!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Barb Oliver said...

Amy,Such a beautiful card; gorgeous colors!

justMarie said...

Heat embossing with white always makes a cool image.

Talitha Wright said...

Really like the shading on the flowers. So pretty.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous, Amy!

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous, Amy! I love the Zig marker coloring and how you've used the flowers as a backdrop for your sentiment! Stunning! Hugs!

Pat Swearingen said...

Pink is my favorite color and I think this stamp is now a favorite, too. Your card, with the repeated stamp background and all that coloring, would make anyone smile and feel loved upon receipt.

Janelle said...

Your bold colors make this a WOW! And your coloring techniques are inspiring.

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers, Amy, and a wonderful BG for the sentiment. As always, love your work!!

Sue LD said...

Love the colors!

Pennie Glasser said...

Really pretty, Amy!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card. Makes for lovely backing and done in such beautiful colors.

Luanne said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!,

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

What a beautiful background! I love the embossed black sentiment too!

lritchie said...

Lovely card, love the colors

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow !! You've made an amazing job coloring these flowers '!!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Heather said...

So beautiful!!! Love the colors you used on these pretty flowers!

Tracy A said...

Simply beautiful. I just love the white embossed outline with watercolor petals.

jan metcalf said...

Lovely card, beautiful pop of color!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love your watercoloring!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous card! Love how you colored the pretty flowers and did the gray wash background.

QuilterLaura said...

I just LOVE that stamp set, great card!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a gorgeous background you created! Those flowers just glow!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very lovely.

Linda Duensing said...

Lovely card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Karenladd said...

Those flowers are just spectacular! Beautiful, beautiful card

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love this dreamy watercolored diy paper, Amy! You're a master of detail, and this card is simply beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us once again during this milestone release. I'm forever your fan! :)

Carmela Hubler said...

Love those flowers, Amy! Gorgeous card and such vibrant colors. You are so right about Julee as well. Although I only know her through her website I can tell how sweet she is and I am delighted by all the Verve stamps and dies!