Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Verve Diva Inspiration Hop!


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It's 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! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our August challenge is Celebrate!


It's our Anni-VERVE-sary - so we're celebrating! Create a card to celebrate something or someone special, an anniversary, birthday, new baby, any occasion filled with joy! Use the inspiration or go off on your own tangent, just share a celebration with us!  There is a SALE going on too......check out details at the end of my post! 

I loved this challenge......I went with some of the colors, banners, and circular elements!  I started with adding the look of texture behind my focal point with the use of a STENCIL.  This could be anything in your stash.  I've used a diagonal stripe stencil and sponged on a light gray pigment ink.  I made sure to leave areas "unsponged" to achieve this look.

I used one of my FAVORITE Verve stamp sets.......Poppy Birthday.  I went with red, deep orange, and pink poppies and die cut them using the matching Build a Poppy Die Set.  After arranging my poppies, I stamped my sentiment (from Poppy Birthday).  As a last detail, I diecut a Pennant Trim Die in pink and added just a snippet in the corner and embellished with clear sequins (from Pretty Pink Posh).

Inspiration Hop

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Monday, August 31.
Prize: $30 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 Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee6. Susan
2. Amy7. Maureen
3. Betty8. Marisa
4. Jen9. Charmaine
5. Sarah





Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

51 comments:

Eva said...

Very pretty card Amy!

Eva said...

Very pretty card Amy!

Team Clark said...

Oh I love the black on these, just pops! Adorable card!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Very elegant card.

Dolores Raml said...

Really pretty card, think I may need that stamp set.

Christine said...

This is lovely. Thanks for the background tip!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and elegant!

Gloria said...

Love those Poppies

Gloria said...

Great poppies!!!!

sunshinelouisiana said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! I am loving that softly stenciled background!

JoAnne Pitre said...

Love the technique for the background, like the stamp set now that I see something done with it but would have never chosen it for purchase, now I'm rethinking about it, love the banner. Great job.

cm said...

Oh my...stunning! I actually have some of these products, so a "case" is a 'must.' Gorgeous!
~c

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful color in these pretty rosey blooms! Love the pretty details!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So gorgeous, Amy! Love your bouquet of poppies!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning! Really cute banner.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Amy! I LOVE it!

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Nancy said...

Love this Poppy Birthday set! You have a beautiful and bold card her Amy! Well done!

Marcia said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the poppies!

Beverly Perdue said...

Such a lovely card! I love your cluster of poppies and the banner.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love those flowers and pretty colors.

Lisaerica said...

I love, love, love this card. Great technique, love the background, flowers and the color combo. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Marisa said...

LOVE that cluster of poppies!! Gorgeous card.

Purvi Gadewar said...

Very Pretty...love the rose cluster!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love these fun flowers!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful color in your cards! Wow! I love all the pretty details!

ScrappyTeacher said...

I really liked how you used the banner die. Beautiful card.

Sari said...

Very nice layout and colours! I love poppies.

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful card. Love the flowers.
the colors are great.
thanks for sharing.

ionabunny said...

Those poppies are so sweet. Beautiful card. Hugz

Marlene said...

Lovely Card! I love how you added a touch of Red and Deep Orange to the color combo. Beautiful!

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful card, I love the cluster of pupies!

Shari said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card and great colors.

Heather said...

This is soo beautiful!! I Love the subtle stripes on the background, and the fact that they fade out here and there. And the little bit of pennant trim is a great way to finish off that beautiful flower cluster.

Allison Kostiuk said...

Love your sweet little banner! Pretty card!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I really like that delicate sponged background.

Jerrie said...

I love this card!! The way you raised some flowers and the different shades of pink rock!!

Rubina Pantoja said...

Love this card. Now I have to.get.the poppy set!

Rosemary said...

totally gorgeous!!

Tammy H said...

Love the scribble style of roses. The colors are great.

Judith Neudecker said...

I love this elegant card!

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous mix of colors! Love the mini banner!

Sue Crease said...

Amy, your card is SO pretty. For some reason I over look the poppy set! I don't know why cause I love every card I see made with them.
Sue

Berina RGA said...

lovely card!! love the banner at the bottom..

Pat said...

I love these pretty stylised poppies Amy and the lovely pink banner goes perfectly. I hope the Poppy Birthday stamps will be back in stock soon as I really want them. x

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I loVe that Verve poppy set, too.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

ellyscard creatief said...

Really a beauty.

Lucy said...

What a beautiful bouquet of poppies!
Great card!

snazzyjj said...

Love your poppy bouquet with all those great colors and depth.

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful colors for your poppies. Such a great "summery" card!

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