Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Verve Spotlights - Day 2, Bloom and Grow, Elegant Leaves die, and Floral Circles die

**This is my 2nd post for today! Please scroll down or click HERE to see my MFT Sketch #15 sample! Thanks:)**

Welcome to day 2 of the Verve Stamps Spotlights! We're counting down to release day by sharing sneak peeks of the AMAZING sets being released on Friday!

You are going to simply ADORE the images and dies being shown today. Seriously my favorite. release. ever. 


For my card here, I used images from the new set "Bloom and Grow" and the new Floral Circles dies! I kind of wanted to create a topiary scene with the flower images and matching dies, so this definitely had to be a long and skinny card. I cut the shapes out with the dies first and then stamped the blooms in Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder and topped the blooms off with some buttons and twine! I stamped some smaller flowers and one of the leaves from the set in a light pink and turquoise ink. The flowers are stacked in the basket from "Chicks Rule" and I added some felt grass (using MFT's Fresh Cut Grass die). This is a really simple card, but I think it's just right:)

I have one more card to share using the same set and floral circles dies, PLUS the new FANTASTIC Elegant Leaves die!


Again, a pretty simple card, but it really gets an added boost with those new dies, doncha think? The Elegant Leaves die will be on every card on my blog, from here on out. Fair warning, lol! Isn't it GORGEOUS? Paired with the matching leaves stamp in the Bloom and Grow set, it's the perfect combination:) I also used the super adorable Sweet Scallop Tag die. Steel dies are seriously the best thing since stamps:) The "Happy Mother's Day" and "Grandma" stamps are from another set we're spotlighting tomorrow, so be sure to check back for more on that fun set!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Here's your blog hop list for the day, happy hopping:)


1. Amber8. Julee
2. Amy9. Laurie
3. Andrea10. Maureen
4. Charmaine11. Teresa
5. Cresta12. Tosh
6. Jackie13. Sankari
7. Janelle14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Bloom & Grow, Elegant Leaves Die and Floral Circles Die Set



81 comments:

scrappingnana said...

Both of these are so pretty. I love the new flower stamps and dies. TFS

Lin said...

Really yummy cards! I love your topiary on the first card and your'e so right, those leaves will get used every time!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Amber! I am in love with the leaves!!

Luanne said...

Love them both! I really like the color combinations you've used today, and like how you stacked those flowers. Can't wait to see these....

Lori said...

Wow, Amber! These are gorgeous! I love how you made the topiary out of flowers :)

Rona said...

These cards are both gorgeous - I am flower crazy (can't ever get to many!!) I will have to check back tomorrow to see more from that set - looks like a must have too!!

bethann said...

cute as can be. love this stamp set

Leanne said...

You've out did yourself this morning, what a lovely card or cards, I can't decide on which one I like both, they are wonderful.

Nancy B said...

Very pretty! Love the topiary card!

Nicole said...

Great cards, Amber! Love the topiary. Can't wait for the two new dies!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, Amber, both cards are simply gorgeous!! Love the idea of creating a topiary and those leaves are to "die" for! :-)

Denisse said...

OH BOY! HTOSE FLOWERS AND FLOWER DIES ARE SO CUTE! I CAN'T WAIT !!! WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD!

Tracy J said...

This looks like a must-have for me. I can't get enough of flowers, leaves, and matching dies!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such a pretty topiary! What a cool idea!

suzieq23 said...

Your card with the new Verve is just so creative. I love the new dies and stamps, as always, i must add. thanks for sharing

Marsha said...

Love those blooms and leaves. Very pretty.

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE the second card, Amber! Great colours and use of the tag. Cute flower topiary stack on the first card.

Rachel B said...

Oh wow! That tree is so cool with the blossoms and the die makes it so easy to make! Fabulous!

Amy Sheffer said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Amber! I'm especially loving that topiary! Brilliant!!

marilynwillauer said...

Lovely cards! Just love the font on Verve stamps.

Lorus! said...

I love the topiary idea and the lovely cards!

Joanne Gilch said...

Amber, both of these cards are gorgeous! Piling the floral Circles on top of one another to make a topiary...very smart. Luvin the Leaves die and the stamp...can't wait to see more Verve goodness.

Kathi Silvia said...

Love the non traditional size card.,..and very unique idea with the topiary!

Vickie Z said...

Love them both!! Topiary is wonderful and love the colors and flowers/leave combo on the second!!

Tina said...

Both cards are very pretty. The first one with the topiary is such a creative idea! Great job!

Donna said...

Wow. Your cards are amazing! I'm sold on the set!!! Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

So delightful, Amber!

Amy said...

Very pretty....the second card colors are just gorgeous!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards! These new Verve dies look wonderful.

Christine from FL said...

Love your topiary card!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Eeeks! Your topiary is just brilliant! Fabulously scrumptious cards, Amber!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How super clever is your topiary Amber!! And I love the hint of turquoise with the rounded top!! And your second card is so charming with the craft, tag and sweet flowers!! Two fabulous creations!!

inga said...

Love all your cards.They are amazing....

Heather said...

Two great cards! As soon as I saw the first one I thought, "what a cool topiary" so you hit that one right on. : ) And the second card is simple but elegant. I'm so glad Verve has added matching dies to their list of products.

Darla said...

Beautiful cards, especially the 2nd one, I LOVE it!! Those new dies are FAB!

Christina said...

Your cards are so pretty, especially the yellow, brown and kraft one! I am with you on those gorgeous leaves--they could find a home on every card! Can't wait to see more!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE how you created the topiary on that first card....it looks fab!

Mary said...

Love both your cards. Very creative.

Frances said...

Gorgeous! love both, that topiary idea is beautiful! hugs, Frances

Joan V said...

Oh, this is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That topiary is so great, Amber!! I also love how nicely the sentiments fit in the tag! I love my tag die!!

Mary said...

Love the looks of this set and dies! That topiary card is really cute!

Vickie Merrick said...

Both of your cards are so pretty!!! I love the way you used the dies and stamps to make the topiary on the first card. The Elegant Leaves die is a "must have".

I completely agree with your comment, "Steel dies are seriously the best thing since stamps". My fingers will be forever grateful to the creative minds that came up with them!

Michelle said...

Lovin' the new flower stamps and dies

Karol L said...

Love both your cards. And the dies are fabulous.

Jennipher Lowery said...

both cards are fabulous Amber!

Karla said...

Love both of your cards! So cute. Thanks for your inspiration.

mustangsarah said...

Simply Yummy cards.Love the dies1

jan farnworth said...

really cute

Anonymous said...

Both cards are yummy! Love the ideas, and the dies - gotta have em! Jenn M

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, so creative Amber, luv both cards!

enjoy *~*

Tessa said...

Both cards are beautiful! I really like the topiary on the first one!

Moira said...

Your topiary card is beautiful and I love the Kraft and yellow on the Mother's day card. thanks for sharing :)

Jessica said...

These are fabulous! love that topiary!

Pam said...

These are both so pretty! Really love the new flower stamps.

pmm said...

Love both of your cards! I need to do more of the long skinny ones- love your creative use of the new flowers to make topiary!

Janet Z said...

So pretty! I especially love the Kraft!

joy said...

Love both cards - the flowers are so striking! I love the topiary with the beautiful colors. I know you must have enjoyed using this set!

kksb said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Julia said...

Beautiful cards Amber....the elegant leaves die is a must have that will compliment all the wonderful Verve floral stamps.

Tarina said...

Amber - so darn clever with your usage of this stamp set - love them both!

Rachelle said...

Your cards are very beautiful!
TFS!!!
Rachelle

Lisa Lynn said...

Your cards are adorable. I especially love the layer of flowers in the first card, and the colors of the second.

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

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Jess Willison said...

WOW! These are gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous samples girl!!! Love the look of those new dies!!! Wow!

Kelly Booth said...

So Pretty amber...Love these creations!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the topiary you created with the green blooams Amber, and your color combo in your 2nd card as well.

Ravengirl said...

This is fabulous work! I love the topiary look on your first card and the sweet scallop tag on your second! New Verve dies...so exciting!

Jan Garber said...

Sweet idea to think of Grandma on Mother's Day! The new stamps are wonderful!

Rochelle said...

BEAUTIFUL! I especially like the dies!

Melissa said...

Awww, Amber - I totally LOVE your topiary! What a great idea (I may have to steal it...:) I see you've been using your dies as much as I have - they are amazing!! TFS!

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards--I really like the topiary.

Julie E said...

These are wonderful cards! What creativity with the topiary.

Cher said...

BOTH are great...wow..u rock

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty cards!

KanataNewf said...

Love that colour combination with the kraft base.

Sheila M Jones said...

These are just lovely!

Lisa M. said...

Lovely, Amber! Just lovely! I am diggin' this set!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful, Amber! love the craft and yellow.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such sweet, happy cards! I love how you stacked the flowers on the first to form the topiary! So cool!