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Friday, July 10, 2015

July Verve Diva Inspiration Hop

Well, it's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like. Here's the details, please play along!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Friday, July 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!
So let's get to it---The hop started over on Julee's blog HERE and you should have hopped all the way through to SARAH's Blog and then here.  I'm glad you made it!

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes!

Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes!

I love using stripes!  I decided to mix mine up a bit and add a few colors (and patterns) other than the ones in the inspiration photo to make a punchy birthday card that I think could be used for a boy or a girl.  I used the ROUNDED RECTANGLE and ROUNDED SCALLOP FRAME DIES for my sentiment layers and stamped the BIRTHDAY TO YOU PLAIN JANE onto the white rectangle---it fit perfectly!  I embellished it with stars from the STARRY die and balloons from the BIRTHDAY BASH stamp set which I colored with Copic Markers.
OK, it's time to keep going on the hop, so head on over to see what MAUREEN did for your inspirational enjoyment!  I'm sure she's got something beautiful to share as always!
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!

1. Julee8. Susan
2. Amy9. Maureen
3. Betty10. Marisa
4. Jen11. Stacey
5. Karen12. Laurie
6. Sankari13. Amber
7. Sarah 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  When gluing down sequins or rhinestones (or any tiny embellishment like that), place them on your project where they are to go.  Then, rather than putting glue onto the sequin (and dropping it or fumbling with it, getting said glue all over your fingers), simply scoot the sequin away, put a dot of glue where it WAS on your project, and then place the sequin into the glue (tweezers are helpful).  As I say in my classes, the less glue you get on your fingers, the better things will stick to your card.  Think about it.

Stamps:  Birthday Bash, Birthday to You (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  White, Spring Rain, Orange Zest, Black (PTI), Starz (Bella Blvd.), Orange Stripe (Recollections from Michaels), Make a Wish Girl (EP)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Rounded Rectangle, Rounded Scallop Frame, Starry Dies (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Star Punch, Copic Markers, Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. Great card. I love all the bright colors and interesting elements.

  2. What a fantastic birthday card! Love all the elements of this card!

  3. This is just fantastic! The whole thing just makes me happy with the gorgeous bright colors!!

  4. Love, love, love your bright cheerful card! You pulled off great look with lots of colors and patterns. Such fun. Thanks for the seem to know exactly why I shy away from using sequins. :)

  5. Your card is fabulous. Love the bright colors.

  6. Beautiful card, love all the neat elements you used.

  7. Bright and cheerful, just oozes birthday wishes.

  8. Looks like a party.
    A fun, happy card. So bright and colorful.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Love this card to pieces <3 bright and happy

  10. Love your fun and cheerful card with bright colors. Very pretty.

  11. Can't help but smile with such a happy card!

  12. This is a very happy card, love all the color.

  13. This is so FUN!! The bright colors, the stars, the stripes, the balloons . . . FUN!

  14. Love love love your fun festive card!!! So colorful!

  15. You have it all, stars, stripes, circles. Fun card!

  16. Those many layers look fantastic! Great card!!

  17. Such a fun happy birthday card! I love the balloons and stars!

  18. So many layers and all the colors go so well together.

  19. fabulous card... so fun and bright!!

  20. Greta card! It is fun and inviting! It would be great for a boys birthday card which are hard to come by! Thanks for sharing your work with us!

  21. Very Cute!! I like the sequins and layers.

  22. So much fun going
    on in your delightful
    card! Love it.
    Carla from Utah

  23. super fun card, so vibrant and coloring!

  24. OMGosh your card is so fun. This one just makes me feel so happy. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  25. Great birthday card, sure to make anyone have a happy day!

  26. I love this bright fun looking card. Loads to look at too.


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