Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Hello there!

Welcome to Verve's August 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 August inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

Our August challenge is Sequined Stunner:



Sequins are the perfect embellishment - sparkly, affordable and with lots of texture. Add some sequins to your project this month to make it a sequined stunner! Feel free to use the graphic as inspiration or not.

Who doesn't love to use sequins in their card making?  Verve has a great selection of these little sparklers, and my favorite is by far is the Shine Bright Sequin Mix.   I used them on my card today along with some of the sets from the new release.


I like how the sequins look like little seeds floating from the flowers.  Or bubbles :)  They have such a pretty shimmery sparkle. 

The flowers are from the newly released Happy Place stamp set (and were stamped onto the coordinating die cut from the Happy Doodles Die Set).  I used the Peaceful Medallions set to create the patterned background panel. 

My starting point was this week's Viva la Verve challenge sketch:



Need a little more 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. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Maureen
4. Betty10. Stacey
5. Karen11. Chaitali
6. Sankari


Anni-VERVE-sary Sale
This month we're celebrating 7 wonderful years of Verve with a storewide sale!

During our Anni-VERVE-sary sale,
all of our in stock stamps, dies, ribbons and sequins are 20% off
(excluding our new releases, which are 10% off).

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of the hop!


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Recipe
STAMPS: Happy Place, Peaceful Medallions - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal, Cashmere - Wplus9; Groovy Guava - SU!
INK: Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava - SU!; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Happy Doodles Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix - Verve Stamps; Fancy Fan Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Cantaloupe Twine - The Twinery; Copic markers

35 comments:

  1. Wonderful soft card...great use of the sketch.

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  2. beautiful!! perfectly placed sequins!

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  3. my first thought was rain drops falling from the sky!!
    lovely card,
    Carol N<><

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  4. Love the soft colors of your card and the embossed background. Great addition of the sequins.

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  5. Love your card! Those flowers are so sweet! :)

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  6. Beautiful card and I love the softness of the colors.

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  7. the colors are so pretty on this card. The sequins look like rain drops, coming to water the flowers. Great card.

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  8. Very pretty I love all the layering. Your flowers are so pretty and the sequins a perfect touch Thanks for the fun hop. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com



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  9. Beautiful card, love your background and flowers.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your WONDERFUL card. The floating sequins gives your card a magical feel. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  11. So soft and sweet - lovely card!

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  12. On this is so pretty. Such a pretty patterned paper you created too. I love the way you've scattered the sequins.

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  13. Great layering and popping. I especially love the texture the panel with the embossing gives to the card. Well done.

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  14. Very pretty-- I like the scattering of sequins.

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  15. Oh my goodness for me this card is full of Grace..................Beautiful indeed <3

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  16. This card DID make me smile! The flowers are awesome with sequins. Great card!

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  17. Lovely pretty card. Great use of the sketch here too. Your use of sequins look like either raindrops or flower seeds so pretty .
    Sue

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  18. Already pinned this card to Pinterest. It is beautiful. This is one of my favorite new stamp sets.

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  19. beautiful and elegant, great sequins.

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  20. What a beautiful card! I love the pretty grouping of sequins!

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  21. How sweet! The flowers are beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful!! I have that embossing folder; love how you used it. And I love how you used the sequins; to me, they kind of look like raindrops.

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  23. Love the soft colors combined with the shine of the sequins!

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  24. Beautiful work! I thought bubbles first. Lovely, quite ethereal!

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  25. The floating seed-sequins are so beautiful!! Lovely card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful card - great layout and fun use of the sequins - and love those flowers!

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  27. Very pretty! I really like the arrangement of your sequins.

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  28. Just so pretty! I love the different sizes of sequins!

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  29. Love the different sizes of sequins to adorn that pretty flower card! Beautiful, soft colors!

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  30. I really like how you used the flowers stamp set. Beautiful.

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  31. Really sweet card. I love that flower stamp.

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