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Friday, October 30, 2015

Verve October Retrospective Hop!!

Hello friends!!!  I'm back today taking part in Verve's October Release Retrospective!   I have had a wonderful time this week being a guest Diva and I just want to send out a huge THANK YOU to Julee for asking me to be a guest for this release!!  Once, again, Julee created some absolutely beautiful stamps and dies and all the Verve Divas and guests are showcasing them one last time.  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! 
 
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!

You should have arrived here from the blog of Verve Diva Christyne!!  I have two cards to share today.  Another card using the Just Breathe set and a card that uses the newly released Plain Jane Psalm 150:6 and the Good Work stamps set and matching dies.  First up is my card using Just Breathe.   A My Mind's Eye My Store journal card was the starting point for this card.  I picked one that had a heart shaped opening.  After die cutting my cardstock panel I placed the card where I wanted it and then stamped the word 'hope' inside.  The journal card was then adhered using foam dimensionals.  The little ribbon from Just Breathe was stamped on some coordinating paper using rose red ink, trimmed out and placed as you see.  I finished things off with a scattering of sequins from the newly released Verve Frosted Snowfall sequin mix.  I will also be posting this to the current CASology challenge:  Heart.

For the second card I went in a different direction and did some layering and ink distressing.  The layout for the card is based on the Viva La Verve week 4 sketch.   After die cutting my circles from some My Mind's Eye Indie Chic patterned papers I adhered them to a white cardstock panel and then die cut the panel with a rectangle die for a more clean and finished look.  The panel was then inked with Ranger Old Paper and Tea Dye inks.  Another circle was die cut from coordinating paper, stamped with the Plain Jane and the edges inked.  Some pale green ribbon was added and then I adhered the center circle.  The flowers from the Good Work set were stamped in a light brown ink, die cut and then inked.    The leaves were stamped in a mossy green ink, trimmed out and inked, as well.  All the pieces were then adhered per the sketch.  I finished with some Ice Stickles to the center of each flower.  Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Lori!!!  Below is a list of everyone on the hop. 
 
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 


 

 
Thanks for stopping by today... and don't forget you still have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve store when you comment on this post!

49 comments:

Tammy said...

The color palette for your second card is so warm and soothing. What a great card to share with someone!

Lori Craig said...

I love both of your cards, but the second one is a show-stopper! Wonderful job with that sketch! The colors are just gorgeous together!

Team Clark said...

These are both so pretty!

kellyjean said...

Agreeing with Lori... love them both but that second one... wowza! It's been a pleasure guest designing with you :)

Carol Held said...

Really beautiful card "Cover Girl" Smiles ...Congrats

cjknick said...

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

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful cards! I really like how you've used the VLV sketch!

Janelle said...

These are both striking cards. Love your color choices and details. These are great sentiment sets.

Jean Bullock said...

My favorite of your lovely cards is the second one. I love the layout and patterns and the edge inked sentiment panel looks awesome.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love these!

Ruthie said...

Great cards! I like how the HOPE peeks up through the heart on the first one and the layering on the second one. Well done!! Loves, Ruthie

Jan Clothier said...

Both your cards are wonderful! You are one talented lady! I especially like the clean lines and warm feel of your heart card.

Petra Swart said...

Both these cards are lovely, Rosemary!!!! I love the clean, crisp look of the first one and all the ink distressing and the patterned papers on the second one are beautiful!!!! Such great new stamps!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Sheri said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the simplicity of the hope card and the elegance of the other one. And the verse is pretty amazing as well. I know I want that set for the sentiments.

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Congrats on being a guest designer.

Donna Oates said...

Love both cards, but the use of patterned paper in the second card is really brilliant. Love it!

Greta said...

You were a great guest designer, Rosemary! Creative & clever first card & I love the softness of the flowers on the second card--gorgeous!

Christine said...

Love how you used the new sketch!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both cards are pretty. Love both sketches, but especially the 2nd one. It's so different. Love those flowers!

Lisa said...

You've done a fabulous job as their guest designer Rosemary!! I love your breast cancer awareness card, simple yet powerful. Your layering and warm colors on the second is lovely and peaceful. Beautiful work!!

Heather said...

Two gorgeous cards! I LOVE how you used the negative of the heart to highlight your sentiment on the first.

Nancy said...

You did and incredible job with this release Rosemary! Love both of your cards! The ribbon off setting the heart is a nice touch! Thank for inspiring all of us and congrats on your guestie gig!

Ardyth said...

Love how you've used the negative space here! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Rosemary!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! Great color combos and details!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the great detail!
Take care!
Michele

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on both of your cards they are so adorable!

Martha said...

Rosemary, both cards are simply lovely!
Hearts and stripes always catch my eye.
I really love the first one.

Amante del Papel said...

both cards are so beautiful!!!!

McStamper said...

Great job. Especially love the layers and colors of the second.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great cards!!!

halomom said...

I really like your first card best. I like the clean and simple look and the colors!

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful CAS cards! Great take on the challenge!

jan metcalf said...

That's a cute way to use a journal card!

Mary Holshouser said...

the cards are so pretty and so opposite.
One is more bright and the other is more muted.
Both are great.
thanks for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards. Love how simple the first one is and the colors and layering in the second one.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love the simplicity of the first and those great stripes and love the design of the second with all those circles!

Sillyfilly said...

Both cards are very pretty.

Holly Barrett said...

Fun pink and white stripes.

Patti Doss said...

Both are beautiful!! Hugs..Patti

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the way the heart frames your sentiment in the first card!

Kris B said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! Love the simple one word sentiment on the first! Beautiful colors and verse on the second!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Rosemary!!!
LOVE the ELEGANCE of your "hope" card and LOVE the pretty layers & colours of your 2nd card!!!

Marisa said...

Great use of negative space on the fisst card and loving the bold stripes too! Such a fabulous verse for yoru second and love the neutral colours. Glad to have you as a guestie! :)

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the colors of that first card. TFS Hugs, Kristina

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs.

Lya L. said...

I like how you used the circles for the background and its colors! Great card!!

Anita in France said...

Such beautiful cards, Rosemary ... wonderful colours and fabulous detailing ... I'm particularly taken with the first with the stripes and clever use of the negative space! Hugs, Anita :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my goodness, these are so wonderful! Love the awareness ribbon accenting that heart cut-out. So, so fabulous! And the softness of the Psalm card is just beautiful.

Kren Kurts said...

Great takes on the sketch. Love everything about it.