Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Merry Wishes


Hope you're enjoying this week of Verve's New Release Spotlights. We continue the excitement today with two sets -- a holiday set called Merry Wishes and a tag single called Sweet Scallop Tag. In case you missed yesterday's and Monday's spotlight projects, head to the Verve blog HERE and HERE for the complete link lists. You'll also find today's link list HERE, and I'll include it at the end of this post as well.

My card today features both the Sweet Scallop Tag and images from the Merry Wishes set. I started by creating the tag, which would work well on a gift bag or box, too. The two poinsettia images are part of Merry Wishes, as are a whole bunch of "sentiment pieces" -- individual words that you can combine to create your desired greeting. You can easily mix ink colors, mix fonts, and vary the word placement to suit your card design -- such fun and infinitely customizable! Also included in Merry Wishes is a variety of berry branch images. I used two of them to create a subtle white pattern on the Kraft card stock. The ribbon is 5/8" grosgrain that I gathered by stitching down the center, then pulling the thread ends.

Here's a close-up of some of the different card elements:



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

1. Charmaine 8. Teresa
2. Michelle 9. Sankari
3. Lynda10. Tosh
4. Jackie11. Susan
5. Laurie12. Amber
6. Mercy13. Andrea
7. Amy14. Julee

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

Thanks for visiting!




Stamps: Merry Wishes, Sweet Scallop Tag
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and White card stock, Stampin' Up Real Red and Basic Black card stock, The Girls' Paperie Tinsel & Twig dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Fired Brick Distress, Stampin' Up white craft
Accessories: Verve sweet scallop tag die, Copic markers, Papertrey buttons and black ribbon, May Arts burlap string, Stampin' Up red ribbon, EK Success dotted wave punch, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, Martha Stewart quilted border punch, Scor-Pal

78 comments:

Amber Hight said...

OOOOooo, LOVE this Amy! A stunner!

Peggy said...

Super card. Love the tag. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Jerri Jimenez said...

A beautiful card Amy, I can't wait to see all the new stamps on release day!

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful!

Dawn said...

WOW! This is so pretty! I love the ruffled ribbon and that punched border! Well done!

Nicole said...

What a fun, funky design! Lots of eye candy to look at. Love all the details.

SusieQ said...

Warm wishes...warm card. It's beautiful.

Rhonda said...

Love all the contrast on this cute card!

Detra said...

Very pretty card. I love the gathered ribbon and how you used the berry branch to make your own dp. tfs.

Keva said...

Very pretty. I like all of the small details like the embossed background and the stitched ribbon.

Heather said...

Love the gathered ribbon and your border punch along the bottome! And the white berries on craft is gorgeous! I just figured you bought it that way. :)

Oliwiaen said...

Yestarday - tradition, today - modernism :-) You have the cards for all occassion and styles!
I like the stamped branches - not so obvious, yet without them you'd get the feeling something's missing. Fantastic!

Vickie Z said...

Ohh.. I think this set is definitely on my list. Gorgeous use of colors and those poinsettas are wonderful!!

Bogner's said...

This card is so great! I love the flowers and tag and sentiment! Your card is so fun. I love the ribbon treatment and border punch too! Just amazingly beautiful!

Mercy said...

amy...this is simply gorgeous! love the papers, your layout, and your color combo is out of this world! awesome preview! :)

Lin said...

This gathered ribbon makes your card sing! Love it!

Wendy said...

What a beauty!!! I am such a sucker for that scrunchy ribbon!!!

Caroline said...

These colors are bright in a neutral sort of way, classic.

Olivia said...

As per usual, your work is awesome! I love all the little details. The new tag shape is very cool!

judybob3 said...

Love this!! Thanks!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the kraft panel with the berries stamped in white...great image to create our own DP! Beautiful tag and ribbon treatment!

Naomi said...

Stunning! I particularly like how you've used the holly berries to stamp the craft background.

Gloria Westerman said...

So Pretty.....awesome job....tfs

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! And I love that ruffled ribbon and the punched border.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is lovely Amy. I love all the white space and how you scrunched up the ribbon.

Gretchen said...

Cute card! Love that gathered ribbon and your border punch!

Mary said...

This is cute! I really like these poinsettia images. Most are too "fussy" for me, but these are simplified and a little more modern.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So gorgeous!!

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

Soooo many different details going on! Gorgeous1

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful, love the gathered ribbon.

Linda E said...

Another stunning card, Amy!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the dry embossing, and the stamping on the kraft!! ♥♥♥

Darlene said...

Love this. That ribbon is gorgeous. I like how you created your own DP with the stamped image.

Cassie_lu said...

great card and the colors are great

Lillian Child said...

The more creativity I see using these new releases, the more I HAVE to have them for my very own. Fabulous job!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous as always, Amy. Love the ribbon with the twine on the tag and the ruffled ribbon and border at the bottom are fabulous.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

All of the details are wonderful from the tag to the ruffled ribbon! Great card!

Martha said...

love it, its amazing!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! I love this. There are some similarities, but very different. Love how you stamped the tag on pattern paper and you used those snowflakes/stars perfectly!! Hugs,

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card!

Cat said...

really beautiful card. i love how you mixed the rustic twine, with elegant border. it all works together well! TFS

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just gorgeous, Amy! Love the gathered ribbon and wonderful details!

Michelle said...

LOVE the ruffle! Too cute!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this Amy, but hey I luv all of your creations......super duper adorable!

enjoy *~*

Janine said...

Great tag!

Linda Carson said...

Classy!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh PRETTY!! Love the ruffled ribbon, and the pop of the black and green over all that white space!

Renee said...

So gorgeous!

Rose said...

Beautiful card and tag!! I love those poinsettias and the font of the sentiment, can't wait to see the whole set!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Very pretty Amy!!!

Marsha said...

There's those embossed dots again. I love them. Must get that folder. I think I need some ruffled ribbon too. Very cute.

scrappinmommom said...

Amy, what a pretty card and so girly with the ruffle.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the branches stamped on the kraft and the ribbon.

Banu said...

Stunning. Loved all the details and the color combo.

Kristina said...

So pretty! Love the colors and that scrunched ribbon!

Janet S said...

I am LOVING all the elements included on your card. So many things, but not at all busy. I can't wait to see more. :D

KanataNewf said...

love everything about this - the tag, the ruffled ribbon...

Maureen said...

gorgeous!! I love the berries stamped in white...so classy and elegant :)

annheidel said...

I love the new images. This is such a cute card!

Luanne said...

Your poinsettias are darling! And that tag is definately on my wish list. I can see lots of possibilities with it. Wonderful card!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the tag. TFS

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

Lisa Lynn said...

Elegant, you always pull it together so well. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Ida said...

So pretty. Love your ruffled ribbon.

Kathy said...

Great card! Love your ruffled ribbon.

Andrea said...

Love that ruffled ribbon at the bottom! Just the right touch!

Mary B said...

I bought the quilted punch because of you, and here you are again using it on another gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bethany said...

Love the fresh look of this card that the white creates and the gathered red ribbon. Cuteness!

Lynda Benden said...

This is fantastic Amy! LOVE the colors and your ribbon is the perfect extra touch!

TannyP said...

Crisp and clean, but well embellished. Love this!

Julia said...

Love those berries stamped on the kraft cs.....very subtle. I'm adding these sets to my list.

Ola said...

Beautiful card.... love the ruffled ribbon!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Peachy Wessels said...

Love your card, this tag looks like it will be fun to use!

spikescreativeside.com said...

Amy I just love the way you used several layers of textures on your card! Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

FANTASTIC!!! Bright, happy colours, fab border, lots of great texture and just an overall fun, festive feel!!! Another stunner Amy!!

Jen Carter said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

LORi said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous and fun!!

Lisa H. said...

soooo pretty!

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