Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ann~-VERVE~sary Spotlight Hop - Day 7

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It's Day 7 of our Spotlight hops, and we have a charming set, to share with you today, called Learning to Sail. Once again we've picked a mystery blog from today's hop and hidden a prize! So be sure to give a little shout out in the comment section as you hop around to each blog on the list. We’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments on the mystery blog to win today's featured sets and dies. There are quite a few ways to win some fabulous Verve sets, so check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.


I used the darling little sailboat, along with the wave, sun and sweet little sentiment "Life is but a dream". The image was all paper pieced, and I diecut two sizes of circles making sure the dry embossing was deeply etched. I then embossed it all with silver and added some Silver Viva Decor gel dots to make it look like a porthole.

Next up on the hop is Amber.

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Stamps: Learning to Sail (Verve)
Paper: Sweet Afternoon (Teresa Collins), White (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Smokey Gray (Versafine), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Charming Oval Die Set (Verve), Circle Die (Spellbinders), Silver Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Button (PTI), Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Silver Embossing Powder

54 comments:

Sian Ridley said...

The porthole and button sun are awesome! You have done some serious cutting out for this card and it looks fabulous :)

KanataNewf said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Love the porthole as a frame for that adorable little sail boat!

Anita &/or Char said...

Now this is stinking cute!! Thanks for sharing your creativeness...

Dolly said...

The port hole ..... Outta this world! So very awesome! Love the colors and how we look through the port to a sailboat on the water. Great vision, great job! I cannot say enough about your card or this set. Both, amazing! Life is but a dream, well done! Blessings!

Sue D said...

Fantastic! I like your porthole.

Angie said...

Wow!!! What a fun card!!! I love looking at that sailboat through a porthole!!! So clever! Beautiful bow! The Sentiment looks like it is a cloud and I love the button on the sun. A-DOR-ABLE!!!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How FUN! What a great porthole!!

Liz Williams said...

Love that porthole and your lovely colors.

Moira said...

How creative - love the silver porthole and the button for the center of the sun! Great card :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow you are so creative...what an awesome ides to create a porthole. Love it.

Miriam Prantner said...

The porthole is awesome!!! Looks perfect and I love the little button sun too!

ND (Naomi) said...

I absolutely adore your silver porthole and the yellow button sun. It all definitely looks dreamy! Makes me long for my next cruise vacation!!!

AP in MD said...

Loved the paper piecing, but the "porthole" really makes the card. Thanks for sharing how to do this.

Karen Day said...

Oh my goodness, you created a porthole!! Adorable idea :o)

Maureen said...

Tosh, that porthole is so creative and awesom! Wow, I loved reading about how you created it :) You are amazing!

marilynwillauer said...

OH WOW what a card!! Love your porthole, what a great idea!

Karen Wedding said...

Fantastic card. LOVE the porthole. Great card.

Marisa said...

Your port hole is fabulous!!! Great card!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful card --- I love all the soft colors you used, the porthole frame, all the layers AND your stitching!

Lynn Noe said...

Love how you made a porthole for the image and the button sun is a neat touch too!

Luanne said...

That porthole is perfect! I love the ribbon too. :)

scrappingnana said...

Love the prothole. Very creative way to show the sweet ship image.

jan farnworth said...

love the porthole how creative. nicely done.

Diana Nguyen said...

That porthole is AMAZING! The more I see of this set, the more I'm wanting it.

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Oh yeah. That porthole is perfect! What a great idea!

Dori said...

Fabulous card! Love that port window, that is so clever! I also really like the plaid grey ribbon.

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, that is the sweetest porthole I have seen in forever!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wow!! This is seriously the cutest thing I've seen today! Super job with the porthole!!

Heather said...

I LOVE it!!! Your porthole is such a cute frame for this adorable image!! Love that button sun and the cleanness of the rest of the card. Great job!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow the silver on there is gorgeous!!! I love this card!

Eva said...

Oh my goodness.....love how you created the porthole....genius!! Such a gorgeous card!

Deborah Anton said...

That porthole is amazing Tosh!! Beautiful dreamy card!! Love... It's been a while but I always love coming to your blog!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow - that porthole is wonderful - so creative. I love the ribbon you used too. Beautiful card.

Jennipher said...

This is so sweet!

Christine said...

Love, love, love the "porthole" frame for your stamp and the button sun. The bow is gorgeous!

Olena said...

Amazing card! Love it! Olena

Marsha said...

How extremely clever and beautiful. LOVE the porthole and the button on the sun.

kimisue said...

The porthole is such a great touch! It really ties everything together.

Nicole said...

OMG at that porthole!! How incredibly clever you are. I am always learning something new from your creations. Thought for sure it was a die (hmmm...maybe we need one for this set? LOL)

artjunkie2 said...

Fabulous card! I love the porthole and the colors you used!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

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Chermaine c said...

Awesome card! The colors are so sweet and suit the really pretty porthole frame around the sailboat!!
TFS and have a nice day !

BonnieC said...

This is beyond adorable!!! Such creativity!

Davi said...

Awesome porthole and way to show off the image!!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card I love your porthole, cheers Linda

Lisa Johnson said...

WOW, the porthole is awesome. Very clever. The sun is super cute too.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just too cute and I love the way you did a port hole that is so cool!

Moosisk said...

Incredible! The silver embossed porthole is FAB! Thanks for sharing it with us today. :D

Emily said...

Love your little porthole window! Such a cute way to frame the scene.

Marlena M. said...

This is SO CREATIVE! I love it.

Lisa Rea said...

Fabulous! The port hole is so clever.


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Julianne N said...

love the porthole and the paper piecing you did to the image! So cute!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very creative, love your card.

Laurie Unger said...

Cute card. Your porthole is very creative!

 
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