Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Many Blessings


Today, Verve Stamps begins three days of New Release Spotlights. I've used Many Blessings, a sweet new set that includes a trio of flowers and the "Many Blessings" sentiment.


The layout is *inspired by* Verve's current World Card Making Day/Release Week Sketch Challenge #5. I strayed considerably from an exact interpretation, but at least you can see where I started.


I stamped the two flowers onto ivory card stock, then die-cut it into a circle. The leaves and flower heads are stamped onto designer paper and paper pieced. The papers are from Crate Paper's Restoration Collection. (Those playing cards were cut from one of the patterns.) I heavily distressed the background layer with ink and a distressing tool. The vertical stitching along the left is inspired by this card by fellow Verve Diva Laurie.

I'm so excited about all the gorgeous eye candy you'll see from the Divas today! Here are the links:


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


Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win! And don't forget about the current sketch challenges -- more great chances to win!


Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Many Blessings
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth Ivory card stock, Crate Paper Restoration collection
Ink: Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Old Paper, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Accessories: Spellbinders circle Nestabilities die, foam adhesive, needle and thread, sewing machine, Making Memories button, hemp, distressing tool

64 comments:

Margaret de Witt said...

VERY cool card Amy.

Mercy said...

this is breathtaking, amy! love the distressing, the dp, the paper-piecing...LOVE everything about this! awesome sneak peek!

Lisa H. said...

breathtaking beauty! I can not get enough of this paper and your card is wonderful with it. I might need those flowers!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Luanne said...

I really like your rustic look on this card. I'm always afraid to distress tooo much, this is perfect. You've encouraged me to do more! TFS!

Bogner's said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the cards in the background! Your focal is so cool too. I love the dimension to the flowers!

Tricia said...

What gorgeous peeks, Amy! Just beautiful!!!! I love the rich fall colors you used.

Wanda Cullen said...

Your card is gorgeous and I'm so excited to see that this set can be so versatile for any season and for so many different occasions!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Like your card! Love the vintage feeling it has. Very pretty!

Jackie Pedro said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the playing cards! Fabulous card!!

Rene' Sharp said...

Everything about this card is just perfect!!!! :)

Vickie Z said...

Wow... combining the cards with everything and it's perfect!!

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, love the flowers and the the background is so chic..

Keva said...

Yeah, I think it is very pretty. I love the distressed edges and the colors look really beautiful.

Lin said...

WOW - I love your take on that sketch (it was the most difficult one for me) - GREAT card!

Marisa said...

Yeah, more flowers!! Darling card as always.

Mary said...

You do details like no other!! Fabulous!

Lorus! said...

Very creative use of stamps. Great distressing on the background

Tanya said...

Oh I totally adore this! Fantastic shabby card.

Martha said...

oh love it, love all the details.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful vintage feel!

Sankari W. said...

Seriously Amy - you outdo yourself everytime!!! LOVE the yummy disteressing and the flowers and card and buttons and twine - so gorgeous!!! Can i be you?
Big hugs beautiful!
Sankari :)

Jessica said...

This is fabulous, I love those playing cards, and the flowers and well, the whole thing!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Amy, this is so pretty. I love how you combined the flowers with the playing cards. Very Nice.

Jackie said...

This is fabulous I love the little details in everything too.....lovely job!

Catherine Kraft said...

Such a beautiful card. Never would have thought to use the cards in the design.

blessings,

Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

LOVE this!!! wow, Amy....the playing cards are fabulous and I'm so glad you play outside of the box on sketches ....me too!!

Heather said...

Fabulous card! I so love seeing how others interpret (or reinterpret) the sketches. : )

Sarah said...

I love your vintage style. So pretty!

Shannan Teubner said...

Absolutely stunning, girlfriend!! Love it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

How clever! the use of those cards is SO COOL Amy!

Angel said...

Love these flowers paper pieced! And such a fun card w/ those playing cards!

Oliwiaen said...

If I had a chance of buying Verve stamps, your card would certainly give me a nudge :-))

Mary B said...

I love just about every card you post, and this one is no different - just fantastic!

Lynda Benden said...

This is awesome Amy! LOVE the playing cards and the stitched background. Wonderful card!

Oma said...

This is an interesting card with the playing cards and the distressing you did. Are the flowers stamped on designer paper?

Kristina said...

Gorgeous! I love how the flowers are not only popped up, but popping off of the circle! Beautiful colors as well!

Stephanie said...

What a neat card Amy! LOVE the playing cards as part of the layout! Too fun!

Creative Mish said...

Great card! I love the vintage look and the addition of the playing cards. Love it!

Wendy said...

This is amazing Amy!!! Love the "cards". I can't wait to see all the sets on Friday!!

Mary said...

nice use of the playing cards!

annesatx said...

Oh, neat! Love the shabby style of this card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Just gorgeous, Amy! You have such a way of making a card look so elegant and well put together. I am in constant awe of all of your projects and absolutely adore your style of card making. This card is no exception as it is richly designed, with just the right amount of vintage charm and delightful details!

Billie A said...

Great card love the whole design. Great colors

Linda Carson said...

WOW! This beauty is packed w/rockin mojo!

Radha said...

Very Classy:>>>>!!!

timetrvlr said...

Love how you stamped the flowers onto dp- what a great look!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the elements & that distressing is fabulous.

Joanne Gilch said...

love the heavy distressed look...very old!!!!! Love the flowers 'growing' off the circle.

Ola said...

I love the distressed look, and yours is absolutely perfect! I love everything about this card.... especially the playing cards!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous Amy...I adore those playing cards...so sweet girly!

enjoy *~*

Tasha said...

Gorgeous as usual!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So gorgeous love the sketch!!!!

Davi said...

Wonderful card...love the shabby and all the fab elements

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous, Amy! I love everything about it! And you're killing me with those playing cards. Love 'em!

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the rustic colors!

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

Love the addition of the playing cards! What a gorgeous soft toned card! Beautiufl!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love this card and love those playing cards!! This is the first time I've seen them used and I was in love with them before I saw this! Amazing!

silvia said...

Cool card!! LOVE the playing cards!!

Janet S said...

What a fun collage card! The playing cards add a touch of whimsy. :D

Julie E said...

Vintage goodness on this one!

Dani said...

What a simply beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!! :)

Laurie said...

GREAT card! I love how you used the cards! So clever! tfs!

Heidi said...

Beautiful take on this challenge, and those cards- girl where do you come up with the ideas. I LOVE them on there.