Thursday, October 22, 2015

Verve Stamps October 2015 Spotlight Hop - Day 1

Welcome to Verve's October 2015 Spotlight Hops! 
It's almost time for some new Verve to hit the store, and the Verve Divas are hopping today to share our first looks at a brand new set filled to the brim with encouragement called Just Breathe.

I just love this set, the sentiments are amazing, and can be used in more ways than just Breast Cancer Awareness, though that is of course the main focus! My card today shows how it can be used to send encouragement to a friend or family member battling this terrible disease...


I started with a piece of watercolor paper cut down to a 4-bar size. I am really loving this little bit smaller canvas, so much fun :) Next, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and watercolored some pink over the sentiment. Next, I stamped the boxing gloves and hand cut them. I colored them in with the same pink watercolor (Tombow Markers). I stamped "hope" on the glove. Next, cut out the black hearts. I stamped the little corner stamp in the corners of the sentiment and then adhered the boxing gloves and hearts. I stamped a couple other sentiments in light pink ink around the sentiment and splattered some black watercolor paint. To finish it up, I scattered some Shine Bright sequins randomly and then tied the twine bow.




Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! 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 our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!


Just Breathe



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee5. Stacey
2. Teresa6. Maureen
3. Charmaine7. Amber
4. Marisa8. Andrea

34 comments:

Annheidel said...

Fun card! I love the sentiments in this new set.

Sillyfilly said...

Love, love, love this card you have made with this awesome set.

Maureen said...

another beautiful watercolour card, Schmoopy. Love every element!

Donna Whitten said...

Great card, love the design!

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

GREAT card! Love the "sassy" style .. thanks for sharing!

JoAnn said...

Love your card and the pretty design. A great sentiment.

Becca Cruger said...

This is oh-so-loverly! The splatters are perfectly placed for maximum impact! Love that punch of pink!

D- said...

Your card is fantastic. I love all your pretty elements. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just totally AH-MAZING, Amber! Love, love, love every little detail and ink splatter!

Hetty said...

AWESOME card,beautifully made.
The colors,embellishments make it perfect.
Such wonderful new stamps.

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that combination of smooshing and splatter, great card!

Team Clark said...

Love this funky bundle on your amazing card, Amber!

SIN CITY STAMPS said...

thanks for sharing this card--

Robin Jones said...

I like how you used so many of the stamps. Terrific inspiration!

Ava Gavloski said...

great color combination to pop the sentiment with watercolor

cghundley said...

Darling card, love
the watercolor background
and the stamping of the
words around the center
piece.
Carla from Utah

Kris B said...

Amazing card! The water color background is so pretty and those hearts are the perfect accent! Great color combo!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Interesting watercolor background. Makes the card really Special!! Very nice sentiment.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE this bright pink and black color combination! This is so fresh and fun!
Take Care!
Michele

Donna Oates said...

Love your card and use of these sentiments! Fun and uplifting. Really like the hearts, too! Pink and black go so well together!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the watercolor!

Nancy said...

This is one of my all time favorite color combos...your speckling looks amazing too! Super card!

Christine said...

Darling card! Love the photo corners!

Heather said...

Ooo . . . this is so cool! I love how you used so many of the sentiments.

McStamper said...

What a pretty card.

Amante del Papel said...

your card is my favorite on this hop, is perfect, so beautiful!

snazzyjj said...

Love the hearts with the gloves, a powerful and lovely message.

SHartl said...

I love those polka dotted hearts and the beautiful watercoloring

Patti Doss said...

Awesome card!!! Hugs

Sue D said...

Uplifting card and great colors.

Lesley said...

Totally fun, freestyle collage card! Love that you kept the colours simple!

Darlene Gabriel said...

So beautiful! I love the added hearts.

jan metcalf said...

Love these sentiments and your bright pink color!