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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. very pretty love all the elements and interest

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

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  7. Such a gorgeous colour combo! Lovely layers, too!

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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  15. 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!

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

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

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  18. 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.

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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. Love the addition of the twine!

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  23. Great card. Love all the different colors.

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  24. All the circles are great! LOVING this fun card!

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

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

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

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  28. Makes me think of snowballs. Very pretty and neat.

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  29. Beautiful layers and distressed edges.

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  30. 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. ;-)

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  31. 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.

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

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  33. 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!

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

    Pat K.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  41. 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

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  42. This color combo is AMAZING!

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  43. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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

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  45. Great layout--i like all the circles.

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

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  47. 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!!

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

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

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

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  51. Love the clusters! I just bought ths paper pack too

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

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

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

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  55. Love those blues. Beautiful card.

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

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

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

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

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  60. Your layers and circles are just perfect.

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  61. 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)

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  62. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! (as usual!)

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