Jan 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {January}

** Please scroll down or CLICK HERE to see this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge**

Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize! Woohoo!

Our January challenge is:



The year is shiny and new, so let's add shimmer and shine to our cards.
Think glitter, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, heat embossing - anything with some gloss.

Wow.  I don't think I've put glitter on a card in over a year.  Maybe years?  I was so excited to get my heat gun and glitter and all things sparkly out of hibernation today.  This is fun!



I started with MOJO326 for the layout and then grabbed a sentiment from Let It Be.  I stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice and then again in Electric Red ink so that I could paper piece the BRIGHTER over the top of the original.  I used Bountiful Backgrounds for the polka dots, which I stamped in pigment ink and then heat set the diamond glitter with heat & stick powder.  I may have more glitter all over me than on my card stock, haha!  I added a pop of red with some sequins and the Pennant Trim Die underneath the sentiment flag.


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what our 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. Sarah10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Maureen
3. Anya12. Stacey
4. Betty13. Amber
5. Jessica14. Teresa
6. Karen15. Marisa
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sony17. Verve Blog
9. Susan




You can find these fabulous products waiting for you in the Verve store:


Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: let it be (verve), bountiful backgrounds (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), steel grey (mft), electric red (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), sweet tooth (mft), electric red (mft)
accessories: pennant trim die (verve), berry blend sequins (avery elle), clear rhinestones (su!), heat & stick powder (su!), diamond glitter (su!), foam tape

47 comments:

KimCreate said...

JUST GORGEOUS!

Theresa said...

The glitter dots are totally gorgeous!

SueB said...

lovin' the bold CAS lines and like you, I normally don't pull out the bling, but it's so great used here; thanx for the inspiration!

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

Perfect card Karen - very clever to highlight the banner element of the sentiment by using red. And I think you should use a little bling more often, if this is the result ;) Rx

mypapercraftworld said...

Bold and vibrant and gorgeous ... especially with those sparkley polka dots! Anita in France :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sparklies!! I used to use glitter a lot and haven't much lately, but this is so pretty!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Wow!

cm said...

Eye-catching, beautiful, vibrant; love the glittery polka dots!
c

Laurie Unger said...

Love the glitter dots! Very kewl!

Sue said...

Beautiful card! The glitter sets it off.

Ravengirl said...

Sooooo very pretty! A fun challenge too!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a striking card! Love that gray cardstock, the sparkly dots and the wonderful sentiment.

Sandra said...

lovely execution.
Sandra ltb

Liz Williams said...

Love this cute layout and love the sequins.

ScrapaDiddle said...

This card is really just perfect! Colors, design, everything!

Pat Robinson said...

What an eye-catching card...wow...

marylouh said...

The colors really pop on this card. I love the pennant die.
Great card.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, I love this color scheme you have chosen AND sparkly embossed dots and tiny diamond. So pretty.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful card!

Happy Dance said...

Karen, every time I visit your blog, or see your cards, I fall in love. Always crisp, clean and full of fun. Love your sentiment panel on this one. The mini banner in the center is brilliant. Love this. Bev

Iris said...

Great card - love all the layers and the sparkle.
isoscia at aol dot com

Becki with an i blog said...

I really, really, really, really like your card. Oh, and did I mention I really like your card?

Rosemary said...

wow!! what a gorgeous card... love the dramatic color combo!

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! So clean and classic! love the color combo!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Christine said...

Love this sentiment, and you've created a wonderful card to let it shine!

Karen Day said...

Such clean, bold lines! I adore the little touches of sparkle!

Moosisk said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing. :D

Nan said...

Gorgeous card. Absolutely love the colour combo. And the brilliant use of glitter.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the glittery dots and red sequins.

Brian Naus said...

Love it & the color combo!-Jen Naus

Stephanie said...

So Nice, great card for a guy!

Sharon said...

Bold and fun! Love it!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! Love this and the way you added the shimmer and shine using the polka dots plus a great design with the sketch!

Donna Oates said...

I really love the colors you used. They make a major statement! The subtle dots on white are really a nice touch of eye candy! Super card! Love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a beautiful way to use the sketch and shine inspiration.

Tamra Augostino said...

I love that you can have such great shimmer and shine with nice clean lines. I love this card!

Heather said...

What?? You haven't used glitter in over a year?? Wow, that's impressive. This card is stunning. Love the colors and the sparkly dots. And my favorite pennant trim die, love that die!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous love the red and grey color combo!

Caroline said...

Cute card! I love creating my own DP, this is a great idea!

jeannine said...

Love the pop of red and the glittery dots background! I love working with glitter!

dj said...

sweet....perfect sentiment for this blog hop's theme...love it!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, those shimmery polka dots are genius! Such a beautiful card, Karen!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Very pretty.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Karen!

Sue D said...

I like the paper pieced sentiment and the card design.

cghundley said...

Great looking
card. The saying
is very nice.
Carla from Utah