Saturday, March 15, 2014

Better Together Release Hop

Welcome to Verve's Better Together Release Hop! There's a brand new Verve set releasing today and we're celebrating with a blog hop! I wanted to go neutral with a pop of color on this card and settled on some lovely coral stitched ribbon to draw your eye:


For the background, I stamped the dotted stamp from this set in smokey grey, so that it wasn't too bold. I then added a doily and the sentiment stamped on a Curvy Bookplate die, outlined with liquid pearls. I added a layer of the Pennant Trim die, to which I garnished with lots of pearls. The strip of pearls actually covers a seam between the two papers. Sometimes you gotta cover your tracks ;)

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Hop List:
1. Julee
2. Amber
3. Andrea
4. Charmaine
5. Christyne
6. Janelle
7. Jen
8. Laurie
9. Marisa
10. Maureen
11. Stacey
12. Teresa

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!



Stamps: Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Smokey Grey, Black
Accessories: Pennant Trim die, Curvy Bookplate die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Hydrangea flower (Petaloo), lace, doily, pearls, Black Pearl Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Groovy Guava Stitched ribbon (SU!)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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62 comments:

  1. I'm in doily heaven! Lovely treatment of a wonderful sentiment!

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  2. Lovin' the splash of guava against the Kraft. The black just makes everything PoP! Love it. Clair xxx

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  3. Fabulous card, love the doily And pearl touches!

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  4. Andrea, I'm always so impressed with your cards - wonderful sketch, then your unique "tailored" look which always boasts great papers, textures and embellishments! this is lovely! hugs, de

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  5. Really great card - I am noticing a trend using doilies and yours is perfect - it just sets the card off with a little pop of white. You put alot of detail into your card with the pearls - love the little tip of putting the pearls to cover up a seam :)

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  6. So pretty Andrea! I love how you've taken this great basic set, and given it Ewan style!

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  7. This is so pretty Andrea!!! Love your delicate take on this set!!

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  8. Stunning card - I love the crumb cake and black color combo and all the pearls.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  9. Love the color combination! Great card.

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  10. Andrea, your cards are so beautiful. I enjoy the creativity and ideas you share with us.

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  11. Very pretty, Andrea! Love the kraft & coral, and the beautiful doiy!

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  12. The neutral look is fab and the coral ribbon certainly caught my eye. Love the doily , sentiment and dotted background.

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  13. Everything about this card is so pretty! I really like the neutral with a pop of color.

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  14. Bob Ross always said "there are no mistakes, just happy accidents". Your seam covering could be called a happy accident that worked out well. Beautiful card. Love the pop of peach ribbon.

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  15. Beautiful card! I love your design and colors.

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  16. WOW, this is really beautiful, Andrea!! Love the ribbon!!

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  17. So pretty and love your choice of colors!
    claudiagassett@me.com

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  18. Very pretty! I love the sentiment and the doily!

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  19. This is a great set and a wonderful card!

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  20. the doily and the ribbon are totally awesome!

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  21. Just fabulous, Andrea! Love the lace and the perfectly placed liquid pearls. Stunning!

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  22. Such a pretty colour combo, Andrea! Great card :o)

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  23. Love the pop of color! Perfectly executed!

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  24. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
    LOVE the pop of color and the sweet pearls.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  25. Hi Andrea, I love your card (as always) but the neutral color and black is awesome!!! I love the little tags at the bottom.

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  27. Silly thing didn't let me finish my sentence . Your card really makes me want to dig out my liquid pearls and doilies. Love it!

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  28. Very pretty card design and I like the pop of coral.

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  29. I like the pennant
    trim die you added.
    Lovely work.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. This is gorgeous. Love the coral and kraft, along witht he black border.

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  31. Very pretty...love hoiw you created a background using the washi type stamp.

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  32. Just lovely! Love the dotted background and the focal point of your sentiment. I also love the pretty pop of color with the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. You're right Andrea, the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch to your card. Very pretty.

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  34. Oh, yes....LOVE that pretty coral ribbon against the kraft. So gorgeous!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  35. I love the traditional look with the doily. Isn't it fab that everyone's card looks so different x

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  36. Very soft and pretty...love the "pop" of color!!

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  37. Love your card!! The way you place the dotted stamp & pennants is perfect for your doilied focal point!!

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  38. So pretty and textural, Andrea ... love the pop of colour against the neutral background! Anita :)

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  39. I love the layout and the color combo - so pretty :)

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  40. Very pretty! Love the craft with the peach ribbon! The lace and pearls are a lovely touch!

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  41. Wonderful job. I love the black, white and kraft together. Excellent!

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  42. Love your card with its bold flower and wonderful sentiment.

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  43. Beautiful card! This is one of my favorite sentiments.

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  44. Great color combo!! The sentiments in this set are awesome!

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  45. Wonderful card! I really love the pop of color from the ribbon!

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  46. Covering your tracks, huh? It looks just like you might have planned it.

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  47. beautiful...love this color combo...fantastic showcase of this new set!!

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  48. What a beautiful card, I love the dotted background. Trying to follow your blog but have been having issues with Google.
    Hugs,
    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  49. Not your usual style, but still beautiful! I do LOVE that coral ribbon. It is the perfect pop of color for the rest of the neutrals.

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  50. Very classic look, love all the black pearls

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  51. Beautiful. That pop of colour really catches the eye!

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  52. Black, Crumb Cake and white ......... one of my favorite color combos. Your card is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. I love this colour combo and the pop of colour with the coral ribbon is beautiful.

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  54. Beautiful card and I love the sentiment.

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