Friday, April 5, 2013

Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop!


Hello!

Welcome to the April Verve Diva Inspirations Hop!

This is a regular feature on the 5th of the month and is a chance to breathe some new life into some much-loved Verve stamps and dies. Leaving a comment enters you into a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! You are on the right track if you've arrived here from Amy's blog. The hop is kicking off on the Verve blog, so be sure to head there to get all the details!

This month we're also saying a fond farewell to the amazing Jen del Muro, as this is her last hop as a Verve Diva. She's been a part of the Verve team almost from the very beginning and although we're sad to see her go, we're so excited to see the things she has up her sleeve for the stamping world! Its gonna be good, friends!


I kick started my mojo this month using the Viva La Verve sketch for this week... a classic, versatile design by Laurie Willison.


I did a little sketch flippin' for this one.

I started by stamping the Thatched Banner Plain Jane three times onto Oatmeal cardstock. Then I layered it with some leaves from Bloom & Grow and the big gorgeous flowers (and one of my favorite sentiments) from Brighter Days. I did my flip-the-stamp-over-and-ink-up-the-back to get the solid flower under the outline image. A great trick!

That will do it for me today.. sweetie Jen del Muro is your next stop along the hop!

Take care!


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Recipe
STAMPS: Thatched Banner Plain Jane, Bloom & Grow, Brighter Days - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake, Pale Plum - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Wisteria Wonder, Pale Plum, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Baby's Breath Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Light Pink Rhinestones - Kaisercraft; Washi Tape - My Mind's Eye

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love your colors and card design.

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  2. Anya your banners are gorgeous and so big!

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  3. pretty card.. the color is yummy

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  4. A beautiful use of banners and a very pretty card!

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  5. soo pretty!! love the banner!

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  6. Very pretty. Love the way you did the banner.

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  7. Fabulous use of the stamps, Anya :) Love the cross hatched banner with the sentiment and what a wonderful idea to flip the stamp over!

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  8. This is so gorgeous and love the triple banner layout with the flower accents!

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  9. Loving the beautiful banner and the soft lavender in this card!

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  10. Great card! Love the sentiment and the banner! The pop of yellow washi tape sets it off perfectly! TFS God bless!!

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  11. This is lovely! I really enjoy the soft color scheme!

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  12. Soft and beautiful! I love the banners and your stamping trick, neat idea!

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  13. love what you did on this very pretty.

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  14. I love how soft this looks - would have never though I'd put Kraft and Soft in the same sentence! It works beautifully though and that little bit of washi is fab!

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  15. Lovely card! Such soft colors!

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  16. gorgeous card... love the banners!

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  17. Pretty card - love the colour combo. I like the way you've used the thatched banners here.

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  18. This is such a pretty card. Fantastic colors. Tfs and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.
    Hugs
    Shan

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  19. Lovely card. Love the soft colors.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  20. That purple is so pretty and your flowers are gorgeous and fit so well on those banners.

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  21. Very pretty--I like the banners and the embossing.

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  22. Very pretty colours and lovely textures.

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  23. Love how you flipped the sketch and did it with a banner!

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  24. I especially love your color story. Beautiful card.

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  25. Love that thatched banner. I need to pull it out and use it again! Such a pretty color palette too!

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  26. Very pretty! Lovely choice of colors. It reminds me of all the flowers we will soon be seeing.

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  27. Gorgeous spring colors. I love the banners and blooms!

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  28. Gorgeous! The banners, the embossed background, the flowers and the sentiment add up to an eye-catching, heart-warming, thoughtful card. Thank you for sharing!
    c

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  29. Awesome card! Fabulous banner and bit of washi!!! Too cute!

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  30. Love the banner and the touch of washi on the embossed panel.

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  31. Love the beautiful banners and decorations. That little washi tape accent is perfect.

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  32. I love the banner with the flowers framing the sentiment!

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  33. gorgeous! love the little touch of washi on the bottom here!

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  34. Beautiful card! Thanks for the flip-the-stamp-over-and-ink-up-the-back trick!

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  35. So pretty! LOVE those banners!

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  36. Pretty card! Love the colors and banner!

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  37. Pretty card! Love the embossed layer and the fun banner!

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  38. Simply Beautiful!! I LOVE the design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  39. So cool to see banners on the card using the stamp!!!

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