Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Verve Stamps May Release Spotlight Hops Day 1

Hello there! I'm so sorry my post is a couple hours late. I'm visiting family up in beautiful Montana and loving every minute of it :)


Today we're starting our May release spotlight hops and starting it off with a super cute set called Button Best!


For the green card panel, I cut a whole bunch of sprigs out with one of the new dies releasing this month, called Sprightly Sprigs. I love how it kind of looks like a coverplate! the flowers from Button Best were cut out with the new Petal Points die set and then I stamped and embossed the flowers with white EP. I stamped some of the buttons and then cut them out with my Spellbinders circle dies. The sentiment die was cut with the Flourish Trim die.


As I often do with sentiment stamps, I cut this one apart so I could stamp it in different colors. You could just mask off one word and stamp and then mask off the other word and stamp, but I've ruined so many cards by getting ink on a part I didn't mean to, that I just cut them if I can:) I'm crazy like that!

Since we LOVE to share our Verve, we've got a giveaway every day this week!  Just hop around to the blogs on today's hop and tell us what you think in the comments at each stop and you'll be entered in a drawing to win today's featured products!  Woohoo!
Next up is Maureen! , hop on over to see what she did with Button Best

Day 1 PRIZEButton Best, Petal Points Die Set and Proverbs 31:25 Plain Jane
Comment Deadline:  Monday, May 26 @ 5PM Mountain


1. Julee8. Amber
2. Charmaine9. Maureen
3. Marisa10. Jen
4. Janelle11. Andrea
5. Teresa12. Christyne
6. Chaitali13. Sarah
7. Stacey





50 comments:

Marisa said...

Love how you used the die to create the BG paper! Great card.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the added sparkle.

Sharon said...

What a fun design! Great card!

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card

livingfaithfule said...

I've been thinking about using a die for background paper but couldn't quite figure it out. You've made it look gorgeous and now I want to try it again!

Patty said...

Oh wow! Love the look of your cover plate! How clever is that! Fab card..I am loving these petals!

cghundley said...

Oh so lovely!
I do like this.
Carla from Utah

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic! I really thought it was a coverplate, looks amazing!

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Amber,
Wow! I just love the background sprigs. I also love the button flowers and the little sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

What an elegant card love that back ground just gorgeous also like the sparkle as well

keeleykats said...

Amber, Lovely card! Thanks for the sneak peek of another new die.

Lynnette said...

Great use of both the positive and negative cuts from the die.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Awesome card how clever the background paper you created

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fun, Amber! Just love all that sparkle!

BonnieC said...

What a great idea to die cut all those sprigs -- love it!

Liz Lumsden said...

The diecutting is awesome, love your card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the coverplate look you created with the die...very pretty.

Sue D said...

Very cute and I like the die cut background.

Christine said...

Gorgeous! Love the use of the negative die cuts!

D- said...

I LOVE your sweet card.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Amy C. said...

That overlay die is beautiful! Very pretty card!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a fabulous idea, Amber! love the negative-cut leaves!

Kris B said...

What a great idea! Love the way you created the background! Faux cutting plate! I love it! The added glimmer is a bonus too!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Love the die cut background of your card.

Bernie said...

I love how you created the negative background on purpose! I am always cutting out die shapes and never thought of randomly placing them on a background layering piece of cs to use on another card.

Sue Crease said...

What a fab idea to use a die to make your back ground paper, I must try that. Your card is so lovely and fresh and with a change of sentiment it's great for any time.
Sue. C

marylouh said...

Beautiful card. I love the pop of yellow stem and leaves.

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful!!

Tammy said...

Such a fun card! I love your flowers--so shiny.

EmileeAnn said...

Love all the leaves. :-)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh.....gorgeous! I love the die cut background you created and those vellum flowers are stunning.

Donna Oates said...

I love the soft look of your card! Pinks and greens with a pop of glittered yellow cs are so pretty. And yes, the green background looks like a coverplate. What wonderful way to get some green sprigs for other projects! Brilliant!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Love how you used the die cut for the background and such a beautiful card with sparkles!!

Jean Bullock said...

Love that background die. Very cool. I love how you handled the sentiment panel. Well done.

kReN said...

What a great idea to keep cutting out a die to create a cover plate. I will have to definitely try that. It looks amazing on your card.

Wonderful card, wonderful collection!
kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Jackie W said...

NIce card! Love how you used the negative die cut background. I never think of doing this until after a card is finished. Then I think "I should have...' You know how that goes!!!!!!

Rosemary said...

what a cool card... love how you used the die to make the back ground piece!

DIANA L. said...

I love this negative positive look! Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love those glittery leaves!

Lynn Noe said...

Fresh and pretty! Love how you used the leafy sprigs die for your background.

Gailanne said...

This is an amazing card...great use of the new die to make a 'cover plate' background, and I love the vellum flowers. Well done.

Maryleva said...

Love how you cut out the background using the die. Love the green.

Sarah Gough said...

Love the vellum flowers Amber!

Parker said...

What an AHA inspirational moment and all thanks to you, since you've used the dies on the background layer. I love that die set anyway, but you made it SUPER great.

Julie S. said...

Very pretty! And thanks for the inspiration of making a cover plate by using the negative of the die cut! I would never have thought of that.

Amy C. said...

That overlay die is stunning and I love the shimmer all over our card! Beautiful!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors and the die cut.
isoscia at aol dot com

Michele said...

The glitter really does shine.

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! I LOVE how you created that die cut sheet! It looks awesome!

Sheena Brooks said...

Love the idea of die cutting the background. Beautiful!