Featured Company: Verve 09 23 2015

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We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Verve Stamps.

Verve Stamps was started by Julee Tilman in August 2007 out of a desire to pair her passions for stamping and graphic design. Often used in the performance world, the word Verve (rhymes with curve) means “creative enthusiasm” and that’s just what we try to bring to everything we do at Verve. Our line of high quality clear stamps and coordinating steel dies feature timeless elegance, meaningful sentiments and a hint of modern whimsy. Each stamp is designed with the purpose of uplifting and encouraging others because we believe that kindness really does matter.

This week we are giving away a $25 gift code to Verve Stamps. (Details at the end of the post.)

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Verve Stamps Designer – Julee Tilman

Today we welcome Julee Tilman. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Julee’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

Aug15_JuleeColor250Hi, I’m Julee Tilman, a dabbler in many arts, mama to 3.5 year old twins and Owner/Illustator/Wonder Woman at Verve Stamps. I’ve been stamping for 20+ years and love a good card layout.  I offer up free card sketches every Monday on my long running Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the first Friday over every month on the Viva La Verve Sketches blog.

I absolutely adore mixed-media, distressing and lots of layers, but also thrive on trying new things and blurring the lines between styles.  On any given day it’s anyone’s guess which stamping style I’ll be sharing on my blog, Poetic Artistry.

Blog: www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/vervegirl/

Floral Notes

In this rustic card for fall, the luscious background paper does most of the work, drawing the eye to the crisp, white focal point.  A few elegant touches of copper embossing and randomly stamped flowers lightly dusted with Perfect Pearls powder kick this simple go-to layout up a notch.  The Floral Notes poppies are embossed in copper, then water colored with Zig Clean Color real brush markers in orange-ish hues and die cut with the coordinating Floral Notes Die Set.  A bit of vintage lace trim breaks up the background, and the card is finished off with some tea dye sponging and distressing around the edges.

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Supplies

Stamps: Floral Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Back to Back Basics (BoBunny), crumb cake (SU!), distress watercolor paper (Ranger)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko) tea dye distress ink, Perfect Pearls & Perfect Medium (Ranger), Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig)
Accessories: Floral Notes Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Stitched Circles Stax (MFT), vintage lace trim, paper distresser, copper embossing powder

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Julee Tilman for her fabulous project and Verve Stamps for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Verve Stamps to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

65 replies on “Featured Company: Verve 09 23 2015”

  1. Oh so happy to see Verve featured here, paired with Julee’s lovely card design! This grungy paper background makes my heart go pitter pat. 🙂 I love Verve and am excited to see more of what the Crafters Library will show, so I am your newest follower.

  2. Gorgeous card and I love this stamp set….actually I love my Verve stamps! I use a lot of digital stamps; however, when I ink many times I pull out my Verve stamps because I just think the sentiments are perfect.

  3. Wow, what an excellent card. I love the contrast between the background and the brightly colored image panel. Well done.

  4. I love copper embossing and never thought of using it to outline a flower stamp to paint inside. Brilliant!

  5. I love, love, love Verve Stamps. I use their sentiment stamps ALL the time. Thanks, Andrea for featuring them. Thanks Julie for the giveaway.

  6. What a gorgeous card. Love the lush, rich-looking background with the simple floral centerpiece. Love learning about stamp companies on this blog.

  7. Beautiful fall card. Love all the distressing! Verve Stamps is an awesome company where I always find a ton of inspiration.

  8. Great to see Julee at PCL. Love the coppery background and the gorgeous lace on this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love the shabby look of this card. Verve stamps are my favorites, and I sure would like to win some more!!!!!

  10. Love the story of Verve! Their Mojo Mondays are always inspiring, and Julee has shared such a pretty card too!

  11. Stunning!! I love how distressed and vintage this beautiful creation is!! Great colors too!! LOVE Verve Stamps! TFS!

  12. This is an amazing card … love the distressing and the copper embossing … a great combination! I only just discovered Verve stamps … thanks for the opportunity to win some stamps!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card… but Julee’s always are!!! Verve stamps are wonderful. I love all of my Verve stamps!!!

  14. Absolutely beautiful! I have heard of Verve stamps but have never tried them. These look wonderful! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  15. I love the dark distressing and pops of bright orange on the card. I also like how you’ve used the flower stamp in the background.

  16. Congrats Julee on your PCL Feature Spotlight. You totally deserve it.
    I have been a Verveaholic for years. Your stamps and dies are some of my all time favorites to play with. I even have a few cards I created with Verve goodies to share on my blog this week.
    Your card is gorgeous. I loVe your pretty poppies and beautiful background.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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