Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Verve Diva Inspiration Hop!


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It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our May challenge is Let it Bloom

Florals are always fashionable. Let your creativity bloom and use some fabulous florals on your card. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction – just show us some blooms!

First I have to say that Verve has some of the BEST floral stamps around.  Period.  Here I've used the Surely Goodness set.  I white heat embossed the blooms onto the coordinating dies.  I then used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Peeled Paint to watercolor the blooms.  I love that you can get more or less saturated on color depending on how much water you add!  My sentiment, from Be Blessed, was stamped in Onyx Black Versafine.  Lastly, I added in lots of Sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  

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Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Sunday, May 20.
Prize: $25 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blogtoday for all the prize info and deadlines!



1. Julee6. Sarah
2. Amy7. Susan
3. Anya8. Maureen
4. Betty9. Marisa
5. Sankari

44 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Gorgeous flowers.

I Card Everyone said...

I can see why you love them, Amy... gorgeous, true - but your water-coloring has brought them to life, for me... just so pretty!
=] Michele

Nancy said...

Love this larger flower set! Beautiful card!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the big blooms.

Sheri said...

Love those BIG flowers! What a beautiful card

Maxx and Boo said...

It's so very pretty! AND - I have just been shipped this very set! How exciting!!! Love your card and how soft it feels.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Sweet and happy little card!

D- said...

I totally agree. Verve has a lot of wonderful floral stamps {I have a ton. lol}
Your card is beautiful card. I loVe your pretty embossed/watercolor flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Lesley said...

Love the bright blooms against the white! Pretty card Amy.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! LOVE that flower!!

snazzyjj said...

So beautiful, I have this set and you've inspired me to get them out!

EmileeAnn said...

Such bright, happy flowers!

DIANA L. said...

This is came out beautiful AMY. This is one of my favorite sets. You did such a beautiful job. I love the nice clean look. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Marisa said...

Flowers just pop off the white. Lovely card :)

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card... the flowers are so nicely bright and gorgeous!! very beautiful...

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the embossing, the colors and the sequins.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! I love that technique - such fun to do!

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Amy, love the big blooms!

Mary Holshouser said...

great shading on the flowers.
Love the big flowers.
thanks for sharing.

Amante del Papel said...

Your card looks so clean and so beatiful!!!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I haven't used this set in awhile but you have motivated me to use it again.

Jen Carter said...

In two words...simply gorgeous!

Karenladd said...

Love the white embossing and big pops of color on your card! So fun!

Happy Dance said...

Love popping in to see what beauties you've made! This is so pretty! Love the little stripe down the side, and those blooms are perfect for Spring. Really a sweet card. Love this! Bev

Beverly Perdue said...

The flowers from Surely Goodness are my favorites. I love how you embossed and watercolored the flowers. The sequins are a nice touch.

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love those big blooms and the colors are fabulous!

Christine said...

Love the bright, clean look of your card!

Sue Crease said...

Amy, such a lovely clean card. Those bold splashes of colour are wonderfull.
Sue

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Amy, the card is fantastic! Your watercoloring is fabulous. It inspires me to creat something absolutely gorgeous)

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Those surely goodness flowers look lovely watercoloured. The stripped accent down the side is perfect.

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card and LOVE the bright flowers:)
Sherrie K

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful card with beautiful colors! Love those pretty blooms!

Janet Mack said...

Pretty card. I love using Distress inks to watercolor.

Heather said...

Oh, so beautiful!! I LOVE what you did with those flowers. I just got that set; thanks for the inspiration on how to use it.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just perfection, Amy! Beautiful contrast of colors and white space and those sparkly sequins are the perfect accent.

Jennipher said...

Love the white embossing and beautiful water coloring!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh how pretty and bright!

Julie S. said...

This are beautiful! I've had that set for some time but have never white embossed the flowers...sounds like something I'll have to try!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is gorgeous. Such beautiful blooms. I love the sequins.

Janis said...

Beautiful and fresh!! So pretty!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Perfectly lovely...

Anne said...

Love those beautiful flowers and sparkly sequins. Everything about this card shouts happy, happy, happy!

sharrilou said...

Lovely card. The colors are gorgeous.

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