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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 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.

Our August challenge is Celebrate!
It's our Anni-VERVE-sary month, so we're celebrating! Create a card to celebrate something or someone special, an anniversary, birthday, new baby, any occasion filled with joy! Use the inspiration or go off on your own tangent, just share a celebration with us!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, August 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!
I fell in love with the inspiration photo and theme, so I stuck to it (this time, y'all know I'm usually a rebel!).  I needed a birthday card anyway.  I actually used the new August SFYTT for a simple layout and pulled out my POPPY BIRTHDAY stamps and BUILD A POPPY dies.  I layered them up for a fun focal point in the colors from the inspiration picture and even used some cool gold paper for the stems and the panel's mat.  I then added the black sash and layered a couple of different Verve sequins along with a Swarovski crystal from my stash for even more sparkle.  

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!
SUSIE Q-TIP:  Metallics are still hot, hot, hot!  Not all metallic papers are alike, either.  There are different shades and textures out there, so if you think you already "have that", think again!  This particular gold paper really stands out and looks like foiling, another "on trend" look.  
Stamps:  Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  White, Black (PTI), Happy Birthday (Echo Park), Gold (Chickaniddy)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Delicata Gold (Tsukineko), Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories:  Build a Poppy (a Cut Above Dies by Verve), Black Wink of Stella Pen, Sequins (Verve), Crystals (Thailand), Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2 

36 comments:

  1. Love your poppies on your beautiful card.

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  2. Awesome card, love the poppies and the touch of gold.

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  3. Love the poppies in pink and yellow with the fun gold accents! So pretty!

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  4. Love these sweet flowers...fabulous card.

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  5. I'm loving these colours, beautiful card.

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  6. Incentive to bring out my Poppy set and play along! Your card is gorgeous! Inspired!
    ~c

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  7. Just beautiful, Susan! Love those layered rhinestones and sequins.

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  8. Beautiful card. Love the Poppy stamps & dies.

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  9. Gorgeous poppies and touches of gold.

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  10. What a pretty card, I love the color combo. Looks like a fun set to play with. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  11. Great job with one of my favorite stamp sets! Beautifully done!

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  12. Super fun flowers -- well balanced card too!

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  13. I just LOVE this fun design! The colors are great and it feels fresh and whimsical - - - I LOVE whimsy!

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  14. Love the free form flowers. The card is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. So pretty. Love the LO and your lovely flowers.. Hugz

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  16. Your take on the challenge is right on...I love the gold frame and the stems. The colors are perfect too. Just gorgeous!

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  17. Great Card! And lovely take on the SFYTT sketch!

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  18. your popies looks perfects in your card!

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  19. Beautiful card good use of the colors.

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  20. So pretty!! Those bold flowers are so happy.

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  21. The gold foil is a great addition and the sequins top off the card nicely!

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  22. Beautiful card. I love all the panels - great design.

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  23. I adore the design and layout of your card. The flowers rock!

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  24. Love the poppies! And the colors are so soothing.

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  25. Great card. Amazing colors and I love the touch of gold. Striking.

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  26. Susan you really rocked this challenge. I love the stamps you used, the colours and the layout. I'm sure your friend will love it too.
    Sue

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  27. beautiful card!! love the colors you have used.. awesome layout..

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  28. I love the Poppy Birthday stamps and hope they soon come back into stock as I am waiting to send in an order. I love the embossed background and pretty pink paper too, altogether a really pretty card. x

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  29. The background embossing really stands out to me. I really love these poppies, I have thought about buying them a couple times but haven't yet.. I really do enjoy them though! They loo great

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  30. I loVe your sweet card. Those Verve poppies are some of my favorites to create with. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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