Monday, October 25, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Christmas Blessings

It's New Release Spotlight time at Verve this week, and friends, oh my, are you in for a treat! The new sets are amazing, and I can't wait for you to see them! Before I get too ahead of myself, be sure to mark your calendars for this Friday, 9 -11 pm EST. That's when Verve will be hosting its Release Party in the Verve Forum at SCS, and I sure hope you'll join us if you can!

Today, the Divas are spotlighting four mini sets and two Plain Janes, so you're sure to see quite a variety. My sample features Christmas Blessings Plain Jane. Isn't that font so classy and elegant? I colored the stamp with markers for the two-color effect, then die-cut with a Labels Ten Nestabilities die. The loopy frame behind the sentiment was done with a Sizzix Frame Back Ornate #6 Bigz die. You could stop right there and have a nice tag to use with your Christmas packaging. I went ahead and turned it into a card by adhering the tag to a simple card base. All of the patterned papers are from the Tinsel & Twig collection by The Girls' Paperie.

I lightly misted the whole card front with some Sparkle Pssst shimmer spray. In this detail shot, you can see a hint of the sparkle (click for an even closer look). So festive!



Here's the official link list of today's spotlight hops.
Happy hopping!

1. Lynda8. Sankari
2. Michelle9. Tosh
3. Mercy10. Susan
4. Amy11. Amber
5. Shannan12. Jen d.
6. Laurie13. Andrea
7. Teresa14. Julee

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


Thanks ever so much for stopping by today!

107 comments:

ScrappyKy said...

This is lovely, as always. You did a great job with this set. :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful! And I love the idea of a Christmas tag...if it were removable for the user to reuse...hmmm.... definite ideas brewing. Thanks for the inspiration!

cele schaffer said...

Love this card!!! The tinsel and twig paper is so pretty with all your fun creation.

Jessica said...

This is just beautiful, I love everything about it!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Amy! That shimmer is a wonderful addition!!

Luanne said...

Totally gorgeous! The die is perfect with that elegant font. Beautiful!

Bogner's said...

Wow that sentiment is so fabulous! I love how you highlighted the C and B! If I am able to purchase nothing else this release, I MUST have this plain jane!

Margo said...

all of the details are stunning - truly a gorgeous card!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Amy.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Amy. Love the gorgeous embellishments and that greeting. :o)

Oliwiaen said...

I love that vintage font! And a great idea with two colours, gives a very Christmas look :-))

Lorus! said...

Definitely elegant. I love the shade of green you chose and the sparkle is gorgeous!

Lin said...

This font is perfect for Christmas, and I love the music you added behind it! Can't wait to see this set!

KanataNewf said...

Wow - the detail on this card is amazing!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love this.....such a vintage feel....love it....tfs

Tanya said...

Oh, this is beautiful Amy! And the sparkle is just perfect, I need sparkle too, lol. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous font on the sentiment and love the use of two colors!! Swirly frame is gorgeous!!

Linda E said...

Amy, your card is absolutely beautiful!!!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!

Heather said...

That font IS great and so is your card. That sizzix image almost looks like a sled at first glance; kind of fitting for the christmas theme.

Noomiy said...

Incredible card! Love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Love how you've framed this beautiful sentiment and added all the sparkle!

Shannan Teubner said...

DUDE...you amaze me...this is GORGEOUS...

Keva said...

So cute! Love the details..

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the VINTAGE look!!!! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! I like the way you've put your card together!!! Looks like you could pull the main piece off and make it a gift!!!! (bookmark!) I like the shimmer too!

Becky Green

Janine said...

Beautiful card. Had to be a card - people are too busy opening the parcels to look in detail at the tags!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous vintage style sentiment and you've highlighted it so well with the loopy die cut in the BG!

Charlete said...

Beautiful card. Love all the goodies you added to it. I love the tHe Christmas Blessing. This is a must have. TFS

Olivia said...

Love the colors and love that stamp!

Marisa said...

Love the back ground mat for the sentiment. the loops are great and the red C and B are a wonderful touch. Look forward to seeing more :)

Michelle said...

Love the vintage feel to this card! Beautiful!

Meg said...

Amy - this is a beautiful card and a great Tag idea too!!. Thanks for the peak! Looking forward to Friday!

TannyP said...

Wow - that sparkle is perfect! Love that sentiment =)

Cary M. said...

Another beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing.
Cary M. :)

Tina said...

Beautiful card! Your creativity always inspires me!

Christina said...

This is darling! I love the patterned papers you've chosen and the rhinestone flourish that really draws attention to the sentiment!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the two-toned effect and the mist is the perfect touch!

Barbie D. said...

Love the vintage look of your card.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Girl this is stunning. I love the ribbon treatment, the perfect flourish over the sentiment and how you colored the first letter red. PERFECTION!! Hugs,

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful vintage look card!

Audria said...

I love the old world feel of this card!

Mercy said...

this is so stunning, amy! love your paper choices and those colors are just gorgeous! awesome sneak peek!

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

The details you added to this card are just stunning!

Luana said...

Really pretty.

Tanja E. said...

Gorgeous and beautifl. Love your work!

Romaine said...

What a gorgeous, vintage card!

annheidel said...

Pretty card! Love the loopy frame.

Amy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, I love the Tinsel and Twig paper paired with that lovely sentiment... perfection!

Terri E. said...

Great dsp and bling!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely card Amy. I like the vintagey feel.

Martha said...

oh just beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! The two tones on the letters is a fabulous way to highlight Julee's wonderful fonts!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a gorgeous, elegant, vintage tag Amy!! Love it!!

Patty said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love the tag idea and the fonts look beautiful.

Renee said...

Love the vintage script! Beautiful!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How beautiful!!

chickadee3357 said...

I love the touch of shimmer! Gorgeous card!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card!! Love the paper & all your fab embellishments & that sparkle mist is fantastic!!

Mary B said...

I think I love every single card you make, and this one is no exception. You are right - it would make a gorgeous tag. Thanks for the idea!

scrappinmommom said...

Just two months until Christmas! Such a pretty card.

Ida said...

Wow this is so pretty. Love the tag.

Kathy said...

This card is absolutely stunning. Love the elegant font of this stamp.

Barbara said...

Love the use of die cuts.

Kristina said...

I am in love with the font on this Plain Jane! It looks even more amazing two-toned! I love the little touches of sparkles on your card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Amy! I am always so impressed with how you match all your colors so perfectly and every detail, down to the smallest brad, ties into the color scheme of your card. Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us!!

Sillyfilly said...

I love your card. It is so pretty. Love how you colored your font in the two colors.I cannot wait to get my hands on these stamps!

irishgalkelly said...

Your sparkle is the icing on the cake! And you are right, it is a very classy sentiment. Love the red and green.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Amy, this is stunning...I luv the lay-out and all the fabby details you have added!

enjoy *~*

Naomi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers, especially the music notes.

Lynda Benden said...

This is absolutely beautiful Amy! I love the little flowers and the colors you chose are gorgeous!

Andrea said...

That is just gorgeous! Love the different colored 1st letters!

Maureen said...

always full of delicious details :) gorgeous, Amy...love that new sentiment :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful vintage look! A great sneak peek.

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect!

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful card. Love the new plain jane.

Crestajune said...

Love this! So festive and vintage-y! Love that font!

Janet S said...

Just gorgeous! Love the font on this greeting stamp. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us during the hop. :D

Wendy said...

Love this Plain Jane!!! I wish I could put it in my shopping card right now!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous, Amy! Love the look of the red first letters! So lovely!

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful, I love that scalloped frame you used and the red letters are a great touch, pretty bling too.

Leslie Miller said...

So pretty, Amy! Love the font and those beautiful white roses on the red ribbon. Gorgeous!

Julia said...

Gorgeous card Amy...love the highlighted letters in red. It gives it a real vntage look. This is definetly one plain jane that is a must have!!

Ola said...

I love your card.... and the hint of shimmer is gorgeous!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Peachy Wessels said...

What a pretty card! I love the font on the sentiment!

Kary said...

Lovely card!! I like how you stamped the greeting in 2 colours and how you placed the greeting in the centre of such a beautiful frame. The red ribbon draws the eye to the focal image.

Kelly G said...

Beautiful card

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the font and the dies! Awesome card.

Terri Milstead said...

Oh I love this card wiwth the way you created the frame around the music dp and the sentiment.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the bling and the way you color the sentiment with 2 colors. TFS

SusieQ said...

Love the card...the font is just so classic for Christmas.

Conniecrafter said...

that is a cool font and like how you colored it, great framing!

Gretchen said...

Ii just love that frame! Cute card!

Darlene said...

This is beautiful! I love the loopy frames and the twine bow and the stitching. Wow.

Julie E said...

So detailed, so gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

That "bit" of sparkle is so perfect. And I agree this font is truly beautiful!

Monica L said...

A wonderful card, I love the layers and colors.

Marsha said...

I really like the font on this sentiment and how you did it with two colors.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful card Amy. You have so many unusual details there, the sentiment is fab & the label suits the bground die. I'd never think of using a ribbon like that! I could go on & on!

Mary Mac

Sankari W. said...

THAT is one amazing card Amy!!! I ADORE the way you did the sentiment in the different inks and the detailing with the dies and flowers is sheer and utter beauty!!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Heidi said...

Love, love the sentiment.

silvia said...

Beautiful card!!

Lea L. said...

Everything about this card is utterly gorgeous...and then you look at the detail shot and see the shimmer and realize even how more amazing it is!! ♥♥♥

Sue D said...

Love this font and the dies you used!

bristowmom said...

I love that font - it reminds me of stories from my childhood! Beautiful card.

Bethany said...

Lovely card; nice vintage feel!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

i LOVE the two color effect! I've never stamped with markers before- totally gonna have to try it now! thanks for the inspiration :D

spikescreativeside.com said...

Amy your cards always take my breath away and this one is no exception! I've buckled up and am holding on tight for the rest of Verve sneak peeks!!

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