Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time Out and a Lucky Day Freebie

Hi friends!  Time Out Challenges is celebrating their 3rd birthday with a fun challenge and lots of prizes up for grabs, including some Verve!  The challenge theme is love/friendship with an optional twist of spotlight stamping.  Head on over to Time Out for all the details, then play along for a chance to win.


My card features a sentiment from the new limited time free Lucky Day digital set that we're introducing today. All the details are later in the post, so be sure to read to the end.

I must admit, other than experimenting with mixed mediums, I don't often set out to do a technique on a card. I even had to look up what the spotlight technique was to make sure I was going the right direction!  {grin}  I saw a lovely tutorial on splitcoast using the MISTI and thought it would be fun to try with one of the flowers from the Simply Amazing stamp set.


I had a background ready from experimenting earlier this week with a mixture of water and modpodge as a glaze with Magical powders.  I got a little more pigment than I intended, but still liked the results.  I stamped the flowers in archival black on the background, then embossed them in white on a larger piece of basic gray card stock.  Lined up the two panels and shabbied the edges a bit, running a bit of ribbon between the two layers to set things off.  The sentiment was printed with a laser printer and cut with a stitched circle die.  I matted it with a lacey circle die cut and accented with some black rhinestones, then glued on a bow.  The card is on a white card base, but it seemed a little plain, so I dressed up the upper and bottom edges with some washi tape.

Alright, that's all about the card, now onto the details for the digi and a little giveaway..
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This year has been flying by for me. Seems like it should still be January and not the beginning of March as I've never seemed to fully kick my upper respiratory infection from the first of the year.  During one afternoon early in January I worked on designing some stamps for a St. Patrick's Day set, then the boys got sick, too, and I wasn't been able to work for several weeks.  Now that everyone's starting to feel better it's a bit late to send them off to manufacturing, so I decided to offer another free digital set. Hope you enjoy it!  Can't wait to see a little Irish spring in the air!


The Lucky Day Digital Set is a fun little printable available as a free download through March 17, 2017. It's filled with sentiments and coffee images that are sure to put a little Irish spring in your step! Feel free to download and make something fun for a lucky someone.  If you share your creations online please credit Verve Stamps and use @vervestamps on Instagram and Facebook.


Make something fun for a lucky someone, then link your creation up below for a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store.  I'll draw a random winner on March 18.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Julee, so pleased you joined us at Time Out and with such an amazing card. You rocked the spotlight stamping and I love the distressed edges. Thank you so much for supporting us at Time Out and take care and don't go too crazy now you feel a little better x

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  2. What a fun set!! How lucky all of us readers are to be your Verve friends!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. And, YAY!!....another Verve challenge!! I had so much fun making cards with your LOVE set. I can't wait to get started using this one!!

    I hope and pray you get feeling all the way better soon, Julee. Sure do miss your smiles and posts. Take care and many thanks again for this wonderful freebie!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. What a nice surprise! Thank you so much for the "present".

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  4. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so very much! Relieved to hear that you and yours are feeling better!

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  5. Awesome, I wish to join in the fun soon!

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  6. Thank you for the lovely digital set - Sounds like everyone is feeling much better - that is good news - have a blessed week!

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  7. Thank you Julee! Your generous spirit makes me smile quite often. This is an amazing set. I'm behind on my coffee game and this really "perks" me up! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

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  8. thanks so much for this wonderful freebie:)

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  9. Beautiful card and THANK YOU for your wonderful freebie.
    Downloaded and ready to play!

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  10. Julee, we're so happy to have you celebrating with us over at TO. You know how much I adore your gorgeous stamps and cards. Love that sweet set too! Will be downloading this weekend to play along! xx

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  11. I am so glad you're feeling better too! This is the first week I've felt human again! Your card is gorgeous and that set is amazing!! I'm hoping someone will let me borrow their printer so I can play! ;)

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  12. I love your beautiful card, Julee--reminds me I need to use that stamp set! The digital set is great--really love the sentiments. I'm not a digi person, but just may try & make something--thanks for the freebie!

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  13. What wonderful digi stamp set! We are so happy to have you sponsoring us at TO and want to thank you for your support! Thank you so much joining the birthday festivities at TO!

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  14. Adorable card, Julee. Glad to hear that your family is feeling better. Thanks so much for the free digital set!

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  15. Love your card. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the Digi set. I have been praying for the health of your family. Glad to hear you are getting better.

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  16. Love this darling set! Thanks so much for the free download; very grateful!

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  17. Thanks for the awesome set, Julee!
    I hope you are all on the mend and getting better every day!

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  18. fabulous work on the spotlighting technique and thanks a big bunch for the freebie digi set

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  19. that's so nice of you to present a beautiful digi set as giveaway. beautiful inspirations and thanks

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  20. Julee thanks for the wonderful freebie.

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  21. Thank you so much! I just love your mugs!

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  22. Thank you for sharing with us. Love the images.
    Your card is so pretty.

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  23. Thank you for the fun digital set, Julee! Love the sentiments which were included.

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  24. Thanks for this fun freebie set!

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  25. Thanks so much for the fabulous freebie set, Julee. I had some fun with it and hope to do more. xxD

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  26. Thanks a lot for the beautiful freebie!
    cheers
    preeti

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  27. Thanks Julee! Really nice set.

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