Thursday, November 10, 2011

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops - Day Two


Welcome to Day Two of Verve's Holiday Spotlight Hops! Hop along with the Divas this week as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve this Friday night! 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. Andrea
2. Jackie9. Vickie {Guest}
3. Teresa10. Amy
4. Charmaine11. Laurie
5. Maureen12. Gretchen {Guest}
6. Tosha13. Sankari
7. Wanda {Guest}

Are you ever in for a treat with today's sets and dies! Those who have already picked up previously released Christmas in the Air will be thrilled to see the Winter Fun Die Set, which includes a die for the tree in that set. And in case you haven't picked up Christmas in the Air (on sale now in the Verve store, by the way), now there's a slight variation of that tree in Plain Jane format: Winter Tree PJ! Not only that, but remember the sweet love birds in Love Story? Dies for those as well (Love Birds Die Set), plus the love birds make a reappearance in today's big set, Bright Spirits, which also includes, among many other wonderful images and sentiments, a six-point star image that handily works as a star, poinsettia, or snowflake. Versatility at its best! The Winter Fun Die Set includes dies for both sizes of that star, too! Whew!! Did you get all that? *grin*

For today's card, I went a little crazy combining papers and elements and came up with a busy, but fun holiday card. The papers are from Bo-Bunny's 6x6 Blitzen pack. I stamped the Winter Tree PJ onto ivory card stock, die-cut it with the Winter Fun Die Set, then paper pieced it using a green pattern from Blitzen. The tree is placed on a Sweet Scallop Tag and accented with one of the smaller birds from Bright Spirits (colored with Copics and die-cut with the Love Birds Die Set) and two snowflakes from Bright Spirits, colored with Copics and die-cut with the Winter Fun Die Set. If you look closely, you'll see an early peek (and literally just a peek) at one of tomorrow's featured dies, too. Julee peeked this die earlier this week, too. Check it out HERE.

Enjoy today's hop, and I hope to see you again tomorrow!




Stamps: Winter Tree Plain Jane and Bright Spirits (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic Ivory card stock, Bo-Bunny "Blitzen" 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Papertrey Fresh Snow ink
Accessories: Verve Winter Fun Die Set, Love Birds Die Set, Sweet Scallop Die, and Lovely Marquee Die; 5/8" lightweight natural twill, Papertrey red baker's twine, Pizzazz Aplenty clear 4mm rhinestones and 3mm Cranberry pearls, May Arts crochet trim, foam adhesive, Stampin' Up circle punch, distressing tool and sanding block
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

61 comments:

Rachel B said...

Your tag on your card is awesome. Cute little scene with the snow and tree and bird! Adorable!

Tricia said...

How cute and bright and cheery! I'm loving the sets today!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a beautiful card. There's so much to see, love all the little details!

Karen Day said...

Amy, this is such a pretty colour combo - that blue just pops off the black background. Gorgeous card!

Teri said...

Love it!

Annette said...

wow this card is stunning... great design...love all the detail...thanks for sharing..

Maria said...

Lovely!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute.

Marisa said...

Lots of wonderful Amy touches on this card. I see a little border with red brads which I want to see more of!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy, this is so fun and whimsical. Love the twill and lace and layering. And I {heart} that little peek of the new die used as a border... genius!

Luanne said...

Can I come stamp at your house? I just learn SO much from your wonderful creativity! Love the little snowflakes tucked in here and there. I can't wait to have this little tree...

Bridget said...

Wow, look at all those gorgeous layers - and the colors are lovely - everything plays together so beautifully, Amy!

Basslady said...

how fantastic you arranged all the details and layers!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Colleen Dietrich said...

I do envy how flawlessly you combine different patterned papers, Amy! THis is fun and festive. Have a wonderful day!

Wanda Cullen said...

You're a master at combining so many details into a visually stunning card! Love the scene on the tag as the focal point!

Nicole said...

The little tag is so cute. Love the snow at the bottom. Thanks for showing off so many of the elements in this release. Can't wait!

Steph Herbert said...

Love all of the layers! Fantastic card!:)

Debbie Carriere said...

Amy, this is fantastic!!! I love the collage feel to it and those dies are great! can't wait to get them!

Luanne said...

very beautiful and lively card. love the tag if I look at it it's like a bottle with sand and tree inside. loving it!


Luanne
http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

saday said...

Great layers on this card. I love how you used the tag! Great job!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful card! I can't wait to see the new dies....

Dori said...

Look all the fabulous funky features of this card!! Love it.

Christyne Kane said...

Wow, there are so many wonderful things going on on this card!! I love all of your DP, it's so fun! Great Card!!

KanataNewf said...

definitely a fun card.

Laraine R said...

Lovely card!!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa S. said...

Amy, this is why you're a Diva. Great colors, lots of layers and Verve-y goodness on this card. Love it!!!

Peggysuez said...

What wonderful layering! Looks marvelous!

Olena said...

This card is awesome. love it! Olena

Crafty Math Chick said...

Spectacular card Amy! I love the ripped mounds of snow on the tag and this pretty red, light green, light blue, brown color combination. I can't wait to get my hands on those dies! Holiday releases are my favorite!

Darlene Gabriel said...

So pretty - you sure have packed in a lot of "peeks" here. Fun use of the tag.

wendy said...

absolutely terrific card!..so much greatness all in one card!

Sandydee said...

Wow! love all of the layers. Very pretty.

Kate Pape said...

It's too much! I want it all...but especially the darling tree and die. Fun use of colors.

Karen said...

It is such a cheerful card!

scrappinmommom said...

What a bright and cheery card filled with just so much to look at. Lots of nice textures.

Tanya said...

oh love, love, love it! love the fun bright colors, so many fun details!

Judi said...

Yet another great and inventive use of the Christmas tree. Way to go.

Sillyfilly said...

Amy your card is beautiful. I always admire your work.

KD1223 said...

This card is stunning.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love all the different elements. You pulled them together perfectly. TFS

Janet Zeppa said...

So much detail! Beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Amy said...

I love your oodles of layers here with the trims and images! Love that your tag is the focal point!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

amy this card is just so much fun! All your layers are fabulous as usual!

Ravengirl said...

Fun card! I love the die cut love bird. It's just perfect next to the tree!

Buddy said...

This is a fun card if I have ever seen one! So cute... tfs!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is beautiful! Love all those layers and elements you added! Those new dies are awesome!

mustangsarah said...

Simply beautiful.

Brenda said...

This card is a work of art. Well done!

Marlena M. said...

I love all the colors~beautiful card! ;)

Denisse said...

super cute!!! love all the gorgeous colors!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a fab card & great color combo.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love all of those fun layers and embellishments! Great card!

Ally said...

Such a beautiful, fun, festive card. ;-) Love all the patterns and colors. So many delightful little elements. Fantastic! ;-)

Sue D said...

Great layout on this card!

TrinaM said...

Great card - love all the layers and use of different elements.

Tania said...

Loving all the details on this card.

dj said...

Sweetness...so many great elements, the tag, the lace, the snowy hillside, and cut out...beautifully put together!!! Great showcasing for these Verve sneak peek!!

Pet73 said...

This card is fantastic! All the wonderful details! Great choice of colours! Very, very pretty!

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