Thursday, October 28, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Glad Tidings


Greetings on this fourth day of Verve New Release Spotlights! Hope you've enjoyed the Divas' eye candy so far this week and that you've marked your calendar for tomorrow night's Release Party. The fun all starts at 9 pm over in the Verve Forum on Splitcoast!

Today, the Divas are spotlighting the largest set from this release - Glad Tidings. It's a beauty, I can promise you! I chose to focus on the tag image in this set, which has the same tapered shape as the Sweet Scallop Tag we spotlighted yesterday. The "Jingle Bells" sentiment is from the Holiday Phrases mini set, which was previewed on Monday.

I can envision this set working well with all sorts of styles; for today, I opted for a layered and embellished, shabby, vintage look. The cluster at the top of the tag is made up of a ribbon loop, Webster's Pages gold-accented netting, burlap string, and rusted jingle bells (they really jingle, too!). I saw similar rusted bells on Hilary Hanwischer's blog last year and loved the look. (I purchased mine from Craft Catalog.) Elsewhere on the card, I've added some hand-stitching, punched and die-cut borders, glittery snowflake accents, a Maya Road kraft envelope, and a distress inked doily. In the corners and along the edges, I added some Martha Stewart snow glitter, a look that was inspired by some recent glittered beauties by Melissa Phillips. Along the top and bottom of the blue snowflake patterned paper panel, you'll see punched borders. They are strips that have been punched with the Martha Stewart Quilted Edge border punch, then nudged behind the blue snowflake panel such that only a small portion of the full punch design shows. It looks like a whole new punch this way!

Have a closer look (you still don't see the glitter on the punched snowflakes, though):

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

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















Be sure to leave some comments along the way
for a chance to win! Have fun!

Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Glad Tidings, Holiday Phrases
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream and Fine Linen card stock, Webster's Pages Waiting For Santa Petite Papers
Ink: Ranger Forest Moss, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Accessories: Verve Sweet Scallop Tag die; Maya Road kraft envelope; Martha Stewart quilted border punch, snowflake punch, and snow glitter; Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles; Papertrey buttons, double-stitched ribbon, and eyelet lace border die; May Arts natural burlap string; Wilton doily; Webster's Pages netting; needle and thread; 13mm rusted jingle bells (Craft Catalog)

Size: 6" x 4 1/4" (a little wider than standard A2 to accommodate the Maya Road Kraft envelope)

91 comments:

Nicole said...

Wowsers! I'm in awe. What detail. Real little jingle bells?? Are you serious? Gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW Amy, that is some gorgeous!! Love the mixture and shabby and sparkle. Wonderful card!
Beth Greco

E.T said...

Oh my god! This is absolutely BRILLIANT! i love it! I wish i could just grab it and run away! :D

Amber Hight said...

Ooo, amazing, Amy! I really love your tag element and the gorgeous edge die! Fabulous colors and distressing, and EVERYTHING!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the soft, vintage-y feel of it!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love the color and the soft warm look.

SusieQ said...

Just beautiful! This collection from Verve looks like a great one.

iriseyes said...

This is an AMAZING card, Amy! It has so many gorgeous elements that work together so well. I can't wait to see the snowflakes in this set!

Joan V said...

Wow, that card is so beautiful. Just love this set. Thanks for sharing.

Luanne said...

This is wonderful! I love the shabby chic look, and that tag looks super cool. Beautiful card Amy!

Keva said...

Lovely colors on this card. It's very very pretty.

marilee53 said...

So much to take in, you can't stop looking.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous! I like the vintage look and those jingle bells!

Christine from FL said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!

Andrea said...

Love the vintage feel to this!!!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the glitter!

Katy said...

Ohhhhh, Amy....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!! It's so 'dainty' and makes this mid-80 degree West Texas weather bearable...lol!!! Thanks for the continued INSPIRATION!!! You rock!

Rhonda said...

Love all the details. Beautiful!

Bogner's said...

This card is just adorable! I love the sentiment and this tag is even more beautiful than the one I saw yesterday!

Daniela said...

Wow, so pretty!

Wendy said...

This is amazing Amy!!! I love the soft colors and that tag is darling!! Thanks so much for all the hard work this week!

Olivia said...

Grogeous as usual! Love the vintage look and all your embellishments...so much work goes into your cards!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

what's not to love about this card!! everything works together so beautifully- love the tulle and the distressing and those cute snowflakes are just perfect :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow! First stop on the blog hop and I'm blown away! This set is already sold! LOL! Love everything about it - the colors, the vintage, shabby style, the awesome ribbon/bells cluster...fabulous design!

Lin said...

LOOOVE your card - the lace and snowflakes are so lovely on it! Can't wait to see this set revealed.

Kathy said...

I always love your shabby chic cards, and this one is no exception. Fantastic!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a soft, elegant, antique looking vintage card Amy. Very pretty.

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Amy, this is just stunning! Every single detail is so perfect!

Cassie_lu said...

WOW is this stunning. I just adore that tag

Detra said...

I'm loving the vintage Christmas cards today. Soooo pretty. tfs.

Bethany said...

Love the soft shabby look of this card and the doiley.

Rose said...

Your Vintage card is beautiful as always just filled with beautiful details. I look forward to your blog every day.

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

I am really lovin' the Verve products and I haven't got a one!! It's time - really. I love the paper doily! It really enhances the snowflakes. And boy do I love, love the rusted jingle bells. Nice job Amy! ;)

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeously embellished piece of art! Love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is one SERIOUSLY gorgeous card! A color palette so pleasing to the eye and with such wonderful adornments that all come together perfectly to make an amazing work of art. Now I know why I've been following your blog for YEARS. (Well, I've always known but that sounded cool :)

TannyP said...

Wow! Seriously gorgeous card! Love the vintage, shabby look that you've got mastered with this card. Those bells are too sweet!

Marisa said...

Love the buttoned snowflakes and the fabulous mix of things on this card. Wonderfully vintage feel to the card.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Beautiful card! Love the bells!

Tanya said...

Wow, what a way to start the hop today! This just took my breath away! I love this so much!

NoraAnne said...

WOW!!!! Spectacular card! I'm nearly speechless :)

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

Oooooh...Ahhhhhh...

the details in this card are just amazing! it would have taken me a whole DAY just to put this together! Fabulous!

Kris Turner said...

Love this card, Amy - it's just so vintage and beautiful! Great job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

KanataNewf said...

Love this beautiful card.

Margie said...

What do I care that you've already had great response to this card...I can't help myself but to send one more! This is beautiful. Amy, your design is on point! Luv it!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the details and all the glittered edges. Might have to try that sometime.

Linda E said...

Amy, this is stunning!

Oliwiaen said...

Oooh, another vintage beauty! Superfantastic!

Gloria Westerman said...

so pretty I love it......tfs

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork w/wowzer details!!

Jana said...

This is stunning! And I am so happy to have found your blog.

Joy said...

LOVE the vintage charm of this card...its lovely!!
xoxo Joy
http://joy-purttypaperz.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

Gorgeous. So much detail here. I love the jingle bells. Fun idea to add the buttons to the snowflakes. Beautiful tag.

Kelly G said...

Beautiful card!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love how warm this feels! Great card!

Barbie D. said...

Awesome card, love all the detail.

Martha said...

wow! this is beautiful

scrappinmommom said...

This week just keeps getting better and better. Love the colors and the card

scrappinmommom said...

Amazing! love that chabby look.

Meg said...

Beautiful card, Amy. Love the colors and the detils... including,of course, the jingle bells.

Naomi said...

So detailed, lacy, and vintage. Exquisite!

Kristina said...

So incredibly gorgeous! I love all the vintage touches, and especially that row of glitter along the top!

Mary said...

This is amazing! You do shabby vintage very well. Beautiful!

Mary B said...

This is such an absolutely beautiful card! Once again, I'm so glad you inspired me to buy the Quilted punch! You've given so much inspiration for it.

Renee said...

Beautiful!

Janet S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait for the release party. :D

Julia said...

Amy you have outdone yourself on this one....all the little details you put into this card are fabulous especially the bells.

redstamper7 said...

Amy,
What a lovely, elegant project! Anyone would be so touched to receive such a treasure.

Becky T

Maureen said...

love this vintage look and those jingle bells are the cutest!!

beadz said...

OOOH! This is just gorgeous! I love it!
hugs,
Gini

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the details, especially the tag & ribbon:)

irishgalkelly said...

Very pretty. So many details making this one devine!

annie said...

This is beautiful!! Love the shabby look!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a pretty card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***THUD*** Holy Moly Amy - this one totally took my breath away!!!! Stunning in every way possible!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh my this is lovely! The bells are perfect and I love the vintage feel!

mochamama said...

Love the elegance of this card Amy and those jingle bells, oh my, they are........well, perfect!!

PawwPadd said...

Wow! So many comments already but I just had to add another one! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. The way the different embellishments all flow nicely together, the color scheme, the elegance of it and just the overall look! HOW DO YOU DO IT! It's wonderful!
Bethann

Lillian Child said...

Absolutely stunning, Amy! I love the vintage feel to your card creation - just lovely!

Mercy said...

this is yet another absolutely stunning card! love the gorgeous tag, the snowflakes, the distressing and stitching! amazing sneak peek, amy!

Janine said...

Love the distressing and antique feel of your card.

Amy Rohl said...

STUNNING, Amy!

Charlette Finley said...

Love love love this card. I really like the color combo. All the detail on this card makes it a must havwe. TFS

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the papers you used, and all the amazing layers you have added to the card!! ♥♥♥

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous...sensory overload...just kidding...so much to see and take in!!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh wow! This is just amazing! How do you keep coming back w/ such gorgeous creations?!

spikescreativeside.com said...

Amy just beautiful as always! Love it!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, it is a beauty, love everything about it!!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow, so soft and pretty! Makes me think vintage Christmas! So inspiring!

dpkennedy said...

Love this! So vintage and doily! Is that a design? Doily? LOL! Love it I do!

My Lil' Scrap Corner said...

Wow! Oh, so elegant!

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