Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Day One



Verve is celebrating its anniversary with a huge release this Friday, and we're kicking off our spotlights today -- welcome! Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.


1. Julee8. Marisa {Guest}
2. Charmaine9. Laurie
3. Tosha10. Maureen
4. Andrea11. Amy
5. Teresa12. Shannan
6. Jackie13. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}


I chose to focus today on one of the many bold, graphic flower styles in today's featured set, Sunny Days. I stamped onto different patterns from Prima's Reflections paper collection, then trimmed and layered for dimension.


See those leafy sprigs? They come in two sizes (both images are in Sunny Days) and coordinating dies are available, making it a breeze to get the trimmed out look.

I used a few other Verve dies here, too ...


 ... the blue text shape in the background is the Classy Label Die, and the butterfly was done with Flutterby.

Enjoy today's spotlights! It's going to be a fantastic release week! I can't begin to convey how excited I am!! See you tomorrow!





Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock, Papertrey Kraft card stock, Prima Reflections designer paper
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy Distress
Accessories: Verve Leafy Sprigs, Classy Label and Flutterby dies, Stampin' Up circle punch, Prima trim, Kaiser adhesive pearls, May Arts burlap string, foam adhesive, distressing tool, paper piercer/needle/thread
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

139 comments:

Linda said...

love it-your style is just right!

Kim O'Connell said...

AMY! This is a Verve celebration on paper! Love your use of all those dies! Beautiful color scheme! Love the distressed edges, the torn paper, all the layers............love it all! Highlights the newest Verve must-haves beautifully!

Lin said...

Oh my, what a masterpiece! LOVE the complexity of your design - thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

These images go well with your distressing style~

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Amy! I LOVE the layered flower!

craftingcottage said...

Ohhhh I love this!! That layered button flower is so nice!!! All the distressed edging and butterfly! Beautiful!!
Lisa :)

Crestajune said...

Fabulous. What else can I say? I just love your style. This card makes me happy. I love everything about it. Just beautiful! Have a fantastic day Amy!

Lorie said...

Wow! That is an incredible card. Every layer, every embellishment is just perfect!

Tarjteachr said...

That layered flower is just wonderful!!!

Christina said...

Wow! I just love the variety of textures on this beauty. Gorgeous design and fabulous distressing!

Becky Carafa said...

Ooo, Amy, I love the scrappy-ness of this layout, so beautiful!

Moira said...

Those flower layers are delightful eye candy! Great design - TFS!

Whimsey said...

Oh my, my that distressing and all the elements are superb! Love all the die cut flowers; just gorgeous!

Sheila Davis said...

So beautiful! I just love the distressing and the layers. Always inspiring to see what you create.

Sheri said...

THis is a true beauty. All of the color and the distressed look bring it together perfectly.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Kathy said...

Wow! Really gorgeous stuff! Love your card, the papers are so beautiful and how exciting to see the leaf sprig...two sizes too!!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Amy, what a wonderful job you did with the Verve dies! Love the way you layered that flower and the sprig is a must have!

Miesje said...

Great distressed look. Love these colors - my fav!

justsomestuffimade said...

Perfection! I love that focal flower you made with all the layering and the leafy goodness ;)
I'm drooling to see more of this release!! Rx

Vickie Z said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!! So many details that are perfect!!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

This card raised my curiosity about your style so I went further into your blog. My kinda stuff!! Love it.

Maureen said...

LOVE all the incredible details you add! Love the layered die cuts and flower :) Still over the top amazing, hugs, Diva!

kksb said...

Style and pizazz! Your cards always have it. Love it.

Marisa said...

I'm swooning about yet more Verve flowers and I just love how you layered yours! needless to say, the touch with the butterfly (another fave) has me grinning from ear to ear. Gorgeous creation as always :)

bethann said...

so lovely. love the Verve goodness

Ravengirl said...

So, so sweet! Love those new leafy sprigs and how you put everything together!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a gorgeous color combo, Amy...so rich and earthy! A beautiful collage of elements, the die cut, the lace, the bling...oh my, I could go on and on! Just a darn lovely creation!

Melissa Cash said...

Another beautiful work of art! Your little butterfly with her beautiful pearl body just makes my heart swoon! I might just have to "borrow" that idea.

PatS said...

Great distressed card. Love all the layers/dimension.

Gretchen said...

Just gorgeous Amy! Love the colors and DP! I can't wait to get that leafy sprig stamp and die- what a fabulous idea!!

Sian Ridley said...

Just lovely! I really like the layering and distressing you have used, it's really effective as shows off those stamps and dies really well :)

Angel said...

Fab card! love the colors and distressing!

Tracey said...

What a super FABULOUS card Amy!!! LOVE it!!!

Geny said...

Pretty card, love the layered flower you created!

szbacn1 said...

So pretty... love the colors and all the details!

Lynn said...

For me,this would be considered shabby chic - a perfect shabby chic at that! TFS

Shawnee said...

Very pretty!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous creation, Amy!

Mathilda M said...

Gorgeous Amy ... love the distressed look. TFS

Shelby Goolsby said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the fall colors, so pretty!!

Tanya said...

Wow Amy, this is amazing! I love the warm rich colors, the distressing, oh everything is beautiful! I want to stamp like you when I grow up, lol!

Jan Garber said...

Love, love, love all those layers cut from text print!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What fun colors and layers Amy!! I adore all the different textures and embellishments on this charming card. A perfect balance and true eye candy.

jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous! Such beautiful fall-ish colors!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous combination of elements! You always rock new Verve with so many WOW creations!

Lisa M. said...

Amy! Talk about to "die" for! This card is amazing! You have the dies and distressing down pat! Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

So many fabulous details. I've just been looking (and drooling) for several minutes and I keep seeing more fabulousness. Great card!

Julia said...

Om my,my,my!....I'm blown away by this one Amy. Love all the different dies you used on this one.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love your use of the dies and flowers.

Terri said...

Beautiful card - love the sentiment. Color combination is terrific. Can't wait to see all of the new release.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Sweet and very pretty card. Like the shabby feel to it and your use of the lace under that fabulous flower image.

Laurie said...

Love the card, Amy, especially the little piece of crochet trim. Very pretty.

Heather said...

That layer flower is awesome! I so cannot wait to see the whole set at the release! I love all the layers on your card, specially the circle over the label die. Looks fabulous!

texasjodylynn said...

SO pretty! Gorgeous layout, leafy element and everything else, too.

Heather S. (Isaiah 40:31) said...

Love the look of the new set and oh, my - those dies!!! Hold on to the wallet! :)

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!! I love all of your layering!

Tina said...

I love your card with all the layers. As always, I know you will inspire me! Great job!

Tina said...

I love your card with all the layers. As always, I know you will inspire me! Great job!

DonnaJ said...

I love the way you used all the shapes and textures !

Diane said...

Love your colors.

Dori said...

Is this every pretty!?! I really like all the distressing around the edges. I also love the layout and the way the leaves and the flower pop off the card. Love the layered flowers also.

Sarah Gough said...

oh. my. word. Amy, you amaze me! I feel so lucky to get to design alongside you this month, you're an inspiration!

Renate said...

FAB card! Soo many cool details! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!!

Jen T said...

Love the tattered look around the edges. I need to try to incorporate that technique into my stuff. Thanks!

Karen Day said...

Amy, you are a Master Distresser! It always looks so natural on your cards - gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I always love your shabby chic cards. They are right up my alley! Gorgeous

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Serena said...

Oh! Lots of shape and texture! Fabulous card!

Elizabeth C. said...

Love the layered flower with the sprig! The colors and shabby feel make this a card you could give anybody! Pretty lace bits, too!

Tina said...

Gorgeous card! Always look forward to visiting your blog ;)

Lynn said...

Oh my...Amy...this is stunning. I'll be back to look at all your fabulous layers over and over again!

Tricia said...

What a fun color combo! Such a pretty card!

Nicole said...

Those colors are fabulous. I love all the layers, especially how you formed your gorgeous flower.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card thanks for sharing with us.

Debbie Carriere said...

Woweee! Look at those gorgeous layers! Love what you have done, Amy!

Cassie_lu said...

great shabby feel to this card

Teresa Kline said...

wow Amy, I am always amazed by your creations, you are a super talented lady my friend...luv the details you know that...hehehe....hope your day was fantastic!

enjoy *~*

Kay S. said...

Love the shabby chic look. Thanks for sharing.

Loralei said...

What a stunning use of the dies and stamps....great Job!

Carol<>< said...

sweet butterfly!
Carol N<><

Moosisk said...

Love your shabby chic take on the new releases! Your color choice and papers are FAB. Thanks for sharing with us today during the hop. :D

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love your great card design

Charlotte Taylor said...

The card is so fun with all the detail. I like how you aged the paper on your card. Great job.

Lynn said...

Ooooo this is gorgeous! I love the rich colors, the shabby chic look and all of the wonderful texture!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Fabulous Amy! I love the look of the layers blooms and the contrast of the pearls with that twine and distressing is so pretty.

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous like usual! I love all those textures!

Cindy Lou said...

Wow Amy, you hit a home fun with this card! It is so beautiful, I love the distressed edges, your many layers, your die work, colors, everything! This is my favorite card so far, Love It! TFS!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This one is my favorite! I love the layout and I love the colors! The distressing is perfect!

Jami said...

I love all the different elements.

Newbie said...

Very nicely done card! Great style and nice color combo!

Ally said...

This card is breathtakingly beautiful. Wow! I am loving all the new Verve peeks. Can't wait to see them all!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Sue Shockley said...

Wow, love all those layers and distressed edges. This is a work of art!

Julie K said...

Wow what a beautiful card. Thanks for a. Nance to win

Julie K said...

I meant thanks for the chance to win

Vicki said...

Oh my goodness me! The colours! The layering! The pearls! My eyes were simply accosted by beauty! This is just lovely.

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork....as usual!

Amy said...

Beautiful work Amy! I love these new Verve flowers!

faithfulecreations.com said...

Amy...WOW girl you have totally outdone yourself. I heart EVERYTHING about this!

Janelle said...

What a jewel of a card! The colors and layers are fantastic.

Dee said...

Wow - love your card

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Dottie said...

What can I say but that this card is one awesome card! It takes lots of cardmaking to create gems like this one.
You always seem to take a sketch to a different level!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Amy!!! Your style is breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing!

creativearts said...

Love what you did with this card! That is a beautiful stamp and cutting it out really made it stand out!

Denisse said...

gorgeous texture and amazing detail, i love it!

Jen Carter said...

This is so fantastic! Love the rustic look you created!

Sue D said...

I like layout and all the layers.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Mmmmmmm.....mmmmmmmmm......good! Love the distressed, shabby feel and those little pearls on the butterfly are genius. And the layered colors of the flowers? Seriously gorgeous! Love, love, love!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love this, Amy! The colors and those layers are all so amazing together! Well done!

Luanne said...

Love your colors today in this pretty card Amy! Makes me think Fall is around the corner!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Another lovely card!! Love the distress on the edges!! Pretty

Kristin said...

Beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Wonderful fall colors. The lace is a nice addition.

Carrie said...

what beautiful rich colors and that set and dies look awesome. can't wait to see everything

TannyP said...

Bold and indeed beautiful combination of flowers and those lovely sprigs! You're a distressing master - what a lovely card =)

Good2BT said...

Love the combination of papers you selected and the distressing. the pearl on the butterfly is perfect touch! Beautiful card!

Heidi said...

Amy once again this is just gorgeous, all the elements are alway so fun and you have such an eye for those layers and textures. Thanks for sharing!

Logo Mats said...

I like complexity of your design. Also like those rustic look, gorgeous texture and amazing detail in your blog. It is such a superb card, I enjoyed lot.

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous texture! Super sweet card! :)

FrancineB said...

Lovely card. Amazing layering and distressing.

Liz Williams said...

These leaves with a matching die have really caught my attention on this blog hop!

Jess Willison said...

So pretty! Love the distressing!

sharon g said...

The red looks gorgeous with all of the other colors. YUM!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Looks like a fun set...love what you did with it!

riggy said...

WOW, just beautiful.

ChristineZ said...

The distressed look works so well with the flower and leaves. I love the combination of colors and visual textures. Beautiful!

Jackie Pedro said...

STUNNING!!!!! The layering on this card is OUT OF THIS WORLD! LOVE the colors! Have a great day, Amy!

Darlene Gabriel said...

wow this is gorgeous. Love the stitching and layered flower and the banner for the sentiment. Can't wait til Friday night.

Pet73 said...

This is gorgeous! What a great sketch!

Karen Linarez said...

I love that sentiment panel and flowers...the colors and design are so pretty.

KanataNewf said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Julie E said...

Those colors look so good together. Just a little vintagey looking and all those layers are perfect!

Pamela A said...

All the layers of goodness, so much to see and admire - soooo pretty. Love the color combo.

Charlene said...

Would have never thought to do the butterfly that way but I love it! Beautiful card!

Shabby Pati said...

Very cute card...... Love those dies and stamps too. I want them all!

zehra said...

love the look of the card and the dimensional layering.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous!