Saturday, December 6, 2014

Verve's Holiday Release Retrospective Blog Hop


Welcome to Verve's Holiday Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and special guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using our Holiday Release stamps & dies! Besides a look-see at some really lovely cards, there's also a comment prize up for grabs!  If you came from Diana's Blog, you're in the right place!  :)

For my card today, I used the Pinecone Christmas set.   I decided to showcase the beautiful poinsettia image on dark cardstock.  I stamped and embossed the outline image in gold on black cardstock and then colored the image in using colored pencils.  The poinsettia on the sentiment panel was stamped and die cut on white and green cardstock using the coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set.  The sentiment was also stamped and embossed in gold. 

Next on the hop is Teresa!!  Thanks for stopping by!






Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Teresa
3. Chaitali9. Andrea
4. Marisa10. Christyne
5. Amber11. Maureen
6. Diana12. Nancy

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll 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 all the details.


31 comments:

loulou said...

Charmaine your card is absolutely stunning. I love the embossing and pencil colouring on the dark background it looks so elegant.

shensen said...

It's hard for me to go with dark colors for Christmas but you have showed me that it really works. Thanks.

shensen said...

I never thought about going with dark colors for Christmas but you have shown me that it can work. Thanks.

shensen said...

I never thought I could use dark colors at Christmas but you have shown me that it does work. Thanks.

Beverly Sager said...

Love the gold embossing on the dark background - luscious!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh wow! This is such an elegant, stately card. I love the background you've created and how you've used white to make the image pop in the foreground.

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of that poinsettia image with the gold on the black!!

Iris said...

Stunningly beautiful card - love all that gorgeous gold embossing.
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Jennipher said...

Love the use of gold and silver. It really pops on the black.

Claire Creates Cards said...

So beautiful! I love every thing about it! XX

Jerrie said...

I love the gold in your card. It looks so elegant!

Heather said...

So pretty! The gold embossing is stunning!

JoAnn said...

Love the embossed background with the pretty poinsettias.

Kris B said...

Gorgeous card! I love the gold embossing! Stunning on the black background!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so gorgeous, Charmaine! Love the elegant gold on black.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card. Love the embossing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Celeste Goff said...

Love this card! The gold embossing and the colored pencils are amazing!

Robin Grossbier said...

Great look with the poinsettias

Amy C. said...

The shimmer and shine is fabulous!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Your use of the gold embossing on the dark green background is simply gorgeous! I really want to try something like this.

Janis said...

Totally gorgeous!!! I love the effect on the dark cardstock!
<3 J

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Christmas GIVEAWAY at http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Ruby N said...

oh my gosh what a gorgeous card!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how the colored pencils on black look!

Milka Gubo said...

Beautiful card, Charmaine :-D Beautiful design and colors, amazing embossing... I like it a lot! :-D

Mary-Anne V said...

wow the gold embossing looks amazing!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow - so pretty. I love the gold embossing. These gorgeous poinsettias just pop off the black background.

Lyn said...

I adore the colours you have used for this card.........gorgeous

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful elegant card! I love the way you colored onto the darker card stock.

Julie S. said...

That gold embossing is so classy! Beautiful card.

Berina RGA said...

I love this card!! nice embossing... the pencil colored poinsettia is so beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Pat said...

What a pretty background and love the white poinsettia on top with that gorgeous gold embossed sentiment which really stands out against the black. x

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