Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Verve's November Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's November Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time. We love to get our Verve inky around here, whether they're hot off the presses, or a little worn around the edges. So today you'll see Diva creations to inspire you with both old and new Verve! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, one lucky commenter along the hop will win Verve's October Release CollectionCheck out the Verve Blog today for all the details. If you're following the hop list, you've come here from Maureen's blog. Welcome! For my card today, I pulled out Verve's inspiring Wings of Love &  Chevron Love sets, Wavy Hearts die, Signature Ribbon collection and Pastel Sequin Mix and pairing it with some Maja papers, this is what I've done with it:



This top card is actually my second attempt. After making the card below and experiencing a sleep...the next morning that brown striped ribbon rubbed me the wrong way so I made some changes. On the top sample, I added another Wavy Heart and included a sentiment from a formerly released set, this one is called Wings of Love. I then Modge Podge'd the hearts and added some coarse crystal glitter to them. The difference in colors is due to the change in location...natural sunlight always brings out the best of the colors, but alas...when the crafting bug strikes at night, we must heed it's call...   Haha....



I stamped my sentiment on a tag that I cut out of Maja Design's Heritage paper. I stapled a small tail of Verve's Signature Chocolate seam binding to the top of the tag as well as adding some sequins. The hearts were punched out with the Wavy Hearts die and I outlined the perimeters with Platinum Stickles. There's a length of ruffled striped grosgrain ribbon behind the tag to break up some of the color. All the edged are distressed and as a last minute decision, I decided to stitch a little line of thread across the top of the vertical banner.


The stamps:

The dies:

The sequins:


The ribbon:




I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as my design:

1. Julee10. Susan
2. Amy11. Tiffany
3. Anya12. Teresa
4. Betty13. Maureen
5. Jessica14. Andrea
6. Karen15. Stacey {Guest}
7. Sankari16. Charmaine
8. Sarah17. Marisa
9. Sony18. Christyne

And since the holidays are just around the corner, Verve has a little holiday sale going on through November 26!


Okay, now time to visit Stacey! Make sure to tell her that I said hello...  :)
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day!


Stamps: Chevron Love, Wings of Love (Verve stamps)
Paper: Vintage Autumn Basics collection (Heritage, X, XXI, XXI-bs, XXIII) Maja Design, Naturals White (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Wavy Hearts die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Pastel Sequin Mix & Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), doily, striped grosgrain ribbon (SU!), paper distresser, Platinum Stickles (Ranger), needle & thread, stapler
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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39 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Love the paper choice and the placement of the hearts!

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  2. Love all the sparkly hearts and way to rock the sequins. Lots of goodness on this beauty. Glad someone else alters cards after a night's sleep :)

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  3. Oh goodness, after seeing your beautiful card, I want to buy all the different stamp sets, dies, and ribbon you used. Your card is amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card design.

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  4. I love both versions, amazing as always!

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  5. So pretty. Love the placement of the ribbon.

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  6. Oh my these are gorgeous cards. Love the treatment you gave the sentiment and your stickled hearts. So many beautiful elements on your labor of love card. Absolutely beautiful!

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  7. I have to agree that the second card is better than the first. The brown ribbon was too much. I often find myself re-doing a card several times until I get it "right". Love the finished product. Very soft and feminine.

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  8. Pretty card - love the shabby chic look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  9. I think I like the second card better. The brown ribbon seems to be the center point of the first card. Both look great though.

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  10. Beautiful. Rich. Eye-catching! You and VERVE = perfect recipe for "magic"!

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  11. I like your cards,
    both of them!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. beautiful projects...love the vintage feel!

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  13. These are so pretty! I love what you did with the ribbon

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  14. I like both! The second attempt looks more feminine with the doily and pearls.

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  15. I love them both. They are gorgeous. Love the colors.

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  16. OK I love both cards, but I think the top one is my favorite. I love the modpodge with the glitter. Super cards!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  17. Ooooh pretty blingy blue and white. Thanks for the product pics. Easy to see what we need.

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  18. I like it better without the brown striped ribbon too! Very lovely

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  19. Fabulous work! I loved this gorgeous card!

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  20. J'aime beaucoup cette carte. Elle est magnifique !
    Bises

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  21. Your card is gorgeous. LOVE those layers of beauty. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  22. Both cards are beautiful - but the top one IS the best!

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  23. I think it's funny you didn't like the ribbon the next day...because I LOVE that striped ribbon. :) But I do think both cards are great.

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  24. Wow I love this card - the second attempt one. Those hearts are stunning with the mod podge and chunky glitter. I love that you added the extra heart and the flourish of pearl. A gorgeous gorgeous card.

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  25. Another gorgeous Andrea creation! : ) I do think the second card works better without the striped ribbon. Love the pearls and the glitter.

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  26. Love your tag The sentiment goes perfectly with these romantic florals!

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  27. As always, more beautiful work by you, Andrea! Beautiful cards.

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  28. As always, I love your card. Beautiful shabby look and gotta love those colors and hearts!!! I am always inspired!

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  29. Gorgeous card - love the blues used

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  30. beautiful...all that bling and glitter...typical Andrea style here...love how you always rock this vintage shabby chic look!!

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  31. These are both beautiful! such lovely papers and embellishments!

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  32. These are such gorgeous cards! I love the colors and all of the pearls and sequins!

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