Friday, March 5, 2010

Verve's Spring Fling Blog Hop



After a fabulous day of sneak peeks, challenges and set reveals, we’re topping off our Spring Fling Blog Party with a blog hop featuring the four new sets and five Plain Janes that just released from Verve. If you arrived here by way of Sankari, then you’re on the right track. If you just happened along, be sure to head back to Julee’s blog for the start of the hop. I can't wait to see what the Divas have in store for the hop!



As I was perusing my favorite sketch challenge sites earlier in the week, the current CPS sketch (#156) jumped out as a perfect fit for the new Birthday Wishes Plain Jane. I've been soaking up the gorgeousness of some new 6x6 paper packs from Webster's Pages this week, so I put one of the papers to work for the large background panel. I stamped the Birthday Wishes PJ onto a K&Co brown pattern and again on a Webster's Pages yellow pattern, then paper pieced it back together. To add dimension and texture, I topped the flower on the Plain Jane with a paper toled flower from Feel the Sun. Each of the flower layers is paper pieced and accented with some Antique Linen Distress Stickles. I love the romantic look and feel of this card! It also fits with Jackie's Spring Fling Color Challenge, yellow, green, and brown, although that might not be obvious at first glance ;)

Here's a closer look at the layered flower:




I also created a card for Lynda's Clean and Simple Flowers Challenge. Anyone who knows me knows clean and simple cards are my weakness! I might end up with a simple card, but the process to get there is anything but - LOL :) This one, though, wasn't too bad, thanks to the totally cool and unique Mojo Monday Sketch #128. Here's my take:



I stamped one of the flowers from Feel the Sun onto white card stock, colored with Copics, popped up the actual flower part, and gave the petals some glittery speckles. I just love how this particular birthday sentiment from Big Wish fits next to this flower so perfectly! The color combo is from the Embellish Magazine Challenge that Verve is currently sponsoring.

To celebrate our new release, we’ve got a very special treat hidden along the hop. One lucky commenter will win our entire release! So as you’re hopping along, be sure to give a little shout out in the comments if you see something that makes you smile. The lucky winner will be announced Tuesday evening, {March 10} on the Verve Blog.

Thanks for hopping by! Next up on the hop is Charmaine!

And in case you get distracted or there’s a hiccup in the chain, head on over to the Verve Blog for the full list of hops.

Thanks so much for visiting!



Shabby Birthday Wishes Card:
Stamps: Feel the Sun, Birthday Wishes Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic Cream card stock, Webster's Pages and K&Co designer papers, a page from an old book
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Accessories: clear embossing powder, foam adhesive, Antique Linen Distress Stickles, 5/8" natural twill, EK Success scallop border punch, BossKut flourish die, distressing tool


Clean and Simple Happy Birthday Card:
Stamps: Feel the Sun, Big Wish (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft, White, Melon Berry, and Lemon Tart card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, white pigment ink
Accessories: Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, corner rounder, Kaiser Craft black pearls, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart scallop dot border punch, Papertrey ribbon, foam adhesive, sewing machine

122 comments:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh my heavens! These are gorgeous. I seriously love that little ribbon rousching below the circle!

Mercy said...

both of these are phenomenal, amy! love the clean and simple one especially...looks like something i would do! LOL!

Edna said...

Gorgeous as always Amy, I love the clean lines on the 2nd card... the top card is the bomb, fabulous way to showcase Julee's gorgeous flower!

Linda L said...

Wow, your card with the CPS sketch is absolutely drop dead gorgeous Amy...love the muted tones and the distressing....just fab! xL

Gretchen said...

Your first card is so fabulously elegant Amy! I love the clean look of the second one too! Beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Both are lovely but I especially love the first one...just gorgeous!!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

These are gorgeous!!

Marisa said...

Wonderful samples, Amy. Love the distressing on the top one and the ruffled ribbon on the bottom one.

Julie E said...

Oh my, you always have wonderful creations and today is no exception. I love all your fussy cutting and your CAS card too!

Tanya said...

Wow, stunning! They are both beautiful, my favorite is the top one, I love this look.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

I LOVE your layered flower! It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are stunning, I really luv the tall card, I need to use this sketch....fabulous girl!

enjoy *~*

Super Jen said...

Thank you for including a simpler example for those of us who are artistically (and time) impaired.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Fabulous as always Amy!!! Love the vintage feel and built up flower of the first and the ribbon treatment on the second is soooo cool!!! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous cards, Amy! You do clean and simple beautifully!

Maureen said...

Oh, gorgeous!! I've been wondering about that Mojo sketch..thanks for some inspiration! Can't wait to get these stamps!

Kathy H said...

awesome

Shelly said...

I love these cards! They're so different but each beautiful in their own way! Love your creations!!!

Creative Mish said...

Awesome cards! I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of these new stamps!

Serena said...

Your cards always make me smile :) Gorgeous!

Carol said...

Great job on these cards. The first one is my fav! I just love how pretty and elegant it looks!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are so pretty, but I especially LOVE that first one! That layered flower won me over!! I just learned about the Distress Stickles in a card class I recently took at Archivers. They add a great shabby chic look!!!

Margaret de Witt said...

Oooohh I just love the vintage feel of that first card - lovely.

And the simplicity of your second card is darling.

Mary Ashby said...

Very, very nice!

Cindy O'Donnell said...

Such beautiful cards!

katemeri said...

Pretty cards!

Kari Linder said...

Oh WOW! The Birthday Wishes card is Stunning - totally incredible!

Ginny said...

The layered flower is so pretty. Love that.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Fabulous cards, I especially like the first one!

Sherry said...

Love the way you layered the flower. So pretty!

Kathy said...

That layered flower on the first card is fantastic.

Natalie said...

Love the vintage layering, wow that is one gorgeous card!! And your CAS is perfect, love it's simplicity.

Jamie N. said...

I loved how you layered and colored the flower in the first card. It gives the whole card a stunning and very shabby chic look. And the second card is just great, so clean & simple but just absolutely gorgeous.

Ravengirl said...

I adore your card with made with the Webster's pages dp! It's amazing! Your CAS card is wonderful as well! I am curious about your process though...anything but CAS? Hmmm?

JenMarie said...

Oh these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh AMY!!! Gorgeous!! I especially love the tall card with the layered flower - I never would have thought to do that, but I'll definitely be giving it a try now!! You always inspire me - thank you!!

Desiree said...

Beautiful cards! Excited to see the whole release.

Smita said...

Lovely lovely cards. I absolutely adore the first one...

Super duper hop this!

Smita

ann marie said...

Wonderful sample cards. Like both of them

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Amy! Love all the layers on your cards! Beautiful!

Abi said...

Your clean & simple card is beautiful. Mind you, so is the other one!! Love them.

Janelle said...

Egads girl! I love the shabby delicious CPS sketch card. It has so much to look at and my favorite color!

Julia said...

Love the flowers, so romantic and pretty.

Laural-Lee said...

Wonderful dimension and texture in both cards.

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL as always!!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Wow! What beautiful cards! Love all the details you add to them!

jill said...

Amy, You've done it again, Awesome

debhorst said...

love the torn and tattered look of the first card...beautifully done!!

I hate that I had to miss out on the party yesterday...I was subbing at the high school and then we had company for dinner...they didn't leave until after 10:00!! But I will try to play along this weekend!!

Sonia said...

Just sensational cards.
Hugs Sonia xx

Julie R. said...

LOVE the layers on the flower and how the patterned paper you chose works with the stamped image. Awesome!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love the colours and design.
Hugs
Desire

KanataNewf said...

Again, wow. From the lovely layered flower to the CAS of the last card - all are just beautiful.

Amanda D. said...

Love your cards! I especially love the simple elegance of the third one....The first two are gorgeous!

txbluiz said...

Love the simplicity of your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!`

Lynda Benden said...

These are both BEAUTIFUL Amy! I love the paper and awesome details on your first card. Your CAS card is darling!

MaryBB said...

I'm lovin' the layering your first card & the sparkle. It really allows this birthday stamp to shine.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh these are GORGEOUS, Amy! Oh my, that first is just delicious with that paper and colors! The second is so perfectly simple and stunning. . .I LOVE it!

Patti P. said...

Love all your creations! Beautiful job....TFS

confessionsofascrapaholic said...

Your creations are always just so gorgeous, Amy! I loved how you used the PJ and great CAS card!!! Showcases the flower and sentiment perfectly! Off to go hopping!

NancyK said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!

mccune352 said...

Your work is beautiful; thank you for sharing but can't stay long as I'm hopping along....

Katie Cotton said...

wow, these cards are amazing! fabulous job!

Kerri said...

Both are absolutely stunning, Amy! I love all the distressing on the first card, and your CAS card is fab! Love the rousched ribbon!

Creative Char said...

Beautiful cards!

Vickie Z said...

Drop dead gorgeous!! The layered flower is stunning, those papers are perfect, all the details...wonderful!! Love that ribbon on the CAS card!!

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Wonderful ideas...how do you keep coming up with them

Kimberly Sudol said...

Ooooooo....I love the vintage look of the first card!! And the 2nd is just too cute....these stamps are the best!!

pam said...

Great Job. Love the antique look. Beautiful work!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the papers, and the text flourish, neat layering of the flower!

Jennifer Moore said...

I love your Mojo Monday take

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Oh Yowza! I'm loving this very rough edge on the backing paper.. makes you want to pick the card up and hold it in your hands.. The birthday stamps couldn't be more perfect for these cards! Lovely work!

Kristina said...

Wow! I am speechless. Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! The tattered edges, to the scroll, and the colors... This is a style I absolutel cannot duplicate and I love coming to your blog to get my dose of vintage. :)

Juliana said...

WOW!
I really like how you went from vintage-ish to Clean-n-Simple!!
BEAUTIFUL!!!

Radha said...

Happy Birthaday cards are fun to make... well done stamp

Patty said...

These are both amazing Amy! Love all the detail and distressing on the first one and the simple lines with the border is perfect on the CAS. Both are gorgeous!

Sherry said...

Wow your cards are fabulous..love the look and the colors..thanks so much for sharing

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!! Perfection and beauty!! LOVE the warm colors of each Amy! And your ribbon treatment on the second is just super charming!

Christina said...

Beautiful! I love the distressing...

LeanneO said...

The first one is gorgeous for my eyes, the second an inspiration. I know I'll always admire the detailed, intricate cards and create the cleaner, simpler ones.

jan farnworth said...

very nice cards.

Tara said...

I love the color combo you chose. Great work

Deanna C said...

What fun to see all the ideas from everyone. I cannot believe how beautiful they all are. Thanks for sharing your work!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Vintage and lovely. Wonderful creations, Amy!

craftymom205 said...

Love the vintage look of your first card.

Mel said...

I love the layered flower. So pretty!

leenda said...

Always creative & always inspirational! Fabulous style!

Donelle said...

These are really beautiful - I love the gathered ribbon too!

Melissa said...

I LOVE the Plain Janes and ADORE how you popped that flower up and up and up...:) BEYOOTIFUL!

Teri said...

Beautiful work! Everything looks great.

Heidi said...

Amy that flower is just so pretty, love all the layers. Then the sketch card is so sweet how you added the wonderful ribbon and made it smooshed so it gives texture to the card. As always very elegant and fun.

Carol<>< said...

I have a stack of that natural brown paper and was wondering what to do with it, thanks for sharing this card!
Carol<><

pooky said...

Wow! Love the layered flower!

Christi said...

Gorgeous cards!! LOVE that vintage feel!

Alaine said...

The layered flower is very pretty!

Kathy W said...

All I can say is "wow". I love Verve's plain Jane stamps. So many wonderful ways to use the sentiments. These cards are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

I'm so into vintage and shabby chic. Wonderful cards.
Teresa Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Janet S said...

I love your shabby chic card. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us on the Hop!

Marie B. said...

Beautiful cards Amy! But then again, what else is new? LOL :)

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous Shabby card!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Gorgeous! Love the layered flower.

Cher said...

man...I feel like my cards totally suck after seeing yours! absolutely gorgy girl! tyvvm! (love your content)

Claire said...

Very lovely job...love your talent! tfs...hugz...claire

Gloria Westerman said...

I so love both of these cards....and they are so romantic...just gorgeous.....just gorgeous....

Lisa Christine said...

I am totally in love with the "Big Wish" set! Love your cards!

Tanja S said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the layered flower.

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both amazing, Amy!!

Lori said...

Fabulous cards

southernscraps said...

Lovely cards.

marge said...

what more can I say....wow

Carolyn said...

Waaaaaaaaaay gorgeous! Always inspired when I stop by.

LaurieJ said...

The layered flower is lovely - just the right amount of sparkle. And your simple card has just the right touches.

Jessy said...

Beautiful cards Amy, your blog is always soooo inspiring. :-)

scrappingnana said...

These are absolutely stunning. I enjoy visiting your blog each day.

Carolina said...

Gorgeous cards Amy!!! Love your use of craft and the stunning shabby chic look you achieved!

annheidel said...

Your shabby Birthday Wishes card is just gorgeous!

Louise Z said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! your cards. You are Super! thank you for the inspiration! Louise

Brandy said...

That second card is my favorite, I love how pretty it is.

Giovana said...

Your card are so pretty! The first one is myfavorite!!

michelleip said...

These are beautiful! Love the simplicity of the 2nd card!

michib2006 said...

two very beautiful cards Amy.

Krazy4 said...

Wonderful cards - by far my favorite flower I've seen on the blog hop! Love the distressed look and vintage feel of the first card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this card leaves me speechless. It's been a week and I still can't find words to express how gorgeous this is. It just makes my heart happy!