Saturday, October 24, 2009

Verve Holiday Release

Did you hear that Verve Stamps just had a huge Holiday stamp release? There are so many great new sets, you'll want them all! Go >>>HERE<<< to see the new goodies!
I have a few cards to share with you today and more tomorrow, all with the new releases. I had so much fun and couldn't stop stamping:)

First up is my card for the Frosty Flakes sneak peek...
The first thing I thought when I saw this set was that I wanted to make a rustic Christmas card with it! The snowflakes are so amazing and unique. I stamped them in Fresh Snow (PTI) and Rich Cocoa (Momento) on Kraft cardstock. I found the layout to this card on Dawn McVey's blog. I really wanted a layout that would show off as much of the stamped background as possible:)
Adding some chocolate gingham *I am so loving this ribbon!* and a button/jute ribbon really polished it off:)

My next card is using the gorgeous set called "O Christmas Tree". The tree in this set is *SO* awesome, as long as you stamp it in some color of green on a white background, it looks like it already has snow on it!
I can't remember the name of this paper but it's by SU! I stamped the tree in Ripe Avacado on Rustic Cream cardstock and cut it out with my oval nestabilities. I added some faux stitching with an Old Olive marker.


My last card is using Holly Jolly Christmas and also uses this weeks Viva la Verve sketch! There is no twist this week so let your imaginations run wild!!!
I hope you enjoy this sketch:) I created it after my card, because I loved the ornaments in this layout! You don't have to use ornaments obviously, could have a flower and a stamped image, two stamped images, whatever you want!
My card base is white (PTI) and the dp is called Thoroughly Modern by SU! The Rich Razzleberry piece was cut with the top note die. I then stamped two of the ornaments in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo and cut them out with my 1.5" circle punch. I stamped the ornament tops in versamark and embossed them in silver on the RR piece, and then mounted the ornaments. I added some silver cording, some brads, and the sentiment (also embossed in silver). What do you think? I love this card! I should also mention that I covered both ornaments with a thin layer of Glossy Accents for a shiny effect.
Well I hope you enjoyed todays projects, I'll have more tomorrow!
I bought a Wii today, along with Mario Kart and a PGA Tour golf game for hubby, so we're having a fun night with the Wii! See ya tomorrow!

19 comments:

Debbie V said...

I love your card with the frosty flakes set. I am going to purchase that one.

Rose Ann said...

All of your sample cards are fabulous, Amber!!

jan farnworth said...

great card samples

nise said...

Your rustic flakes are wonderful! LOVE your tree, too.

Tami said...

these are all just gorgeous!

JenMarie said...

SOOOOOO Beautiful!!!!

Donna said...

great cards! love the non-traditional colors for the ornament card

Robin McK said...

Hi Amber - this is my first time seeing your blog! I will definitely be visiting more often! I love all of the cards in this post! TFS

Robin

Lisa H. said...

oh, Amber! these are wonderful.

Carolina said...

Love the non-traditional colors of the first card and second card is just wonderful with all the dost...love it!

Your take on the sketch is just perfect...love how you used the ornaments!

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards Amber!

Bogner's said...

Oh I love what you did with your sketch for the VLV challenge. Now I am going to have to try to imagine something besides this to do the sketch. It is so pretty and is going to be stuck in my head as I try to work! I love all your cards. So beautiful!

Tracy.H said...

These all great...love the last one though with the ornaments. The background is great! :0)

Cassie_lu said...

I love that last card you did. The whole thing is beautiful.

Lori Mueller said...

Really like your cards. TFS!!

Rosie said...

Thanks for all the inspiration. Great job.

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are all just so gorgeous, Amber! You are so talented!

Wendy said...

Love them all, especially the first one on Kraft!

Carrie said...

You are right - that Christmas Tree is incredible - looks like snow on the branches!