Friday, January 11, 2013

New Verve...No Matter What

Welcome to our No Matter What Hop!  Today we're releasing a lovely little set that you might have spied during Verve's Thanksgiving weekend sale. It's officially available for sale now, along with three brand new color collections of seam binding! There's a lot of eye candy today, so hop along with us for a chance to win some brand new Verve!
As we're saying hello to a few new products today, we also say goodbye to a couple dear designers. This is our final hop with Amy and Tosh as part of the Divahood, so be sure to let them know how much their AMAZING Verve creations have inspired you.
My first card features some papers that Julee so generously sent to us for Christmas (actually both cards are using the same paper)...they coordinate perfectly with this set (and with the new ribbons!):


I used the current week's Mojo Monday design as my starting point and added some daisy-chain lace, twine and flowers, along with liquid pearl dots for a little interest.


My next card is shabbed up a bit, with lots of distressing, paper tearing and some gorgeous seam binding/bling that was also in my gift box from Julee:



1. Julee7. Amy
2. Laurie8. Andrea
3. Maureen9. Betty
4. Teresa10. Charmaine
5. Tosh11. Janelle
6. Amber12. Jen d.

So... want to know about the prizes? We're picking THREE mystery blogs from today's hop to select a random commenter to win No Matter What plus one of our three new collections of ribbon! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. Winners will be drawn from all of the comments on the mystery blogs. Check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.



Card 1:
Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Secret Crush (Pink Paislee), Black, White, Grey
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Circle & Lacy Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pearl Pen (black), Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Black Baker's Twine & Black Vintage Seam binding (Ribbon Carousel), paper flowers (Zva Creative), Daisy-chain lace, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

Card 2:
Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Secret Crush (Pink Paislee), Very Vanilla, Going Gray
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Rounded Scallop Frame die (Verve~A Cut Above dies) Truly Madly Deeply Seam Binding collection (Verve), paper doily, grey pearls, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger), sewing machine, dauber, paper distresser, paper piercer
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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84 comments:

  1. I just love your style. The dark matting of the layers on the first card is just perfect and love the distressed-ness of the second. Your application of liquid pearls just have me in awe-do you have a tutorial for that? Thanks for the eye candy!

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  2. These are both beautiful. I love all the layers.

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  3. Oh so beautiful! I wish I had a teeny bit of your layering abilities - your cards always look so polished!

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  4. both are so pretty love the layers of the first one!

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  5. These are gorgeous! I love the papers on the first one and the flower ribbon and the distressing on the second is so pretty.

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  6. Andrea, your cards are always amazing! You make the sketch sing!

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  7. Stunning cards! Love the patterns, the layers, the EVERYTHING about these! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. No way I could make that many Liquid Pearl dots without messing it up somehow! Both cards are beautiful, and how amazing that you used the same bg and produced two completely different cards. Gorgeous!

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  9. Love them both but my fav is the first the colors are great together and the whole design works. Great job!

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  10. Two gorgeous cards. Love all the details of each one. My fav is the first one also. TFS

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  11. So gorgeous....just love these cards!!! Thanks for your always inspiring work!

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  12. So beautifully balanced and the colors are so classic and pretty. Lovely work.

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  13. I love both of these cards. Gorgeous!!!

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  14. Totally dreamy! I love the stitching on the banner and all the pearl dots. I really love the heart flowers too and how you tilted it on the background frame. Very pretty card.

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  15. Two beauties, Andrea! Love the difference in style - clean, crisp lines on the first and wonderful Andrea shabby on the second. Way to make the set shine :)

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  16. Just beautiful! Love those papers and your embellishments!!!

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  17. Wow, LOVE these two gorgeous cards! You totally rocked this new set!

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  18. Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors and all the details.

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  19. Andrea, what gorgeous cards. I love how you've showcased this set and the gorgeous new seam binding in these different styles. I have to say that the second one is my favourite though;)

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  20. WOW, Andrea. These cards are both STUNNING!! Can't decide which one I like most!!

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  21. I love all the little extras you add to your cards.

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  22. Beautiful cards. ;-) Really, really lovely.

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  23. These are beautiful! Your cards are always so perfectly executed, and just the right embellishments/trims.

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  24. These are both so beautiful, but I definitely like the first one best! Great job on both.

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  25. Ahhhh, very much beautiful...with regard to both cards!

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  26. You make card masterpieces, your style is so beautiful!!!

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  27. Both cards are absolutely stunning. Love them both

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  28. Your cards always amaze me, Andrea.

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  29. I can't decide which one I love the most--they are both amazing!

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  30. I only have one word: STUNNING!

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  31. gorgeous cards... love the shabby elegance of the second one and the clean lines of the first!

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  32. I love the matting on your card. Makes such an elegant statement!

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  33. Love your layering, such pretty colors together. Lots of detail too.

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  34. Oh both cards reek with mojo! Gorgeous artwork, absolutely gorgeous!

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  35. Beautiful cards. I love the top one especially!!

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  36. Both cards are so pretty Andrea. I love how clean and crisp the first one is, and how soft and elegant the second one is. Scrumptious!

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  37. Love both cards! The sketch you used for the first is just fabulous! Thanks for a treat for the eyes!

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  38. Both your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Cute card with that sweet set! Like the touches of gray.

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  40. Both are such cute creations - love the layers and little white flowers on the first card and the shabby-chic design on the second !

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  41. The first card is just beautiful!. Great layers and thanks for providing the sketch for us.

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  42. So soft and pretty! I'm loving the new seam binding colours :o)

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  43. Andrea, love, love, love all of your cards! The Mojo Monday layout is great! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  44. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  45. Both of your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. oh my goodness i love your cards! how incredibly patient you must be, to make those amazing borders with pearl pens! i have wanted to try the pens because i love the look but havne't had the extra funds to get them yet! i will have to refer back to some of your cards for inspiration, when i do get some! beautiful!

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  47. Fabulous job on layering and the flowers are a nice touch. Thanks for sharing, Kat

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  48. both cards are very pretty, good job!

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  49. Holy WOW! Your cards are both simply beautiful!

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  50. Wowzers Andrea! Both of your cards are drop-dead gorgeous! I love what you did with the MM sketch and swooned over the shabbiness of the second card.
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  51. ANDREA!!!!!
    WOW you are creating in your willhouse on this Verve Stamp release!! WOWZERS!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for allowin me to glean from you!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  52. Such gorgeous Valentine's day cards Andrea! Love the colors, layers and dies, and of course the beautiful pearls on each one. You are truly an inspiration. :)
    I think I really need this stamp set for sure!

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  53. What pretty cards.. I love all the layering.

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  54. Stunning cards Andrea, love the colours.

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  55. I'm feeling your "shabbed up" card. It is so pretty and I like the distressing and layering on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  57. Love both of your card sooo gorgeous. Love the shabby chic look. I am really excited for a chance to win some stamps.

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  58. Two beautiful cards. i love the all the layers.

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  59. Absolutely lovely! Especially fond of the black matting against the soft colours.

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  60. Such gorgeous creations, Andrea! As always! You make me oooh and ahhh!! :)

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  61. I love your card! Pink and black is my favorite color combo, that is what I chose for my scrapbook room to inspire me while I create! Great work!

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  62. The second card really speaks to my romantic vintage side. I'm a loving it a lot. Love all the layers even though it is not practical for mailing purposes.

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  63. Lovin' both cards, Andrea; I like to mixup my styles too! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  64. I love both cards: sleek corners of the 1st card and the shabby chic 2nd card. Mahalo for sharing.

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  65. Andrea- these are so pretty, love the different types. This set bodes well for versatility.

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  66. I am loving you cards!! Way to go showing off the new Verve products!! I especially love the daisy ribbon....sweet!!!

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  67. These are so pretty. I love the little flower border you used.

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  68. Simply gorgeous cards, love them!

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  69. Both cards are great. I really like
    the second card the best. Great use
    of the embellishments and the according
    fold ribbon is wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

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  70. You make the best cards! They are ALWAYS gorgeous :)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always enjoy reading them and appreciate the kind words!