Saturday, November 12, 2011

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops - Day Four


Welcome to our final Holiday Spotlight Hop!  Last night Verve released 2 new stamp sets, 5 plain janes and 6 dies to coordinate with new and old Verve holiday sets!  All of the new products we've been showcasing this week are available now in the Verve store! Be sure to leave a little comment love as you take one last stroll through the Diva and Guest Diva blogs. One lucky commenter from today's hop will win the ENTIRE Release! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.
1. Julee8. Sankari
2. Andrea9. Teresa
3. Vickie {Guest}10. Charmaine
4. Amy11. Tosha
5. Maureen12. Wanda {Guest}
6. Laurie13. Jackie
7. Gretchen {Guest}

My card features a sentiment from Bright Spirits and the new Frosty Snowflakes Die Set (which coordinates with the snowflakes in one of my all-time favorite Verve sets, Christmas in the Air, from two years ago). I had the beginnings of a Mojo 214 sketch laid out with leftovers from my day one spotlight card, but I set it aside, thinking it wasn't very "Christmas" and didn't really work with what I had in mind for the rest of the stamps and dies previews. Then yesterday I tossed on a few leftover snowflakes and thought it looked plenty wintry after all! The beautiful scripty "Peace" sentiment, from Bright Spirits, is punched with a Stampin' Up oval punch, then layered onto a flag/banner strip, then a pink Classy Label die-cut, and then a kraft Rounded Rectangle die-cut. I accented with black buttons, pink pearls, and a random application of silver vintage glass glitter around the edges.

Here's the Mojo 214 sketch:


It's a contest week at Mojo Monday, too! Upload your sketch creation to the Mojo 214 post and you could win a Verve set of your choice. Good luck!

Thanks so much for hopping with the Verve Divas this week. Your sweet and enthusiastic comments mean the world to me! Glad you're liking the new Verve!! And before I go, a huge shout-out to the three super talented guest Divas this month: Gretchen, Vickie, and Wanda. Their projects have been amazing!

Have a fantastic weekend,



Stamps: Bright Spirits, Christmas in the Air (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic White card stock, My Mind's Eye "Blush" Lost & Found Two 6x6 pad
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Pumice Stone Distress, white pigment ink
Accessories: Verve Frosty Snowflakes Die Set, Classy Label Die, Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Stampin' Up striped ribbon, Pizzazz Aplenty mother of pearl button and 4mm pink halfback pearls, Papertrey black buttons, May Arts burlap string, My Favorite Things Medium Scallop Border Dienamics, paper doily, sewing machine, Stampendous silver vintage glass glitter, Kaisercraft black rhinestones, foam adhesive, distressing tool 

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

62 comments:

wendy said...

love this look...great card...really enjoying this hop!

Nicole said...

Very cool. Love the black with those soft pastels. Very striking.

Tricia said...

Beautiful shabby vintage layers! What a pretty card!

scrappinmommom said...

Loved your many combinations and textures. Very pretty.

jennifer mitten said...

This is stunning. I love all the beautiful layers and soft colors!

Dori said...

Great card! Love all the different unique elements that come together so beautifully!

Angel said...

SO pretty!!! lots of fabulous details!

Annette said...

so beautiful...love your creativity...
thanks for sharing your amazing cards this week..

Miriam Prantner said...

What a gorgeous card! Love how you did the top of the ribbon, and all the little black buttons and touches of bling. So pretty!

Michelle H said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and embellishments.

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those layered elements ... absolutely stunning.

Janine said...

Beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous. Love all the layers and textures and the pop of black. TFS

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love all your layers!! Some really great new items.

Teri said...

LOOOOve the colors on this one!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Amanda D. said...

Great color combo and a beautiful card. :)

Lisa S. said...

This card is dripping with so much goodness I can barely stand it. Love the colors and so glad I put Frosty Flakes in my cart recently. ;)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love that ribbon treatment as well as all the layering of shapes for the sentiment! Another awesome card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Amy, I do love to see your stuff. It's always pure delight, and this is no exception! THanks for the eye candy. :)

Art Simple said...

That is an amazing card! so many pretty layers!

transfirstteach said...

The layering on this card is lovely. I like the colors as well. You did a great job. I am so inspired and can't wait to own some of the new line.

Basslady said...

a fantastic take on the sketch!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Maureen said...

oh, Amy this one had me drooling since I saw it in the gallery...it is amazing!! love the flakes and buttons :)

Marisa said...

Love your take on the mojo sketch, Amy. the wide striped ribbon is fabulous and I love how you tied it at the top. Great card as always.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, gorgeous layering here!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! love all the layers, that fantastic ribbon, all the embellies, gorgeous!

Melisa Hunter said...

I love this with all of your fabulous embellishments. Great colours for a Christmas card!

lynne said...

Each of your cards is a piece of art - I so appreciate it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wowza, this card is so fabulous! love the details and the colors and your design just rocks. love it

Jess Willison said...

Just gorgeous! Love the ribbon, the colours and the design!

PatS said...

Love all the lalyers and embellishmments. This is so well done...love the colors...my favorites.

Emily said...

Oh cool...the random glitter on the edges is really pretty with the stitching and distressing.

Lynn said...

i love all the elements - you have a great sense of design. TFS

Moira said...

great creation - loving all the new sets and dies for this release!

Rookie said...

What a gorgeous card with such amazing details. Love the vintage feel of it :)


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Michelle said...

What a great mix of textures and colors that totally work together.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

You are SO incredibly talented! Every time I visit your blog, I am awed by your work!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely! Loads of mojo in this beauty!

Sherrie Conner said...

Gorgeous!!

Mom2nandn said...

I loves this card and I am know for not really liking a something and coming back to it later and seeing it in a new light :)

Newbie said...

Stunning card!! Great look!

txbluiz said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is so pretty Amy, you are a true master of this shabby chic, vintage style!

Heidi said...

Amy this is awesome, you always do such a wonderful job with all the shapes and colors. I just love it!

TrinaM said...

Love the layering and vintage style.

Indy said...

Beautiful layering of elements.

Janet Zeppa said...

So gorgeous!

Buddy said...

I love all the layers. Gorgeous card... TFS

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Amy, this is simply gorgeous...love the soft shading, and love your take on the mojo sketch too!

Karen Day said...

Wow, very striking colour combo! Wonderful ideas posted this week :o)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous card using the Mojo Monday sketch. I love the stitching and buttons.

Olena said...

You are so creative with your cards!!! This is so pretty and such a great card! Olena

Dawn Easton said...

Another stunning card!!! Wow!

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

What a unique card! Love all the detail you put into it! :o]

Ally said...

Oh my goodness, I just love this card! The colors are so sweet together, especially with that doily and ribbon. The snowflakes are so perfect, and I love the way you framed out the sentiment with so many lovely layers of die-cuts. Fantastic card! ;-)

Rachel B said...

So beautiful! I love all those layers! The doily is awesome!

Christyne Kane said...

Your soft colors are beautiful!!

Trisha said...

Great hop and such a beautiful card. I love that I am being introduced to new designers (to me) and wonderful new stamps. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love all of the layers and elements on your card, and that thick ribbon is a perfect finishing touch!

alma said...

Oh. My. Word. I love all the layers and the shabby chic look of this card.

maria f. said...

Love your card. The color combo is so fresh and then the Xmas message. Fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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