Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve Spring Fling Blog Hop



After a fabulous day of sneak peeks, challenges and set reveals, we’re topping off our Spring Fling Blog Party with a blog hop featuring the four new sets and five Plain Janes that just released from Verve. If you arrived here by way of Amy Sheffer’s blog, then you’re on the right track, if you just happened along, be sure to head back to Julee’s blog for the start of the hop.

And to celebrate our new release, we’ve got a very special treat hidden along the hop. One lucky commenter will win our entire release! So as you’re hopping along, be sure to give a little shout out in the comments if you see something that makes you smile. The lucky winner will be announced Tuesday evening, {March 10} on the Verve Blog.

Here is my card using one of the new Plain Janes, Psalm 84:11. First I brayered and sponged a piece of white cardstock using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Dusty Durango ink. Then I embossed the cardstock using the Friends Forever Cuttlebug folder. I sanded it to make the flowers stand out by making them a little white. I added some Cinnamon Stickles to the sentiment for a finishing touch.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is Teresa Kline!

And in case you get distracted or there’s a hiccup in the chain, head on over to the Verve Blog for the full list of hops.

116 comments:

Mercy said...

charm...this is amazing! love how you colored the embossed panel...AMAZING JOB!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW!! This is amazing. I love the use of the EF and the colors are so bright and fun!!

Edna said...

Wowsa, this is FABBO!! I love the wave of colours up the card, the embossing is magical and goes so well with the sentiment!

Linda L said...

Wow Charmaine, that background piece certainly makes me smile, it's stunning! A gorgeous sentiment to go with it too. xL

Gretchen said...

Awesome use of the embossing folder! I love this verse and the font too!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your warm, sunny brayered colors! That EF background is a great idea...I need to get mine out and give it a go!

Julie E said...

So simple and pretty. Distressing the embossing is the perfect touch!

Marisa said...

Love how you used that embossing folder on this card!! Great sample :D

Kay's Creative Corner said...

Love the way you colored your card to match that stamp... AMAZING!!!

Elizabeth said...

What a great verse! Sanding the embossing, huh? I'll have to try that!

Cindy O'Donnell said...

I haven't seen this embossing folder - love it! The colors are so stunning too.

Tanya said...

So pretty! I really love the background, so bright and happy. I need a brayer!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

I really love this sentiment and I love how you colored your card!! So pretty!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, what a great way to use this embossing folder....I luv it!

enjoy *~*

Super Jen said...

You make me long for summer on this snowy day.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! Your colours and embossing are incredible! Love how you made that BG!! The layered verse is gorgeous! The whole card makes you want warmer weather!

Jackie Pedro said...

So beautiful, Charmie!

Maureen said...

oh wow!Love these bright colours...fabulous!

Kathy H said...

Awesome!

Shelly said...

Wow - beautiful creation!

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful card! I love that paper with the embossing... Are you sure this is a Plain Jane? :)

Serena said...

Stunning! I feel the warmth of the sun just looking at it!

Carol said...

WOW! I just love the effect of your background! Great job!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! That background piece is stunning---the colors, the embossing!!!

I noticed that you're from Pittsburgh!! I was born and raised in Pittsburgh!!! My parents and brothers and lots of my friends and family still live there!! We now live in Colorado, but we're still Steelers and Penguins fans big time!!!!

Mary Ashby said...

STUNNING card! Love it!

Margaret de Witt said...

This is gorgeous Charmaine and I love the bible verse.

katemeri said...

I love your card!

Ginny said...

The brayering on this is really great.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love the look of the brayered colors and embossing!

Sherry said...

Very sunny indeed! And I love the verse in the new stamp.

Kathy said...

Fantastic job with the brayered background. The colors are perfect for this Plain Jane.

Jamie N. said...

This card is just so fabby dabby. I love the color scheme and I'm not really a orange or yellow person, but the whole brayered look just works so well with this card. Fabulous!

Natalie said...

Love the embossed background! What a pretty card! Thanks for sharing the technique!

Ravengirl said...

Wow Charmaine, what delicious colors you have chosen! Love the embossed image sanded to make it pop!

JenMarie said...

So stunningly beautiful!!

Jen Tapler said...

So bright and cheerful Charmaine!! I love it!!

Desiree said...

I love how this card turned out!!! Beautiful!!!

Smita said...

Cute card. Lovely colors.

Smita

Allison Cope said...

Beautiful Charmaine! Love the embossed image with that beautiful quote!

Abi said...

Love your brayered background, what an amazing card to lift and inspire someone.

Janelle said...

Just beautiful! I love the Plain Jane sentiment and your brayer work is awesome!

Laural-Lee said...

Great technique for your background. Lovely sunshine feel!!! TFS

kim.mom said...

WOW! Love those colors! Great card!

Melisa Hunter said...

Wow! Love this technique! I like how you sanded the flowers to make them pop!

jill said...

WoW! if the brightness dosnt bring a smile

debhorst said...

Wowsers!! Love what you did with that embossing folder...stunning!!

I hate that I had to miss out on the party yesterday...I was subbing at the high school and then we had company for dinner...they didn't leave until after 10:00!! But I will try to play along this weekend!!

Sonia said...

Wow what wonderful bright fresh cards, love them.
Hugs Sonia xx

Julie R. said...

You can feel the sun when you look at this card! Thanks for sharing!

KanataNewf said...

What a way to capture sunshine! Beautiful!

Amanda D. said...

Awesome use of products to create your card. The embossing folder and the brayer background really make this card stunning.

txbluiz said...

Love this card! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Patti P. said...

I love using the embossing folder as a backdrop and love the PJ's. A lovely card. TFS.

confessionsofascrapaholic said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL, bright sunshiny card to start off my sunshiny Saturday! Definitely an eye-popper!

NancyK said...

This is stunning!

mccune352 said...

Yes this is one I am going to try! I am so in love with those colors right now; thanks for sharing

Katie Cotton said...

THUD! This is amazing! I love it and i'm also loving that i have that folder should i need to case your gorgeous design! :)

lovemydots said...

Love the embossing folder and the beautiful colors.

Vickie Z said...

Stunning!! The EF and brayered colors are just... WOW!!

Creative Char said...

Love your card! The ink is stunning.

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Love the card and love the text

Kimberly Sudol said...

Beautiful colors for this card!! Very uplifting!!

pam said...

Love it. Great colors. Bring on the sunshine

Heather McNally said...

This is truly gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors! :)

Jennifer Moore said...

The brayered panel is just gorgeous.

Kerri said...

Your brayering looks awesome!!! Beautiful card!

Lee said...

LOVE your card - simple and elegant. Great colors. and your sanding the Cuttlebug embossed image was a great idea. Lovely!

Kristina said...

The brayer-ing and sanded flowers really make this card pop! Beautiful!

Juliana said...

BRILLIANT!!! WONDERFULLY BRILLIANT!!
I love the way you used the image! and the embossing!!

WOW!

Sherry said...

Love the card especially the variation in color. thanks so much for sharing

Patty said...

I love this bright, happy card! I especially love the way you created the embossing! Beautiful!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

OH MY!! How awesome is that embossed bg Charmaine!! It's simply perfect with that sentiment!! And the colors are fantastic!!

Christina said...

So very pretty and colorful!

LeanneO said...

Love how the verse and colors work together for perfection!

jan farnworth said...

love your card

Tara said...

Love this set!

Julie Masse said...

Whoa is this fabulous!! I love how you made this card - so smart you are!! :)

Deanna C said...

I have to admit, I would NOT have considered throwing those colors together and yet they are so stunning. What beautiful work you always do. Loving this blog hop! Lots of fun and new ideas

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

This is so powerful and striking. It's lovely.

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

ooohh, I love what you did with this stamp.. great background!!!
xxooxx Penny

Radha said...

I L O V E the sun sentiment!

and aww how sweetly uhave colored it in:))

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Very bright just like the sun.

Mel said...

The brayered background highlights the sentiment perfectly!

Donelle said...

Love the card - now I need that Cuttlebug folder! :o)

Melissa said...

This card just makes me smile and feel warm all over - is it summer yet? Beautiful...

Teri said...

Nice and sunny! Love it.

Heidi said...

just love how this card comes together: from your coloring to the embossed flower- just so pretty.

Carol<>< said...

thanks for the bright and sunny card, warms me just looking at it!
Carol<><

pooky said...

Beautiful cards!!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl!! Love that background!!!

Alaine said...

Very beautiful card. Love the sentiment.

Kathy W said...

Love the coloring to this; perfect for the sentiment. An amazing card; thanks for sharing.

Janet S said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this card! Your gradient background is fab. I am so loving the sun stamps and the verses in this new release. Thanks for sharing with us during the Hop!

Marie B. said...

A beautiful card! So WARM!!!! :)

Lorrie said...

Very original...love the colors.

HeyHeyPaula said...

Love your card especially the warm colors. We could use a little sunshine here after all the snow we've had this winter.

Cher said...

wowser is all I can say..this is sooooooo pretty! your touch is so wonderful..tyvvm...and yes it makes me smile!

Claire said...

Love your work! Your card made me smile...love the verse too! That was truely amazing! Loved the cuttlebug embossing...hadn't seen that one before! tfs...hugz...claire

Gloria Westerman said...

It really looks like the sun just came up....your colors are big and bright....love it...

Lisa Christine said...

That card is stunning! So vibrant and beautiful!

Tanja S. said...

Lovely card, something a little different!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Charmaine!! I absolutely LOVE the cool brayered background!!

Lori said...

I really liked this card. The colors are great and I loved the embossing.

Wendy said...

Charlie, this one rocks the casbah! Love it!

southernscraps said...

Love your bright and cheery card.

marge said...

I can just feel the SUNSHINE......

Carolyn said...

Simply fab-u-lishus!! Always inspiring, thank you!

LaurieJ said...

I loved the technique that you used for the background of the card. The colors are perfect for the sentiment.

Jessy said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you brayered a sunny background. It goes so well with that stamp!! :-)

Carolina said...

WOW ~ stunning in every way...LOVE the background you achieved here!

annheidel said...

Gorgeous sponging on the embossed paper - love the colors!

Louise Z said...

Charmaine, I love your cards! I also enjoyed your story of the OODa Bug, it reminded me of my Grandmother, aren't Grandma the BEST?

Brandy said...

I love how sunny that card makes you feel. I know I'm ready for some sunshine and warmer temps lol.

Giovana said...

So pretty!! Makes me smile.

michelleip said...

Love the bright cheeriness of this card!

michib2006 said...

I love the colours of this card and how the sentiment becomes the focal point.

Krazy4 said...

Wow I love the textured background on your card. Very Fabulous!

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