December 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {December}

Welcome to Verve's December Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our December inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled O Christmas Tree:


Ribbons and sparkle and merry galore! Create a card inspired by the decorations of the season!

I thought I'd challenge myself to make a single layer card.  I hope I pulled it off, ha ha!  When I was looking through my Verve stamps for this challenge, I was surprised to see I didn't have a single Christmas set.  How in the world did that happen?!  Time to get creative with the images I had.  I grabbed the leaf images from Dream Big and created a wreath.  I started by stamping the largest leaf image in Fuse Green ink around a circle I traced in pencil.  Then I added the other leaves in darker shades of green, filling in the wreath.  Using the little circle starburst images from Be Blessed, I added some little berries and added a little Glassy Accents to them to make them shine.  The sentiment is part of the Framed Florals set.


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. Karen
2. Amy7. Sankari
3. Anya8. Sarah
4. Betty9. Sony
5. Jen10. Susan
  




Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: dream big (verve), be blessed (verve), framed florals (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), olive (mft), factory green (mft), fuse green (mft)
accessories: hemp cord (mft), glossy accents (ranger)

36 comments:

  1. This is amazing! And I almost made something just like this with this exact set! Great minds... :)

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  2. Pretty wreath and very creative.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I love your wreath! What a wonderful idea! :)

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  4. Oh my, this is so amazing that you created that wreath by using the leaf images! Wow! Love the berries, and perfect sentiment to finish it off!
    Hugs,
    Sandy.

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  5. Way to stretch your stamps! :). Love how it turned out.

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  6. Seriously love this wreath! Beautiful card :D

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  7. Gorgeous card - love the wreath.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  8. Love your wreath. The berries look so good.

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  9. What a great way to stretch your stamps! Such an awesome, merry design!

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  10. Oh, this is so pretty. That leaf image makes a beautiful wreath and is so creative. I love the berries and again...how creative.

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  11. the wreath has so much depth.
    Great job. Love the card
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh my! That wreath is simply amazing! Love this!

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  13. Oohhhhh I love this idea! I might just have to case this! Thank you!!!

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  14. oh this turned out perfect, I love that you didn't use layer upon layer on the card and kept it clean and simple using the wreath as your focal point.

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

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  16. Stunning wreath....love how you created Christmas without a themed set! So clever!

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  17. This is a gorgeous Christmas card!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous card. Fabulous use of non holiday stamps. Thank you for the inspirational way to stretch out the use of stamps.

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  19. This is just beautiful!! My favorite cards are always the CAS cards & you have created an awesome one here!!

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  20. Clean, simple and stunning! Love the focal point.

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  21. Wow! First, I can't believe you don't own a Christmas set! That's incredible. And second, I love that you created a wreath with the stamps you did have. It looks fabulous. Great idea.

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  22. Very creative of you. I thought it was a wreath stamp in 3 colors until I read it. I love to see stamps used in different ways.

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  23. Pretty, pretty card. Using the little circle starburst images just made it.

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  24. So pretty card, Karen :-D I love CAS design, colors, how you stamped wreath... Everything! :-D

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  25. Beautiful wreath! Love how mailable this is, too!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    Christmas GIVEAWAY at http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

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  26. This seems so different for you but fab. Love the berries.
    Sue

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  27. Such pretty stamping, love the colors in the wreath and those berries just pop!

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  28. Beautiful Wreath, Karen! I love the layers of color for depth and the red berries add such a bright pop of color.

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  29. Vert pretty and creative how you used the leaves stamp.

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  30. This is such a clean and beautiful design!

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  31. Love how you created this one layer Christmas card by using the leafs and creating a wreath with the different greens!

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  32. This is such a pretty wreath and cleverly made with all the different colour greens and then the gorgeous berries and sentiment.

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  33. Very clean...very creative! Great job!

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