Sunday, January 5, 2014

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop - January 2014

Hi Everyone!

If you are coming over from Karen's awesome blog then you are in the right place! Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! 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! Woohoo!


Our January challenge is:


The year is shiny and new, 
so let's add shimmer and shine to our cards.
Think glitter, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, heat embossing - anything with some gloss.


I LOVE glitter and things that are bright and shiny - but for this year's challenge I decided to keep it simple and create some CAS birthday cards with just a little bit of shimmer and shine :) I created a set of birthday cards that were mainly built around kraft with another color for pop. Here is a card that I made mostly in pink - the birthday cake is from the set Birthday Bash and the sentiment is from the Big Wish stamp set from Verve Stamps - I colored it in with my color pencils and then added a little glitter to the cake with a bit of embossing and sponging to the sides:
 
 Here is the same layout in Red - I LOVED adding some glitter to the cake - trust me - it took a lot of self-control not to spray the whole thing with Glitter!! LOLOL!!


I wanted to try to get a close up of the cake and the glitter - here is a little shiny glitter close up :)


And here is the same layout with a yellow color pop with the kraft - loved how the yellow cakes turned out with the glitter :


I thought it would be fun to create a blue and green set of birthday cards too - here are both colors - click on either to enlarge the image:

 
 Here is the whole set of birthday cards that I colored in with this awesome Birthday Bash stamp set - I LOVE this cake! I had so much fun creating this card set - perfect to have around for all those birthday cards that I make at the last minute :)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: The Cake Image is from the Birthday Bash and the sentiment is from the Big Wish stamp set from Verve Stamps
Papers: Snap Chat and Kraft cardstock
Inks: Memento: Ladybug Red, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black
A Cut Above Verve dies: Scalloped Trim Trio Set for the top banner
Accessories: Glitter from MS, circle embossing folder, white gel pen, sponger, white ink, white satin ribbon, dimensionals, circle punches and wonky nesties

Here is a little side view of the cards and the glitter:


And another view of the cards:

 
 
Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what our 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. Sarah10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Maureen
3. Anya12. Stacey
4. Betty13. Amber
5. Jessica14. Teresa
6. Karen15. Marisa
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sony17. Verve Blog
9. Susan


Next on the hop is the sweet Sony - please hop over to check her out or you can start from the beginning with Sarah's lovely blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

42 comments:

Theresa said...

Such cute cards! I can't decide which one is my favorite!

SueB said...

wow, the sparkly really shows up on all your cards, and I'm so impressed that you made the whole rainbow in the different versions of this card; thanx for the inspiration!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, those birthday cakes are amazingly glittery ... fabulous! Anita in France :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, how fun! I love the cards in all the different colors!

cm said...

Eye-catching, beautiful, vibrant - a gorgeous set of birthday cards! Love the glittery cakes and the colours...swoon!
c

Laurie Unger said...

Love the glittered cake! It reminds me of the glitter frosted cupcakes that have been all over Pinterest lately! Totally fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful set of cards! LOVE the cakes!

Sandra said...

love these!
Sandra ltb

Liz Williams said...

Great in any color and love the striped paper.

ScrapaDiddle said...

The sparkly cake just makes these cards wonderful!

Pat Robinson said...

Sweet card! and in any color!!

marylouh said...

the layering really makes a difference on this card. The glitter on the cake makes it pop. So many different color choices - I think the pink is my fave - maybe because it was the first one I saw. thanks for sharing a great project.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the poppin layers on these beautiful cards and the sparkly glitter on the little cakes are just the right amount. I know what you mean about the glitter. I have been trying to learn how to use it and it's EVERYWHERE. Great joy.

Marisa said...

Love the embossed dots and the fun focal shape. Fabulous sparkly cake too!! Happy New Year to you :)

Julie S. said...

Those are such cute birthday cards! Seems like all colors go with kraft.

Iris said...

Fabulous birthday cards - love all the layers, texture and patterns, the bows, and the sparkle on the cake.

isoscia at aol dot com

Becki with an i blog said...

Cute card. I love red so guess which one I like best. ha

Rosemary said...

stunning set of cards... the sparkly cake is such a fun detail!

Kris B said...

What a cute birthday card set! Love the glittery cake! Fun!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful rainbow of cards. So pretty.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful rainbow of cards.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
(There was an issue when I tried to post so sorry if this is a double.

Christine said...

What yummy cards! Love the textures and shapes you chose....the glitter on the cake is perfect!

Karen Day said...

I'm envious - what an awesome stash of birthday cards! They're really sweet, Sankari :o)

Nandini said...

Really fantastic cards. I am unable to decide which colour combo is my favourite!

JoAnn said...

Wow, what a beautiful collection of cards. Love how you did them in different colors and the glitter on the cakes is perfect.

Jen Naus said...

Love your cards and the glittery sparkle on the cakes!
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

Oh so pretty!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards! Hard to pick a favorite out of all the colors. And what a great card design - embossing, stitching, bows - perfect!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! Beautiful set of cards and love all of the different colors with the added touch of glitter on the cakes.

Donna Oates said...

These cards are such a wonderful treat to the eyes and the touch of sparkle on the cake is perfect. I can't decide which color I like best! They are all super!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow I just love this set of cards...the design, the patterned paper banner, border die across the top...I can keep going on and on!

Tamra Augostino said...

I love the glittery cake and the card layout is perfect. Thanks for showing us a rainbow of colors. :)

Heather said...

I LOVE that layout! And all the colors look fabulous, even the yellow which I don't usually like. Actually, the yellow might be my favorite of the bunch. Love the glitter on the cakes, it is so sparkly even in the pictures.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Love the colors!

Caroline said...

Wow! So many great cards, love your layout!

jeannine said...

Love the embossed kraft with a pop of color! They look fabulous! Great glittering of the cakes!

dj said...

way to rock this shimmer and shine themed hop....what an awesome stash of cards you have created!! from someone who really hates to make the same card twice...i am impressed!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, Sankari! These are so fantastic! Love all those shimmery cakes. Hope you have a new year filled with sunshine, laughter and abundant blessings!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a gorgeous array of cards. I love how you did these in different colour schemes. I love the glittery cakes.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Sankari!!

Sue D said...

I like your set of festive birthday cards.

robinann17 said...

Love the sparkle on the birthday cakes! Love the photo with all the colors - I wouldn't know which one is my favorite - love them all!