Thursday, December 2, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Wordy Birds


Hi friends, it's almost time for another fabulous Verve release! Join the Divas today and tomorrow for new release spotlights on our blogs, and then join us in the Verve Forum tomorrow night, 9-11 pm EST, for the official reveals and fun chitchat. After the party (beginning at 11 pm), the sets will be available for purchase in the Verve store.

Today I'm featuring a new set called Wordy Birds. Isn't that a darling set name? Included are two birds and five wonderful all-occasion sentiments. I've created a collage-y little number using the two birds, one of the sentiments, and some bright, fun papers I found in a K&Co mat pad at Michael's. The design, a little different for me, is influenced by Zarah Peterson's gorgeous work - torn edges, distressing, a sprinkling of bling, cardboard and/or crimped Kraft, etc. I had a lot of fun with this one!


You can find lots more peeks of Wordy Birds, as well as peeks of another set (Amazing Wishes), and a new Plain Jane (Wild Flower), at the following Diva blogs:

1. Julee
5. Amy (you're here)
10. Jen d.
11. Tosh
12. Susan
13. Laurie

We've hidden a prize for a random commenter on one of today's blogs, so be sure to leave lots of love along the way for a chance to win!

Also, don't forget, the Triple Play Project Parade continues on the Verve blog. Check out the Divas' projects each day and play along with us for a shot at receiving the entire January release and joining us as a guest designer! Can't wait to see all the entries -- the ones in there so far are AMAZING. All the details and entry form can be found HERE.

Thanks for visiting!


Stamps: Wordy Birds
Paper: Papertrey White card stock, K&Co Poppy Seed Mat Pad dp, corrugated cardboard
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: distressing tool, Prima flowers, Stampin' Up small oval punch, Papertrey buttons and twine, KaiserCraft pearls, foam adhesive, velvet ricrac (source unknown), black polka-dot ribbon (source unknown), Martha Stewart Double Hearts border punch

53 comments:

Jess Willison said...

Gorgeous! I love the distressed edges and the colours are amazing!

Michelle said...

Great card, I love the embellishments.

Dawn Easton said...

This is beautiful, Amy! GREAT design and colours!

Mercy said...

this is fabulous, amy! great papers, distressing, and each little element is perfection! amazing sneak peek! :)

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful card. You have a little shabby chic vibe going and it works well with the birdies.

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Amy another great card. I love your style. The colors are fab!

Davi said...

Love the distressing and the wonderful colors you used!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is gorgeous Amy love the birds so cute!!!!

Rita said...

I love the distressing on this card. It is a wonderful card.

ladybugg61 said...

So many lovely elements to provide a feast for the eyes - love the paper pieced birds!

C Stephens said...

What a fun card Amy...great job!

Moira said...

Everything came together for a delightful card - love the colors!

Nicole said...

Very artistic! Love the crimped/corrugated look of the Kraft paper. I can imagine the birds scavenging little beautiful things to build their home. Great job.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this distressed card...so many wonderful details!

Tanya said...

Another stunner Amy! Love it, the colors, the distressing, all the little extra goodies. Just darling!

Joanne Gilch said...

Checking out all of those elements..so cool. I would need to take a class on how and what all goes together to make it cohesive...your card is gorgeous..insert envious grin!!!

Oliwiaen said...

I love the combination of the cuteness and shabbiness with bright colours :-)

Gretchen said...

Love the collagy look! And your sprinkling of bling!

Shannan Teubner said...

I am totally diggin this...especially the cardboard!! Love it, girl!

Connie C said...

I really like the collage effect! What great use of details and embellishments. The birds are so delightful! Can't wait for the release of the sets.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE this! The pearl accents all over is perfection!! I am totally out of my burlap string, so I have to look at yours with longing eyes! LOL! Hugs,

Marisa said...

Totally fun, funky card :) Love the twine and the birds are adorable. Great card as always.

Tina said...

Such fabulous details you added for your card. So pretty!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

WOW!! There are so many amazing details to this card, that I don't know where to even start Amy!! I love the paper tearing. And the crimped cardboard bg is fabulous!! What a fun card full of inspiration.

Luanne said...

Okay, so this is just AMAZING! I love the little shabby chic look! Can't wait to see the Wordy Birds set....tfs!

Janine said...

Please don't take this the wrong way but all your distressing reminds me of how birds make their nests pulling bits out and roughing it up!

ANewYear said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and the layout. You have such a gift for making gorgeous cards. TFS.

TannyP said...

Such a sweet pair of birds! Love your paper combination!

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful card!

Kathy said...

What a fun card! Really lovin' these little birds.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the paper piecing on your cute little birdies Amy! Hope you had an happy thanksgiving with your family!

drwarrenankh said...

Lovely card!

Ravengirl said...

What a cool collage of crafty goodness! And those darling birds are right at the center of it!

Maureen said...

too sweet, Amy...love all the details :)

Rhonda said...

Love all the Extra details. The corrugated mat is so cool.

Billie A said...

Very pretty love the pop of black really stunning card.

Tina said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, as always! Love everything about it :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty Amy!! Love that paper!!

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Gorgeous card Amy!!! I love that twine and those flowers are amazing!
Hugs, Marit.

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous, love the cardboard and torn edges.

Maureen Merritt said...

So sweet :)

Chris Simon said...

Super cute! The colors are fresh and lovely, and the collage is great.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Totally adorable Amy!

Conniecrafter said...

so very cute, just love your layering, distressing and texture!!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Oh Amy! This is just gorgeous. I love the birds and your distressing is fabulous... I LOVE that you put a little peak of paper behind the tears. That is brilliant. And this layout is stunning. I always find new techniques and ideas when I visit your blog. :D Hugs!!

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

KanataNewf said...

Just delicious. Love all the elements AND the colours.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the pieced birds, the distressing, and the color combo! Great card!!

Bogner's said...

I love the distressing of this card. So fabulous!

Heather said...

Very pretty card! I love those flowers and pearls, they add such a nice touch.

Sue D said...

Great collage card--I really like the crimped Kraft.

Cheryl said...

Great design! I love the texture.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Amy! There are so many delicious things to look at! LOL