Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hop: Day Two



Welcome to Day Two of Verve's Holiday 2012 Spotlight Hops!

We're releasing four new sets and a plain jane this Friday, November 2. Please join us each day this week as we showcase the new sets and count down to our release. And be sure to join us Friday evening from 9-11 Eastern for our Release Party.

Today's featured set is Merry & Bright. If you love snowflakes, fantastic all-purpose holiday sentiments (especially ones you can build and customize), and Julee's amazing font combos, this set is for you! Below is the full hop list. Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win your very own Merry & Bright set.

1. Julee6. Amber
2. Laurie7. Amy
3. Maureen8. Andrea
4. Teresa9. Charmaine
5. Tosh10. Janelle

For my peek, I combined two of the sentiments onto a large pennant strip:




then added a sweet little "from all of us" along the bottom:


Each of the three sizes of snowflakes has been stamped in blue ink, circle punched, colored in with a clear Spica pen, and topped with a glittery pearl gem. I went a little crazy with the whole circle motif, offsetting patterned paper circles behind each snowflake, then accenting with buttons, pearls, and rhinestones. Along the right, I added a Pennant Trim border die-cut in a dark taupe color. The papers are all from Carta Bella's Winter Fun 6x6 collection, except for the card base, which is Stampin' Up's Soft Suede.

If you're going through the hop in order, your next stop is Andrea. Enjoy!




Stamps: Merry & Bright (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Soft Suede card stock; Carta Bella "Winter Fun" 6x6 collection
Ink: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, and Chocolate Chip, Tim Holtz Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks, Versamagic Wheat
AccessoriesPennant Trim A Cut Above by Verve die, 1 3/8" 1 1/4" 1" and 3/4" circle punches, clear Atyou Spica pen, distressing tool, Papertrey buttons, May Arts string, Brown Sugar Divine Twine, Pizzazz Aplenty taupe pearls, glitter pearls, and clear rhinestones
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

68 comments:

Vikki said...

What a cool card!! I struggle with 'busy' cards but you have pulled this off beautifully!!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and colors you used.

Craftybee said...

Great card Amy--I love all your layers-great work. TFS!

Mihaela said...

Great work, Amy!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great colors and love how you embellished the card with all those distressed circles.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

very pretty love all the elements and interest

Rhonda said...

I don't know how you can use so many layers and like fabulous. Beautiiiiiful!

Karen Day said...

Such a gorgeous colour combo! Lovely layers, too!

~Tammy~ said...

As always Amy, lots of layered goodness! I love the colors! So much wonderful eye candy to look at!

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the layers and textures and colors. TFS

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this gorgeous winter collage with all the fab buttons and bling! You girls are really rockin' the new Verve!

Sherry said...

OH my goodness I love all the circles...cool card

Marisa said...

You and Teresa were on the same page with the circle theme. Love the colours you used and great placement of all the circle elements!

Dangina Martinez said...

Gorgeous layout and Dp. Lovin' the new sentiments. Cant wait to see the entire release.
"Have a Happy and Safe Halloween"
Hugs, Dangina

Sillyfilly said...

What a pretty card. I like the l/o with all the circles, snowflakes, sentiments, bling and your twine. A lovely card.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Very unChristmas colors and yet gives such a feeling of a rustic sort of Christmas. Reminds of me of some of the stores my friend and I wander through in Canton, Tx at this time of year!! Totally rocks. Love the sentiment and then how you added "from all of us" at the bottom!

Brittany Edwards said...

This set is great! I will definitely be getting one once they're released. You gals have done beautiful things with this set

angeleef said...

Oh my what a lovely card! Love all the different elements you've used on it!
Greetz
**Evi**

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love this card. What a fun combination of papers and shapes and die cuts. I love the snowflakes and different parts of the sentiment scattered here & there. So many wonderful details.

Jess Willison said...

This card is so pretty! I love all the layers and the warm colours!

jan farnworth said...

love all the layers, the twine bow what a great card.

scrappymo! said...

So many great circles and layers and bling and jyes, of course, another fabulous card!
Do you mind if I pin it! I would like to try something similar and use this for inspiration...I would link to your blog if I get it done and i would not link to any challenges!

Andrea said...

Love the addition of the twine!

Maryleva said...

Great card. Love all the different colors.

Miriam Prantner said...

All the circles are great! LOVING this fun card!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! I love the beautiful colors, and all those amazing circles!!

Donna said...

I have always LOVED your cards, and this one WOW!!! the colors and the circles it's BEAUTIFUL, Thanks for all your inspirations

wustaz said...

gorgeous as always

Ravengirl said...

So pretty! I love all the circle you used on this great sketch!

Vicki said...

Makes me think of snowballs. Very pretty and neat.

ND (Naomi) said...

Beautiful layers and distressed edges.

laughadaisy said...

I absolutely love this card. The colors and patterns are fantastic, and I LOVE the circles all over! Love the touches of buttons, pearls, bling, and twine. Fantastic card. ;-)

Karen Wedding said...

I always love your cards. The distressing gives it an antique look. I didn't even notice the "From all of us" at the bottom till I read you mentioning putting it there. Great job.

Kelly Michels said...

Wow, just beautiful, love the worn look on the edges and I love the twine :)

Jennifer Shults said...

I just LOVE this Amy! You rocked the circle motif, I don't think you got carried away at all. LOVE the colors of this too. So so pretty! I hope you are feeling better! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love the browns and blues together. All f the elements on the card work together so well!

Pat K.

pam said...

very cool card! like the colors and the design a lot

Ava Gavloski said...

LOVE!!!! texture my favorite and you really ramped up the sentiment by pcing it!!!
ava g

Lee-Anne said...

Wow...love all the circles, the texture and colors! What a fab card!

Christine said...

What a beauty! Makes me think of "Starry Night". Love the colors!

Luanne said...

Theses colors together are so trendy right now! They look wonderful on your pretty Christmas card. Love all your special details too!!

Nikki said...

Wow this looks amazing and what a great way to use up scraps :)

Moosisk said...

Okay, let me just pick my jaw up off the floor! LOL I LOVE your card. The colors are fab. The details are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Tami said...

This color combo is AMAZING!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Carole said...

Oh my Amy, what can I say besides gorgeous!!! So many wonderful details and I love the shabby look too.

Sue D said...

Great layout--i like all the circles.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the blue and kraft combo...the circle elements are a great touch.

Stacey Schafer said...

amazing color!

Christyne Kane said...

Wow, I adore your use of details, they're EVERYWHERE and so fabulously placed!! Those circles and elements give the piece such a lovely "falling snow" feel!! Just amazing!!

McStamper said...

Love all the details you used on this card. The colors look great.

Diana Evensen said...

Wow! There's alot happening on this card! I really like the teal and brown color scheme.

Cheryl B said...

All the circles work great together to make this card such an interesting one!

Ashley Greaux said...

Love the clusters! I just bought ths paper pack too

Teri said...

Love all the circles!

Lisa S. said...

I love how you broke the sentiment up and the non traditional colors of this card. It is wonderful!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice!!

Paige Dolecki said...

Fabulous! Lots of circles but it isn't too busy!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is amazing!! I love all of those circles and the colors you chose!

KanataNewf said...

Love those blues. Beautiful card.

Julia said...

Love all the layers and circles...wonderfully made.

Lynn Noe said...

I love those colors together and all the fun circles and buttons!

Marsha said...

Beautiful work.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the blues and browns! I also love the touches of rhinestones and pearls!

tammy said...

Amy!! Super cute!be blessed
~Beyond measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Rosie Gustafson said...

Your layers and circles are just perfect.

Julie M said...

Amy, this is one of the loveliest cards I've ever seen, gorgeous colours, distressing and the layout in particular is so fab. I'd love to ask could I case the layout, please? I would, of course, link back to your blog to show the inspiration, if that was OK with you?

Julie :o)

Katy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! (as usual!)

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