February Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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

jennifer mitten said...

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

kReN said...

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

Stacey Schafer said...

Gorgeous floral cluster!!

Tina said...

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

Ruthie said...

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

Iris said...

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

Marisa said...

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

Amy C. said...

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

dj said...

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

May So said...

Love the card, esp the flowers!

Gloria said...

Lovely card!! Those flowers are awesome.

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

Gorgeous! Love the embossed background and distressed edges!

cm said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

DIANA L. said...

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

Papercrafting Princess said...

Adorable design!

grandmato19 said...

Oooh, love the sequins! :)

Kris B said...

So pretty! Love the cheerful colors!

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful colors and texture, Julee!

Jennipher said...

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.

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Heather said...

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

Julie S. said...

Very pretty! I really like the colors you used.

Jean Bullock said...

Great layers and cool color scheme.

Christine said...

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

D- said...

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

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the colors and pretty flowers.

Marlene said...

Beautiful Card! Love the distressed edges!

marilynwillauer said...

Oh so pretty! Love the colors.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful card and love the distressing and flowers!!

Bill Ali said...

stunning concept.

Darlene Gabriel said...

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

Sharon said...

So pretty!

Sue D said...

Very pretty petals and I like the sequins too.

Sharyn Polesel said...

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

Becki with an i blog said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

cghundley said...

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

Anita in France said...

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

robinann17 said...

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!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

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