Friday, January 14, 2011

A Verve-y Thanks

Lots of Verve updates for you today, and a card too!

First, in case you missed it, on the Verve blog on Monday, we did an after-party post, which included a favorite selection from each Diva. The above project is the one I shared. More on that in a minute.

Second, today is the first day of our new Diva Dare Challenge. Check out the Verve blog for all the deets on how you can participate, as well as Laurie's super-cute project!

Third, since it's Friday, there's a new Viva La Verve sketch posted in the Verve Forum. Tosh is hosting, and it looks like a really fun one! I plan to play along over the weekend!

And last, just a reminder that the full January release is on sale for the month at a savings of 10%. It includes the four new full stamp sets and two Plain Janes.

Okay, a few words about my card. I used stamps from both Sweet Treats and Love Notes. For the focal sentiment panel, I first stamped the flourishy oval frame image from Sweet Treats in black and colored some of the areas blue using Copic markers. Next, I stamped the classy label image (from Sweet Treats) in Antique Linen for a subtle effect. Last, I added the sentiment, also from Sweet Treats. Along the bottom, I stamped a border using the XOXO stamp from Love Notes. Details include teeny black pearls, lace trim, crinkled seam binding, trinket pins, punched borders, and distressed edges.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Sweet Treats, Love Notes
Paper: Papertrey Rustic White card stock, Stampin' Up ivory card stock, We R Memory Keepers Merry January designer paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Antique Linen, Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks, Papertrey Aqua Mist
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen Nestabilities die, Copic markers, Kaiser black adhesive pearls, crinkled seam binding, Papertrey button and twine, Maya Road trinket pins, lace trim (source unknown), Stampin' Up Top Note die, Martha Stewart Quilted border punch, distressing too
Size: 4 1/2" x 6"


  1. Be still my heart-OMG! This card is BEYOND gorgeous Amy and so wonderfully pieced together! I don't know how you do it but this shabby chic look is AMAZING!

  2. So gorgeous! Love the layout, colours and ribbon combo!

  3. I love all of your work Amy...and It seems as though you just get more and more talented as the days go by!!!
    Have a great day~ Shantaie

  4. It's so gorgeous! You're so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Absolute scrumptiousness, Amy! Gorgeous card!

  6. Beautiful! I love all the little details your cards have...that's what makes them so special.

  7. What a gorgeous card, Amy! I love, love, love, everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  8. Your card is gorgeous, I can't wait to get my hands on the new sets. I love your style.

  9. WOW! This is so gorgeous! I just gasped when I saw this! I am love w/ the paper that you used! And just the whole card! WOW! I can't stop saying that!

  10. So gorgeous! Like always!! Beautiful papers :)

  11. just scrumptious!!! Love how you stamped the classy lable on the die cut inspiring :)

  12. BREATHTAKING, Amy %hearts; This is so all of your elements and the paper you chose is stunning.

  13. Another stunning card, love everything about it!

  14. Your card is gorgeous! So many details and I love the paper. You always bring such inspiration. Great job!

  15. What a GREAT card. I love the shabby/chic look of it!


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