Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop - February 2014

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to Verve's February Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a bloomin' good challenge for you along with our usual inspiration! 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!
Our February challenge is Floral Fantasy:

February is the month of love and flowers are a popular gift
so add some petal power to your cards this month!


For my card today, I decided to keep it simple with the flower theme - I used the flower that is part of the cake from the Big Wish stamp set for the Floral Fantasy Theme and mixed it up with the sentiment from the Joyful Blooms.  I tried to keep the colors of the card the same as the inspiration picture (I used some of my Basic Grey from way back - so good to use my scraps!) It was so much fun to make this card - just in time for my friend's party this weekend :)
Here is a close up of my card with the flower as part of the cake (can I just say that now I want cake :) Anyone have recommendations for some good cake recipes? I also found this felt loop ribbon trim from a few years ago - so glad that I kept it - it was the perfect addition to this card - yay for scrap hoarding :) j/k lol!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Big Wish stamp set and the sentiment is from the Joyful Blooms.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Love Letter and copics
Papers; Basic Grey (and die cut from the Sweet Shoppe)
Accessories: dimensionals, felted loop ribbon trim, twine, liquid pearls and corner chomper

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
big hugs!

Sankari :)
1. Julee11. Tiffany
2. Amy12. Maureen
3. Anya13. Stacey
4. Betty14. Christyne
5. Jessica15. Teresa
6. Karen16. Marisa
7. Sankari17. Charmaine
8. Sarah18. Janelle
9. Sony19. Jen
10. Susan



38 comments:

kReN said...

Love this HB card. Love the colors and layout.

Thanks for sharing your creativity!
kReN@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Stacey Schafer said...

Gorgeous!

Tina said...

Cute and colorful! Love it. Glad you kept that felt "loopy" ribbon too. Worked perfectly.

Iris said...

Great card - I love the layers, the colors and the felt loop ribbon.
isoscia at aol dot com

Amy C. said...

How pretty! I love the bright colors! clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

Marisa said...

Great use of the colours and love that felt curly cue across the top :)

dj said...

you rocked the color combo from the inspiration picture...sweet!!

May So said...

The felt loop ribbon trim is attractive and fun! Good idea and good match!

Gloria said...

Great card, lovely stamped image and the coloring is wonderful.

cm said...

Absolutely stunning! What a unique take on the photo inspiration! Your card makes me smile!!
c

Ruthie said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Love the cake and the blue loop ribbon.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card!! Love the flowers and the loopy trim. Have a great day
DIANA L.
http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love the vibrant colors. An instant smile!

bearsmother said...

bright, colorful card. Love all of the layering. Great job.

Kris B said...

So bright and fun! Wonderful birthday card!

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

Gorgeous! Love the bright colors!

grandmato19 said...

Love your mix of patterned papers, and that looped ribbon is to die for! :)

Jennipher said...

Loving these shades of teal and coral together. Very bright and cheerful card.

Heather said...

Such a beautiful birthday card!! Love the layout and those bright colors. And that loopy trim is awesome!

Julie S. said...

Great card! Love the layout and colors.

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful colors and stamping. What a terrific card.

Mary-Anne V said...

So pretty... wonderful image and use of patterned paper.

Christine said...

What an amazing card! Love the bright colors and the coloring of the stamp!

Marlene said...

Love Love your card! Love the fun & bright papers you used.

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card!

Bill Ali said...

Vibrance and layering at its best

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful, bright and cheery birthday card. I'm glad you kept that loopy felt ribbon too - it's wonderful.

Sharon said...

Great card - so fun and bright and cheerful!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card! I love the layout and the great colors!

Sue D said...

Very festive birthday card.

Becki with an i blog said...

I'm sure your friend will love the card and yes it makes me want cake too.

D- said...

What a fun birthday card. LOVE the colors and design.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Miriam Prantner said...

So bold and bright, love this colors and that felt trim/die cut at the top is wonderful!

cghundley said...

Very cute and
can I say, yummy
looking?! Love the
trim you added.
Carla from Utah

Anita in France said...

Texture, dimension and vibrancy in abundance, Sankari ... amazing! Anita :)

robinann17 said...

Bright, fun colors in your card! Sweet design.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love this! It's my favorite card on the hop so far. Bright, colorful and that fun trim just makes the card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful coloring and love all of the elements and colors!!