Friday, November 18, 2016

November Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Have you had a chance to get your inky fingers on the latest Verve release? It's a beautiful holiday release and the Verve Divas and November Guests are hopping again today with a fresh dose of inspiration using the new stamps! Everything in the shop is on sale 25% off right now, so it's a great time to stock up. Come take a tour of our blogs to see these fun stamps in action.

And be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop about
 for a chance to win today's super sweet prize!

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Monday, November  28.

I've been trying to find a bit more simplicity in life and crafting lately, and I think I'm starting to enjoy the process a bit more without all the frills. Now don't get me wrong, I'll always love a really decked out card, but there's something so sweet about a single phrase with a bunch of white space around it.

For this card, I stamped the jingle all the way sentiment from Jolly Jingles in ranger black ink on a 2.5" x 3.5" panel of white, then colored the bells with Copic markers.  I matted this with basic gray cardstock, then tied a bow around it with white taffeta and added a couple of jingle bells and some silver cord with a hot glue gun.  This piece is layered onto a 4" x 5.25" piece of designer paper, also matted with basic gray.  I finished off with a corner of the same designer paper and a few sparkly little circle embellishments.

Okay, now for the hop list... everything kicks off on my blog, Poetic Artistry, with a card that's anything but simple.  {grin}  See ya there!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee6. Laurie
2. Lee Ann (Guest)7. Charmaine
3. Lynn (Guest)8. Betty
4. Tenia (Guest)9. Maureen
5. Marisa10. Teresa

What's in it?
Stamps:  Jolly Jingles (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Perfectly Plaid Winter (Lawn Fawn), basic gray (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: Black dye ink (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: jingle bells (Michaels), silver cord, taffeta ribbon (SU!), irock embellishments