Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Verve’s February Diva Inspirations Hop

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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:

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I was in need for a few sympathy cards so I picked one of my favourite Verve flowers and kept the colours soft with a pop of pastel.  I’ve used flowers from Great Friend and Joyful Blooms, the leaves from Bloom and Grow, and a sentiment from New Mercies.  To make the background paper, I stamped the flowers in Versamark for a subtle look.  The coral flowers are stamped in Groovy Guava ink onto Groovy Guava paper.  To give the card a little more dimension, I bent the flowers and leaves up.  It’s amazing how much something so quick can add to a card!

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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. Julee     11. Tiffany

2. Amy       12. Maureen

3. Anya      13. Stacey

4. Betty      14. Christyne

5. Jessica   15. Teresa

6. Karen     16. Marisa

7. Sankari  17. Charmaine

8. Sarah     18. Janelle

9. Sony      19. Jen

10. Susan 

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dies: Elegant Leaves, Joyful Blooms (Verve)

39 comments:

kReN said...

That pop of color in the flowers looks wonderful with that subtle background!

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

Stacey Schafer said...

Gorgeous!!

Tina said...

Love the "pop" of the flowers and the use of the floral in the background. Great card.

Marisa said...

Lvoe the BG you created and yeah for using the same flower :) Wonderful as always.

Iris said...

Beautiful and sweet card - I love the flowers.
isoscia at aol dot com

Amy C. said...

Lovely card! I love the touching sentiment!
clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

dj said...

fantastic...love the way those flowers pop against the lighter background!!

May So said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

cm said...

Such a pretty card! I'm ready for the blossoms and blooms of spring to arrive! Your card makes me smile!!
c

Gloria said...

Love your card. I have that stamp so may make some sympathy cards
using your layout. thanks

Ruthie said...

Pretty card. Like the flowers and the leaves from Bloom and Grow.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Pretty and the orange pops!

Aimes said...

Those are some beautiful blooms with dimension, Diva! Your stamped background paper is amazing! So soft!
:)

bearsmother said...

The orange really pops off of the neutral-colored card. Love it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Maureen.

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

Gorgeous card! Love the pop of color!

grandmato19 said...

I love this idea for a sympathy card - the color of your flowers is exquisite!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the clean look of your card! Wonderful background!

Jennipher said...

Moe this is so subtle and heartwarming! Love the stamped layer and the beautiful blooms and leaves with their bling centers. I am shocked that you didn't tuck in another tiny sentiment like you always do. Stepping outside the box, are we? Regardless, it's perfection.

Heather said...

Stunning!!! The Joyful Blooms flowers are my favorite and I LOVE them in coral! The soft background is just perfect for them, too.

Julie S. said...

This is a very gorgeous card! Joyful Blooms is one of my favorite sets. I also really like how you did the background.

Jean Bullock said...

I am not a big fan of orange but I sure am a fan of it on this card. The gray and orange look great and I love the background stamping. Well done.

Christine said...

The background stamping is so subtle and attractive. This is a very sweet card!

Marlene said...

Beautiful Card! Love It!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty card...love the colours.

Bill Ali said...

Love this classic look created here

Sharon said...

Great card - love the subtle background!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a wonderful sympathy card. Your background using is so pretty and subtle. Love the bling you've scattered around.

Lynn Mangan said...

I love the stitched mat with the sentiment and the soft flowers....a beautiful sympathy card. I just had to fill up my sympathy cards as well. Wish I didn't but I always seem to need one!

Sue D said...

Love the coral with grey color combo.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very lovely card! I love your color choice...so pretty!

D- said...

I LOVE your subtle colors that allow the sentiment to be the focus.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous color combo! Those flowers really shine!

cghundley said...

Pretty card and
the pop of orange
adds to it!
Carla from Utah

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Maureen ... the pop of orange is gorgeous against the subtle grey! Anita :)

Becki with an i blog said...

Love your handstamped background. So subtle and lovely.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your card just makes me sigh. It's SO pretty and clean and classy. One of my favorites on the hop!

robinann17 said...

The colors of your flowers are splendid against the pale background. Lovely card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Love how you used the flowers as a background and popped it up in the corner along with the color combo and doily!!

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