Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Verve Stamps: New Release Spotlights Day 2 !


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the Verve release Spotlights for April, where today the Verve Divas are featuring the gorgeous stamp set: Bloom and Grow - along with 2 brand new "must-have" dies to die for:  the gorgeous leaves die called: Elegant Leaves and the beautiful flower trio die called: Floral Circle dies.

First of all - the number of flowers in this set is AMAZING - for real! And the sentiments are soooo inspiring, elegant and simply heartfelt!. I decided to keep the focal area simple and stamped one of the medium flowers in a light pink around the frame with the sentiment: " You, make a difference in my life" as the focal sentiment. I also added a little Flutterby butterfly die from Verve stamps (March release) to the top poof of the card and kinda went a little "layer" happy :))))


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Bloom and Grow by Verve Stamps
Paper: MME and Bazzil pink
Inks: Angel Pink and Tuxedo black
Verve Dies: Flutterby butterfly die 
Accessories: corner rounder, liquid pearls, nesties, cotton candy stickles, rhinestones from Prima, dimensionals and ribbon from stash.


Okay - seriously - I think I might have gone a bit overboard with the layering - but it was so much fun to pair up the gray and pink and brown tones all together :).


 I couldn't help making another card with the awesome Elegant Leaves die - it perfectly cuts the beautiful leave stamps in the set and quickly makes the perfect accent. I used the sentiment: "Thanks a bunch" and paired it with a few flowers that I had cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I love how all the flowers work with each other and make it so easy to create fun layers of flowers :)
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Bloom and Grow by Verve Stamps
Paper: MME and PTI cardstock
Inks:Colorbox Chalk Aquamarine and Tangerine & Memento Desert Sand and Pear Tart
Verve Dies: Elegant Leaves
Accessories: liquid pearls, Bo Bunny bling and pearls, EK success scallop punch, Nestabilities (labels), circle punch, ribbon from stash and dimensionals.



I can't wait to create a ton of cards with this beautiful stamp set - there are SOOO many options for how to layer all these flowers and leaves and sentiments! This stamp set is a big one - and there is a HUGE prize today for one lucky commentator: Hop along with us and leave a little shoutout in the comments at each Diva's blog for a chance to win! One lucky commenter on today's hop spots will win today's featured set AND dies!!! ACK!! how awesome is that?

  Deadline for commenting is 6PM Mountain on Friday, April 15. Winners will be announced during our Release Party this Friday night {4/15} from 9-11pm Eastern.

Please check out the gorgeous creations from the Divas and Guest Designers! They will seriously knock your lounge pants off! :D


1. Amber
8. Julee
2. Amy
9. Laurie
3. Andrea
10. Maureen
11. Teresa
5. Cresta
12. Tosh
6. Jackie
13. Sankari
14. Melissa

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



Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

65 comments:

Lin said...

What a feast for the eyes!! I MUST have these sets, all of them! Beautiful cards, Sankari!

Tanya said...

Oh these are stunning! I couldn't wait to get to your blog today, I knew you would have something amazing!

bethann said...

GORGEOUS, love thes cards,

Lori said...

WOW!!! How incredibly stunning! I love the colors, all the details and the bling rocks :) TFS!

Leanne said...

Absoultly beautiful, love the bling,love the stamps, love it all...TFS!

Wanda Cullen said...

You rocked these new sets with these gorgeous sample cards! I especially love the warm colors and layout of the second card!

Nicole said...

WHOA! I think you outdid even yourself this time. ;) I was oohing and aahing over the first card, and thinking how clever you were to pair those colors, when I scrolled down to comment and found the second one!!! LOVE them both. Amazing layering and details. And you really showed off great ideas for the set. Can't wait!!

Luanne said...

Breathtaking...Both of them!! Unbelievable Sankari! You're amazing, just like the flowers. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Tracy J said...

I'm convinced! This set looks awesome. Can't wait to try it out. Winning it would be even better. Your cards are so lovely...the second one is my fav!

Marsha said...

Gasp! Oh, my goodness. You have more talent in your little finger than I do in my whole body.

Denisse said...

the details on your cards are stunning! nut the second card is my fav! great work!

Marisa said...

Love the colour combo on the first card and the lovely layering. Great use of the flowers on the second card - can't wait to see the entire set!

marilynwillauer said...

And yet, another set of beautiful cards!!! Love your work, such an inspiration.

Joanne Gilch said...

The pants were knocked off and now I can not find them. Love both of your cards...sure glad that I don't have to vote on either one!!!

Lorus! said...

I love the layers and sparkle on the gray, brown, and pink number - WOW!
The patterned paper on the leaves is such a fun touch on your second card and I love the color combination!

Amy said...

Wow wow wow! I adore all the details you put into that last card.....makes one stunning beauty!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful cards, Sankari! So rich and opulent!

Lillian Child said...

A.MAZ.ING !!! Love the sparkle!

Kathi Silvia said...

These are absolutely stunning!! Especially the 1st one with all of the detail. Just beautiful :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, Sankari! Amazing doesn't even cut it... these cards are jaw dropping! Love all the fabulously regal touches on that first one! And the second card... oh my word, your scissors were on fire! Love the perfect bend and curl to your sentiment flag... the fabulous layout and those gorgeous colors! Just beautiful!

Rona said...

Oh my I LOVE the layering - it is gorgeous!! both cards are incredibly beautiful!

Tina said...

Both are your cards are fabulous! (As usual!) So, many details! Just wonderful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Good grief Sankari...I don't even know where to begin!!! I adore the layers, colors, sparkle, and every fabulous detail of your elegant first card!! And the happy, Springy, warm second card is just the sweetest with your gorgeous flowers, colors, and creative tag!! You never cease to amaze me!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are amazing, Sankari, and you can never have too many layers (coming from someone who gets scared at about 3 or so, lol!) Beautiful!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! This new Verve release is just super!!!

Heather said...

Love the color combos of both cards--different and very elegant. And I love all the sparkle and bling, too. Great job!

Darla said...

Oh my word, these cards are just stunners!! LOVE all the beautiful layering and details! FAB!!

Lea L. said...

These are beautiful! I love the fabulous glittery details on that first one!!

Christina said...

Your attention to detail is just amazing! These are truly works of art. I especially love the orange and aqua card, so fantastic!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Sankari,
I love the first card. It takes my breath away. However, the second is just as phenomenal in a different way. Great job showcasing how diverse your crafting style is.

Mary said...

Your cards are amazing! So detailed, beautiful layers, lots of bling, ribbon...love it, love it, love it.

Michelle said...

good golly girl! You make me want to go make some cards when I need to finish hopping first. you're so evil!

Vickie Merrick said...

You created two stunning cards with your attention to detail, color combinations, and layering! Such eye candy!!!

I LOVE these stamps and die sets!!! So hope I win these!

Christine from FL said...

Both cards are stunning! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with. Love your style!

inga said...

WOW, wow, wow, that all I can say.

jan farnworth said...

really cute

Karla said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

WOWZA! Love both cards, but the first has such an elegance to it. Really speaks to me! Wonderful, Sankari, love your style! Jenn M

Tessa said...

WOW! These are incredible!!! I can't believe the incredible attention to every last detail! WOW!

Moira said...

Your creations knocked my lounge pants off! What beautiful layers and the bling - oh my!! Delightful-thanks for sharing :)

pmm said...

Both cards are awesome- love how you used the new nesties too!

Pam said...

Love both of these gorgeous cards! Am really wanting everything in this release now.

scrappingnana said...

Double WOW. These are gorgeous. Love the colors in each one and all the layers and details. TFS

Janet Z said...

Your cards are full of eye candy!!

joy said...

Both of your cards are amazing. You have done a beautiful job of every detail! You have made this stamp set look like so much fun!

kksb said...

Stunning! I am blown away.

Tarina said...

LOVE the second the card the best. Oh my goodness, this set is so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your cards are just GORGEOUS!!! Love all the glitz and bling. Your cards always have so much detail which is amazing.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the bling on the first one.

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pqueenie said...

Great cards! I love bling.

mustangsarah said...

Stunning card.
SO much to look at.I lov eit.

Rachel B said...

Your first card is beautiful, but the second is RIGHT up my alley! I love the colors and blossoms!

Jan Garber said...

Between the liquid pearls and the rhinestones, I had to just sit and admire your patience and beautiful cards for the longest!!! These sentiments highlight your work perfectly!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are both so stunning - I love all the MME DPs and sparkle and glitter in your pink and chocolate card as well as the autumn hues in your second card Sankari. I can't wait to get these images and dies, especialy that fabulous leaf cluster, LOVE it!!

cgargus said...

WOW!! Just WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, the layers, and the bling. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Ravengirl said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! Love them! Your embellishing is drop dead gorgeous!

Melissa said...

OK - I need to get me some of those liquid pearls. Another stunner, Sankari. What else can I say? :)

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I really like the elegance and colors on the first.

Julia said...

Wow Sankari!!!....I'm just drooling over these cards. Wonderful as usual.

Rachelle said...

Beautiful!
Rachelle
joyfulhrt@gmail.com

Cher said...

OMG! your work is so wonderful! these totally rock!

Jess Willison said...

These are so pretty! My favourite is the second one! Love the colour combo!

KanataNewf said...

Two stunning cards - as always.

Sheila M Jones said...

These are just lovely!

Charlotte Taylor said...

Such a fun card. Love your colors; so bright and cheerful. Love it.