Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Harvest Birds

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  Today is the first day of the New Release Spotlight Hops for Verve.  Today, tomorrow and Friday, you're invited to hop around the Diva-sphere (teehee) for previews of our soon-to-be-released stamps.  While you're at it, be sure to leave a few comments along the way for a chance to win the stamps we're previewing!  Check out the official list of today's hops at the bottom of this post.


Today, the Verve spotlight is shining on two new mini sets and four new plain janes.  I didn't get the stamping time I had hoped for this week, so my card for the hop only features the new Harvest Birds Plain Jane.  This whimsical little image is a single stamp (the birds and the sentiment are all one stamp).

For my card layout, I used the VSWCMD4 sketch from Verve's World Card Making Day Release Week Challenges.  I stamped the Harvest Birds Plain Jane onto a Labels 14 die cut, then paper pieced the smaller bird and its wing with some paper from the Matilda Cosmo Cricket pad.  The purple plaid paper is also from the same pad and I stitched it onto some black cardstock punched with an EK Success border.  A little circle frame (to make one of these just stack two circle nestabilities together and run through your die cut machine.  You'll end up with an inner circle and a thin outer circle frame.) sets things off and the background is embossed with the Cracked Tim Holtz Texture Fades.  Once again, I'm embracing the white space!  :)  I finished off with some polka dot ribbon and black pearls (for the bird tail feathers) and lavender rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty for a bit of bling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here's the list of diva-licious hops for today.  Happy hopping!

1. Mercy 8. Laurie
2. Jen T. 9. Jackie
3. Tosh 10. Sankari
4. Teresa 11. Shannan
5. Andrea 12. Amber
6. Lynda 13. Julee {that's me!}
7. Amy

71 comments:

KanataNewf said...

LOVE the plaid papers you chose for this card!

Amber Hight said...

Oh how FUN! Love these birds, Julee, and your card is FABULOUS!

Michelle said...

I've been following your blog for over a year now and you never disappoint. Love you card as always. Very beautiful.

Kay said...

This is such a fun card. I love those sweet little birds and the colors you've chosen!

Jess Willison said...

Adorable! Love these birds! So cute!

Margaret de Witt said...

I'm not sure what draws me to this card more, the great layout or the colour combination. (I almost bought a hat with a checker pattern in these colours on the weekend - it was a wicked hat LOL)

Smita said...

What a lovely card!! I love the ribbon and the plaid...

Smita

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Julee! Love the design of your card too! Can't wait for the release!

Mercy said...

too flippin' cute, julee! love the nestied focal panel, the paper-pieced bird, and your gorgeous ribbon...awesome sneak peek! :)

Nicole said...

So cute! Love the paper pieced bird. And DOH! I thought about using a paper circle for my card using that sketch, but was thinking about the pain of lining up my CM circle templates to get an even strip. Never even dawned on me to just run my Nesties through at the same time! Thanks for the tip. So obvious, but not for this girl! LOL

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

Bogner's said...

I love how you paper pieced the birds! What an adorable plain jane!

Luanne said...

This is cuter than cute! You've brought a smile to my face this morning, just what the doctor ordered! Thanks Julee, can't wait to see it all...

Tricia said...

I *love* what I've seen of this release today, Julee! The Many Blessings set is my favorite so far!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your new designs are delightful, Julee, and this card is so fun! Love the layout with that circle element!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh I like your card! Love the images of those birds. Very pretty!

Keva said...

Seriously, this card is fantastic. I love the colors together and the paper piecing on the bird..it's just adorable. I may have to put that patterned paper on my wish list.

Vickie Z said...

You are making some gorgeous cards with these colors!!! Those birds are adorable-love them!! {well, actually I haven't seen as set of yours that I haven't loved}!!

Lin said...

I've been hoping that someone would use the birds in her card! LOVE them - this is a GREAT set!

Marisa said...

Loving the tartan DP and that polka dotted bow is fabulous! Nice touch with the bling and fabulous use of the sketch!

Maureen said...

gorgeous and sweet, Julee...you may blame me for all the buttons you own, but I'm blaming you for all the nesties and border punches I have!! LOL Loving the sneak peeks :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card! Love the layers, the embossed background, those cutie birds. You are sooo talented!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

I just REALLY love this sketch!!! And those birds are TOO cute!

Lorus! said...

Love the color contrast and the plaid bird is too cute!

Martha said...

ahhh, its so cute!

Tanya said...

Oh so pretty! Loving that plaid and those sweet birdies. Fabulous Julee!

Andrea said...

I love the birds!!! Great hop, thanks!

Jackie said...

This is so pretty! I am loving these little birds, and the colors look amazing!

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

Gorgeous, Julee! I love those birds!

kksb said...

This is the image I was hoping to see. Your card is fantastic! The birds are adorable!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Julee, love the embossed bg and the pieced bird. Great looking stamp.

Catherine Kraft said...

Your card is really fun and I would never have thought to do my birds like you have (I would have mainly thought spring!!). Love the black pearls on the tails, the colors and detail you have added.

Blessings,

Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Julee! Love these sweet and whimsical birdies!

Heather said...

Your cards are always so amazing and this one is no different. Your creativity is inspiring. I love this card (and I'm not really a bird fan) and I love how you used the sketch.

Amy Sheffer said...

This is fabulous, Julee!! Love the whir background and the shaped main panel especially. Oh, and the pretty punched border, too!

Shannan Teubner said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Julee!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

As I told one of the Divas, you do love birds RIGHT Julee! I love these little guys! I like the autumn harvesty feel to your card as well. Enjoying the sneak peeks so far! Looking forward to the full release!

Vink Design said...

Love your card creation..always stunning :D

Mary B said...

After seeing all of the diva creations, I'm even more excited to see this whole release. Your design talent is amazing!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just AWESOME Julee! LOVE the white space and the papers are perfect! I think the best part is the plaid bird, cracks me up!

Oma said...

Loved this blog hop Julee! The birds are so cute. I really like the edge punch you used and the embossing and ribbon are perfect.

Jennipher Lowery said...

That plain jane is adorable! Can't wait to see all the goodies. Off to hop.

Kristina said...

Those plaid papers are so much fun! What adorable little birds. I especially love their curly tails!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so bold and stunning....I really love this sketch....will definitely use it again...

Stephanie said...

These birds are so awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on them! :D Love it Julee!

Creative Mish said...

Cute card and what fun little birds!

Wendy said...

Great color combination!!! I can't wait until Friday Julee. I finally used all the August release stamps and am ready for some more!!!

Mary said...

PLAID!! yipee! And those birds are so cute, plus the saying is so cute!

annesatx said...

LOVE the birds, the plaid, the colors! Adorable!

Billie A said...

Your color choice is amazing love the sketch you used and the stamp set is awesome. Very pretty card.

Andrea Ewen said...

Striking color combination, Julee! You are definitely on a roll with those white backgrounds and eye catching dark contrast colors! Super cute paper pieced birds and wonderfully designed sketch! I am certainly enjoying using these fabulous stamps and blog hopping with all of these talented gals! Thanks so much!

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

Radha said...

Dearest Julee!!!
Congrats!!!
U are amazing!!!
U create such darlings!!!
I love love love VERVE STAMPS!!!

GO VERVE!!!

timetrvlr said...

Such cute birds, and love how you added tiny details like the bling- awesome card and stamp sets!

Ola said...

The new stamps are amazing... and your card is fabulous!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

The little birdies are too cute! Great card!

Tasha said...

Oh, cute, cute, cute!!!

Kelly Wentling said...

I really like the design of these cute little birds and swirl of their tails!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful card love all the details added and th Dt creations were fabulous!!!!

Davi said...

Love the plaid with the b&w and fun birds

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These birds are adorable, Julee!! I can't wait to see more of this set!!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can't wait to see more of those birdies!

silvia said...

Cute card!! LOVE the plaid!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is amazing, one of my favorite cards of the release....perfect!

enjoy *~*

Janet S said...

What cute birds! I love all the elements on your card - the colors, the dies, the stamps(of course!). Thanks for sharing with us during the hop. :D

Tosha Leyendekker said...

One of my all time faves of yours!! LOVE the soft orange and black plaid with those birds and this sketch!! This card totally ROCKS!!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a cute card. Fun!

Julie E said...

So cute - the paper piecing the PP - all good!

Dani said...

What a simply beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!! :)

Heidi said...

sweet little birds...... so cute.

Martha said...

Julee, this is my first try at commenting to everyone, and I made all five sketches into cards. Your card is so lovely and I really "embrace the white" too although I call it "negative space". Thanks for the idea of how to do the thin circle. I didn't know how but will use it in the future. Your card is awesome and I love your stamps.

Thanks for sharing, Martha