Friday, April 13, 2012

Verve April Release Spotlight Hop ~ Day 3

It's day three of this week's Verve Spotlight hop, and we got to choose the sets we wanted to peek. Not only that, the new release goes on sale today, and one lucky commenter from today will win the entire release!! How awesome is that!!!

Well, I chose to use the set Purely Sentimental because it has a perfectly masculine sentiment for a young man graduating from college. And, I happen to have a son that's doing just that in a few weeks. :)

So, I paired the Purely Sentimental sentiment with some fabulously fun Postale 7 Gypsies paper, and came up with this card using this week's Viva la Verve sketch designed by, the sweet and creative diva, Janelle.

I used the new Ribbon Banner die for the panel in the upper corner, along with an arrow from My Mind's Eye's FunDay decorative Brads.

I stamped the sentiment onto a Journal Ticket by 7 gypsies and added a couple of Prima wooden buttons.



Here's another angle. See the little Tim Holtz paper clip attached to the banner? Love those little clips. :)

eta: The notched circle was made using the Spellbinders' Scallop Circle die, and diecutting off the tips of the scallops with a slightly smaller Standard Circle die.

That's it for me today. Don't forget to leave comments on each blog for an opportunity to win the entire release today. The prize deadline is Monday April 16 at 6 PM Mountain Time, winners will be announced here on the Verve Blog Tuesday April 17. The stamps and dies are available for purchase this morning.

Janelle
Charmaine
Laurie
Andrea
Maureen
Sankari
Amy
Tosh <----you are here
Amber
Teresa

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed the peeks this week.
Happy Stamping!!

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Stamps: Purely Sentimental (Verve)

Paper: Postale (7 gypsies), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Ribbon Banner die (Verve), Circle and Standard Scalloped Circle dies (Spellbinders), Wooden Buttons (Prima), Arrow (FunDay-My Mind's Eye), Ticket (Journal -7 gypsies), Newsprint Candi (Craftworkcards), Sewing Machine

69 comments:

wendy said...

whow love this card...unique layout and fun added ticket!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Tosh! Love it!

KanataNewf said...

Tosh this is simply gorgeous! Love the colours and all of the funky design elements.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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dj said...

so many pieces and parts put together to make one awesome card...love the stiching and sponging!! Great showcasing of these new Verve products!!

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Peggy said...

I just love your distressed cards.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

jennifer mitten said...

This is stunning! I love the colors and distressing....

Debbie said...

Wonderful masculine card!

TannyP said...

Your cards are always so inspiring and this one is no exception. Brilliant mastery of the papers and details!

Basslady said...

a fantastic and very stylish card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

scrappingnana said...

Wow, great card and perfect for your son that is graduating. Love the papers and all the elements you used on the card. TFS

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

fabulous card design, this is so cute

Laura Love said...

This is an awesome card! I love the colors!

Annheidel said...

Cool graduation card!

The Farris Family said...

I love your card design! Thanks for the inspiration!

Piali said...

WOW!!! Awesome!

marilynwillauer said...

Great card!! Love the layout!

Shawnee said...

I love this card. Great color choice!!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun design for a grad card Tosh! love the colors and all the layers!

Vicki Wildes said...

Love the non-traditional grad card! You do such a great job! Vicki R

Darla said...

Great job on that gorgeous card!

Trisha said...

Great graduation card. So perfect for a guy. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Marisa said...

Totally fabulous masculine card, Tosh! Love it! You have used that sketch to perfection.

Radha said...

simple and beautiful love it!

Ally said...

Awesome card - I love it! Congrats to your graduate. ;-)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love all the distressing and the aged look to it. really nicely done!

Luanne said...

Oh yeah Tosh!! This is awesome!! I love your masculine cards. I think this is the perfect graduation card for either gender. The arrow is cool and of course the neat banner!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh yes this is the perfect masculine grad card. So many wonderful details in this card. I really like the way you did that sentiment panel.

BeccyH said...

I'm always looking for masculine ideas -- this is a great one

jan farnworth said...

wow what a stunner.

Bridget said...

Tosh, this is such a special card, full of fabulous detail and every single thing plays together with the wonderfully distressed vintage theme!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card...love the oversized ticket sentiment base. Very nice.

Laraine R said...

What a great card! Love it!

Karen Day said...

So vintagey looking! Love all your distressing :o)

Sherry Gardner said...

Wow, I love the grungy look of this card...perfect for a boy....:)

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous job, Tosha! I always struggle with masculine cards! Love how you've distressed all the edges and all the layering. I've added this to my pinterest board. Great creativity!

Julie S. said...

Your cards are so great ! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Chunyuan said...

very elegant. perfect masculine card.

Emily said...

Such a fun design!

Michelle said...

Wow! Love this card! Such a unique design!

Vickie Z said...

Wow...this is wonderful!!! So many different elements blended so perfectly!!! What is that notched? Die behind the other circles!!!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Oooooh. I love the colors on this, Tosh! So classy and perfect for a guy! Excited about a graduation stamp!

Lin said...

What an interesting sketch! Lovin' the new release!

Suzie said...

Wow what a stunning card ,so much detail

Heather said...

Congrats on your soon-to-be grad. This is a fabulous card and I'm sure he will love it.

TrinaM said...

wow - love this really masculine card. Thanks for the added Tip on the notched circle.

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, you are so tricksy! Love the notched circle :) Fabulous card!

rlovew said...

Unique card- I love all the shapes.

BonnieC said...

So many clever ideas on just one card!! Really like how the "cut" scallops look.

Julie E said...

Great stitching - wonderful card!

Christine said...

Very appealing and inspiring card!

Heidi said...

Tosh- now I feel like I need to go and buy that paper too- the set is so needed by me. I love the vintage feel and the masculinity of this card. So perfect. Julee has outdone herself.

Dee Rose said...

Wow, I love your fabulous card! I'm enjoying the Verve release blog hop.

Tammy said...

Tosh!!
WOW---you've got alot of elements on this card that unite into an uber masculine card:) The sporadic zigzag stitching, the patterned papers, the banner die and the uber clear stamping:Thank so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) Also---thank you for the op to win such an uber over the top prize:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Christyne Kane said...

This is such a fabulous graduation card!! I love all of elements you've added from the banners to the arrows and stars!! Fabulous card!!

stampmonkey said...

What an awesome graduation card! I love all your detail here, especially the fun stitching. ;)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a great card! Just love the papers. And all the elements! Especially that notched circle and the stars!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome masculine card, congrats to your son, my daughter graduates from college this year too :)

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! Over the top on all the fun details! Loved it from the get go!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card for graduation.

audrey said...

way cool. i love how you cropped the scallops to make them not girlie! what a great idea!

Tami B. said...

This one screams "Tim". He would be proud and you should be too because it turned out great.

wendy said...

I love all the details you added to this card. The paper is subtle, so the details really make it pop. I will be copying this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Marsha said...

What a creative, artsy card. Great masculine card.

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow this is a great card! I love the papers and vintage/retro look it gives. Great for inspiration!

Moira said...

Congratulations to your son! This is a great masculine card - thanks for the tip on making the notched circle die; I can't wait to try it!

Dena Riddle said...

I LUV that you showed a darker, more masculine option for this set. Just awesome!!

Julia said...

Congrats to your son...you must be so proud. Thanks for showing this card I need to make a masculine graduation card and have been in a slump and now you have inspired me.

Shannon said...

What a great guy card!

 
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