Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning!

And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy! For full deets on the hop and just in case you get lost along the way, you can find your way by clicking HERE.

I can’t believe it’s Verve’s 2nd Anni-VERVE-sary already!!! I remember the first one where I pulled an all nighter getting my 12 cards done and for a relative newbie, yup…I was/am insane! LOL  But I just enjoy the stamps so much that well there is no limit!

To celebrate this year, I made this card for the blog hop in Verve colours and I am ever so thankful through the kindness of friends that they could give me a hand in posting this as my puter is still sick 😦

I love the way this card turned out!


Card Details:
Paper: Bazzill
Stamp: Kindred Spirits (Verve)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Champagne Dazzle (Versamark), Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: Clear EP, Damask EF (Sizzix), Oval Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities and Fleur de Lis Pendant (Spellbinders), Mini-Rhinestones, Paper Piercing and Satin Chocolate Ribbon

The picture definitely doesn’t do the card any justice! I added some distress ink over the embossed pattern and it gives it a rich velvet look, you could swear that the paper was fabric!  The moment I saw the stamp set I thought I have got to use it with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendants!  I had lots of fun and thanks to Julee for creating amazing stamps!

The next stop on the blog hop is Rachel:

Thanks for dropping in today!! Have a fabulous weekend!


PS.  If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t fret as I’ve got the comment moderate on and will authorize it as fast as I can. 😀


156 thoughts on “Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

  1. WOW SPIKE. Your card is simple FAB-U-LOUS! WOW…. the Fleur de Lis Pendant and the gem accents are way cool. Love the colors. This is just breath taking… I am almost bummed that my blog follows your beautiful card! Rachel B

  2. Great card, I love everything about it and especially that nestie pendant die. Gotta have it.

    Looks like we worked together on our colors and design for the hop. Too funny!

  3. Stunning. This is one of my most favorite Verve sets, and it looks incredible with the Spellbinder dies and that chocolate ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Just when I had talked myself out of those Nesties, I see this gorgeous piece of artwork….*sigh*. They’re back on my list but I doubt anything I come up with would be this beautiful! It’s stunning!!

  5. This is WONDERFUL-the colors and all the details to enhance those special Verves…such care you gave it equals a wonderful result!

  6. This is absolutely fabulous! Love the colors, the shapes, the design and especially the litte accents on the fleur de lis frame! Thanks so much for playing along with us, Spike! 🙂

  7. Love the rich colors! (They are the same as the verve blog hop stamp thingy) 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  8. LOVE that card Spikester! The colour is fabulous, and the embossing and the medallion are superb! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  9. I just LOVE your card. Two questions? Did you paper pierce before or after you dry embossed? And WHAT did you use for the embossed cutout that’s popped out over the ribbon? It’s beautiful!!!

  10. Love, Love, Love this design~~~ The pairing of the new
    pendant design with the Verve image is perfect. I need
    to order these!! Thank you sharing!

  11. I love the way this card turned out, too! It is so incredibly beautiful! I definitely need that Spellbinders die! Thanks.

  12. WOW. I noticed the dimensions right off the bat they are stunning.. The colors are spectacular. What a beautiful card, the color combo is stunning.

    Wishing you abundant blessings,

  13. This card is knock your socks off gorgeous !!
    I really think this is my fav out of all the cards on this blog hop and believe it or not, I have gone through the whole hop.

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