Sequin Joy and a Hop

Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for our monthly Diva Inspirations Hop and challenge!  I'm the start of the hop, so grab a treat and settle in for some hopping good fun!


This month's challenge is Sequined Stunner!  For my card, I really wanted to make the sequins shine, so kept things pretty CAS, with a really easy mixed-media background.  To create the look, I colored a few colors of oil pastels randomly on a square of white cardstock, blended with my fingers and then stamped the large medallion from Peaceful Medallions once in the center with archival ink, and then once in each corner for a seamless looking pattern.  I added some grey and white oil pastels around the edges to make the center stand out more, then stamped the Much Joy sentiment in the center.  Next I added some of the Shine Bright sequins all around the inner circle of the medallion for a super shiny focal piece.  I matted this with black, then embossed another square of white cardstock that had a pattern that I thought would be fun to add sequins to, tied a seam binding bow and finished it off as a 4.25" square card.


Super easy, but still eye catching and fun!

Alrighty, it's time to head on over to Amy's blog to see her sequined stunner!

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
1. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Maureen
4. Betty10. Stacey
5. Karen11. Chaitali
6. Sankari

Anni-VERVE-sary Sale
This month we're celebrating 7 wonderful years of Verve with a storewide sale!

During our Anni-VERVE-sary sale, all of our in stock stamps, dies, ribbons and sequins are 20% off (excluding new releases, which are 10% off).

Enabler's List
Stamps: Peaceful Medallions (Verve)
Paper: black, white
Ink: oil pastels (Pentel), black archival ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  Shine Bright Sequin Mix, Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), embossing folder (Sizzix)

42 comments

  1. Love the black matting and bow with the sparkle of the sequins! Brilliant!

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  2. Very neat look with the oil pastels and the placement of the sequins.

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  3. love the tie-die effect on the background, never heard of oil pastels before and to blend only with fingers. beautiful card!
    Carol<><

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  4. Very eye-catching. Love the mixed media background and pretty medallion. Great job with the sequins.

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  5. Such a lovely card! The BG is so pretty - I need to try this!!! And love all the sequin sparkle!

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  6. Beautiful card and I love the colors.

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  7. Love the colors on the center square. It has the feel of a stained-glass window. the black bow is great and the splash of sequins is nice.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL CARD JULEE LOVE THE ELEGANCE AND THE SEQUINS THANKS FOR THE FUN HOP!! Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com



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  9. Beautiful card, your colors are stunning.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh Julee I LOVE it. I love how you continued the medallion design in the corners and framing up your sentiment with a pretty sequin circle is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  11. Love the sequinned circle and then the random scattering - gorgeous!!

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  12. Beautiful! This is so rich and classic with the black. Love the sequins of course;)

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  13. Very pretty colors and I like the circle of sequins.

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  14. Beautiful job on this. I love the layers and the sentiment panel is awesome. Love how you arranged the sequins around the sentiment. Well done.

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  15. Wow..I love that medallion. That center section looks really cool.

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  16. Gorgeous focal panel! Love the colours and how they just pop against the white. Lovely use of the sequins too!

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  17. Beautiful card. Always looking for a way to use my stash of beautiful sequins.

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  18. Stunning card I adore what you have done with the oil pastels <3

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  19. This is a gorgeous card. I love the use of oil pastels under the stamp.

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  20. This is BEAUTIFUL!! The sequins are a great addition without being too much. I love your colors, too!

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  21. Julee, wonderful card. Great use of the colours and that pretty stamp too. I have never used sequins on a card before so I think I need to give it a go as you girls seem to love them.
    Sue

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  22. Have been away from blogging for a few weeks, so I was scrolling through my blog reader and your card immediately caught my eye. It is stunning! I love how you used the sequins as a frame around the sentiment, and the mixed media background you made is gorgeous!

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  23. The combo of colors are really lovely. Great Card!

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  24. The combo of colors are really lovely. Great Card!

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  25. wow, that is just stunning, Great card. love it!!!

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  26. What a gorgeous card! I love the circle of clear sequins against the black stamped image!

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  27. Beautiful! I love all the sequins!

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  28. Gorgeous! I love the sequins on the embossed background; such a great idea. Love that medallion image, too.

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  29. The pastel techniuqe is lovely as is the placement of sequins around the sentiment and on the embossed panel.

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  30. This card is gorgeous! I love the bright and sparkling sequins.

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  31. This is so gorgeous!!! LOVE the ring of sequins. Really shines!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  32. So pretty - and love the colors you used!

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  33. Beautiful card, Julee! Love the elegant design and how you framed the sentiment with sequins...perfect touch!

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  34. Love the inking/color on that gorgeous center panel and all the sequins are beautiful!

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  35. Wow! Those clear sequins are amazing on here! Love the sequin circle!

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  36. Love these colors and the embossed layer on your pretty card! Great embellishment with the sequins!

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  37. What a stunning card! Love the sequins.

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