Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Diva Inspiration Hop

Welcome to our February Diva Inspirations Hop!  Today the Divas are dusting off some Verve favorites and putting on our monthly hop to inspire you with a fresh new spin on the stamps in our stash! 
I've paired my card with Maja Design's Mood Board for February. This month's board is a wonderful mix of vintage delights, perfect to pair up with some of my Verve favorites! ...I am in love with the mix of elements of the mood board and decided, of course, to rough up/pair up this delicate card in the sport of shabby with Verve's No Matter What set and Pennant Trim die:



The collection I used is called Vintage Summer Basics. All the hues are included below. I started off with a base which was distressed followed by two other layers, both equally distressed. One thing I like to do when  putting together a design is use scraps left behind from cutting. I took a strip of blue and a strip of peach paper and laid it across the middle horizontally. There's a touch of cluny lace underneath and a daisy chain length over the top. It's a good way to use up scraps and 'complicate' your design...which I seem to be good at. The floral bow accent consists of satin and organza ribbon bows as well as a fabric flower from A.C. Moore. The sentiment panel is a Oval Nestie stamped with Verve's No Matter What set and placed atop a Amira Flourish die. I also added a Pennant Trim die strip vertically down the right side of the card. I accented the perimeter and die cut with liquid pearls. Lastly I added a bit of Zva Creative bling for a touch of elegance.


Here's the list of hoppers today:

1. Julee8. Andrea
2. Betty9. Charmaine
3. Jen10. Janelle
4. Sankari11. Laurie
5. Sony12. Maureen
6. Susan13. Teresa
7. Amber

The inspiration:


The collection I used:

The Verve stamp set:


Pennant Trim die:

There's a great little prize involved, too! A random commenter on one of the hops will win a $30 gift certificate to VERVE, so be sure to leave a little love in the comment section as you hop about! You can find out all the prize details over on the Verve Blog today. 

The Ribbon Carousel is also sponsoring a new prize for this month's theme:
Love is in the air...
Make a card, a treat box, a scrapbook page, or anything at all to celebrate Love and be sure to include some ribbon or twine! 
You have until February 28th to add your creation to the link at the RC blog.
The random winner of a ribbon carousel will be announced
 on the blog on Monday, March 4th! 


Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer Basics (1916-bs, 1915, 1904) Maja Design, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Pennant Trim die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), CRX-05CB-121 (Flourish Iridescent-Crystal) Zva Creatve, Amira Flourish die (Memory Box), Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), Petal Pink, Baby Blue Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Light Pink Single Face Satin Ribbon (Paper Mart), Organza ribbon, fabric flower, cluny lace, daisy chain lace, paper distresser
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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48 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card. I am amazed at your creativity. Thank you for sharing it. Charlotte

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  2. so pretty!! love the distressing and die use!

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  3. Beautiful card! That pennant die is definitely going to be part of my next purchase. I love your colors.

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  4. What a BEAUTIFUL creation! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  5. I took the opportunity to look at your other posts while here. I really like your color choices and attention to detail. Very romantic work.

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  6. What a stunning card; so delicate, so dainty, so divine!! Beautiful color combo!

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  7. Love that daisy chain lace!! Lovely colour combo and lots of classic Andrea goodness on this beauty :)

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  8. Wow! Such a pretty card! Love all the feminine touches and the distressing. The colour combo is gorgeous, too!

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  9. As you know I adore the cards you make, and this one is simply stunning. You manage to add so much to your card and it all just seems to go together effortlessly. I hope one day to create such a card myself. x

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  10. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Great inspiration!

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  11. I absolutely ADORE this card ~ stunning!!! TFS

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  12. What a beautiful card. Very feminine and lovely.

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  13. Stunning, love the shabby chic` look.

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  14. so stunning and pretty thanks for sharing.

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  15. Another great card by you, Andrea! Love it!! TFS.

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  16. This is so romantic! I love your beautiful style and fabulous color choices! Very pretty!

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  17. G-E-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! The end...

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  18. So stunningly gorgeous! Embellished to perfection.

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  19. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  20. So pretty! Love the gorgeous trims and liquid pearl accents!

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  21. What an amazing card. You even distress paper prettily! The pink lace and bow are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. So pretty--I like all the embellishments.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and the daisy chain is sooo cute!

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  24. Very nice. Love the intricate details.

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  25. Oh, this is divine. The paper selection matches so well with the inspiration and all the rhinestones and intricate die cuts are fabulous!

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  26. Oh wow, I just love your style. I've been pinning a lot of your cards on Pinterest the last couple of months, but I've never visited your personal blog before. Shame on me! I just started following your blog, so I never have to miss a gorgeous card from your hand anymore. :)

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  27. this is gorgeous, like a work of art...love it!

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  28. Very pretty card...love the different textures created by the flower and ribbons.

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  29. I love the soft blue and pink on this card! Love the embellishments. Very pretty card.

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  30. Oh my goodness, I can't believe some of your creations and how good they must look IRL. Every detail is beautifully done.

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  31. Wow, this card is like a breath of springtime! Gorgeous!

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  32. Positively gorgeous! I love looking at the details on your 'complicated' card. ;)

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  33. Sooo much yumminess all in one place!! Love it...

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  34. Pretty, pretty. ;-) Love the colors, love the bling, love the laces and ribbons... what's not to love?! Beautiful job, Andrea. ;-)

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  35. I'm lovin' the shabby chic look! Super cute!

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  36. So feminine and girly. Very pretty.

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  37. Sthis card is stunning. I love all the details and distressed edges. Hugs! xx

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  38. Andrea, you never dissappoint! Your style is so gorgeous and elegant. This card is beautiful; love the soft colors.

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  39. Beautiful card. Love the soft colors and the embellies.

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  40. very BEAUTIUFL!!
    Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day,
    Migdalia

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