February Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Hi friends!  I'm back again with another blog hop!  Today is the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Diva Inspiration Team to break out their Verve!  I'm the start of the hop, so you're right on track to cross something off your to do list today!  {grin}

This year we've added a challenge each month, so we hope you'll play along. Our February challenge is Floral Fantasy, and the challenge is to add some petal power to your card.  You can use the inspiration photo or not, but you do need to flash some flowers somewhere on your project.  There's a prize for a challenge participant, as well as a prize for a commenter along today's blog hop, so why not try for both and increase your chances to win?!  Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and details.



For my card, I was inspired by the colors in the challenge graphic. I added some washi tape as a faux wallpaper background on my soft sky layer, then pulled out Bloom & Grow and the Floral Circles Die Set and started stamping in strawberry slush and barely banana.  The leaves are inked with old olive and cut with the coordinating Elegant Leaves Die.  I added the sentiment on a vellum tag, then embellished with twine, glimmer stones and some Pastel Sequin Mix.  Lots of fun and a much needed sunny distraction on a snowy day!
I was inspired by the colors in the challenge graphic.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up on the hop is Amy Kolling.

PS.  If you missed it yesterday, scroll down to the next post or click here for my More than Love Verve Release Blog Hop post.


1. Julee11. Tiffany
2. Amy12. Maureen
3. Anya13. Stacey
4. Betty14. Christyne
5. Jessica15. Teresa
6. Karen16. Marisa
7. Sankari17. Charmaine
8. Sarah18. Janelle
9. Sony19. Jen
10. Susan
Enabler's List
Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, old olive, crumb cake, vellum (SU!), cream
Ink: early espresso, old olive, strawberry slush, barely banana (SU!)
Accessories: Floral Circles Die SetElegant Leaves Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), linen thread, button, glimmer stones, gesso, Charles embossing folder (Cuttlebug), washi tape

41 comments

  1. Gorgeous card! I love your distressed edges and the flowers' colors!

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  2. How pretty! We are all in the mood for flowers. It's a great spirit lifter!

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

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  3. Love the card. I really need to remember to add the distressing technique which I never use.

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  4. Such a pretty card! Can't wait to get my hands on the elegant leaves die!

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  5. Beautiful card - I love the distressed look and the flowers and bling.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  6. Gorgeous flowers and love the leaves! I spy another EF I love too! Fabulous card.

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  7. I love how you used that pretty floral washi tape in the background. How clever!
    clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

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  8. oh so very pretty!! love the scattering of sequins!!

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  9. Love the card, esp the flowers!

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  10. Lovely card!! Those flowers are awesome.

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the embossed background and distressed edges!

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  12. Absolutely stunning! I'm ready for flowers! Your card makes me smile!!
    c

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  13. thanks for the idea of using washi for background. It looks like fabric. Great card.
    Love the shabby chic look.

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  14. I love the colors in this - super design. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  15. So pretty! Love the cheerful colors!

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  16. Beautiful colors and texture, Julee!

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  17. Love the rugged distressed edges. The bright colors really pop and they surely bring some cheer in the middle of winter. Love the floral stamps you used.

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  18. So pretty...love the different colours together and the distressed edges.

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  19. What a gorgeous bunch of flowers! Love the different colors on the different layers.

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  20. Very pretty! I really like the colors you used.

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  21. Great layers and cool color scheme.

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  22. Love the colors and the distressing...the rough edges look great on the vellum!

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  23. I LOVE how all of your elements come to make such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly

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  24. So pretty. Love the colors and pretty flowers.

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  25. Beautiful Card! Love the distressed edges!

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  26. Beautiful card and love the distressing and flowers!!

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  27. Very pretty card. Pretty bouquet with their glittery centers. I like how you scattered the sequins around too.

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  28. Very pretty petals and I like the sequins too.

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  29. Very pretty card! I love the distress look and those gorgeous flowers!

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  30. Nice card. I really like the embossed background on the base.

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  31. Love the kind of tropical feel this card gives. The blue and green shades are so pretty and I love the sequins!

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  32. Great use of the
    washi tape. I'll
    have to try that.
    Lovely card.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. Lovely layers on these gorgeous blooms, Julee ... so pretty!

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  34. Love the washi tape on the sky blue- together they make a beautiful background for your card. All the shimmer details are wonderful - gorgeous card!

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  35. I'm starting to really, really like using the dies with the matching sets. I like how you used them here!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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