Well, welcome again to our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops! Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve TONIGHT! One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog HERE today for all the prize details and deadlines, AND if you missed some of the daily hops, you can go back to them there as well.
So, let's get this party train a-movin', shall we? Today, we are shining the spotlight on a new FAVORITE set of mine, Making a Statement. This set is the brainchild of my bestie, Jen, and when she collaborated on it with Julee, a sweet and perfect stamp set (and coordinating dies, of course!) came to life. The new die I used is called the Rounded Scallop Frame, which I decided to sew around, and is also great to use with the new Notebook Paper and Graph Paper Plain Janes (not seen here, but maybe soon, though!).
Can ya'll tell, I got into one of those "more is more" moods? I used today's new Viva la Verve sketch that little miss Shannan came up with this time around. It's a great sketch and totally lends itself to a "collage-y" look with all those various shapes and layers! OOOHH--Can't ya'll just see it as a scrapbook layout as well? I may have to do something about that...hmmmm... Anyway, get the lowdown on how you can play along to win some Verve goodness right HERE.
Ok, you've made it to the end of the hop! Today is the last day of the "Spotlight Hops" and tonight is the Anni-VERVE-sary Release Party over on our forum on Splitcoast HERE. Hope to "see" you there at 9 pm EST!
Here's today's hop list, just in case you need it:
SUSIE Q-TIP: I bought a bunch of these swirly adhesive rhinestone stickers when they were on sale at Michael's for 40% off a while back (they are EXPENSIVE otherwise!). However, I don't think I'm all that good at using them (and that's why you don't see them that much in susiestampalot land). But as I was making this card, I had a revelation--just CUT THEM UP and use them in bits and pieces, rather than as a whole. That way, you can customize them to fit perfectly on your project. Aren't I all fancy now!?
Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
Paper: Fine Linen, Black, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold (PTI), Circa 1934 (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Scallop Rectangle Frame (A Cut Above Dies from Verve), Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Linen Twine (TCP), Swirly Adhesive Rhinestone Sticker, Library Clip (SU!), Buttons, Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5" Square