Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Verve April Spotlight: Day Two



Today Verve's Spotlight is on a set called Bloom & Grow, as well as two coordinating A Cut Above dies, Elegant Leaves and Floral Circles. Bloom & Grow comes with twelve floral components, sized and shaped differently for all kinds of layering possibilities, four leafy images, and four sweet sentiments. I stamped one of the flowers in orange, then stamped a brown center, and die-cut with the largest of the three Floral Circles dies. The leaf image was die-cut with Elegant Leaves. This is a must-have die -- no more fussy cutting when you want to add some foliage to your flower clusters! I used some pretty patterned papers form Jillibean Soup's Dutch Mustard line, and embellished with brads, stitching, twill, glitter, and a button. The fab layout is from Amber's Viva La Verve sketch earlier this month.



For more info, visit the Viva La Verve April 2011 Week 1 thread over in the Verve Forum on Splitcoast.

Ready to see more of this fantastic set and the coordinating dies? Here's today's hop list:


1. Amber
8. Julee
2. Amy
9. Laurie
3. Andrea
10. Maureen
11. Teresa
5. Cresta
12. Tosh
6. Jackie
13. Sankari
14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Bloom & Grow, Elegant Leaves Die and Floral Circles Die Set





Thanks for visiting!





Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic White and Dark Chocolate card stock, Stampin' Up textured Kiwi Kiss card stock, Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard dp
Ink: Ranger Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, Versamagic Jumbo Java
Accessories: Verve Elegant Leaves die, Jillibean Soup cardboard frame, 1" lightweight natural twill, Papertrey button and twine, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, piercing tool, needle, thread, diistressing tool, Stampin' Up dimensionals, Spellbinders classic circle Nestabilities, Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts brown brads
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

84 comments:

scrappingnana said...

Amy, your card is beautiful. Love all the texture and details. TFS

Lin said...

Lovely card - such a detailed sketch and you've really brought it to life! I can't wait to see these new flowers - based on this one you've shown us, it's a keeper!

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful! Lots of fun going on: corrugated cardboard, twine, button, a little stitching. Great texture, gorgeous!

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! I love the layout and the colors are so pretty! These stamps/dies are a must-have I am a thinkin' :)

Kathy said...

Wow! I love your card, all the details and the sentiment is just right. I love the colors too, so happy and springy:)

Luanne said...

You just never disappoint me Amy! I love this, the colors, the texture, the stamps on their way....totally wonderful!

bethann said...

fantastic card, love that sketch and the way you used it

Leanne said...

Wow factor in that card for sure. Love that stamp...wonderful job!

JoAnne said...

This is really beautiful. Subtle and elegant but also fun! Thank you for sharing.

Nancy B said...

Love all the texture and the beautiful orange flower!

Nicole said...

Awesome card. I love those colors. This looks like a must-have set and dies!!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is so beautiful with all the unique layering on this sketch! Love the new leaves dies!

Denisse said...

wonderful way to use the sketch! your card is beautiful! thanks for showing us the new stamps!

Rona said...

This is gorgeous!!Beautiful texture!! Love that sketch and what you did with it!!

Tracy J said...

What a beautiful card. I think I will love this set and matching dies!

suzieq23 said...

Your card is so creative as always. Love to use your inspiration when I design my cards. Thank You. Love the new verve, also, as always.

Marsha said...

Such a pretty card. Really nice job with the sketch. It was a hard one for me.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous crimped panel and colour combo on this card, Amy! I'm giddy about more Verve flowers :)

Sankari W. said...

oooooo - sooo gorgeous - Love that crimped cardboard and the beautiful twine and distressing and gorgeous way you rocked this sketch!!! LOVE your gorgeous creation Amy!!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Jackie Pedro said...

I'm so glad I didn't get rid of my crimper!!! You are making it so "in" again! Gorgeous card, Amy!!

Rachel B said...

This is so fabulous! I love the sentiment and the multi colored blossom is fabulous!

marilynwillauer said...

Lovely card, love all the different layers and embellishments!

Lorus! said...

Beautiful!

Joanne Gilch said...

Amy, you have a way with layers and papers and this card is no exception...wonderful.

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Amy, as always! You are one of my favorite stampers....everything you do has such a special touch- your style is beautiful:) I love this card with the cardboard bit and yesterdays cake card was fabulous!!

Kathi Silvia said...

Always love the distressed look! Nice :)

Tina said...

Just beautiful. I love all the details, especially the corrugated paper. Wonderful inspiration as always!

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore the layering on your card creation.

Amy said...

Beautiful....Love all the details!

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful card, great detail!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy! This is such a rustic beauty! Love your colors and fabulous details. Those corrugated shapes and the few little zigzag stitches make me a little giddy. Love it!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful card!! These new Verve dies are super.

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully rustic and fabulous, Amy! Love the leaves and flower die cuts! Wonderful card!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!! Love all the details...the corrugated/crimped paper is wonderful and works fabulously with the dp!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love your collage of elements Amy!! Girl, you just know how to work all the details!! Gorgeous!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Totally stunning! I love the colour palette and perfect layering ;)
Those look like *seriously* cute stamps and dies! Thanks for the inspiration, hugs, Ruth S

Heather said...

Beautiful card!! I wish I could have made my card with that sketch look as good as yours. : ) Love the layered frames under the flower and the leaf die definitely looks like a "must have."

Darla said...

Beautiful card, love all your texture and details! I'm loving these new stamps and dies!

Donna said...

What a wonderful card, and your blog is beautiful!

Christina said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! I have such a hard time with that many layers, but your use of the sketch is amazing. Love the corrugated frames, especially!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! You always layer so wonderfully!

Frances said...

Your card is wonderful!! Love all your designs, you are an inspiration to me!! hugs, Frances

Joan V said...

This set is so cute and versatile. This would bring hours of fun to my crafting.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love how rustic this is! The colors are so pretty!

Mary said...

I am loving the looks of this set and coordinating dies! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Vickie Merrick said...

Yea!!! No more fussy cutting on foliage! My fingers will be forever grateful!!!

I love all of the elements and layering on your card. Your color choices are so soothing, too.

Michelle said...

I love how you used the corrugated paper...and wow, no more fussing cutting foliage! sweet!

Jennipher Lowery said...

love the distressed edges, the crimped paper and the stitching. there really isn't anything I don't love aout it, but these are my favorite things.

Karol L said...

Great card love all the details and the coloring it just all pops. More I see these cards the more I am also thinking I might just have to have these die's.
thank you for sharing.

Karla said...

Cute card!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card. I can't wai t to see the rest of the stamp set.

jan farnworth said...

what a great card using the sketch very nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card - I call it an elegant grunge (the corregated paper). I love this set! Jenn M

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous Amy!

enjoy *~*

Tessa said...

Love your rich earth tones! So much dimension and texture to your card!!!

Sandra said...

very nice, love the layers - nice choice of papers and shapes!
Sandra ltb

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Nobody can layer a card like you. The card is gorgeous!

Moira said...

gorgeous card - love the colors on the layers. Thanks for sharing :)

Pam said...

Such great detail on this gorgeous card! Love it.

pmm said...

Love all the spring-y greens and the textures on your card!

Mary said...

Beautiful card - love the colors.

Janet Z said...

The leaf die looks amazing!

joy said...

Oh, Amy this is a lovely card I especially like the way you have so perfectly antiqued the edges.

kksb said...

Wow!!! Your card is awesome. I love the depth you achieve. When I grow young I want to make cards just like you.

Julia said...

Oh that flower is too cute...love all the texture especialy the distressing.

Tarina said...

Love how you worked it in with this card design, so beautiful! Love your artwork.

Rachelle said...

Such a pretty card.
Rachelle
joyfulhrtatgmail.com

Lisa Lynn said...

What an adorable card. Love the frame that you made for the gorgeous flower.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Jess Willison said...

Stunning!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is beautiful! Love all that dimension and texture! Wow!

Kristin Eberline said...

Amy, this is stunning, girl! LOVE how you focused on the die cut/stamped images...and your layers are divine! Especially those frames - wow!! I must say your stitching is fantastic...would that be hand-stitched?! LOL

Ravengirl said...

This is fabulous! I totally love your flower and am so excited about the new Verve dies!

Conniecrafter said...

Great textures and colors, like what you have done with this design!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Terrific job with this sketch Amy! I thought it was a difficult one. Love the Earth tones. I can't wait to get that leaf cluster image and die set!!

Jan Garber said...

Your style is ever changing! I love the layers and textures of this card!

Melissa said...

I love the colors and papers you used, Amy! And again with the twine and ribbon and button??? Delish! I totally love the corrugated piece behind the flower. Fantastic!

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the sketch and the leaves and flowers.

Cher said...

nice sketch...pretty card

KanataNewf said...

love all the elements on this card. The textures are great.

Lisa M. said...

oh Amy! This is fabulous! I love the papers and the way you did the VLV layout!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Fabulous layers and texture...love the layout and details. TFS

Lisa H. said...

LOVE, love what you do with the sketches like this. this is beautiful!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a gorgeous color combo, Amy! I love that corrugated cardboard look too! :)

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