Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 2018 New Release Spotlights - Day 4 and April Diva Inspirations Challenge

Hi Verve fans! It's release day! I'm so happy to say that brand new Verve stamps and dies are available for purchase in the Verve shop today!  Hooray! To celebrate the release, we're hosting one last spotlight blog hop, with a pretty awesome prize... the entire April releaseBe sure to read to the bottom of the post for the hop list and all the prize details!

Since it's the 10th of the month, we're also combining today's hop with the kick-off to our April Diva Inspirations challenge. I had so much fun getting back in the swing of things last month and checking out all your green creations. This month we're challenging you to show us some handmade sunshine with the color YELLOW! I can't wait to see what you create! Hope you'll play along.

Verve Stamps are not required, but we do love to see 'em. You can enter as often as you like, but must create a new creation for each linkup. You have until May 5 to link up at the bottom of this post for a chance to win the random prize drawing for a $30 gift voucher to the Verve shop.

For today's card I decided to pair the Sentimental Wishes set with the small outline flower from the previously released Bloom Brighter stamp set.  I stamped the flower three times, then colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating Blooming die set.  I then die cut the square from the Lacey Frames die set three times in white and used a mini ink blender to sponge scattered straw distress ink onto the center of each square, then popped the flowers up on each square for a little dimension.  I did the same sponge treatment with the circle die, then stamped the hello friend sentiment from Sentimental Wishes in the center.  I added some subtle stripes to the yellow and white panels with an embossing folder, then finished off with one of the Lacey Trim Duo border dies and a sweet little bow.

What's in it?
Stamps: Sentimental WishesBloom Brighter (Verve Stamps)
Paper: daffodil delight, smoky slate (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: scattered straw (Ranger Distress), pure graphite (Altenew), Copic markers
Accessories: Lacey Frames  Lacey Trim Duo and Blooming die sets (A Cut Above by VERVE), striped embossing folder (Sizzix), glitter glue, taffeta ribbon

Now it's time to get on with the business of hopping!

Be sure to hop on over to the Verve shop when you're done hopping to check out the new products and our April sale.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! The April 2018 Release Collection includes Risen Savior, Hope LiftsSentimental Wishes, and the Lifted HopeLacey Frames and Lacey Trim Duo die sets. So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! 

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee 5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty 7. Maureen
4. Charmaine 8. Teresa

Comment deadline for our Blog Hop prize drawing is April 15.
Today's hop starts on my blog, Poetic Artistry.  See ya there!

And if you're playing along with our challenge, link up below...