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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Guesting with Verve!

I'm so excited to be guest designing with Verve's latest release and couldn't BE more giddy over the delicious stamps that arrived from Julee - the fonts are just dreamy, and take a look at that wheat stamp! Speaking of Julee, the beauty, brains and brawn behind Verve, she's ever so generously giving away a $30 (yes, $30!) voucher to the Verve store to one lucky commenter on today's blog post!!
I've got two cards to share with you today using Good Work and Just Breathe, so let's get started.  

My wonderful wheat card starts with a card base stamped repeatedly with the wheat stamp in Versamark ink to create a whispy background. So easy with such impact. Then I tied burlap ribbon across the top and tied a stamped tag to it. The tag is stamped with a sentiment from Good Work in Versafine Onyx Black using my MISTI for nice, solid coverage. (Click HERE for a product review of the MISTI, it really is incredible.)

 My second card uses one of the many sentiments from Just Breathe, a wonderful set filled with encouraging words centered around breast cancer but so appropriate for many different occasions as well. I can't tell you how much I love that 'B' in Brave! 

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black with my MISTI over wide pink stripes and then layered it behind a rectangular opening. I'd considered making this into a shaker card but opted for a few wood veneer stars instead and really love how this one turned out. Clean and simple with a little fun sprinkled in.

Verve will be selecting a random commenter on this post to win a $30 gift voucher to the Verve Store! So leave a little love before Sunday, November 1 to be entered in the drawing. Winner will be announced on the Verve Blog on November 2.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects using Good Work and Just Breathe and am so thankful to be included in the October release at Verve.  I'll be back tomorrow with more Verve. Thanks for stopping by today!


Unknown said...

Love both cards....thank you for sharing!

Sue D said...

The burlap ribbon is perfect on the wheat card and I like the stars on the second.

SewPaperPaint said...

Congrats on your guest appearance. Beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

I love scriptural stamps and uplifting sentiments, so both of these cards are perfect and we'll done.

Tammy said...

I love the wheat image card. The colors are so warm and inviting for fall. I can't wait to get the order I placed for this stamp set.

Tricia T said...

Such beautiful cards!! I think the wheat one is my favorite and one more plug for the MISTI. It's definitely on my Christmas list!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! I love Verve sentiments, you've showcased them beautifully! I especially love the first one! Such a great CAS design! Love how you used the wheat stamp in the card base and on the tag!

Brandi R said...

Love both of these! The sentiments are fabulous and love the designs ♥

I Card Everyone said...

Number 1 ding, ding, ding ... of course #2 is pretty awesome... wait. I can love them both if I want!
=] M

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful CAS cards! This is such a wonderful release!

Annheidel said...

I love how you framed the fierce sentiment!

Nancy said...

You must have been tickled when you got the news of being a Guesty over at Verve! I too have been an admirer of your work for a very long time, so was not surprised that Julee was too! Both of these cards are Clean and gorgeous however, the burlap bow is fabulous! Congrats again!

Donna said...

Amy, great cards, love the black and pink.

Donna Oates said...

I'm a fan of Good Work. And that wheat stamp, yes it's going into my collection soon! Both cards are simply beautiful.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful and encouraging cards! Love the burlap.

Moosisk said...

I just love your cards! I am so excited to see such positive statements in these new Verve stamps. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Heather said...

These are very cool! I really like that first one; the burlap ribbon is perfect for the feel of your card.

Becca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! Love the burlap on the first card and the 2nd card could easily be the front of a journal - beautiful!

BonnieC said...

Love both of your cards, but the black one is STUNNING! Clean and simple with a kick!!

Christine said...

Love the black card with the fun pink and white stripes. It is fabulous! The burlap ribbon looks incredible with the new wheat image!

Unknown said...

Leaving some love for your work... Love both cards...Thanks for sharing...
Hugs from Ohio

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards, Amy!Congrats on your guest spot!

cghundley said...

How pretty your cards
are! Great designs.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Love those cards! I like how you off-set the second one.

cm said...

Two gorgeous cards, Amy, that showcase your unique style: simple, with a twist, that makes people smile. And I'm definitely smiling! I'm especially smitten with the first, having spent summers and falls, while growing up, surrounded by fields of wheat. So gorgeous!

Lori Craig said...

oh goodness, Amy... these are beautiful! that wheat card... swoon!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic Verve cards. I loVe your pink stripes.
Congrats on your Guest Spotlight.
Crafty hugs,

Happy Dance said...

Two lovely cards. Those wheat stalks are perfectly subtle, but don't get lost in the background. The burlap bow really draws you into the focal point. Your black and pink card is stunning. Love the off-kilter focal point. Awesome cards! Bev (fellow Wisconsinite...)

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Both of your CAS cards are beautiful and fantastic designs!
Congratulations on being Guest Spotlight with Verve Stamps!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations!! Congratulations!!
Moxie Craftie

Heidi said...

I just love this sentiment and the simple wheat image. Nice simple elegant card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are both so gorgeous, Amy! I love that perfect little bit of burlap ribbon to set off your wheat card. And the fun tilt and scattered stars on your second card totally have me swooning!

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