Sunday, May 5, 2013

Verve Divs - May Inspiration Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Inspirations Team to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there's a PRIZE up for grabs, which might just come in handy for the new stamps and dies Verve is releasing on Friday, May 10! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.

I made my card for today using the beautiful stamps from the newest release and paired it with the super amazing (AH-MaH-ZING!) Seam Binding Ribbon from Verve stamps - you can check them all out here. I love the flower from the Surely Goodness stamp set and paired it with one of my most favorite sentiments "Shine Brightly" from the Remember This stamp set from Verve stamps. 

I love this sentiment - I just can't tell you HOW happy it makes it to stamp this sentiment - its such a lovely sentiment of encouragement! All the sentiments in the Remember This  set have that quality of being the most perfect sentiments - Julee is amazing like that - always creating such lovely sentiments! The CAS style of cards is a really hard one for me - I always struggle with it because I always feel like 400 jillion layers are missing! So here is my attempt to a CAS style card trying to keep the sentiment and the flower as the centerpieces :)
 I stamped the flower from the Surely Goodness stamp set - it is such a gorgeous flower and I stamped it 4 times - each time cutting layers of the flower and then popping it up on the previous layer. I love the colors from the this MME DP so I kept the colors minimal and colored the flower only blue and then mixed some greens and grays for the leaves. Here is a closer up picture of the layers on the flower and the lines of pearls on the side of the flower and above the sentiment:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Surely Goodness stamp set (flower) and the sentiment is from the Remember This stamp sets from Verve Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye, PTI white and gray Bazzill cardstock
Inks: Memento London Fog,
Accessories: photo angle chomper, line of pearl bling, dimensionals, spellbinders nestabilties, large pearl bling, Signature Ribbon collection from Verve stamps and copics.

I just loved making this card - I think I could make all my cards with this sentiment - its just so inspiring to the inside sunshine in all of us just to let that light that we are - shine out bright!!!

Please check out the wonderful creations from my fellow Verve Divas - leave them a little love in the comment section and you can be entered to win a wonderful prize from Verve!!! Hop along with me and check them out:
 
1. Julee7. Sankari
2. Amy8. Sarah
3. Anya9. Sony
4. Betty10. Susan
5. Jessica11. Tiffany
6. Karen 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Shine On my friends - Shine ON!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

47 comments:

zehra said...

Pretty card, love the ribbon

Shannin said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the flower you created. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a beautifully blessed day.
Hugs
Shan

Heidi H said...

This card is exquisite. I could see the sentiment being easily changed up for a wedding or other special occasion. Love this stamp set!

Moira said...

What gorgeous layers and subtle colors~great creative card!

cm said...

Such a delightful, day-brightening, smile-making card! Your version of 'cas' is charming! What a wonderful showcase of the Verve products you selected; I've added them to my "must have" list! Thank you for sharing - and reminding us to 'shine brightly.'
c

Kris B said...

Very pretty card! Love the layered flower!! Great colors. TFS God bless!!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors. Very elegant.

Deb Kane said...

I like how you got dimension with your flower, really pops!

Barb Murphy said...

beautiful! i love the dimensional flower...and the gray card base...lovely!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card...love the flower!

Lorie M aka MelodyGal said...

Beautiful! Love how you colored and layered the flowers.

Lorie M aka MelodyGal said...

Beautiful! Love how you colored and layered the flowers.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I adore the colors and your flower is just so pretty!

jan farnworth said...

love the layered look of the flower

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the layered flower.

Sarah Gough said...

I love all the dimension on your flower!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the shape and all that dimension!

Rhonda said...

Love the card base you created. Beautiful card.

loulou said...

That flower is absolutely stunning as is the whole card

E.T. said...

absolutely pretty! I am a layer person so LOVE all the layers!

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty. Love the layers.

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very Pretty!!!

D- said...

I think your card turned out beautifully. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Dale Talley said...

I really like your color choices. It is a lovely, peaceful card.

Gina Ables said...

Love the card and the 3-D flower.

Marisa said...

You rocked that flower, Sankiri!! Gorgeous!! Love the iron gate die behind it too.

Lori said...

What a beautiful card, Hugs, Lori

Hillary Harris said...

So pretty! Love that the flower is blue on the grey and white, makes it pop!

Maryleva said...

Love your card and all the layers on the flower. Beautiful card.

Kimberly Russell said...

Nice colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic layering and fussy cutting on the flower! Love the seam binding and the grays too!

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the sentiment, the soft blue, and all the pearls!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! This is an amazing card!

carmen conners said...

I have this set and LOVE what you did with it! I've got to 'cover' it...is that what the word is here? The one that means I want to try to create the same design? Anyway, I've got to do it! Love it! TY for sharing with us!!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

so very pretty love the flowers

noscrappymojo said...

Love the dimension on that flower!

T said...

This card SHINES!! Love the polka dots...always love them...love the shape of the card...beautiful!

Janet G said...

Gorgeous Card! Love the colors and feminine feel to it!

Heidi said...

Beautiful, love all the work you've put into it- the details are beautiful.

Heidi said...

Beautiful, love all the work you've put into it- the details are beautiful.

Jennipher said...

I just love what you did with that flower from Surely Goodness Sankari. That's a set on my wish list. Very cool design.

Ravengirl said...

Very pretty! I loved the dimension in the flower!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!I love the layout, color combination, and terrific choose of stamp set.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow love the look of this card with the focus on the flower. the greys really help the flower pop.

Heather said...

Ooohhh . . . this is so pretty! Love that polka dotted paper and of course that gorgeous flower.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such gorgeousness, Sankari! GORGEOUS flower!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the layered flower and the color combo. Thanks