Friday, March 25, 2011

Verve Spotlights - Day 3, Chicks RULE!!!


Hey you! Thanks for coming back! I bet you're anxious to get your hands on some new Verve after seeing all the previews, aren't you? Well, tonight is your lucky night! New Verve will be available HERE tonight at midnight!

Also, don't forget about our Release Party! We'll be CHATTIN' IT UP in the Verve forums starting at 9 pm EST! Come and chat with us, we ALWAYS have a blast:) Click the banner above to go to the party thread!

Today, the Diva's are spotlighting the adorable new set called Chicks Rule and another new die, the Flutterby die!  This die matches the adorable butterfly stamp in the Chicks Rule set! 

Let's get to it:)

I used the the large butterfly from Chicks Rule and the small butterfly from Egg-stra Special, along with the new Flutterby die for this card!  To start out, I cut a bunch of butterflies out of the card front using the die. Next, I stamped the large butterfly, in the negative space created by the die, in Fresh Snow ink. 


I stamped some small butterflies on the card front in white ink, and then colored all the butterflies with an R22 Copic marker. I like how it creates some contrast:) I added the little antennae with a brown marker, added some pearls, and a couple pieces of ribbon and a bow! I stamped the sentiment in Rich Cocoa ink, I love that  font combination, don't you? For a last detail, I cut a piece of clear cardstock *just* smaller than the card front and glued it to the inside of the card front. Here's what it looks like flat...


I think you're REALLY going to love this set and that Flutterby die, they're SO FUN!

As you know, we love to celebrate here at Verve, so we've hidden a prize along the hop today! One lucky commenter on one of the Diva Hop Spots below will receive today's featured stamps and dies...Chicks Rule and Flutterby die! The deadline for commenting is 6PM Mountain on Friday, March 25. Winners will be announced during our ReLeAsE pArTy that night! 

1. Maureen7. Sankari
2. Amy8. Tosh
3. Amber9. Julee 
4. Janelle10. Andrea
5. Teresa11. Charmaine
6. Laurie


Thanks for stopping by today, see you in the party thread tonight!!!

80 comments:

Deb Palmer said...

Think spring? As I type this I am lookin out on many feet of snow and thinking it will never melt! I love the colors in your card

Kathi Silvia said...

THis card is just awesome I love the cutouts with the stamp behind...and the way you tied the ribbon through the cutout! Very nice!!

dj said...

love it....so very "holy" or is that hole-ey....very creative!! love how you used the die!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Great idea with the butterfly cut out..!
Love'n all these new stamps and dies...!! and thanks so much for this chance to WIN!

Teri said...

What a unique design! Love the idea!

Gretchen said...

Wow! What a creative card! Love the butterflies!

Christine from FL said...

I love the way you cut out the butterflies! Cute card!

Nicole said...

Beautiful, Amber! Love the monochrome. And LOVE the die and stamps. You showcased them very well.

Debbie Carriere said...

Amber, this is such a sweet monochromatic card!! I love your butterfly cut outs - fabulous effect :)

Mrs Ham said...

This is wonderful. I love the butterfly cut outs.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

you have the greatest idea, I luv the butterfly windows...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Yvonne said...

Lovely idea!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful girl! Love your idea!! Brilliant!

Charlotte said...

Your card is awesome! Love the butterfly cut-outs on the front! And, the color combo is yummy!

Rachel B said...

This card is so amazing! I love the butterfly die cutting right through the front of your card and the butterflies stamped on the inside to match the wholes! Beautiful!

Sherry Kushibab said...

What a great card....like the stamp on the inside seen thru the cutout. Your colors and details so soft and pretty. TFS

Wendy said...

Super cute idea. That little butterfly die is really cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

Oh I love your card, so fun and whimsical. Love the cut outs, the butterfly is beautiful, can't wait to see all tonite!

Kathy said...

Oh I'm telling you this butterfly die has just got to come to my house!And the stamps too! I love this card!

Melissa said...

This is SO soft and pretty, Amber! I love how you used the negative space - it's something I don't do very often but it really looks marvelous!

Luanne said...

So creative! Love the fresh snow inked butterflies, and how you used the clear piece on the inside. Wonderful design! Fabulous card ~ tfs!

Michelle said...

Love this! I love how you used the stamp and die together. Really pretty.

Jillisgram said...

Love the cutout idea! Cute card.

Keva said...

Eek! I adore the colors on this card! Fabulous layout, too!!! I like the clear cardstock under the butterflies. It looks amazing! Really pretty!!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Oh yes, love that flutterby die and your one layer card is one-derful and lovely. The butterfly stamps are great, too! Looks like Verve just might get some of my cold hard cash after the PARRRRRTEEEEE!!!!

Sue D said...

Cute idea--I like how you cut out the butterflies in the card front.

Moira said...

Adorable card and I love the techniques used and ribbon placement through the cut butterfly dies!

kksb said...

Your card is delightful! The font used in "Spring" is far and away my favorite.

jan farnworth said...

your card is very creative

Miss J said...

simple and nice...

Sankari W. said...

that is SO cool! LOVE the effect Amber - you so rocked the Flutterby die and butterfly stamp! Beautiful and holy moly creative!
xoxo!

Tina said...

How creative you are - love the cut out idea! Great card!

Nana Connie said...

Oh, ho wwonderful that die and stamp set is ging to be! Fantastic card -- really incredible use of the die.

Maureen said...

I loved this in the gallery all week and just LOVE it here :) I'm drooling for that die and LOVE how clever you were with the pearls...I never thought of that in Jan...just used buttons, but I will use bling next time :)

Denisse said...

your card is not only gorgeous cut genious! I love that butterfly die!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great display of the die. Love the swirls on Think Spring.. oh how I think of it.

Julia said...

I'm crazy for butterflies so I'm glad there's a die to go with this set. Love the cutouts and nice soft color of your card Amber...TFS!!

Queen Mary said...

This card is fantastic! My only regret is that there is no way for me to have these sets (and dies) in my grubby little hands for tomorrow -- a day of card making! LOVE them!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Amber, I love the design of your card! I do love that butterfly die!

Jess Willison said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Janelle said...

Amber! That is so cool! Love it. Nice touch with the clear cardstock.

Marisa said...

S-O-L-D sold!! Love the butterflies!! Great card using the punch outs and your ribbon treatment is great. I'm ready to par-tay :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

A vision in peach! Love the butterfly shaped windows cut out and those peach pearls Amber. Stunning!

irishgalkelly said...

This is fabulous! It looks so new and fresh. Gorgeous colors and those butterflies are delightful!!

Susan said...

Wow! I love your clever use of the butterfly die.

Barbie D. said...

Great card, love the way you used the ribbon through the cut-out butterfly, very clever.

Julie E said...

So pretty - the white is a wonderful choice!

mekei said...

did i learn something! great use of the butterfly die!!!!

Lillian Child said...

Adore the split ribbon effect - what a delightful card creation!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Amber! I love the cut outs with the matching butterflies inside... so cute! Gorgeous card!

Martha said...

this is amazing!

Nan G said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! Even your bows look like a butterfly!

Tarjteachr said...

Such great ideas! Wonderful card

NancyS said...

You are so clever, Amber. This card is so stinkin' cute! Love the design, the pearls, the cutouts and, especially, the ribbon embellishment. TFS.

Bloomin Rose said...

Amber, very pretty, love how you used the butterflies.

Kim Wilson said...

Love the dimensional depth to this card with the cutouts! Lovely! The butterflies and the die would be very fun to use! ;)

dinosaur said...

I love what you did with the die! Beautiful card!

Becky said...

Amber,
I love, love, love this card!
The color is awesome and the butterflies are so lovely!
I've bookmarked your blog and will be coming back for more inspiration.

Carol said...

I just love the flutterby die cut outs on your card!

Rose said...

Love the punched out butterflies on the card front with the stamped butterflies on the inside of the card, all those white butterflies really make this card sing. Beautiful work.

Crafty Engineering said...

Completely brilliant with the punched out butterflies!

resmith said...

I love this! Such a creative way to use the die.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is one stunning and inspiring card. Love the colors and those butterflies are AWESOME!

Colleen said...

Love the butterfly cutouts. What a wonderful idea!

Ravengirl said...

I am in love with this, it's gorgeous! I love that you used the negative of the butterfly. Love the yummy color that you used too!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a creative use of the die with coordinating stamp! Love the card!

drwarrenankh said...

LOVE Your card!! Awesome idea!!

Moosisk said...

WOW! I LOVE this card! What a great idea for the stamps and die! Gee, my "gotta have" list is getting longer and longer. :D

Lorus said...

Such a beautiful card!

Marsha said...

Your card is so neat !

Heidi said...

Amber this is such a great idea, how creative your mind went with this one. Another fab role out by Julee.

Heidi said...

Amber this is such a great idea, how creative your mind went with this one. Another fab role out by Julee.

KanataNewf said...

All I can say is "wow"!

mustangsarah said...

Very creative. Love the butterfly cutouts.

Cassie_lu said...

OMG love how you punched out the butterflies and then stamped them on the inside

marilynwillauer said...

WOW!!! Impressive card. Love what you did.

Gabby said...

Great way to use butterflies in the negative spaces! Pretty card! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE how you used the die for cut outs on the card front, Amber! So clever and different! LOVE it!

Julie Ann said...

I love your card. It is soooo beautiful the way you cut the butterflies out and stamped on the bottom page.

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