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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Verve Guest Diva and a Giveaway!!!!

Hey friends!!  I am so super excited today!!  I'm a guest diva for Verve Stamps!!  Verve is one of my favorite stamp companies and so when I saw the email from Julee asking me to be a guest diva for the new release I almost fell out of my chair and then I immediately responded with a yes!!!   Today I'm sharing two cards that I made using the newly released sets Just Breathe and Good Works. Both sets are just beautiful.  Just Breathe was created by Julee in honor of breast cancer awareness and is full of words of encouragement and hope.  When I saw those fun little boxing gloves in the Just Breathe set I just had to do some paper piecing with them.  I stamped them on some My Mind's Eye On Trend patterned paper with Vintage Sepia ink and then trimmed them out.  A bit of thin hemp twine was added so I could hang them from my white cardstock panel.  I positioned the gloves where I wanted them, stamped the word 'fighter' in black ink and then partially embossed the top portion of the panel with a star embossing folder.  The gloves were then attached to the panel at the top of the loop using a bit of glue so they swing freely on the card front.  The panel was mounted on a second panel that was die cut from another sheet of On Trend paper.  Both panels were adhered to a white cardstock base.


The second card uses the Good Work stamp set.  No one does scripture sets better than Julee does and Good Work is no exception.  The verses and and images in this set are just beautiful and it has a coordinating die set that can be used to create beautiful flowers and tags!!  I didn't use any of the dies on my card today, but stay tuned for later in the week as I will be sharing more projects including one that will use some of the dies.   For this card I did some simple collage stamping using the colors from the current Card Concept challenge so I will be posting my card to that gallery in the clean and simple category.   In addition to the Good Work stamp set I used an image from the Better Together stamp set.  That image was stamped in pink on cream cardstock and then I added the images and sentiment from Good Work in the burgundy and espresso colors.   A few sequins from the Verve Signature sequin mix were added to finish off the card.  

 

 
Thanks for sticking with me because now I have the information about the giveaway!  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, November 1st for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve store!!!  YAY!  And you can head over to the Verve blog for a little virtual interview with me! 
 
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI cream, Recollections white; Simon Says Stamp fog; Stamps: Verve; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Embossing Folder:  Stampin Up!; Twine:  Hemptique white; Sequins:  Verve; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye
 

48 comments:

Amy C. said...

Both of your designs are so pretty! Love these products!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Gorgeous work! I especially love the "Good Work" card. Love that set!! ~ Tricia

Sheri said...

I love the first card with the boxing gloves and know a couple of ladies newly diagnosed with breast cancer and I volunteer at the hospital where they do mammograms. So it would be perfect for me. But the second card took my breath away. I love the soft colors and yet you really got the message across. It is just beautiful!

cm said...

Rosemary, I've just come from the Verve blog and WOW! Your spotlight cards are definitely making my CAS-loving heart pitter-pat! You've certainly given these images an opportunity to shine as stars of the stage! Stunning! Congratulations on being featured; your creativity is amazing!
~c

Tammy said...

I absolutely love the card you made using the Good Work set. It has so much dimension, yet would be a great card for mailing. Thank you for the inspiration.

Chrisd said...

Great projects and I love the Good Work stamp set from Verve. Thanks for sharing your talent wih us.

Kris B said...

Fantastic cards! Love the paper pieced gloves! Love the verse on the second, and the leaves lightly stamped under the sentiment! Beautiful work!

Martha said...

Such a beautiful and encouraging card. I too love CAS cards and Scripture makes it tops for me. Thanks for sharing your card and inspiring us.

Team Clark said...

Love these elegant and simple cards! Congrats on your feature!

Connie Wine said...

Nice! Love the Scripture stamps!!!!

Marisa said...

Congrats on the Guest Diva spot :) Lovely creations showcasing the release. Love the second one!!

Greta said...

The perfect Spotlight Artist for Verve!! Loved reading your interview & as always, you've inspired me with your gorgeous cards, Rosemary! The way you did the twine on the first one is brilliant & what a great choice for the paper piecing! You are the absolute queen of collage stamping & now this card has moved up to being my favorite! I only found Verve because of you & now I'm putting them to the top of my wishlist! Big congrats & hugs!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such pretty cards! I especially love the monochromatic layered stamping on the second one!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the paper piecing!! The verse is lovely!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Congratulations, for being chosen by Verve to be a guest diva and thanks for showing us your pretty cards!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Always enjoy seeing your wonderful talent on display.

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer! I love the Clean and Simple layout for the Card Concept card. Glad you got to show off your talent.

Lisa Lara said...

oh my golly, Rosi, these are beautiful cards. Love the two different looks. Those boxing gloves are adorable paper pieced and love that font. You worked your layering magic on the beautiful second. And congrats my talented friend.

Patti Doss said...

Love that you are the guest Diva! Without you being here I wouldn't have been so overwhelmed with such lovely cards...I love them both but my pick is the scripture card...Love it!! Hugs from Ohio

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful cards Rosie, love the idea behind the first card and the second one is so pretty!
Val x

Martha said...

Congratulations, on the Verve Guest Diva...so well-deserved! Both cards are beautifully stamped & designed! Love the texture on the first and the fabulous collage-stamping on the second. I agree, Verve has the best Scripture stamps. In fact, that's how I discovered them, years ago.

Rosemary, YOU ROCK, and you always inspire me!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so fabulous, Rosemary! LOVE the twine with the gloves and that beautiful collage of leaves and scripture.

Moosisk said...

Great cards! Love the polka dot boxing gloves and the gorgeous details on the scripture card. Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. :D

Donna Oates said...

Both cards are awesome, but the second one really caught my eye. The scripture sets that Julee does are always so awesome - I'm with you there. Beautifully done!

Lisa said...

YAY!! Exciting news Rosemary, I'm so very happy for you!! Your cards are fabulous. Love the swinging polka dot boxing gloves. Your second card with another of your beautiful signature collages is fantastic!!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet cards and congratulations on being a guest Diva! Love the scripture and the pink background. The shabby dots are something I use often and they make a great statement on your card!

Heather said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Julee made a good choice on you!! Your cards are fabulous, specially that second one. Love the collage feel.

Patty said...

Love both your CAS cards!! CAS cards are my favorite. Like you from time to time I venture off into something layered & fancy and it may look great, but I just keep going back to CAS cards!

laurie said...

LOVE these! That sentiment is so beautiful,too. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Sue D said...

wonderful cards. I really like the collage style of stamping on the second one.

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards with
lovely coloring.
Carla from Utah

Alison Barclay said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week. :)

Sandy Mork said...

Love your cards, they are beautiful!

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely cards. I especially enjoyed the second one. I love your sentiment choice and the way you used the beautiful wheat stamp to frame it. Well done!

Petra Swart said...

Big, big, big congrats, Rosemary!!!! Your cards are beautiful!!! Love how you've given the first card a CAS look - so pretty!!! And again your collage stamping on the second card is so lovely!!! You really do collage stamping so beautifully!!! Two great cards!!! Can't wait to see the rest - aren't Verve stamps just the best!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are fabulous! Congratulations!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your guest diva spot! I love both of your fun cards! The first has great textures and the second one features a beautiful sentiment!

Alexandra Madison said...

I love the subtle stars on your first card. Using patterned paper for the gloves was a great idea :)
The colors for your second card are beautiful!

Nancy said...

A Big congrats on being a Guestie over at Verve! Love the simple design of your first card and it makes such a big statement even though it is so CAS. Your second card has a great layout as well! Nice job and congrats again!

Donna said...

love the good work card, simple CAS card

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Stunning cards. The first CAS card is perfect - love those gloves! And I really love the whole design of your 2nd card - beautiful!

BonnieC said...


Just love the clean and simple look of both cards, but the second one stole my heart! Love this set!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot with Verve, Rosemary ... enjoyed reading a little more about you in the interview! Stunning cards ... love the sentiment together with those free hanging boxing gloves ... and wow, that beautiful collage stamping with the wonderful verse ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Rubina Pantoja said...

I love the Be Joyful card - the colors are so soft and add to the sentiment.

D- said...

Your cards are terrific. Love them. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats on your Guest Spotlight.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Helen Gullett said...

Congratulations on being a guest spotlight with Verve Stamps!
Your cards both are fantastic!

Heidi said...

Love the fighter card, so soft and sentimental but bold in its statements. Your other cards, love the colors you chose and the element of the grunge there on the side. Beautiful cards- a gift to anyone.

sandie said...

I adore the boxing glove card, so cute. Your second card is gorgeous. The sentiment perfect and you have chosen just the right stamps to combine this with and perfect collage stamping, Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.