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:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

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

Amber Hight said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Margaret de Witt said...

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

Keva said...

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

Oliwiaen said...

And a splendid card this is!

Andrea said...

Beautiful detail on the leaves!!

Nicole said...

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

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

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

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Awesome. Enough said!

Tricia said...

Wow! Your cards are consistently amazing!!!

Bogner's said...

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!

Crafty Math Chick said...

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

Luanne said...

This is simply gorgeous! What beautiful colors. Beautiful!

Lin said...

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

Renée said...

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

craftymom205 said...

Great Fall card.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

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

Wanda Cullen said...

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

Lynne in NI said...

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

Allycat said...

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

Deconstructing Jen said...

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!

Marisa said...

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

Andrea Ewen said...

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!

P said...

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

Martha said...

wow!

Wendy said...

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

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

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

Melissa Cash said...

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

Lorus! said...

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

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

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

Tanya said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Pattie said...

This is amazing! So beautiful and rustic!

Heather said...

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!

Stephanie Kraft said...

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

Ravengirl said...

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

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the wreath!!

Jennipher Lowery said...

This is incredible!

Tasha said...

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.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous Amy!

enjoy *~*

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful Fall colored card!

Janet S said...

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.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

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

Mercy said...

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

Kristina said...

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

Marsha said...

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

Debbie Carriere said...

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

Tina said...

Love the wreath! So beautiful!

Lynda Benden said...

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

Radha said...

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

Maureen said...

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 :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

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!

Peachy Wessels said...

The leaves are so pretty. What a beautiful card!

Denise's Creations said...

OMG, amazing card!

Natalie said...

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

KanataNewf said...

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

Kay said...

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

Bev J. said...

Love the leaves for your wreath-very pretty.

Conniecrafter said...

so cool, love the wreath out of leaves!

Julie E said...

Oh so fun!!!

Jen Tapler said...

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!!

Dani said...

So lovely and sweet!! Perfect!!

Laurie said...

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

Heidi said...

Love how you popped up the wreath

Wendy said...

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

Melisa Hunter said...

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

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