Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Good morning and Happy Easter!  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 April challenge is Bunnies & Babies

Spring is a time of birth and renewal - celebrate the season by creating a card for Easter or a bouncing new baby. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your sprightly spring creations!

You should have arrived here from Amy's blogBetty will be your next step along the way. 

I really loved this month's inspiration picture and used some of the lovely spring colors to make a baby card.

I used the Making a Statement stamp set to create this card. I love the whimsical flowers and cute font combinations on the sentiments. For my flowers, I stamped the outline first in my desired ink color (Groovy Guava, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery) and then flipped the stamp over and inked up the back. I stamped it off on scrap paper once before stamping the solid image right over the outline. I love this little trick!


Click here to link up your challenge entries

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

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. Julee 7. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Jen11. Stacey
6. Karen 12. Chaitali

Thanks for stopping by to see me today, I hope you have a great day!


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STAMPS: Making a Statement - Verve Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Groovy Guava, Pistachio Pudding - SU!
INK: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Groovy Guava - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Argyle Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Doily Details Die - PTI; Diamond Stickles - Ranger

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love the little touches of glitter!

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  2. Anya I never remember that trick... of course one must have the perfect stamps for it, as you obviously do... so precious...
    =] Michele

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  3. Lovely card! You captured the inspiration photo perfectly!

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  4. I also love the whimsical flowers!

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  5. Love the simplicity of this, Anya. The colors are awesome. Thanks for the tip on inking with the back of the outline stamp. Need to give this a try.

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  6. I love those colors for a baby card - nice and gender neutral! Great stamp tip reminder that I had forgotten, such a fast was to 'color' I an image. I love the texture on the green paper on the right, is it an embossing folder?

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  7. You baby card is sooo sweet. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  8. Very pretty card. Love the soft colors.

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  9. Such a sweet and pretty card. Love the soft colors.

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  10. Such a lovely card! Love the colors you chose.

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  11. Love the colors. The green on the side is so pretty and the flowers blend in so well.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card
    Happy Easter

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  12. Beautiful card. Love the pretty spring colors.

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  13. Baby cards are always so hard for me. Yours is adorable.

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  14. Such a pretty card, I just love that embossed argyle...how perfect for a baby card!

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  15. Adorable card! I love how you used the loopy flowers and the argyle embossing folder. Thanks for sharing the trick on stamping the flowers.

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  16. I love your card Anya. Would love to have pinned it but couldn't see where. Great card!

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  17. Very pretty! It's good for a boy or girl. Love the color choices.

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  18. Great design and I like the soft and pretty colors.

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  19. Outstanding work! So nice a card! Time well spent!

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  20. What a delightful card and post! I love how you stated it's a time of birth and renewal! Well said both in word and craft! Thank you!

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  21. Beautiful! Love those soft colors and the layout! ♥

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  22. Ooo . . . this is so beautiful!! The soft colors make it perfect for a baby card, but with a different sentiment, it would be perfect for ANY occasion!

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  23. Love these colors and the shadow stamping on the flowers! So sweet!

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  24. Awww, so sweet! LOVE the colors! This layout could be used for many occasions - very versatile.

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  25. Lovely card, soft non traditional colours. Like the inking too.
    Sue

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  26. Your card is beautiful! Love the soft colors! Pretty flowers and the little doily is a lovely addition!

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  27. Very sweet with the soft colours and doily detail.

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  28. I LOVE how, instead of using the dominant colors in the picture, you used the colors in the egg wreath in the background!! How creative!!! I've never heard of the technique that you used to stamp the flowers. I think I understand it, but I will probably have to look it up. The flowers are very pretty!!!! You made a very gorgeous card!!!!

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  29. So soft and pretty. I love these colors, the sparkle on the flowers and the embossed panel.

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  30. Such a beautiful card. I have that set and was trying to figure out how to make a baby card out of it, and your card really inspired me! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Beautiful card such a wonderful take on the inspiration picture. You have really captured it.

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  32. So pretty, I love these soft colors and minimal layout to make the details pop. Awesome!

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  33. Lovely little technique you used with the loopy blooms! Very pretty card.

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