Sunday, April 10, 2016

April Verve Diva Inspiration Hop: Happy Birthday!

Hi Everyone!!!

Guess what time it is? It's time for Verve's monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until May 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!



A little tropical flair is in the air for inspiration this month. Bright pinks, aquas, golden tones and a touch of white promise easy breezy days ahead. There's no script for this inspiration... go floral, keep it modern, follow our color pattern or forge your own path, just show us your tropical chic inspired creations.


For my card today, I used the Small Packages stamp set from Verve Stamps and added a tropical flare to it with the different colors and made the cupcake the focal point with the sentiment "Happy Birthday"! I am always in need of birthday cards and I love these bright colors - makes me feel so happy to see colors that are so vibrant! I thought the background of the card was kind of the same as the fabric of that chair in the inspiration pic (how fun is that chair?!!) and added some twine at an angle for both fun and for the color of it all :)

Here is a closer peek at the cucpake - I love this cupcake - it is so much fun to color and also to "ice" - I added stickles to the whole cupcake and some chunky glitter to the non-shadow part for more texture :) - Love how this turned out!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Small Packages stamp set from Verve Stamps
Inks: Memento Rose Bud
Papers: Sugar Cube, Strawberry Milkshake, Salt Water Taffy from (TE) and cardstock from stash
Accessories: white gel pen, foam dimensional, best glue ever, rhinestone, MS chunky glitter, stickles, twine, corner chomper


Loved makin this fun card and hope that you have a chance to play along with this challenge - just link up to the Inlinkz provided!! Not only is it so much fun to play along - but there is also a chance to win some sweet Verve!

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



24 comments:

Christy Q said...

What a fun cupcake, Sankari!! Love the rhinestone cherry on top - beautiful image!

Donna Whitten said...

Lovely birthday card, great design! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Super card! The cupcake looks good enough to eat, and I love the twine in the corner! So clever!

JoAnn said...

What a sweet card. Love the yummy looking cupcake. Great use of the colors in your design.

McStamper said...

What a fantastic, fun, glittery cupcake.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the dimension and sparkle of this card. The layers are awesome and you did a great job using the colors theme.

Angie McKee said...

WOW! Love the sparkles on your cupcake! Absolutely gorgeous and elegant!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Sankari! I'm in love with your sparkly cupcake! The frosting looks fantastic with all the shimmer and shine. This is such a fun and fresh looking birthday card, love it!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your fun birthday card. LoVe your sparkly cupcake.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh wow, your cupcake looks delicious!!! And such a pretty card to go with it. lol Beautiful!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

That cupcake is just sensational, Sankari! Love, love, love the sparkle and all your fabulous details on this scrumptious card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Great card! Love it!

Sue D said...

Very cute cupcake card--I like all the sparkle.

Sue Crease said...

Your card is so bright and uplifting. I just love the fab cake with its frosting.
Sue

Leanne said...

So cute & sparkly.

Terri said...

Uber sweet and sparkly card!

Jerrie said...

That is the most delish looking paper cupcake I have ever seen! This card has party all over it!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the sparkle and fun background! Yummy cupcake!

Janis said...

What a wonderfully sparkly cupcake!! Fabulous card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so much fun, Sankari. You really did a great job, and helped get my creative juices flowing. I had so much fun on the blog hop, and in creating my card for this challenge. Thanks again for inspiring us all with your fun card using this fun color combo.
Blessings,
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Gail said...

Sankari - what a lovely name! Thanks for the challenge which I found through Karen L and for the opportunity to win a prize as well - Happy to have found this challenge through Karen and looking forward to trying out the colors! Blessings Gail http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Super Stick Chick said...

Love all your fun & sparkly details!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the sparkly cupcake. Delicious card.

Carmela Hubler said...

I love the sparkly cupcake! Delicious card.