Monday, May 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop - May 2014

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Verve's May Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! 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 April challenge is Font Focus:


Fancy fonts are all the rage! Let your inner wordsmith shine and make a gorgeous sentiment (or two or three!) the focus of your card. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or take some poetic license of your own, just flash us some fonts!

Every single Verve stamp set could be used for this challenge because Julee is the master of fonts!! I love all the different fonts that she has used in creating all the different Verve stamps! For my project today, I created a card using the beautiful stamp set called Joyful Blooms from Verve stamp sets.

 I love all the gorgeous blooms and the sweet curve of the sentiments in this set. I mixed this set with the sentiment from the Making A Statement stamp set from - I love the  "xoxo" sentiments and stamped them in a line with different inks and ran it in a strip across the bottom of the flowers:

I stamped the inside of the card and colored one or two of the flowers on the inside as well for more of a finished feel (something that I always mean to do, but sometimes skip :) 

Here is a close up of the flowers - I layered the flowers ontop of each other - some were paper pieced from the DP and others were colored in with copics - I love this mix of DP and colors together - feels like spring!!!




Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Joyful Blooms and Making A Statement from Verve stamp sets
Papers: My Mind's Eye
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Bahama Blue and Bamboo Green and copics
Accessories: turquoise grosgrain, bling, foam dimensionals, EK success scallop border, corner rounder and sponger


I loved playing with these stamp sets and can't wait to see what this amazing team has created!!  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, and a little bit about our brand new Diva!

1. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Chaitali
3. Anya11. Stacey
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Andrea
7. Sarah14. Charmaine
8. Sony14. Christyne
Check out our May special...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
hugs,
Sankari :)

30 comments:

kReN said...

Oh my, this card took my breath away. It's the kind of card I would LIKE to make but never can find just the right papers to coordinate what is in my mind's eye. TFS!

kReN@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Julie T. said...

Very colorful. Love the grouping!

BonnieC said...

Wow! You always have so many amazing details on your cards!

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely happy card,just love the colors x

BJ Searcy said...

Very pretty! I love seeing your cards, they are such an inspiration.

joy said...

Love this card - this is such a pretty stamp set. Thank you for your inspiration!

Stacey Schafer said...

what fabulous color and pattern, Sankari!

cm said...

Fabulous colours, layers and textures! Absolutely gorgeous - and those flowers...swoon...
c

Lynn Noe said...

So beautiful! Love the layered blooms and all those colorful patterned papers.

marylouh said...

Love all of the different layers and colors. The inside looks pretty too. Great card.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful mix of color and patterns!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous! Joyful Blooms is my favorite Verve set! I LOVE how you mixed dp with coloring on the different flower layers. I have never thought of that, but am definitely going to give it a try!

Julie S. said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Really like how you combined all these papers together.

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and patterns. I like the layered flowers.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love all the pretty papers. Joyful Blooms is one of my favorite flower stamps.

Marisa said...

Love how you mixed the sentiments. Wonderful, bright flower cluster too :)

Kris B said...

Oh so pretty! Love the colors and patterns! Great layered flowers! Love the strip with the xoxo and I love you's! Great Mother's Day card!

D- said...

I LOVE your beautiful card and sweet flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card and wonderful mix of gorgeous DPs. I love the paper pieced flowers.

Sue Crease said...

Lovely colourful card. Your choice of colours is amazing.
Sue

Bernadette Bliss said...

OM goodness I love all the patterns on this card...

Annheidel said...

So cute! I love the patterned paper flowers.

Donna Oates said...

I totally love this Mother's Day Card. It reminds me so much of my mother's quilts which always make me smile. I really love it. Beautiful use of patterned papers and colors! Just gorgeos!

Janet G said...

Amazing card! I'm in love with all the fun bright colors , flowers and sentiment!

Christine said...

The blooms are stunning as is the daring combination of layers. I just love this card!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful colors and mix of dp.I love how you used dp for the flowers,

dj said...

fantastic grouping of all those designer papers...love love love your idea for using fonts...might just have to CASE it!!

Linsey said...

Wow! It's amazing how you manage to keep the sentiment the focal point with all this wonderful color and interest going on! But you sure did do it and this is one beautiful card Sankari! I think any Mother would adore receiving it and would cherish it. Thank you for your delightful inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! You mix color/pattern so skillfully and I love the dimension of the flowers!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful! I love those gorgeous flowers!