Thursday, October 7, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Autumn Splendor


Today is Day #2 of Verve's New Release Spotlights. Featured set of the day: Autumn Splendor. Oh my, oh my, oh my! Leaves, leaves, and more leaves. All different sizes. Both solid and outline images. And of course, a Verve-y mix of very suitable sentiments. If you weren't a Fall lover before, you will be after seeing this gorgeous set!


For my spotlight card today, I've used several of the different leaves to create a Fall wreath. The leaves I've used are line images, and I've just stamped them onto colored woodgrain patterns from Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg collection and trimmed them out. Each leaf has been lighly ink distressed and curled for more dimension. The ivory open scallop circle is a die-cut from Spellbinders Lacy Circles Nestabilities. Along the bottom is a border strip built from MFT's Jumbo Scallops Die-namics die, some ivory crinkled seam binding, burlap string and a button. I hand stitched around the perimeter of the top half in brown thread using a simple running stitch for a more homespun look.

Here's a closer look at some of the dimension:



Okay, here's the official hop list for today. Check out our first looks at Autumn Splendor:

1. Mercy 8. Amy
2. Charmaine 9. Susan
3. Michelle 10. Andrea
4. Jen T. 11. Jackie
5. Tosh 12. Sankari
6. Teresa 13. Amber
7. Lynda 14. Julee

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!
Have fun and we'll see ya tomorrow!



Stamps: Autumn Splendor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic White card stock, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg Mini Deck dp
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacy Circle Nestabiltiies die, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, foam adhesive, needle and brown thread, May Arts burlap string, Papertrey button, ivory crinkled seam binding, My Favorite Things Jumbo Scallops Die-namics die, Stampin' Up oval punch

67 comments:

  1. Oh how you have won me over with this beauty! The wreath you made from individual leaves is unique and lovely! Great color palette!

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  2. Wow. SO amazing! Seriously, that wreath is gorgeous!

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  3. I love how you turned up the leaf edges to give it more dimension. Beautiful!

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  4. Another person with a lot of patience. I love how you distressed and curled the edges for a greater 3-D effect.

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  5. Those leaves look awesome as a wreath. Very very pretty card.

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  6. Beautiful detail on the leaves!!

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  7. Very cool, creating the wreath on the lacey circle. Love it!

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  8. WOW is all I can say this is just so beautiful!!!!

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  9. Awesome. Enough said!

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  10. Wow! Your cards are consistently amazing!!!

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  11. I love the colors you used. Such a beautiful card! I can't believe you cut out all those leaves though. Hopefully you don't need this card in bulk!

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  12. It must have taken you forever to cut out all those leaves by hand (OUCH!), the end result looks fantastic though Amy. Well done.

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  13. This is simply gorgeous! What beautiful colors. Beautiful!

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  14. What a lovely card - such rich colors! Would love to win this set!

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  15. what a beautiful wreath, Amy! Gorgeous fall colours and layout!!

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  16. LOVE this! I love how you stamped the leaves out of the woodgrained paper! Clever girl you! Hugs to you.

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  17. Wow...beautiful wreath in all its dimensional glory!!

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  18. WOW! Fab colours on those pretty leaves and I love the dimension you got too!

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  19. Awesome! I can't imagine how you can create such gorgeous cards all the time!

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  20. Oh Amy this is beatitful. I love the colors of this and the layout is just stunning. What a great idea to arrange the leaves in wreath. It's perfect! I LOVE this card!

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  21. What a fabulous mix of colours, Amy! Love the leaf wreath and that lace circle nestie is the perfect trim! Fabulous card as always :)

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  22. Wonderfully rustic yet elegant at the same time. (Is that possible?-YES!) Marvelous dimension and textures, mixed with those warm, earthy colors...your card is pure delight!

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  23. "Oh my, oh my, oh my! " is right! Breathtakingly beautiful card!

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  24. I love the texture of the leaves!!! The colors are fabulous!!!

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  25. Oh that wreath is just fabulous, Amy! Love how you used these papers!

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  26. Love it! Those leaves are perfect to use with the Nutmeg woodgrain papers. I must get this set ASAP!

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  27. I love the woodgrain paper on the leaves. Beautiful card!

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  28. I've GOT to try one of these wreaths! Such a simple design, with stunning results!

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  29. Oh, I love everything! Fantastic elements! I love how the leaves are curved I love the wooden look to the background. This is gorgeous!

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  30. Oh this card is just fabulous! I am loving how these wreaths are being created, so fun and totally perfect for fall!

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  31. This is amazing! So beautiful and rustic!

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  32. Wow, this card is awesome! Obviously, you planned it this way, but I love that strip of leaf paper and how it co-ordinates with your wreath (which is amazing!) And the seam binding is the finishing touch. Great Job!

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  33. SO beautiful, Amy! Love how you created and framed the wreath!

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  34. So, so cute! Love the embossed polka dots behind your wreath! You must think of everything!

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  35. Pretty card!! LOVE the wreath!!

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  36. This is so beautiful!! Just stunning. Really makes me wish my trees turned great fall colors, the price you pay to live in the south, lol.

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  37. What a beautiful Fall colored card!

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  38. Love the wreath! Thanks for the inspiration in using the Nesty for a part of the wreath. :D So glad you shared it with us during the blog hop.

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  39. Gorgeous, Amy! Love the rich colors and how you curled the leaves.

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  40. this is stunning, amy! amazing sneak peek, sweets!

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  41. This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors, the wreath, the scallops. I think it might make the perfect decoration in my living room. :)

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  42. Your card is so beautiful. Love all those leaves and the dimension.

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  43. Love your wreath & all the elements of the bottom border are wonderful!

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  44. Love the wreath! So beautiful!

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  45. This is SO creative Amy! What a wonderful wreath you have made!! Love all the details you have included here!

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  46. I have only one comment!
    {HEART VERVE STAMPS}
    Love the color! Amazing:))
    HAPPY TG

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  47. gorgeous dimension, Amy...LOVE the papers too...I've been reaching for these ones as well...and they work so well with the new images :)

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  48. LOVE your wreath and your fabulous sewing treatment Amy!! You're always so innovative!! And I adore your border treatments along the base of the card!! Fabulous!

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  49. The leaves are so pretty. What a beautiful card!

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  50. Beautiful card, love all the textures and your embellishing is wonderful!

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  51. Beautiful - a tribute to patience for sure with all those leaves!

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  52. Mmm, your wreath is "pick me up off the floor" gorgeous! I'm really loving this set!

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  53. Love the leaves for your wreath-very pretty.

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  54. so cool, love the wreath out of leaves!

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  55. Dammit Amy! While I'm thrilled to have had a similar idea again, I'm pissed that you are so stinkin' GOOD at what you do!! LOL. This is just perfect. You managed to pull off that wreath with just the right amount of leaves and I LOVE the way it's sort of "framed" with the nesty and the polka doted center!! Straight Awesomeness!!

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  56. So lovely and sweet!! Perfect!!

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  57. Great fall card! Love how you did the leaves! So pretty! tfs!

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  58. Love how you popped up the wreath

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  59. Look at the wreath!!! Girl, this is fab!

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  60. Gorgeous wreath! Love the paper piecing with these great papers!

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