Thursday, October 28, 2010

Verve Sneak Peeks, Day 4 ~ Glad Tidings

Are you ready for day FOUR of the Verve Holiday Release count down? Today's set is going to make you SO happy!
Today, we're introducing you to Glad Tidings, a beautiful set of snowflakes, sentiments, and a fun tag!
I created this card on the fly today, after seeing THIS card by Debbie Olson on her blog today! As soon as I saw the shape and colors I wanted to make one of my own, lol!
I made the card base with my Labels  Nestabilities. For the background paper, I stamped the large snowflake from Glad Tidings in Versamark randomly on the Blueberry Sky cardstock and embossed them in white ep. Then I stamped the smaller snowflake in Cherry Cobbler ink randomly, over some of the white snowflakes. When I was done stamping, I went over the cardstock with tissue to get the red ink off the embossed snowflakes. Now it looks like some of the snowflakes are in the background, cool! I love this technique (emboss resist) but hardly ever do it. I think I'm too lazy, lol!
Next I stamped the tag from Glad Tidings in Summer Sky (Memento) ink and stamped the sentiment (oh mylanta, I love this FONT!!!) The snowflake in the tag is a part of the tag stamp, isn't it PRETTY? I glitzed it up with some Gold Ice Stickles and a rhinestone. I also added some rhinestones to the white snowflakes on the background cardstock. I finished this card off with some Blueberry Sky satin ribbon and a Pure Poppy button and some floss! Super fun card, I loooove shaped cards!

What's this, you ask? Well it's another project!
When you're really inspired by a stamp set, it helps with your creativity, and this WHOLE RELEASE inspires me! It makes me think of Country Christmases, sparkly snowflakes, gift-giving, etc...
We are in the middle of a typhoon today (a huge one, category 4!!!) so we didn't have to work. W000t!!!!! I was in my craft room ALL DANG DAY! It was GREAT! I love playing hookey from work, lol!
Okay, sorry, I digress!
I stamped the Sweet Scallop Tag Plain Jane onto some Rustic White cardstock and cut the tags out. Then I stamped the wreath image and colored the holly and berries with my Copics and added the "To, From" stamp from the same set. I glued the circle image onto the tag and that's it! Just added some twine to the tag hole and I have a few matching tags:) They're pretty simple, but I sometimes like simple, lol!

 I added a tag, some ribbon, and a glittered-up clothes pin to a small kraft sack so you can see how it would look. I love these home-y, country colors. These are my colors this year!

Don't forget: this Friday, October 29, we'll be releasing a whole lot of new Verve!  We hope you'll join us over in our SCS forum for our Release Party from 9-11pm Eastern on Friday night!  

You ready to see what the other Diva's have for you today? Check 'em out here!

Here's the official link list of today's spotlight hops.  Happy hopping! 

1. Amy8. Tosh
2. Jackie9. Sankari
3. Mercy10. Teresa
4. Michelle11. Jen T.
5. Lynda12. Andrea
6. Charmaine13. Amber
7Laurie14. Julee


Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!
Have fun and we'll see ya tomorrow! You do NOT WANT TO MISS tomorrow's post, SO. MUCH. GOODNESS. I'm just sayin'.

68 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

awesome project!

Giffysk8s said...

LOVE them, as always!

Bet Christy is sooooo bummed about missing the typhoon!

SusieQ said...

The new stamp sets by Verve are truely inspiring. Love it all.

irishgalkelly said...

Both of your projects are just cute as can be! I love your snowflakes and simple wreaths. Great reveal!

Sue D said...

I like your embossed resist snowflakes--beautiful sparkly card. I never would have thought of putting the tags together--I like it!

Keva said...

Great card and I love the tags.

Luanne said...

I love your snowflake card! The blue is a wonderful surprise on a wonderful card!! Darling tags too. Getting excited for the release.........!!!!!

marilee53 said...

It's always so fun to hop to all blogs and get great ideas like yours. Love the cards

Joan V said...

Two beautiful projects. Glad Tidings seems to be a very versatile set. With only a sneak peek, there has been so many great things made. Thanks for sharing.

Christine from FL said...

I love your tags!

Andrea said...

Love the wreaths!!!!

Bogner's said...

I love the tag on the first one! That glittery flake is awesome! And your to from tags are fabulous!

Rhonda said...

Love these projects!!

Gretchen said...

Those snowflakes are just gorgeous! Can't wait for this set! Love your little country bags too~!

Olivia said...

I am loving this new set! The snowflake is just gorgeous! Great job on the card!

Nicole said...

How smart to emboss the snowflakes in white first...makes what looks like a lot of work quick and beautiful! And your tags are super cute!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

such cute tags!! i love the layering of the circles on top of the tag outline- lovely!!

Lin said...

Beautiful projects today, and can't wait for the reveal!

Wendy said...

WOW!!! Great stuff Amber...I love your Labels Nestie card. I made on of those once. It turned out so cute. Love your tags as well. Thanks for all your hard work this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

You divas sure know how to sell Verve - lol! Love both of your creations!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the cool and unique shape of your card and all its glitteriness Amber. Those tags are so elegant - who will look at the present? LOL!
~Meredith

Kathy said...

Two great projects Amber! The tags are fantastic, and I love the colors used for the snowflake card.

Lynda Benden said...

Dang Amber, you have been a busy girl! LOVE your snowflake card, so pretty and your tags are awesome!

Cassie_lu said...

great projects.

Bethany said...

Love the shape of the first card and all the snowflakes :o)
Beautiful tags too!

Detra said...

I just love tags and these are beautiful. tfs.

Rose said...

Your snowflake card is beautiful, love the color combo. Those tags are awesome as tags and the art piece of a larger tag or on a card, love that circle overlaid. Excellent work.

Marisa said...

Fun card shape on the top card and I'm loving that snowflake image! Gorgeous tags and I love how you used the wreath on the tag. Great work as always. Hope the typhoon doesn't cause too much damage!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Amber! Love those glitzed out snowflakes and wonderful ribbon! And awesome shaped card! How out of the box creative! Your second card is amazing as well, with that super tag! Both lovely!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous work! Love those wonderful tags and your glittered clothespin!

Peggy said...

Great projects. God bless!

Tanya said...

These are stunning girl! You have really been busy. I love that blue, and those snowflakes are gorgeous! I want to make my tags this year!

Nancy L. said...

both are beautiful!

Kris Turner said...

Both projects are great, but I LOVE the tags! Thanks for the inspiration! Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Carrie said...

TFS I love this stamp set.

KanataNewf said...

Two terrific projects - love both the card and the tags.

TannyP said...

Everything from this release has been outstanding and your creations aren't helping my resolve to spend less =) Gorgeous!

Ida said...

Beautiful snowflake card (love the sparkle) and what wonderful tags.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Wooo...I just adore all these tags! Gorgeous! I love the second project!

Linda E said...

Fabulous projects! I love your use of non-traditional colors.

Jana said...

I love the colors of this

Kelly G said...

Love your tags!!!

Monica L said...

The combination of card and tags with the beautiful wreath is wonderful.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the tags and that vintage greeting is so pretty!!

Martha said...

OH I love this!

Barbie D. said...

Awesome projects. Can't wait for the release tomorrow night.

scrappinmommom said...

You are all teasing us!!! Can't wait to see the rest of the stamps. Love the colors of your card and the tags are adorable.

Darlene said...

Beautiful shaped card - love the blues and poppy. I like the DP you created with the embossed snowflakes. Love your tags - the snowflake one and the wreath ones.

Heather said...

Love that card!!! That blue is so yummy and I love the embossed snowflakes and the dimension they bring.

Meg said...

Love the cards and tags. Thanks for the tip about the "background" look- have to try it!

Kristina said...

Oooh, I love that color combo on your card... It's so yummy looking! The stamped snowflack background, the ribbon at the top. Ah, I think I'll just stare at it for a while. :)

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh my ....these are awesome....and I love those tags....the stamp set is a must have for sure....tfs

Mary B said...

Love the colors and the sparkly snowflakes!

Naomi said...

The tags are simple, yet lovely; and the bold and unique color scheme on the card is breathtaking. The sentiment in red really pops! Fantastic!!

Renee said...

Love the tags but died over the card! Love those colors! fabulous!

Janet S said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this blue card! The accent of cranberry color is perfect. The tags are nice, too. Thanks for sharing them with us today during the hop. :D

beadz said...

Very pretty!

Julia said...

Awesome card Amber!....the stamped background looks just like dp!!

redstamper7 said...

The card and the wonderful tags are just amazing. I don't know how you come up with so many great ideas.

Becky T

Maureen said...

so gorgeous, Amber!! Love all the glitter :)

Peachy Wessels said...

I love this label, it makes a really pretty shaped card! Also, your tags are fun and have that vintage feel! Love them!

Mercy said...

what beautiful sneak peeks, amber! love the color combo on that first card, and those tags are stunning! awesome job!

Lillian Child said...

Simply beautiful creativity!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What beautiful projects, Amber! I LOVE those tags you made!

Janine said...

Super projects!

Lea L. said...

These are both very pretty! I love the color combos that you used!! ♥♥♥

spikescreativeside.com said...

Amber I love the many textures and colours you've used to bring it all together in the card!

scrappingnana said...

These are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.