Monday, August 8, 2011

Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight, Day Two: You and I



Welcome to Day Two of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  Hop along with the Divas all week long as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve on Friday night!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure to leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.


1. Julee9. Laurie
2. Charmaine10. Maureen
3. Tosha11. Amy
4. Andrea12. Jen d.
5. Teresa13. Shannan
6. Jackie14. Lynda
7. Sarah {Guest}15. Jen T.
8. Marisa {Guest}16. Betty


You and I and its coordinating die set I Heart U, are so much fun!!  Jumbo (but not too jumbo!), chunky letters "u" and "i" anchor this set. Then there are a whole host of little words that you can use to make all sorts of fun combos, like the "love u" on my card. One thing I really like is that some of the little words are done in a more chunky font and some are done in a more elegant, flowing font, which makes it easy to take this set in lots of different style directions. I'm loving the graphic vibe of this set, so today I've gone with a more clean, graphic look. No distressing, no stitching -- I know, what?!

Here's a close-up of the focal cluster:



I die-cut the "u" from Kraft card stock using the I Heart U die, then stamped it with one of the "you" stamps in You and I for a subtle word pattern (probably better to do it the other way around, so you're not trying to stamp across the uneven surface, fyi). I tucked a "love" flag into the "u" die-cut, topped it with a button and layered it over a red velvet Jotted Heart and a white punched doily (done with Martha Stewart's Swirling Lace corner punch).

The layout is {for the most part} Andrea's beautiful Viva La Verve sketch from this past Friday. I did nudge the focal panel up a bit :) You'll find all the sketch challenge info HERE in the Verve Forum on SCS.




Thanks for popping in today, and thanks for all the enthusiastic comments yesterday. See you tomorrow for Day Three!




Stamps: You and I (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Kraft card stock, Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock, Echo Park Walk in the Park dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Verve I Heart U and Jotted Heart dies, Papertrey button and twine, Martha Stewart Swirling Lace corner punch, foam adhesive, Papertrey double-stitched ribbon, Maya Road Brown Satin Pleat Edging Ribbon, Tim Holtz Alterations Plaque and Postage die
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

99 comments:

Kathy said...

Great card! Those letters are perfect when you want a cute, short sentiment. Love the red velvet heart:)

Vickie Z said...

Excellent use of the sketch, as always!!! Love the felt heart and the you stamped on the 'u'!!,

creativearts said...

Love the red heart and how you used the "U".

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Everything about this is MAGNIFICENT!! LOVE the stamping on the U. AMAZING Amy!!!

Indy said...

Lovin' your card!

Crestajune said...

Another fantastic creation! I just love this! I like how you stamped on the u and layered everything together. So perfect!
Have a wonderful day Amy!

DonnaJ said...

Nice layering here ! This gives me lots of ideas !

scrappingnana said...

Love your card, especially the stamping on the U. TFS

Angel said...

this is awesome! love the bold colors, layout, everything is perfect!

Gretchen said...

Fantastic card Amy! Love your colors and that velvet heart! (The new set is fun too!)

Jennifer Shults said...

This is beautiful Amy! I love the browns and the fantastic cluster of layered elements... STUNNING!!

Basslady said...

wonderful take on the sketch!

love the papers and colours, you have chosen!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tarjteachr said...

I just love how you make those clusters! Great interpretation of that sketch.

Denisse said...

super cute card! i can't wait for the release!!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!! Love the punched doily!!

joannhw said...

Your card is so very cute!!

Maureen said...

oh, eye candy galore again this morning! I love the way you've layered the focal point...and so glad I'm not following you again (I know you'll disagree, I'm just saying'!) Hugs Diva!

Whimsey said...

Gosh - oh so beautiful - love the white doily which really makes the red heart "POP" off the page! Beautifully created!

Marisa said...

Fabulous focal point, Amy! Love the "you" stamped on the U, the pop of red and the button with twine is a perfect touch. Gorgeousness as always :)

Karen Day said...

So cute that you stamped you on the u! Lovely card :o)

Jen Carter said...

This is so adorable!! LOVE!!

Lisa M. said...

Oh I love the "you" stamped on the U! Great idea! A beautiful card!

Jan Garber said...

Your take on the sketches are always right on it! I love these colors!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love you use of the sketch and the stamping on the u, so cute!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, Amy! That little sentiment flag tucked behind the U just stole my heart! Such a FABULOUS creation!

Deb Buckminster said...

Your layered borders give the eye something ELSE to feast upon, but OOOH!! Your cluster is DIVINE!!

Nicole said...

Fabulous little cluster! Love the interpretation of the sketch.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I've got two words for ya, Amy... Sparkle and pizazz!! Love the card!

Andrea Ewen said...

I simply adore your mix of colors Amy, honestly I think you could make orange and purple look fabulous together. I'm just in awe. (And I know you don't care for purple!)

Sheila Davis said...

Love the colors and layers.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how "you" is stamped on the letter u.

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Amy! Love the heart and the diecut stamping you did! Beautiful! Fabulous!

Becky Carafa said...

This is so sweet, love your borders and ruffles!

Luanne said...

Love that pleated ribbon! This looks like fun cardmaking stuff...!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! love the card and the layers on the doily and the stamping on the letter U:) Love it

Niki Estes said...

I love this, Amy! I love all the layers and textures!

Dori said...

I adore this. I really like the "love" weaved through the "U" and the twine through the button is such a perfect finishing touch!

Kristin said...

Another great card. I love your brown ruffle, and the cluster of embellishments/with the saying. Very pretty.

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration.

sharon g said...

I loved seeing two! How nice.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love, love, love it! Great idea to tuck the sentiment flag into the "u" die shape!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the look of your 'focal cluster' Amy - fabulous layering and placement, so pleasing to the eye!

Rhonda said...

Love all the layers Amy.

Carrie said...

This is so lovely. I love the heart and big U ... you really did an awesome job with that sketch

Debbie Carriere said...

Amy, this is gorgeous!!! Love the cluster of goodies and that fabulous ruffled ribbon!!!

TannyP said...

Wow - that doily is fabulous and the love flag is fantastic. You always have just the right touch - the ribbon and twine are just right!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Neat! I love the layers of ribbon you used at the bottom and I can't wait to see more on Friday!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet card! Love the colors you chose!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Tracey said...

LOVE everything about this beauty!! I must try that ribbon treatmeat!! So happy to of found your blog :)

Ally said...

This card is super adorable! Love that pleated ruffle at the bottom, and the colors are just fabulous together. I love your use of the new products - I'm really looking forward to this release! ;-)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! I love this card. This release is looking to be a fantastic one. I saved up my store credit for this release and I am glad I did! Hugs to you!

Tiffany said...

I love that little cluster...and the pleated ribbon is just perfect!

Connie Wine said...

Your creativity is amazing! Love the card--love the colors--love the details.

stampladyri said...

Love your card - all the elements work so well together!

Sian Ridley said...

When I saw your design I though 'that would be perfect for this weeks Viva La Verve sketch', as I scrolled down, ta da! Lovely card, I'm loving all this love today!!

Lynn said...

This is fabulous! I love the colors you choose for this card!

Oliwiaen said...

Fantastic idea about the stamped "u" - I love such details you discover at the second glance...

Colorado Crafter said...

What a wonderful card!! I really like these new Verve sets!

Peggy said...

Great use of the sketch. Love how you have the love banner weaved into the u.
God bless,
PeggyS

Ravengirl said...

So cute! I can't wait to see the whole of this new set!

Linda Carson said...

Loads of creative mojo in this beauty!

Elizabeth C. said...

The brown ruffle and the stack of die cuts are just fab!

Moira said...

love the pleated brown ruffled ribbon combined with your colors - deligthful eye candy!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love the postage die and the colors you used.

craftymom205 said...

Love this card.

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Moosisk said...

Love the pleats! Your details are so fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

craftingcottage said...

Oh! Love the pleating and the punched mat! Lovely!!
Lisa :)

Janelle said...

Even without the distressing and stitching is got your fabulous Amy style written all over it. Perfect use of the you on the U!!!!!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous pleats, and what a cool border! I'm definitely going to be casing that!!

Heather said...

love IT. Specially the ruffled ribbon. And the letter cluster is awesome. Great job!

Heidi said...

Amy this is adorable, love all the elements on the card. Loving this release.

Jacqueline Smith said...

This so adorable thanks for sharing with us.

Serena said...

So pretty! Love that ruffled ribbon!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love the trim you used and the pleated ruffle. Cute card. Good job.

Vicki said...

THese dies are just perfect! They may need to come live with me I think!

Julia said...

Love all the fabulous elements especially the red felt heart.

faithfulecreations.com said...

One word...perfect.

jennifer mitten said...

This is so cute - I love that green background~

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous job! Lovin' all of the lovely layered bits! :)

FrancineB said...

Fabulous card. Love the collaged, layered element of the card.

Wendy said...

Oh Amy!!!!! I am sooo in love with this!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Laurie said...

The twine bow in the button is so perfect for this card.

Liz Williams said...

Amy, this looks like a really fun set. Cute card too!

Teresa Kline said...

luv this girl, everything is sooo sweet!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty! I love the pleats and the doily!

riggy said...

Love it!

Cindy Lou said...

Great job on the sketch, love your colors!

ChristineZ said...

I love how you layered the die cuts and the button and twine. What a darling card!

Dawn Easton said...

Love.It.
Seriously beautiful! Love that new die!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

MEEP!!! LOVE how you stamped the word "you" on the "u"! Your little details are always AWESOME!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful card. I love the layered heart and U.

KanataNewf said...

so many things to love about the card...I'm rather partial to that ruffled ribbon though!

Karen Linarez said...

Great doily made with that MS punch. I really love those big letters!

Sarah Gough said...

Just beautiful Amy, I love the collection of elements!

Julie E said...

Oooo, this one is wonderful too! I always enjoy visiting your blog for Verve eye candy :>)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the details on this card~

Renate said...

FAB card! Love the cluster and the ribbon treatment! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Charlene said...

I like the way you layered the heart and sentiment - really makes it stand out. Great card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Love that big U...so CUTE!!