February 5, 2015

Verve Diva's Inspiration Hop {February}

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 February challenge is Vivacious Valentine...
Nothing says "I love you" like a handmade Valentine in your signature style.
Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction
  - just make us swoon with a fabulously flirty creation!

Challenge deadline: Thursday, Feb. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

I didn't use a single stamp on my card today - GASP! I know, crazy, right? I adore this I Heart U die set. The large letters are bold and fabulous and should do most of the talking, right?


I cut out the letters in black card stock and then used the Heart Quartet die to cut out the hearts in bright pink and layered them over the letters. I also added a small heart in the corner with a large Pink Sparkle Sequin overlapping the edge. The banners are white vellum card stock, which I overlapped just slightly over a sheet of patterned paper.  Yum!

The layout is MOJO383, and it's a contest week! Head on over and enter your card before Sunday for another chance to win more Verve goodies!


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. Julee8. Sarah
2. Amy9. Susan
3. Anya10. Marisa
4. Betty11. Maureen
5. Jen12. Stacey
6. Karen13. Verve Blog
7. Sankari

Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
paper: smooth white (mft), white vellum, black licorice (mft), ripe raspberry (mft), chalk studio 6x6 (mme)
accessories: i heart u die set (verve), heart quartet die (verve), fishtail flags stax die-namics (mft), pierced rectangle stax die-namics (mft), pink sparkle sequin mix (verve), clear rhinestone (su!), foam tape

51 comments:

  1. That pink is so awesome & bright! Great card!

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  2. Karen I used this very set several times during my Valentine making session... fabulous card!!!
    =] Michele

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  3. Your card is perfect. Love how you used the die cuts as your focal point. great colors, too. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  4. Oh how beautiful. I love the clean, elegant design and the black with the pink is gorgeous.

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  5. How beautiful!!! LOVE the soft colors and the vellum. And I love those dies too, just haven't managed to get them yet. : )

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  6. Love this! Polka dots, pink, black, and hearts...what's not to love?

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  7. Karen, this is just FAB, popping with gorgeous bold colour and a striking use of die-cuts and sketch!

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  8. FABULOUS!!! Something about i and u with some bright pink hearts in the middle take me back to childhood...LOVE IT!

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  9. omg, swoooon!! This is so gorgeous, love the bold colours and contrasts and the strong graphical feel of it all.

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  10. Karen I love the simplicity of your style! This is adorable! TFS!

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  11. Fun card! All your pieces come together perfectly!

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  12. What a striking card! That shade of pink really pops. Love how you didn't need to use a stamp. Perfect!

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  13. Love the layered hearts and the bright pink against the black!

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  14. Gorgeous Valentine! Love the clean and classic look!

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  15. Beautiful card, Karen!!! I love the bright pink!!!!

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  16. Wonderful card - it is making want to dust off that set and CASe your inspiring card. TFS

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  17. Wonderful card, your quite right to let the die do the talking.
    Sue

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  18. What a fabulously fun design. Gorgeous modern style. Love those vellum banners

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  19. Love this bright, cheery, happy card - how fun!

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  20. What a die cut delight! I love the fresh modern look to this valentine.

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  21. Awesome card I adore that shade of pink <3

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  22. Darling card! Think I will try something similar:)

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  23. A simple but clever design and love the bright pink with the black. x

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  24. I love the clear paper pennants. The layers of the sentiment are so cool. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Absolutely love this card and pink is my favorite! Great use of all those die cuts together!

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  26. This is so pretty. Love the way the black letters pop the pink heart and other letters
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card

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  27. This is so great! Sometimes you just don't need stamps.

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  28. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely positively THE most beautiful CAS card I have ever seen!!! I am pinning this one and have become your new follower!

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  29. This is simply gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

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  30. Wonderful big graphic design. LOVE this!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  31. I just love this CAS card! So soft and yet so bold!

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  32. love the clean lines and stacked hearts. wonderful card.

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  33. Cute, cute, smiles inducing, lovely and most awesomely done card!! Love the pops of bright pink!!

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  34. Love the CAS look and the bright colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  35. Wonderful card, love the colors, the bright pop of pink and layers of hearts. TFS.

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  36. I love all the dimension and the use of vellum.

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