Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Verve Stamps Holiday Release ~ Day 2

Verve Holiday Spotlight Hops

Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release!  Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Thursday, 11/20. So come hop along with us and see what's new at Verve!

If you have come here from Chaitali's blog you are right on track.  If  you just happened upon the blog, today's hop list is a bit lower down.

Today's spotlight is shining on the Pinecone Christmas set illustrated by Chaitali Narla and the coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set.

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I went with another traditional card today using this wonderful pine cone image.  I love pinecones!  A pinecone wreath decorates one of our doors and huge pinecones on red ribbons hang from various places for decoration at Christmas.

I used the Flourished Trim Die to create the bottom border, stamped a snowflake from Merry and Bright in VersaMark and added a half pearls to the centers for a little something to the red panel.  I stamped the pine bough, popped up the pinecones, added this fabulous mix of solid and scripted word sentiment, and a few sequins from the Holiday Sequin Mix for a little something, something.  A touch of gold twine finished things off nicely.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!
Pinecone Christmas

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Charmaine
2. Laurie8. Stacey
3. Chaitali9. Teresa
4. Marisa10. Andrea
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana

Time to hop on over to Amber's blog to see what wonderful card creation she has for us today.   Then  make sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3 of our Holiday Release Hop!












What's In It?
Stamps:  Pinecone Christmas (Verve Stamps)   

Paper:  Kraft, Real Red, Forrest Foliage (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Forrest Foliage, VersaMark (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper (Fiskars), White Half Pearls, 1/4" Moss Satin Ribbon, Gold Twine (Michael's)

57 comments:

Lyn said...

Wow this card is so gorgeous <3 love the new set

Benzi said...

It's so beautiful, Marisa. I love pinecones, too. I bet your wreath and ribbon hangings are gorgeous. I'm putting up my tree today.

Julie Ann said...

Awesome card. Very pretty.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh do I love this card! The red just sets off all the elements so beautifully!

JoAnn said...

Love your gorgeous card Marisa. The colors go great together and I just love that pine cone branch.

Becca Cruger said...

I'm amazed by all the different ribbons you can add to one card! Really lovely Christmas creation.

Brithzi said...

Traditional always works. Very nice. Love the colors.

marylouh said...

this is so pretty. Love the embellishing at the bottom of the card. It really highlights the sentiment.
thanks for sharing a great card.

Olga Direktorenko said...

Wonderful card! I also like your sketch very much.

Iris said...

Great card - love the crisp, clean look and the color combo.
isoscia at aol dot com

Irene Grau said...

Another lovely card. I really should take more advantage of sketches. lol

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful - love the 3d pinecones and your colors - very organic and perfect for the holiday.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!!! love this pine branch... lovely!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Ina Good said...

nice card especially like the edging!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty Marisa! Love that branch with those pincones!

Gloria said...

The red really makes the card pop!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This card is gorgeous......so clean and crisp. I love the stamped poinsettias on the red layer.

Sue Crease said...

Lovely crisp looking card. Like the 3'd cones and those sequins too.
Sue

Amy C. said...

I really love those little pinecones! Beautiful Christmas card!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful card!

Vickie Z said...

Love the branch/pinecones and the mixed type sentiment!! Fab card....great choice of layout!

Ava Gavloski said...

great fresh crisp designed card

Pat said...

I love the colours of this nicely uncluttered design. I love the pretty shape too and the finishing touches with the sequins, ribbon, pearls and gold twine. x

Moira Galarneau said...

love the detail and crisp design on this card!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love Your card.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the decorative edge.

Alma Dirpaul said...

The white pearls on the Versamark are very eye catching.

Beth Gibson said...

Very nice! Love how you incorporated something earthy and something shiny in the same card. :)

Beverly Perdue said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the red border with the pearls, and I love how you can stamp and die cut the pinecones! Thanks for sharing!

Ruby N said...

super duper love it!!!

Heather said...

Very pretty! Love your layout and this new set!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You can't beat a traditional card, especially with a pine bough and cones! I really love that edge, too, Marisa!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

Great card, layout, and scalloped bottom Marisa!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the pretty colors and the shimmer that the sequins give!

mrsstephanieseelye said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wonderful card and love the look of the pine cones popped up!

D- said...

OMGosh this is BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the way you stamped the pinecone white on brown to give it a little touch of snow. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning card, Marisa!

Jerrie said...

This card is fantastic! Love the layout and the edge cut on the bottom. The stamp is just perfect for your card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous deep red and green together!

Jen said...

A wonderfully festive card in traditional Christmas colors. Fab!

Loretta Rush said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

Sheena Brooks said...

Gorgeous colour combo!

dj said...

loving that pine branch...your card is so classy!!

cm said...

I, too, love pine cones, and seeing how you've showcased this set has me sending out a swoon-alert! Nothing short of STUNNING!
~c

Basement Stamper said...

love the sequins on this, love it!

Amante del Papel said...

great card in amazing combo!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! Love the edge!

Indy said...

What a fun, festive card!

Kari V. said...

Wow! Thus card is gorgeous! I love those pine cones and the die cut edge.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the traditional colors and the sequins.

ScrappyTeacher said...

So many beautiful elements on this card!

Bonnie said...

I love the rustic look with the sparkle of the sequins and gold twine!

nwilliams6 said...

Love, love, love this Marisa! The bottom panel looks sooo great, love the sequins and the image is so cool. Great card! Hugz

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cool! I don't know how this one slipped by me ( well, maybe i could guess how...;) but I love it! The pine cones and branch and sequin 'berries' / baubles are wonderful. :)