Friday, October 21, 2016

Verve Stamps - October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Today the Verve Divas and Guest Divas are back with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! All of our new products are available to order in the Verve shop and on sale through the end of October! Plus, we've got a sweet hop prize in store!

Another chance to take a look at all of Verve's new goodies!! I have a couple cards for you today!!


For my first card I played with Angel Voices and created a background by stamping one of the smaller angels in memento tuxedo black onto PTI select white card stock. Next I colored the angels with copics and stamped the small "crisscross" heart in red. To fill in the spaces between angels, I stamped the small star in memento tuxedo black. That sweet sentiment is from the same set- love the different fonts!! To finish it off, I added a few sequins and white beads. 
  

This card uses Autumns Blessings stamps and Autumns Thanks dies. I'm calling this my "color blocking" card. The base was cut and distressed with a distressing tool. I stamped the dot image from Better Together in the upper left and lower right for a little interest. Next I die cut this sweet wreath twice and colored with copics. One wreath was adhered directly to a white circle - I added foam dots to the second wreath and adhered on top for some dimension. Sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white. Last- a little Verve seam binding to finish it off. 

One more ditty- I love to make tags but, don't always think of doing that...these ended up being gift card holders.... here's some sweet/simple gift card holders using Angel Voices...


The polka dot background on these kraft glassine bags uses Verve's Bountiful Backgrounds (sorry it's retired). Added some paint splatters and made the banners using Verve's Banner Bundle die set. Below you can see how nicely a gift card fits. I'm thinking some young one will think they're hearing Angel Voices when they get their gift card :-)



All right enough of me... it's time for some good news...





Want to win some shiny new Verve? Julee will be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Here's the HOP LIST... enjoy...

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. Vickie (Guest)
2. Marisa8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Betty10. Teresa
5. Stacey11. Lesley11.
6. Lisa (Guest)

LAST  OF ALL--- BIG THANKS to Julee for asking me to play along and to all the Divas!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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36 comments:

Colleen said...

Your cards as well as your tags are lovely. Must say; I like the angel background on your top card. Really adorable.
Such a lovely stamp set

Silver C said...

I must say the little angel makes a cute tag!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so fabulous, Vickie! Love the angel background and the pretty fall wreath. And I think I'm going to have to make some gift card baggies with angel tags just like this. Thanks so much for all your amazing cards with this release.

Cynthia said...

Lovely projects!

stampwithsandy said...

Great projects! I love those cute little angels!

Carmela Hubler said...

The way you made the background with the angels is so pretty. Also love the deep colors on the wreath card. Beautiful work!

Ava Gavloski said...

cute presentation of the verve!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love all these sweet angels! Very pretty!

Marisa said...

You are on a roll. These are fabulous!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love how you used the angel to make your background on the first card. Love the pretty wreath and adore the tags!

Sue LD said...

Cute angel projects and lovely Autumn wreath card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome ideas - love the layouts and you color combos:)

Christy Q said...

Wow!! What awesome projects!! I adore your angel card the most - the background is perfect with the bold sentiment panel really stands out.

Christine said...

You have been a busy crafter, and each one of your projects is wonderful! What versatile style and great isnpriation!

McStamper said...

Great ideas. Love the angel tag.

kReN K said...

This angel image is wonderful and makes me smile. What a wonderful addition to the Verve Stamps line. Love that you showcased it as a background design. I love the simplicity of the wreath design too. What a wonderful addition for the holiday stamping festivities! Thanks for sharing!

Vonnie b said...

Who doesn't love that verve angel! And making it a background just makes an adorable card! I also love the dimension on your wreath card. Mounting it on white and adding second layer just gives so much attention and pizazz - shadows make it look like a bright spotlight shining. Thanks for sharing these.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous projects, Vickie! I really love the gift card holders you created!

Heather said...

Wow!!! These are all fabulous!! That first card is sooooo cute and the layout on the second is so beautiful (specially love that bow) and the tags are just adorable!!

Evelyn vasquez said...

All such pretty projects and inspiration. Those little Angels are so adorable as a background.

Sue Crease said...

All three of your projects are great but the first is so adorable and I love those few sequins floating down to the strap.
Sue

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Amazing projects!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Vickie, your projects are amazing, you have been busy! So worth the effort, they are all so beautiful!

Dena J said...

Love the angels, and the tag inspiration especially!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the angel background.
the gift bags with the tags are
a great idea.
The wreath is so pretty.
the layering is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Great stamping. I never would have thought to create a background like that! The black and white with the red and aqua colors looks fabulous. Also love what you did with the glassine bags. Very clever. Well done.

JoAnn said...

Love your cards and cute bags. I really like that background with those cute angels.

Jean said...

All of these are delightful!

Piglet said...

Love the way you repeted the angel to a pattern! And the placement of the confettis!

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Tina Z. said...

so lovely!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely, especially the wreath one!!

snazzyjj said...

So many wonderful fun projects - and so inspiring.

Miriam Prantner said...

So many great projects! Especially loving the patterned paper you created for the first card and those cute tags!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your work is amazing!

sammi said...

Awesome projects! It's hard to pick a favorite! The angel card is so fun and I love the gift card holders!

Katie Becker said...

Very inspiring! Clean and cute!