Thursday, December 5, 2013

Verve's December Diva Inspiration Hop

Welcome to Verve's December 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 a special prize from Verve! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the details. If you're following the hop list, you've come here from Tiffany's blog. Welcome! For my card today, I pulled out Verve's inspiring Winter Mittens, the newly released  Christmas Joy and a bit of Polka Dot Basics ribbon:



I started off with Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics. The edges are sponged and the card is matted 3 times. The inner rectangle was adorned with some of Close To My Heart's Copper Antique corners and the image is courtesy of Verve's Christmas Joy set. He is colored in with Copics and the outside perimeter of the oval is gently sponged with Walnut Stain distress ink. I added some Silver Pearl Liquid pearl dots for a little interest. I layered a piece of lace, then Striped Grosgrain ribbon and finally Verve's Polka Dot Basics ribbon. The sentiment is from Verve's previously released Winter Mittens set and it's stamped on an Extra Large Modern label punched piece. As a last minute decision, I added the little wooden snowflake to the bow. My design is based loosely on the current Mojo Monday {contest} week!




1. Julee12. Andrea
2. Amy13. Teresa
3. Anya14. Charmaine
4. Betty15. Laurie S,
5. Jessica16. Stacey {Guest}
6. Karen17. Jen
7. Sankari18. Amber
8. Sarah19. Maureen
10. Susan20. Marisa
11. Tiffany21. Christyne


 There's a PRIZE hidden along this little hop! Just leave a comment at each stop as you hop around to the blogs linked below and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $40 voucher to the Verve Store!



Stamps: Winter Mittens, Christmas Joy (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Frost Basics (Maja Design), Early Espresso, Naturals White (SU!)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Polka Dot Basics ribbon collection (Verve), wooden snowflake, Copper antique corners (CTMH), Dark Chocolate & Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Copics, Extra Large Modern Label punch & Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain ribbon (SU!), dauber, lace, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4' X 5 1/2"
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31 comments:

  1. This is just adorable Andrea and layered with perfection ...as always!!

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  2. You have showcased this little guy most elegantly :) Darling card.

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  3. Andrea...LOVE your shabby style...and your card is adorable!

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  4. This is such an adorable card!

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  5. WOW! Love this gorgeous card and the perfect shading on it. Love your color palette and design layout AND all your pretty embellishments on this wonderful card. That beautifully colored Christmas bird all dressed up with his sweet hat looks so cute here. Love this!

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  6. what a precious use of the Christmas bird! love!

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the corners from CTMH and you are an expert at putting on those little dots. Your cards are always beautiful. Enjoy your post every day!

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  8. Love the use of browns/tans! Distressing is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this!!!

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  9. So cute - I just ordered this stamp.

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  10. Beautiful! I'm adding this stamp to my wish list!
    c

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  11. Very pretty. Love the neutral color palette.

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  12. What a pretty card and such a cute little bird.

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  13. Love the monochromatic tone on your card and that bird is such a cutie!

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  14. Darling image and love the layout and use of dp. TFS!


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  15. Such a cute Christmas Card and love the details and coloring of the little bird!

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  16. Stunning! But I didn't expect anything else! Love all your layers, specially the layered ribbons; looks awesome. And I really think that little snowflake on the bow is just perfect!

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  17. The walnut coloring was a great choice. I love the layers you created and your stamping, coloring and embellishment are terrific. Well done.

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  18. I just love the polka dot ribbon and the liquid pearls!! And of course that little bird is a darling.

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  19. This card is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it.

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  20. What a little cutie. Love your wonderful card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  21. This is so crazy adorable, Andrea! I just love the way you colored the birdie!

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  22. This is absolutely beautiful Andrea!

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  23. LOVE this! I really need to get some liquid pearls to try!

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  24. So pretty! Love that sweet bird and I love the metallic corner pieces and your trim choices!

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  25. Love that cute little bird paired with your elegant style. The embossed corners and bow are great accents!

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  26. Such a cute little fella! Love the colors you used.

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  27. How cute--I like your choice of paper and the polka dot ribbon.

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  28. This little bird is so adorable. He looks right at home and cheerful on your card. Love it! He can come to my house anytime!

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  29. sweetness...you always make the liquid pearls looks so perfectly beautiful...my always turn out a mess!!

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