May 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop {May}

Welcome to Verve's May Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to take you on a sentimental journey! 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!

Our April challenge is Font Focus:

Fancy fonts are all the rage! Let your inner wordsmith shine and make a gorgeous sentiment (or two or three!) the focus of your card. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or take some poetic license of your own, just flash us some fonts!

I love how the stamp sets from Verve always have a great mix of sentiment stamps with amazing fonts, so this challenge is a fabulous way to show them off!

I started by stamping the dotted background from Better Together in blue ink and then stamped the poppy trio from Poppy Birthday directly over the top.  I used the solid stamps to fill in the red flowers and then added the little leaf on the side.  The stems and leaf are colored in with Copic Marker YG13.  I added the birthday sentiment and highlighted "Amazing" with the arrow image from Better Together, in yellow ink.  Of course, no card is complete without a little bling too.

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, and a little bit about our brand new Diva!
1. Julee 9. Susan
2. Amy 10. Chaitali
3. Anya 11. Stacey
4. Betty 12. Maureen
5. Karen 13. Marisa
6. Sankari 14. Andrea
7. Sarah 14. Charmaine
8. Sony 14. Christyne

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: poppy birthday (verve), better together (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), electric red (mft), lemon drop (mft), sno cone (mft)
accessories: copic marker yg13, clear rhinestones (su!), corner rounder, foam tape


  1. Such a sweet card. Anyone would be happy to receive your lovely project!


  2. I LOVE how just a few simple things can come together to make such a BEAUTIFUL card. Thanks for sharing yours.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. This is a gorgeous card! Julee always has such fabulous fonts!

  4. Such a nice clean cut card love it !

  5. Very pretty card. Love the way you used the dots as a background for the sentiment. Very creative.

  6. What a lovely way to highlight the sentiment. Wonderful card!

  7. Clean and simple and just so pretty, too!

  8. A card guaranteed to bring a mega-watt smile to whoever receives it! Pure loveliness!

  9. clean and plain - not overly fussy. Great card.

  10. How sweet! Love the subtle dotted stamping. It grounds that sentiment and ties all the elements together.

  11. Really like this card, especially the bright colors!

  12. Very sweet. I like how you stamped over the dotted background.

  13. Pretty. Love the dotted background behind the sweet sentiment.

  14. Terrific card! Love those poppies and how you highlighted the amazing with the arrow image!

  15. Super sweet card, so clean and simple.

  16. Clean, simple and one that's going into my CASE folder!

  17. What a fun and colorful card. Love the dots background for the sentiment. Yellow and red together are such cheerful colors. Well done!

  18. Beautiful card. Love, Love,Love the sentiment stamped over the yellow design!

  19. Love the way you combined the two stamp sets! Your card is great!

  20. Oh wow, this is so pretty! My eye is definitely pulled to that fabulous colored sentiment with the pop of red flowers! Beautiful card!

  21. sweetness...all the different takes on this challenge have been so exception here!!

  22. Wonderful CAS card. Love how you added dimension with the layered stamping!

  23. Beautiful card!! I love the dotted background. It really sets off the flowers & sentiment!