July 10, 2015

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {July}

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes

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.

Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes! 

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Saturday, July 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

How dreamy are these soft beach colors? I adore this color combo and pretty much stole that stripe pattern too. I grabbed this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for more inspiration.


I created the striped background using Borderline in Smoke, Fog, and Spring Rain inks and then layered the blossoms from Bloom & Grow over a circle die with a sentiment from Words of Wisdom. The heart background was also made using another stamp from Borderline. I can't get enough of that set, let me tell you! It's fantastic.


That's it for me today.

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. Susan
2. Amy9. Maureen
3. Betty10. Marisa
4. Jen11. Stacey
5. Karen12. Laurie
6. Sankari13. Amber
7. Sarah


Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: words of wisdom (verve), bloom & grow (verve), borderline (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), fog (sss), spring rain (pti)
ink: black licorice (mft), smoke (sss), fog (sss), gumdrop green (mft), spring rain (pti), blueberry (mft)
accessories: floral circles dies (verve), elegant leaves die (verve), stitched circle stax die-namics (mft), pierced rectangle stax die-namics (mft), foam tape

35 comments:

  1. Pretty card. I love all the elements and the subdued colors.

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the soft colours and the layout!

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  3. Love the color scheme for the challenge, and your use of the borderline stamp in multiple shades just makes this card fabulous. Borderlines is pinned to my "wishes" board.

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  4. This is brilliant Karen - those colors are just amazing!

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  5. Beautiful card, love the sketch you used.

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  6. Lovely, soft colours and love how you created the patterns on the panels with stamps.

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  7. I'm a fan of your pretty little blossoms.

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  8. Beautiful, love this composition.

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  9. Love the diagonal stripes. The colors are so pretty.
    the flower looks great.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  10. Beautiful card and pretty color combo.

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  11. Love your card such beautiful colours

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  12. How lovely!! Love the color combo and the layering on this!

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  13. A pretty take on the colors.

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  14. Very pretty, Karen! Gorgeous take on the photo :o)

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  15. Love this color combo! Your heart background looks great! Such pretty flowers! Lovely card!

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  16. Beautiful design! Great way to incorporate all the colors! So soft and lovely!

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  17. Pretty card. I need to put the Borderline set on my wish list.

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  18. Beautiful!! I love those flowers; so pretty. I have Borderline and have never really used the accent images. Thanks for the inspiration on a way to use them.

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  19. I love the softness of your card! I also loved this sketch too!

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  20. Your card is perfect for the inspiration photo Karen! And we all know your photography skills rock as well! Love it!

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  21. Love those diagonal stripes and the soft colors!

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  22. Great job thinking outside the box! The arrows are a great use of strips and I love the ocean blue colors used

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  23. Love the soft colors....great job!

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  24. Another beautiful card- just love your style!

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  25. Very pretty. I love the colors and use of your strips.

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  26. Oh I love your
    design on your
    card! Beautiful
    colors and layers.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. this card looks so CAS!!!! I love it!

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  28. Your card is beautiful. Love your sweet colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  29. This is gorgeous! Love the colors and stamps!

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  30. This card is simply stunning. Again you wow us with your CAS card designs what a breath of fresh air.
    Sue

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