Thursday, October 7, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight - Autumn Splendor


It's Day 2 of the Verve Stamps New Release Spotlights and today several of the Divas are sharing projects with the fabulous new Autumn Splendor set. This is my new favorite leaf-y set and I'm sure it will soon be yours too! It's a set of 27 (yes 27!!) stamps including both solid and outline leaves (perfect for 2-step stamping!), beautiful Verve-style sentiments - and let me tell ya, you better grab this one quick because I have a feeling it's going to sell out FAST!!

When I saw all those fabulous different leaf stamps I knew I wanted to create a card with a fall wreath on the front and this is pretty much what I was imagining...


I used a few of the outline stamps (but not anywhere near all of them!) on some fall colored cardstock and then cut them all out with my hobby knife, attached them randomly in a circle on some Kraft CS that I had stitched to a dark brown mat, then adhered the whole thing to a Kraft CS base. I added the "Autumn Greetings" sentiment popped up on a few dimensionals as a final touch.

I can see re-creating this wreath in the spring in pastel colors and adding in some tiny little flowers - wouldn't that be fun!? Or using more of the "sprig-like" leaves in all shades of green and gluing on some little red berries for a holiday wreath this winter. I can't wait to try some of these ideas!!

Be sure to stop by the other Divas' blogs listed below for more peeks at this and a few of the other new sets (Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win some Verve goodies!!):

1. Mercy
2. Charmaine
3. Michelle
4. Jen T. (that's me!)
5. Tosh
6. Teresa
7. Lynda
8. Amy
9. Susan
10. Andrea
11. Jackie
12. Sankari
13. Amber
14. Julee

Want another chance to win some Verve? There's still time to play along with Verve's World Card Making Day / Release Week Challenges! There are a total of 5 challenges and each challenge has a $25 gift certificate to the Verve Store up for grabs!! Complete all 5 to be eligible to win the ENTIRE Autumn Release!! More details HERE on the Verve Blog.

62 comments:

Amber Hight said...

Wow Jen, this looks like HARD WORK and it PAID OFF! Simply fabulous work my friend!

Sarah said...

All of the time spent cutting out those leaves was worth it! Great card!

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow that was a lot of cutting Jen. You must have a lot of patience and it was well worth the effort. The card is great.

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...this card is beautiful! Love those stamps.

Keva said...

You're killing me with that wreath! It is really really pretty! I love that you took the time to do all of that cutting because the results are wonderful!

Nicole said...

What a creative take!! Love it.

Andrea said...

I love the wreath! great idea and so fitting for the season!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This gorgeous love how you made a wreath!!!!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

This is lovely -- wow, what a lot of cutting! :)

Wendy said...

Great card & lovely colors you chose!!!

Davi said...

Wow very nice..fab wreath with all those cut out leaves.

Tricia said...

Wow! Look at all that detail! You are amazing!! TFS!!

Luanne said...

Oooooo! So cute!! Love what you did with this...

Bogner's said...

Check out all that hard work of cutting out the leaves! Fabulous card though! Stunningly beautiful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh jen - this must have taken you forever! Cutting out all those flowers - your poor hands!! It looks fantastic though.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Absolutely love this card. The colors are lovely!

Lin said...

LOVE your wreath, and love the touches of blue! Wonderful inspiration for us - thank you!

craftymom205 said...

Love your card. Great wreath.

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning wreath design! Love all the different options these leaf images will have!

Lynne in NI said...

..GASP.... what an absolutely stunning card!

Marisa said...

Love your leaf wreath! What a lovely mix of colours and leaf shapes :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, vibrant colors, Jen! Love all those great leaf cut-outs on the backdrop of the Kraft paper. Gives the card such wonderful dimension and contrast! Super fine design and layout.

Martha said...

oh I love it, its beautiful

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is simply FANTASTIC, Jen! I hope your wrist is okay after all that cutting! Love your ideas for spring wreaths!

Melissa Cash said...

What a beautiful card/wreath. I love your ideas for the other wreaths as well. I wonder how many different ones you could create with this set?

P said...

Beautiful card with lots of time and effort!

Lorus! said...

Love the wreath! The variety of leaf shapes and colors are so fun and cheerful!

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

oooh. Love the wreath! Great idea for maximizing the use of the leaves!

Tanya said...

Wow, loving the wreath idea! All those leave are fabulous, thanks so much!

Jackie said...

This is fabulous! I know it must have taken a long time to get all those stamps cut out, but it was really worth it! Fabulous work!

Radha said...

Jen ! That is such a darling!!! Love the way u made is so easy:))

Heather said...

Such a cute card! Now all Verve needs is a leaf die so you don't have to cut out ALL those adorable leaves.

Ravengirl said...

How clever! This is beautiful and I can totally see your spring wreath idea working!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore this wreath!! Very pretty!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Just love what you've done with these leaf stamps. WOW!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Just love what you've done with these leaf stamps. WOW!

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful fall wreath! Love the leaves

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

how cute Jen...I luv this!

enjoy *~*

Janet S said...

OMG - LOVE the autumn wreath! Sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us during the blog hop. :D

Tasha said...

Beautiful! Loving the wreaths made with the set!

Mercy said...

this is fabulous, jen! amazing sneak peek, sweets!

Jen P said...

Love the wreath...worth the hard work!! :)

Kristina said...

LOVE that autumn wreath! It would look so good with some spring-y colors, flowers, and maybe even some buttons in it!

Marsha said...

27? wow. Love your card. So pretty.

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous wreath - it really pops on the background. Love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

egaspocsLove this leaf wreath! Easy to vary the colours!

Lynda Benden said...

Too cute Jen! What a great idea to make a wreath out of the leaves! Love it!

Maureen said...

sweet, sweet, wreath, Jen...can't wait to see all those leaf images!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Awww!! Your wreath is charming Jen!! Love your sweet little sentiment flag too!!

Peachy Wessels said...

I like your card design style. Very pretty, fresh and fun! Love your cards!

Denise's Creations said...

What a great idea, love the wreath.

Natalie said...

Love the wreath idea for any season! Wonderful!

Paperisilppua ja villapalloja said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

KanataNewf said...

Jen your cards are always such a delight - love this autumn wreath!

Kay said...

These leaves are just adorable, and I LOVE that wreath!

Amy Sheffer said...

Hey girl, too funny, we're thinking alike again! Love your wreath!! And now I can't wait to try other seasons, too - great idea!! TFS :)

Clare said...

How pretty! Very nice!

Dani said...

So lovely and sweet!! Perfect!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such a pretty wreath! Love this idea... I'd like to get this stamp set just to CASE this card!

Wendy said...

Did you change your banner?? Or maybe I haven't been here to visit enough...Love this Verve peek girl, fab!

Anthonette said...

Wow, Jen...gorgeous card! I'm glad you're having a great time on the mainland.

Anonymous said...

The hard work was worth the effort. What a gorgeous card