Saturday, September 13, 2014

Verve August Release Retrospective Blog Hop


Welcome to Verve's August Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the August release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!  If you arrived from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!

For my card today, I'm using the Coffee set along with the Cuppa Joe Die Set as well as the Coffee Word Die.   I created the background using the Coffee Word Die. .  I embossed the die on white cardstock using tan embossing mats.  Once I embossed it, I brayered Early Espresso ink all over the cardstock.  The ink covered everything except the word that was embossed into the paper. I LOVE the effect it gives! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Next on the hop is Marisa!!
1. Julee 10. Janelle
2. Teresa 11. Christyne
3. Amber 12. Jen
4. Charmaine 13. Andrea
5. Marisa 14. Betty
6. Monika {Guest} 15. Karen
7. Stacey 16. Sarah
8. Maureen 17. Amy
9. Laurie  

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the August release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our August release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is October 3, so there's still plenty of time to get the August release if you haven't already.




32 comments:

~amy~ said...

LOVE this...I so need an embossing mat, need to put that on my list! Such a perfect coffee card!

JoAnn said...

Cute card. I'm not a coffee drinker but my grown daughters are.

Kris B said...

wonderful chalkboard background! Love the coffee cup, reminds me of a 50's diner! LOVE the sentiment!!

Maria Levine said...

Great card! Love the coffee images!! Yeah!

Iris said...

Cute card - love the chalkboard look and the coffee cup.
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Patty said...

Love that sentiment & the chalkboard look on your card!!

Marisa said...

Brilliant way to create that fabulous word background!! Love the card :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Pretty card. I love the way you created the coffee background....great idea.

Amy Marshall said...

Love your card, it reminds me of my mother and her need for coffee. I will have to try your background technique, it looks wonderful on the card.

Jean Bullock said...

I love how you used the fab coffee die to create the background. The chalkboard look is terrific as is the coloring on the coffee mug. The only thing that is missing on this card is an envelope addressed to me, lol. Well done.

sharrilou said...

Cute chalkboard background. Love your card.

Pink Unicorn said...

Such a fun card, this could be the thought bubble above my head almost every morning at work. Love the chalkboard effect on the background, such a clever way to do it with embossing.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh how awesome is this I love your coffee background <3

Christine said...

What a clever background technique! Love your card!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great coffee card...love the chalkboard background!

Sue Crease said...

Love this card, looks just like the sign outside of my coffee shop with the daily roast.
Sue

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card x

D- said...

Charmaine your background is PERFECT. I love the effect. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Celeste Goff said...

Simply amazing! I love the chalkboard background!

Sharon Jones said...

Hi, Charmain!
I am so loving the effect you got with that embossing and brayer technique you used! Lovely card, gf!
Hugs,
Sharon

Wendy said...

Oh honey, I love this! The background is awesome, great idea!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a neat effect you created with the die.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome background Charmaine!

19scrap57 said...

Beautiful chalkboard look!

ScrappyTeacher said...

What an interesting idea for creating the background. Great!

Julie S. said...

Love the chalkboard look of the background! Great card!

Heather Thompson said...

awesome embossing, very neat card.

Miriam Prantner said...

That sentiment with a chalkboard effect looks wonderful! Great card!

Sue D said...

Love the backgound!

Amy C. said...

The chalkboard-like background is great!

loulou said...

Great card, what a cool background technique.

Janis said...

I didn't know that technique would give the chalkboard effect!!! Looks great!!
<3 J

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