Saturday, March 15, 2014

Better Together Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's Better Together Release Hop! There's a brand new Verve set releasing today and we're celebrating with a blog hop!

Better Together

This is a fun set with some great sentiments, awesome fonts, and a fun little graphic image!
I've been really wanting to do some water coloring, so I took this opportunity to give it a go:)


I just used a really basic Prang watercolor set and picked three blue/green colors for my pallette. First I embossed that dotted image in white ep on watercolor paper. Then I created a wash, which the embossing resisted! Pretty cool:)


I used the flowers from Dream Big (and cut out with the Scalloped Flowers die) and the leaves (and matching Elegant Leaves die) from Bloom & Grow.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
Hop List:
1. Julee
2. Amber
3. Andrea
4. Charmaine
5. Christyne
6. Janelle
7. Jen
8. Laurie
9. Marisa
10. Maureen
11. Stacey
12. Teresa



59 comments:

kReN said...

The card is awesome. The stamped sentiment is awesome. TFS!

kReN

Clair Hughes said...

Stunning card Amber. Lover the greens and blues. The dotty background looks great embossed in white. Love it. Clair xx

jennifer mitten said...

I love the watercolor effect in the background with those embossed dots.

Elektra Tropeano said...

Love this ard would be perfect for Mother's Day!

Betty Meyskens said...

I don't know if OMG even gives credit to how awesome your card is - it is stunning to the eye. You have sold me on this set - I gotta have it. Thanks for the description on how you did it - I am definitely going to try this out. Love the colors you worked with and the sentiment on the vellum is perfect!

Luanne said...

I'd buy this set just for the great graphic stamp alone! You really rocked that look with your card, it's super!

Iris said...

Such pretty card - I love all the embossing and the water coloring.
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Kathy said...

Love this card. But what I truly love and really appreciate are the close up pictures and details of the card. Very helpful. Thanks!

Stacey Schafer said...

love it, Amber!

Lea Lawson said...

This is really pretty!! Love the vellum, and the scattering of sequins!

vinita jain said...

This card is so beautiful. Love the shiny bold sentiment on the vellum sheet and the dot background looks stunning. Love the flowers too.

Mary Decker said...

Thanks for the description of how you made your card. I've never tried making a whitewashed background like that. I'm definitely going to try that!

I love the shiny sentiment.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Mary

Marisa said...

Your water coloured BG with the dots is fabulous, Amber and just love the vellum sentiment panel!

Julie S. said...

Very beautiful! I really like how your background turned out.

Virginia Lu said...

Love those shades of blue--just gorgeous, Amber! Your attentions to details are SUPERB! Love how you used all the elements in your design! Thanks so much for linking to Virginia's View Challenge!

marylouh said...

Loved the embossed sentiment. The layered flowers are very pretty. Great card.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love your background.

Debra said...

Love this card and this set is going on my 'must have' list!
- Debra

sillygirl said...

Love the vellum touch!
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Moira said...

Love the flowers on the card-and the new sentiments!

Amy C. said...

Very lovely! The shades of blue are so pretty and that flower is great!

grandmato19 said...

Love the texture and layering on your card -- awesome :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty Amber! Love that watercolored emboss resist. Can't wait to meet you in person. :)

Karen Day said...

Your watercolour effect is wonderful, Amber - a beautiful card!

PaperCrafting WithAngelina said...

Love the watercoloring!

D- said...

You have inspired me to go get some watercolors to play with.
LOVE your beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Elena C said...

What a great card...I love the way you used those embossed dots. That is a very cool stamp!!!

Michelle said...

Gosh, I'm Lovin' this card

Graciellie CH said...

Very nice background effect. The vellum looks great on this card.

yvonne Mathie said...

Lovely card - love the water colouring and embossing the dots background in white

cghundley said...

Lovely work.
I like how
you did the
background
and then
water colored
over it. Fun.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how you created the background.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful background you created. Love everything about your card.

Heidi said...

I just love the sentiments in this set along with the versatility with the addition of the background.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow that background is awesome...need to try this technique!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love your watercolor over the embossed dots. Great choice of colors and I love the bold sentiment.

Kelly Flaherty said...

My goodness what a great card. I really love the background and wish I could do that - mine always look a mess! Your choice of colors are beautiful.

Janis said...

Really love the emboss resist....and those colors are irresistible!!! :) Lovely card.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Beautiful Bouquets said...

I love your grunge look on your card.fabulous x

Diane said...

Beautiful card...love the colors and details...what an awesome stamp set, too!!

Patty said...

Very pretty!! That background makes it perfect for watercolors, and I love the sentiments in this set!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Amber ... gorgeous watercolouring, cool embossing, lovely dimension and such a fabulous sentiment panel! Anita :)

Susangail Powell said...

this is so pretty - LOVE the colors you chose!

Kris B said...

Beautiful watercolor background you created! Love the dotted stamp! The stacked flowers are lovely!

Jean Bullock said...

How creative! I must try embossing on watercolor paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

Fun technique! Can't wait to try it. Love the sentiment on vellum!

Kari V. said...

Great card! I love the watercoloring.

Patt H. said...

Love the great color wash technique! Also the distressed dots! A must have.

Miriam Prantner said...

That resist is gorgeous! I love love love this!

Ravengirl said...

Your watercolor wash looks fabulous! Resisting that polka dot graphic was also a great idea.

dj said...

white embossing and watercolor wash...beautifully put together...love this combination!!

sue k said...

Beautiful card, the watercolors are fantastic. I'm going to have to learn how to use watercolors now. Been trying to follow your blog but having issues with Google.
Hugs,
Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

So beautiful! The watercoloring over the embossed dots is awesome! And the flowers are just gorgeous.

Jessie said...

Love the watercolored background!

Sheena Brooks said...

Stunning - love the colours and the vellum!

Carol Hardie said...

The color palette is so calming .... simply beautiful. The vellum has just the right touch with the sentiment embossed.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you used the dotted stamp to create this watercoloured background. The layered flower with button is so pretty.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful card!! I love the dotted background & the stunning color combo!

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