Saturday, August 30, 2014

Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight ~ Release Day!

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Welcome to our last Anni-VERVE-sary 2014 Spotlight Hop! If you’ve arrived from Stacey’s blog you are right on track!

Today is Release Day!  Hooray!  This month Verve is celebrating 7 wonderful years! Everything previewed this week is now available for purchase in the Verve online store!!

Featured Products: Small Packages (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Cupcake Frame Die Set
Today's Prize: $50 gift code to Verve

As you’ve seen all week, I’ve had fun creating different backgrounds using my new Dylusions ink sprays.  I’ve added some stencilling on today’s card with white gesso.  My only problem was figuring out how to finish this card without covering up all that fabulous texture and colour!  Hello vellum to the rescue!  I stitched on a vellum panel so I could attach the frame and sentiment from the Small Packages set.  Next I paper pieced the cupcake liner with some bold polka dot paper and painted the icing in two pink tones with my pink distress ink and an aqua pen.  I just spread a little ink directly onto my craft mat and used my aqua pen to paint the pink.  I used a little more water on the lighter layers.  Once the icing had dried, I used my Wink of Stella pen to add some “sparkles.”

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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 code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!

Now head onto Laurie’s blog for another gorgeous sample with today’s products!

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what’s in it?

stamps: Small Packages (Verve)

paper: rustic cream, vellum (PTI), watercolour paper, Summer Stories (Teresa Collins)

ink: onyx (Versafine), Dylusions ink sprays (Ranger)

accessories: Cupcake Frame Die Set, Signature Sequins Mix (Verve), half and half die (PTI), jumbo sequins (Teresa Collins), twine (hemptique), gesso (Liquidtex), stencil (Dylusions by Ranger), Wink of Stella pen, stitching

49 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Wow this is lovely I love what you have done with the backgrounds during this release <3

Lynn said...

Wowzers - the rich happy colors are perfect for this sweet little shimmery cupcake. I love the banners.

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous! Love everything about your cupcake card!

loulou said...

Absolutely delicious card. That background is scrumptious!

Kary said...

Beautiful background, and I love the cupcake and the woodgrain sentiment.

Kathy said...

Pink is the perfect color for a cupcake!

dj said...

wowsers...this is gorgeous!! Way to go showcasing these new Verve items!!

JoAnn said...

Lovely card and yummy looking cupcake.

Annheidel said...

Cool cupcake!

Kris B said...

Amazing background! Love the stitching on the vellum banner, cute cupcake! Stunning card!

Karen Day said...

What a fun background...so much lovely texture!! Great cards all week, Maureen!

Ruby N said...

this is so cute! love how you put it together

Iris said...

Very pretty card - love the cupcake, the soft colors and all the layers.
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Julie S. said...

That background is amazing, I love this card.

Marisa said...

You are becoming a colourer, Moe ;) Great BG and love the cupcake.

Sue Crease said...

Love the background, great to use the vellum. Fab card.
Sue

Rosemary said...

wow... that background is just gorgeous! beautiful way to showcase the new stamps!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your yummy card.
Crafty hugs,
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Colorado Crafter said...

Another fabulous background! Lovely card!!

sue k said...

Stunning card, fantastic background, love the velum and your cherry cupcake is making me hungry.

Sue
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scrapperatheart.com said...

Your background is so cool with the vellum! Love this card... Now to check out the rest!

Dori Shelton said...

This background is amazing! Love what you did with this card!!

Dena J said...

Another totally amazing background! Stitching on top is fun- I've never tried sewing on vellum. Wow!

Stacey Schafer said...

amazing!

Stacey Schafer said...

you're amazing! love this!

ScrappyTeacher said...

What a lovely card! Makes me want to run right down to my craft room and grab my aqua pen! Such wonderful ideas!

Megan said...

Very fun and tasty looking cupcake :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Neat stenciled background and I love the sparkly frosting lines.

joy said...

Lovely card - I love the sparkly cupcake and the vellum overlay!

Miriam Prantner said...

The background looks fantastic and I love the silver accents on the frosting!

Jean Bullock said...

Love that background! Great coloring and I like how you hung the cupcake off the lower edge. Cool.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh another gorgeous background here. I really love the pink/purples and the design you put in here. The vellum layer and perfect. What a yummy looking cupcake.

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and texture.

19scrap57 said...

Absolutely adorable! Love that sweet cupcake!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Amazing background and love how it came out. Also, how you used stitched the vellum and showed off this cute set!

Heather Thompson said...

that is a beautiful background. love the use of the vellum. this is stunning.

Donna Oates said...

These cupcakes just keep coming and each is a prize winner! Love the colors you've used on your card.

Sharon said...

Outstanding! So many neat elements - that great background, the vellum, the cupcake!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Loving that fabulous background!

Amy C. said...

You did a beautiful job on this card. The background is gorgeous.

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Maureen! The background is gorgeous and the cupcake is so pretty with the two tone icing!

Betty Wright said...

I love the background design and detailing, Moe! Great card!

BonnieC said...

Just love the backgrounds you're creating - beautiful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Sweet background!

clavell said...

Love the card and background!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Maureen. Love the colors and the awesome background!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card. Love the vellum with your fab background!

Sari said...

You have such great attention to detail, always look forward to seeing your cards.

Becca Whitham said...

What an incredible background. I'm loving the little cupcakes!!

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