Thursday, September 5, 2013

Friendly Diva Hop

Welcome to Verve's September Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies.   I'm at the front of the line today, so if you're just popping in, pull up a chair and your favorite treat and hop around for some Verve-alicious eye candy!
As usual, there's a PRIZE up for grabs, so be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift voucher to Verve Stamps! {A little gifty might be super handy for that new release we've got coming at the end of this month... just sayin'!}  You can check out all the prize details and this month's sale info over at the Verve Blog.


For my card, I pulled out Lean on Me and a few dies and got straight to work.  I didn't have much time, so I knew I wanted to make the dies do most of the work.  The flowers are embossed in early espresso onto designer paper, then cut with the coordinating Pointed Flowers Die Set.  I accented a bit with Copic markers, then embossed the sentiment onto a Rounded Rectangle die cut and then matted with the Rounded Scalloped Frame Die.    I distressed a strip of dp, then adhered to a soft sky base that is embossed with the SU! hexagons embossing folder.  A little espresso satin ribbon and some chocolate liquid pearls around the frame and I was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up on the hop is the talented Amy Kolling.  And don't forget to check out the Verve store for the start of our Autumn Sale!

1. Julee8. Tiffany
2. Amy9. Teresa
3. Anya10. Charmaine
4. Betty11. Maureen
5. Karen12. Marisa
6. Sarah13. Andrea
7. Susan
Enabler's List
Stamps: Lean on Me (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Thankful (Authentique), Soft Sky, Early Espresso (SU!), cream
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories:  Pointed Flowers Die SetRounded Rectangle Die  Rounded Scalloped Frame Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), chocolate liquid pearls (Ranger), Hexagons embossing folder, espresso satin ribbon (SU!)

59 comments:

richardbreaks said...

Just beautiful. Love the boldness of the flowers.

richardbreaks said...

Just beautiful. Love the boldness of the flowers.

Lynn said...

You know I love the CAS nature of this card...the touch of texture from the embossing is perfect Julee.

Glenna Anderson said...

Beautiful card!

Denise Gross said...

Love the blue and brown combination

cm said...

Yet another fabulous, eye-catching card! You've captured fall colours beautifully! Wonderful 'breathing new life' into a favourite!
c

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very Pretty,Love your colors!!!

bluemoonstitch said...

Love the colors you used in this card. It's very eye catching indeed.

bluemoonstitch said...

Julee,
Your card is very eye catching. Love the flowers and the greeting.

kReN said...

I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Hello Friend card. It fits all occasions and yours is sure to cheer up someone. Send it to me! I just love it when the dies do most of the work, but this card shows such attention to detail and such a perfect choice of colors and elements!
Thanks for sharing your talent!

All is good with kReN @
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is beautiful, Julee! I love all the colors you've combined and that scalloped rectangle frame is one of my FAVORITE dies!!

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love the color combo and the distressing! The stacked flowers look great! TFS

pam said...

cool card - love the color combo!

Stacey Schafer said...

how pretty, Julee! love the fall look with those beautiful sunflowers! and the mix of block and script fonts..fabulous!

Sandra Miller said...

Beautiful, quaint, and artistic all at once. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Whimsey said...

Simple but so pretty; LOVE the embossed background. And you do liquid pearls better than anyone I know!! :D

Sharon said...

So pretty! Love the embossing and flowers. Great color combo.

Marisa said...

I "need" that EF!! Such a delightful colour combo and I have always loved that set you used :)

Karen Wedding said...

Great card. Love the color choices. The sunflowers really pop.

jan farnworth said...

so pretty

Darlene Gabriel said...

First let me say I love your new banner.
Now this card, wow what a wonderful colour combo. Feels like a warm hug. Beautiful flowers.

Darlene Gabriel said...

I forgot to say I'm so excited to hear that New Verve is coming at the end of the month. :) :)

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the flowers and the colors.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Just beautiful. Love the products too!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just love blog hops, and seeing wonderful card ideas! Thanks!

Janet Mack said...

Great card for not having much time. I like those rounded corner dies.

Christine said...

Hard to believe that this beautiful card was completed quickly. Love the autumn colors and those sweet flowers.

Heather said...

So pretty!!! I love the hexagon embossing folder mixed with this stamp set.

Janet Zeppa said...

I love all the texture from the embossing!

Patti J said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and papers.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love how the flowers pop off the honeycomb! Beautiful colors!

Caitiumom said...

Great sentiment, cute card.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Love the card and beautiful combination of dies and stamps!! Now going to look at my stash and make sure I have these.

caroline said...

Wonderful card love your colours
Caroline x

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous card! Colors are bold & striking. :)

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous card! Colors are bold & striking. :)

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous! Love the hexagon embossing! :)

Tina said...

Love your card! I love the sunflowers too! Great job!

Rosemary said...

simply gorgeous!!

April Story said...

Great colors. I love how you use liquid pearls on the frame to give it dimension - it almost looks like metal.
April

Marsha said...

Beautiful colors together. Love the honey comb embossing folder. the designer paper and bold flowers look so great together.

Donna Oates said...

Lovely card with those rich fall colors! I'm ready for fall!

Miriam Prantner said...

What gorgeous colors! I love the embossed base and that great bow!

Sue D said...

Great colors and I like the embossing.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty card!

D- said...

This is another beauty! Very pretty color combo with a simple yet gorgeous design. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Patti Doss said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the sunflowers and the brown ribbon! The textures are so lovely...Hugs Patti

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty love the embossed background and the scalloped die.

Beth Beard said...

Very lovely! I love your style and admire your talent!

loulou said...

I love those rich autumn colour on that sky blue background - gorgeous.

Basement Stamper said...

fantastic card, loving those sunflower stamps.

Ravengirl said...

This is so cute! It totally says "fall" to me!

Linda R. said...

Pretty, rich colors! Great card.

Nan said...

Lovely card. Love the combination of cool blue with warm browns and orange. And the scalloped frame for the sentiment is too, too cute!

Nandini
http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

Cheryl S. said...

How beautiful - I love the colors you chose! The embossed background is a very nice touch to set off the flowers and sentiment.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful in every way!

dj said...

Sweet...sweet...sweet!! love the embossed back ground and love the designer paper...love the block letter/script letter sentiment combo!!

Lucy said...

Beautiful card-love the colors!