Friday, October 30, 2015

October 2015 Verve Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective!  It's been a wonderful week of release celebration and the Divas and Guest Divas are back with one last look at the brand new release! Everything spotlighted is available to order in the Verve Store and is currently 20% off! Plus, we've got a sweet hop prize in store, so read on for more!

For my card today, I wanted to share how the Just Breath stamp set can be used in ways other than Breast Cancer Awareness...


I had a ton of fun on this card! I created the background with a variety of Distress Stains and Inks. I started out by spraying a butterfly stencil by Heidi Swapp in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray, then I layed it down on a piece of Canson watercolor paper. When I lifted the stencil up, I had this amazing watery butterfly background. I dried it with my heat tool and then made some puddles of Rusty Hinge ink and then dabbled the watercolor paper in it to create the splats and sprays you see. 

I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock in white and then cut the sentiement apart so I could layer it like this. The hearts and corners are also from the Just Breath stamp set, I just cut those out by hand. To finish off the card, I added some floss and some Harvest Gold Sequins! I also added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Gold spray ink, it looks so gorgeous IRL!




Want to win some shiny new Verve? Julee will be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift voucher to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Amber
2. Teresa9. Andrea
3. Charmaine10. Laurie
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amy {Guest}12. Rosemary {Guest}
6. KellyJean {Guest)13. Lori {Guest)
7. Maureen 

43 comments:

Team Clark said...

Absolutely AMAZING background! This is wonderful!

Carol Held said...

Yikes, this card just jumps off the page, and will inspire everyone today, to go the their crafty happy place, and create something too. smiles

cjknick said...

What a great card AND stamps! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful background on this card!!

Janelle said...

Wow...that's a powerful card, with a powerful message. LOVE your watercoloring, it's very striking.

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome background and I love the sentiment you chose. Well done.

Ruthie said...

Love the colors you used for the background and that you broke up the saying. It looks awesome! Loves, Ruthie

Jan Clothier said...

I'm a big fan of your amazing background! It's just so vibrant. Super card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so gorgeous, Amber! Love all the little details and that fabulous background. I just want to hang it on my wall and stare at it for hours! :)

Lisa Lynn said...

What a wonderful background and beautiful gems.

Tammy said...

Great idea to cut apart the sentiment! It is such a striking card.

Donna Oates said...

Beautiful rich colors. Love the way you cut the sentiment into 3 parts!

Christine said...

Love the way you sliced the sentiment panel and framed it with the photo corners. The background has beautiful color and movement!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a gorgeous background - lovely colors and a great effect to go with this awesome sentiment.

Heather said...

OH, WOW!! That background is stunning!!! A beautiful card all around, but that background really steals the show!

Nancy said...

That background takes this card to a new level! Fab..color combos! Super card!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love that background and the way you cut the sentiment!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful watercolor background! Touching and warm!
Take care!
Michele

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome! I love the mixed media effect. It makes your card stand out. Great job!

Amante del Papel said...

you create an stunning background, so beautiful!!!!

McStamper said...

Wow. Absolutely love your amazing card.

Ericka Strange said...

Great background and I love the details.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Wow gorgeous Colors!

halomom said...

Wow! You got some great color effects with those distress stains and spray inks! Great job!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic! Great work on the background and the arrangement of the sentimen. Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

jan metcalf said...

Looks like it was a fun card to make with the distressing and watercolor! Great job.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the background.
the sentiment placement is great.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful background to showcase that wonderful sentiment.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a gorgeous background! I love how you cut up the sentiment into sections too!

Sillyfilly said...

Great background and card.

Holly Barrett said...

What a cool idea to cut up the stamped sentiment like that. I love it (and might have to steal - er I mean "borrow" it!)

Patti Doss said...

Love, love, love the background.. One beautiful card... Hugs..Patti

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! That background and the layers are gorgeous!

Kris B said...

Wow! Amazing card! Fabulous background and I love how you cut and pieced the sentiment!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Amber!!!
LOVE your STUNNING background, LOVE how you have pieced the sentiment and framed it with the pretty corners too!!!

CraftyPaws said...

Wonderful quote and fabulous background. Oh I need this stamp set in my life! :) TFS & inspiring! Big hugs, Kristina

Birgit said...

What a beautiful card! Love your inky background!

Sue D said...

Fabulous background!

Lya L. said...

Great color-mix for the background!! And the sentiments cut in pieces, loved!

Kren Kurts said...

Yowser! Those colors and that technique for the background is fabulous! Love it!

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Lovely card! I love the design and the message. The colors are great!

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wannabcre8tive said...

I love the beautiful background and sentiments.