Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hop Day 9!!

Welcome to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!

As many of you know, Verve is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month and the party is just getting started! Come join us over the next 9 days as we showcase the 23 new stamps and dies releasing from Verve! We’ll be counting down the minutes and revealing all the new sets in our forum from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday, August 24, so make plans now to join us for our release party!

In the meantime, we’ve got a fun filled hop for you today! So let your fingers do the clicking and peek into the creative minds of Verve’s talented Divas and Guest Divas as they give you a little tour of what’s to come! Inspiration abounds, and so do the PRIZES!

That’s right! We’ve picked a mystery blog from today’s hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today’s featured sets and dies. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

Want even more chances to win? Head on over to the Verve SCS forum and play along in our Anni-VERVE-sary release challenges. Or hop on over to the Verve Blog to find out about our Verve Card Carnival, for a chance to win the entire new release (a $300+ value)!

1. Julee 9. Charmaine
2. Laurie S. 10. Janelle
3. Maureen 11. Betty
4. Teresa 12. Christyne {Guest}
5. Tosh 13. Laurie W. {Guest}
6. Amber 14. Jen S. {Guest}
7. Amy 15. Susan
8. Andrea

I have to say I’m a bit sad! Today is the last of the preview hops for this gigantic Verve birthday celebration and it was all just amazing. Adore every single stamp set and I know they are going to be staples in my collection!

Today I’m using Treasured Words as well as Borderline to make this get well card. This is a bit of a different style than what I’ve made so far in the release hops but I wanted to switch it up a bit. To start I used watercolor paper and Distress Markers to create an ombré background. To make this I just picked out colors of blue and applied them to the paper in a gradient color pattern and spritzed the paper lightly with water and used a brush to help blend the ink. I used a heat gun to speed the drying. I did the same for the paper I cut the butterflies out with. I stamped the sentiment panel and hearts in coordinating ink pad colors (Faded Denim and Weathered Wood). The sentiment panel is die cut with the Rounded Rectangle Die. I die cut the butterflies using the All a Flutter Butterfly Dies set. To finish up I used the Scattered Straw Distress Marker to add stitching to the outside white panel and added just a few Buttercup Liquid Pearl dots on the sentiment to tie in the yellow. This is a bit different for me but I really like it! I hope you do too. 🙂

Don’t miss out on the Anni-VERVE-sary sale going on now!

So did you hear about our Customer Card Carnival?

  1. Create a new card using Verve Stamps
  2. Post your card to your blog or gallery
  3. Include a link to the Verve store in your write up
  4. Link your card using the entry form HERE

One lucky participant from all the entries will win our ENTIRE new release of products! That’s over $300 worth of stamps and dies! Click HERE for all the details and deadlines.


Stamps: Treasured Words, Borderline (Verve)
Paper: Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Weathered Wood, Faded Denim
Accessories: Distress Markers, Distress tool, All a Flutter Dies (Verve), Rounded Rectangle Die (Verve), Liquid Pearls Buttercup, Foam Tape, 3M Quick Dry Adhesive

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