Friday, April 25, 2014

Verve Stamps April Release Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to the Verve Stamps April Release Blog Hop! Today, the team is sharing cards using a couple new compilation sets from Verve! The first one is Petals and Wings, which is a retake on an old favorite, with a few little changes. The other, is a brilliant new set called Die Sidekicks! Every stamp in this set has a matching die that you probably already own:) Lets get started!



First up, I have a card using one of the new Plain Janes, this is Hello Friend! 


The Plain Jane is actually one of the stamps from Happy Hello, but blown up to a fun, focal point size. I also used the butterflies from Petals and Wings, stamped in gray, yellow, and navy ink. The layout for this card was inspired by the newest Freshly Made Sketches #133 sketch.

Next up is a card I made using the butterflies from Die Sidekicks! This is one of my favorite cards ever, love how it turned out!


I found a picture on Pinterest that I absolutely LOVED, so I tried to remake it. Here is the original image:


I think I got pretty close, don't you?:) Like I said, the butterflies are from Die Sidekicks, but so are the scroll and the basket, which I made by cutting the Sweet Scallop Tag in half and flipping the top upside down. You'll also see some new sequins! These babies are SUPER shiny, fabulous!



I had so much fun watecoloring with this next one that I finally had to pull myself away and stop adding to it! This card uses the butterflies from Die Sidekicks and another new Plain Jane, Being Awesome!


I embossed the butterflies in black ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper and then just started painting the butterflies in. I didn't do it cleanly, and didn't want to! I love the way the color bleeds all over the card, I even had to add some paint specks by flicking by paint brush. I didn't want to cover ANY of this card so I kept it really simple by just adding the sentiment on a strip of vellum. I wrapped the sides of the vellum around to the inside of the card so I didn't have to find a way to adhere it to the card front.



Well that's it from me! Now you're on your way to Andrea's Blog!! 

 
Hop List:
1. Julee7. Jen
2. Amber8. Laurie
3. Andrea9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Janelle12. Teresa




30 comments:

grandmato20 said...

What's not to love about butterflies -- yours are SPECTACULAR :)

Maryleva said...

Awesome cards. Love them all.

Linda C said...

Love all your cards-so creative. Like the idea of taking your inspiration for a card from another picture. You totally captured it!

Wendy said...

Great cards, love the water color and all those butterflies. thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Just love the Hello Friend card. And the butterflies are beautiful!

kamala hampton said...

Wow! Incredible!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! Such wonderful card creations and adore the one with all the butterflies. Fantastic!

Stacey Schafer said...

these are gorgeous, Amber!

Katie Muck said...

Love them all but especially the watercolored one.

marylouh said...

You did a good job in reproducing the hot air balloon. I really liked that one. The first card is subdued but very pretty. the little pop of orange button is great. The butterflies in the last card are bright and colorful. Love the vellum with the sentiment that partially hides some of the butterflies.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful cards, I'm so excited about this new release!

D- said...

WOW your butterfly cards are wonderful. LOVE them.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh wow! How inspired is that buttefly balloon, so cool, and I love all the softness and the new PJ on the first card, but that last one is my favorite, bold and artsy and gorgeous!

cm said...

WOW: a stunning trio of butterfly themed cards that are sending my butterfly obsession into overdrive! These are GORGEOUS! Off to gaze and admire for a while longer...happy sighhh...
c

JoAnn said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. Love all the butterflies. I like them all but the first one is my favorite.

Patty said...

All three cards are fabulous...specially love the first two!!

Karen Day said...

Amber, you outdid yourself!! Three absolutely gorgeous cards :o)

Alma Dirpaul said...

Such beautiful, unique cards. Thanks for sharing.

May So said...

Really love all these cards! They are gorgeous!

Christine said...

Gorgeous butterflies! I love the super-sized sentiments. They bring such balance to cards!

nattyboots said...

Just lovely butterfly cards , i like them all Well Done ]

Kialaya said...

I love all the cards you made but the butterflies as hot air ballon are just incredible. I love the mix of orange and blue there.

loulou said...

Wowsers! Your cards are just amazing. I absolutely love your butterfly balloon and the watercolour card with the same stamps is so beautiful too.

Nancy said...

WOW your butterfly cards are all awesome...I especially like the watercolored one! So artsy!!! LOVE your work!

Jean Bullock said...

Love all your layering and coloring. Well done.

DoofyJEss2 said...

Oh my gosh. Your watercolor butterflies are AWESOME!!! And I LOVE your take on the butterfly balloon.

Sue D said...

Wonderful selection of cards!

Kelly Flaherty said...

The watercolor butterfly card is fabulous! I'm going to give this one a try.

Beth Norman said...

Oh my such eye candy. I love all your cards. I agree with you, the butterfly card you got inspired from Pinterest turned out beautifully. You are gooo!

kReN said...

Oh my! Your cards are quite wonderful. Using that Pinterest photo was just perfect for your butterflies. Amazing! TFS!

kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com