Friday, April 15, 2011

Verve Spotlights - Day 4, Hope Blooms, Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane

Hi there and welcome back to Day 4 of the Verve April 2011 Spotlights!


Today we're spotlighting two new sets, Hope Blooms and Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane!
I made a card with each set, but you'll have to wait until Monday's Favorites post to see my card with the Proverbs 16:9 PJ:)

I actually made TWO cards with Hope Blooms and I'll go ahead and share those with you right now:)

First up, a super simple one using the largest bloom from the set!
You gotta love a one layer card! I know I do! But sadly, that bow is still too big to slide through in a regular envelope without extra postage, lol! I just CAN'T make a mailable card, it's against my religion apparently, ha!
First I cut the card base with my large scallop punch (EK Success) and then stamped the largest bloom in each of the scallops with Melon Mambo ink (SU!) I had to stamp a couple leaves from Bloom and Grow also (LOOK! I didn't use a die, what's wrong with me???) The sentiment, along with lots of other fun ones with awesome fonts, is from Hope Blooms. I added some buttons, rhinestones, and ribbon to complete my little card:) Pretty simple!

Next up is another card using stamps from Hope Blooms and Bloom and Grow (I think you'll find that you need BOTH these stamp sets, they go SO WELL together!)


I really love this card, I think it's the color combination and all the leave dies, lol! YUMM! Card base is Hawaiian Shores and you already know where the leaf stamps come from (Bloom and Grow!). I stamped and embossed the leaves from Bloom and Grow in clear detail ep on the black Wonky Rectangles layer. What I love about the Elegant Leaves die is that you can cut it apart and use parts and pieces of the die where a full  die cut would be too much! I stamped the black leaves in black also, but you can hardly see it in this photo. I sort of wish I had done clear embossing here as well and almost did, but new job is kickin' my patoot, lol! I stamped the sentiment (from Hope Blooms) on a die cut cut out with my Spellbinders Grommet Tags die. 

You ready for MORE projects with these new sets? Hop away!


1. Julee8. Jackie
2. Tosh9. Charmaine
3. Amber10. Janelle
4. Amy11. Teresa
5. Maureen12. Laurie
6. Cresta13. Sankari
7. Andrea14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Hope Blooms, Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane and Floral Circles Die Set

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Don't forget about the Release party in the Verve forums tonight!!! Kicks off HERE at 9 pm EST... be there for your chance to WIN more stamps!!! And of course, it's so fun you'll totally enjoy yourself even if you don't win;) Ta for now!!

66 comments:

Joanne Gilch said...

I just love seeing one layer cards and this one is so fabulous!!!
The black leaves are very striking with that Hawaiian shores.

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous one layer card!! Love those blooms nestled in the scallops!! Gorgeous colors in the second!! Really makes the flowers pop!!

Nicole said...

These are great!! Love your "simple," one layer card (although, it's anything but simple). And that blue and black are stunning.

Rachel B said...

Your "simple" card is amazing! I love the scallop to accent the flowers! So cool. And the second card is just stunning! I love the colors, the wonky rectangle, and all those leaves with the blossom! Beautiful!

{Chrissie} said...

Beautiful cards, especially the turquiose and black - great color combo! Oh, and I can't make mailable cards either, so I know what you mean!!! :-)

Luanne said...

Gorgeous! Love how you stamped that bloom into the cut scallop edge! And the black leaves on the teal useing the die? Brilliant! TFS!

joannhw said...

Love the easy layout of this card!! So very pretty!

Lori said...

I love your CAS card and that turquoise one just POPS right off the page - WOW! I love these dies and stamp sets - awesome cards!

Jessica said...

OOh these are awesome, love them both!

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love those flowers!

Wanda Cullen said...

The one layer card is so striking and I just love your row of blooms that fit into the scalloped edge! But I love the colors and those awesome leaves of the 2nd card...you've really sold these new toys with your amazing creations!

shellybob said...

Love how you did the blooms in the scallops. That teal and black is amazing!!!!

Denisse said...

Both of your cards are WOW!!! Simply amazing! You are SO talented!

marilynwillauer said...

Great twosome of cards!! Your first one is simply cute!!! Love the color on the second one!!!

KanataNewf said...

Two gorgeous cards!

Rona said...

both are gorgeous but I LOVE the black stamped on blue!! That is such a pretty look!

Marsha said...

Both cards are so pretty.

Rachelle said...

Love your cards.
Rachelle
joyfulhrtatgmail dot com

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just fabulous, Amber! I love how those flowers fit in the big scallops on the first card. And wow, that cluster of loveliness with the classy turquoise and black is just stunning!

freida said...

What FABULOUS designs..."Simplicity is the essence of Beauty!" There is a certain element that it takes to create a simple, yet elegant, design. YOU ROCKED IT, GF! :)

Michelle said...

These are great!! Love your "simple," one layer card. And that blue and black are stunning.

Melissa said...

The hop gets better and better - what a beauty, Amber! Good for you doing a one layer card - those are the hardest ones to do but you rocked it!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous cards!! love the touches of bling and bakers twine on the second one :-)

JoyLynn said...

WOW! Two totally different cards and both amazing. TFS

Leanne said...

Wow, I love that bling, and that flower dies you used, very nicely done, beautiful! TFS!

Lea L. said...

These are both very pretty! I love the large scallops on the first one with the flowers stamped in each one!!

kksb said...

Both cards are great! Love the sentiment on the first card.

Mrs Ham said...

Your card are wonderful. I love those flowers.

Julia said...

Amber I just love your cards....great colors and I'm so in love with the elegant leaves die.

jan farnworth said...

very pretty card.

P said...

Love the new stamps and dies, and how you have used them!

Marisa said...

Love how you have the flowers in the scallops on the first card and I love the black and turquoise colour combo on the second - the leaves with the turquoise trim just pop against the back. Great work on both.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are lovely Amber. It is always nice to see someone get back to basics with a stunning one layer card. The buttons centers are cute. Love the wonky rectangle frame shape in your striking turquoise card as well!

Julie E said...

More gorgeous card! What a wonderful way to do the scallops on the first - the flowers look made for the shape! Plus, the black mat on the second is such a wonderful backdrop.

Tanya said...

Oh Amber these are amazing! Love the CAS look of the first, and the second is so striking, love them both. :D

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow! Both cards are just beautiful!! These new stamp sets and dies are amazing.

Pam said...

What great cards! Love the 1st - the scallops sre fab.

Lillian Child said...

I adore your cardmaking style!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Sheila M Jones said...

This is just lovely!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous cards. Each so different and yet with a beauty all its own. Thanks for showing the versatility of these gorgeous flowers.

Jennifer Shults said...

These are stunning Amber! I love love love both of these... seriously wonderful designs on both. :) Hugs!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Beautiful cards. The colors are wonderful. I like how you made the flowers and the scallops on the first and the bling added in the corners of the second.

Vicki Dutcher said...

2 awesome samples!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like how the flowers fit in the scallops on the first.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That turquoise and black card is amazing and I love how you tucked those flowers into the large scallops! Great samples!!

BonnieC said...

Love how you stamped the flowers in the scallops. And, the Hawaiian shores and black combo -- awesome!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Amber I love your clean and simple card. The teal and black combo totally rocks. great cards!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Oooh - I like brown and blue, love the simplicity of the silhouettes on your card....very nice. Of course one of my favorite sayings is 'life is good' - like what you did with this and the flowers and buttons.

Heather said...

Love both cards, but the blue with black is really eye-catching. I would never have thought to stamp BLACK leaves (until someone else[Andrea?] did the other day in a hop), but it looks really cool.

Vickie Merrick said...

You've done it again! Gorgeous cards!!! I love your color choices and the way you layered card #1 visually in direct contrast to how you layered card #2.

Michele said...

Are we allowed to have favorites?? I adore all the amazing work each of you has done; everyone's creations are fantastic ... but these are my favorite! I LOVE your style! Simple, clean and the perfect amount of fun flair! Well done! These cards are incredible; and something I hope you don't mind, that I would love to try and do myself; they're perfect!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, that Hawaiian Shores and Black really pops! Very cool!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful cards. Love the blue and black one. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the blue and black. So pretty.
Renee
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

scrappinmommom said...

Loving the black leaves and the pretty shade of blue.

Moira said...

love the crisp and clean look of the first card and the color combo used for the second card - THanks for sharing :)

Sandra said...

very nice - they are both super!
Sandra ltb

joy said...

I love how you layered the flowers on the Hello friend card and how you accented the life is good sentiment on your red/white card!

bethann said...

great cards. love the first sentiment. love all the dimension

Cher said...

LOL...I am so with you...I cant mail any cards I make! luv luv your work on these tho...

Peggy said...

Very pretty cards. Love the red and teal.
God bless,
PeggyS

Helen said...

Two such different cards, but both so lovely!

Dawn Easton said...

Both are GORGEOUS girl!

Jan Castle said...

Both cards are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
Especially like the black and aqua combo!
Jan Castle
castle77@comcast.net

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I just love both of these, Amber! LOVE the flowers in the big scallops on the first and I love the colors on the second!

Janelle said...

Amber, love 'em both, but that single layer card doesn't look it, AT ALL! Love the flowers in the scallops, real sweetness there. That blinged out beauty with the black leaves... gorgeous!