Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Inspire Hope Spotlight Blog Hop

Welcome back to Verve's October 2014 Release Celebration! Last weekend we released three new sets, three new dies and a sequin mix and this week the Divas have been sharing inspiration with the new stamps.  Today we're spotlighting the final set in this release, Inspire Hope.  The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry, so see you there!

In my mind, this set lends itself to quick, elegant cards and I have a quick card to share here as well as another one on my blog today.

I started by stamping the frame from Inspire Hope on white cardstock, then filling in the open spots with the flower stamp in lost lagoon.  Next I stamped the wishing you sentiment in black and the word comfort in lost lagoon, then stamped the in the days ahead stamp on lost lagoon and trimmed into a little flag shape to layer over the frame.  For the background, I randomly stamped the two flower images in the set in lost lagoon on the same color of cardstock, then layered a piece of embossed black cardstock in the center to finish up this 4.25" square card.  I think this set and layout would be perfect for making up some card sets for gift giving.

Stamps: Inspire Hope (Verve Stamps)
Paper: lost lagoon, basic black (SU!), white
Ink: lost lagoon (SU!), black
Accessories: music notes embossing folder (Sizzix)

Inspire Hope is a 4 x 8" set of 16 clear photopolymer stamps.   This set of timeless inspirational sentiments and images is meant to lift up and encourage. With an elegant frame that fits two different flower images as well as several encouraging sayings and builder sentiments, this set is sure to be a staple on your stamp desk.

When I saw Chaitlai's Pink Power set concept, I knew I wanted to create an encouraging set to release with it that could work for those difficult sympathy and illness types of cards we all unfortunately need to make every now and then.  I've always loved our Wishing You set, so decided to include a mini version of that with words that could work for a variety of situations.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? One random winner of a $30 gift voucher to the Verve store will be drawn from the comments on the blogs linked below. So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment box at each stop along the way to increase your chances!

Today's Blog Hop Prize: $30 gift voucher to Verve
Comment Deadline for Prize Drawing: Thursday, October 9 at 8pm Mountain

1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Stacey8. Laurie
3. Marisa9. Christyne
4. Chaitali10. Teresa
5. Amber11. Andrea
6. Jen