Wednesday, November 5, 2014




Welcome to Verve's November Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our November inspiration challenge for another chance to win!


This month's challenge is entitled Naturally Navy:


Classic, bold, timeless...navy is naturally elegant! Go nautical or pair with 
neutrals for a creation sure to impress.



For my card, I chose to go navy and white to make a Christmas card.  I combined several Verve stamp sets to create a snowflake background.  I used Verve's Merry & Bright, Unto Us, Glad Tidings, Holiday Greetings, Holiday Treats, and Ornamental Christmas stamp sets.  I pulled all the snowflakes from these sets and placed on my fiskars stamping block.  I inked with versamark and white embossed.  I did not try to use my embossing buddy because I actually wanted some speckled fallout from the white embossing powder for this look.  The tiny white flecks look more like tiny bits of snow surrounding the larger snowflakes.  To add some depth and dimension to the background, I sponged versamark all over.  I love the look of the sponged watermark effect on the navy card stock. 

Next, I cut a fishtail flag and stamped the sentiment from Ornamental Christmas stamp set in midnight navy ink.  I added some glittered card stock snowflake dies from Verve's Snowflake Tidings Cut Above dies.  I topped with a starburst button.  I added some tiny clear gems to the centers of all the snowflakes.  If you choose not to add all the clear gems, this card can be quickly stamped and assembled for mass producing several for Christmas mailings. 


Need a little inspiration? 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 and deadlines!


1. Amy7. Sarah
2. Anya8. Sony
3. Betty9. Susan
4. Jen10.Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6.Sankari12. Marisa


As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

39 comments:

  1. Oh Betty! This is just exquisite! Just beautiful!

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  2. Betty I am knee-deep in Christmas cards right now... I, too, will most likely go with a holiday card, too!! Yours is fabulous...
    =] Michele

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  3. Very pretty and understated yet stunning

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. I love Navy anyway and when made into a xmas card, swoon!

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  5. Beautiful card - rather elegant!

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  6. This is "snow" beautiful!!! Now I am in the mood to get back to my holiday card making!

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  7. Stunning card. I so love white on navy. These snowflakes are beautiful and I love their blingy centers.

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  8. this is stunning!! love the color combo... love the various snowflake designs.... nice sentiment...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  9. The snowflakes really pop off the card. Love the dark blue.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

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  10. I'm not having much luck with the mixed up words. Hope this isn't a duplicate comment. Can't find the first.
    I love the white snowflakes on the dark blue background. They really pop off the card.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

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  11. Betty, your card is stunning. The embossed snowflakes and banner with the sentiment is perfectly designed.

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  12. My snowflake loving heart is in heaven with this beauty, Betty!! LOVE how you used a mix of snowflakes and lovely sentiment tag!!

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  13. Love the bright blue on white and the bold SNOWFLAKES. Would make a special Hanukkah card. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This card is so beautiful. I love all the sparkle and shine!

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  15. OMGosh this is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  16. Love the navy with white embossing..... this has to be one of my favorite combinations. Beautiful!

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  17. Oh my goodness Betty this is stunning <3 +++

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  18. Betty this is a stunner, I hope you don't mind but I am going to make a couple like it.
    Sue

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  19. Gorgeous card!! The snowflakes are just so pretty & I love Navy!

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  20. Wow, this is absolutely breathtaking! It is quite stunning for sure! It would definitely be a card that you would want to keep forever! Fabulous job on it!
    Hugs,
    Sandy.

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  21. Wow. That is so pretty what a great Christmas card

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  22. Beautiful Christmas card! This is my favorite color combo for Christmas cards!

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  23. What a stunning Christmas card Betty! Love the beautiful snowflakes.

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  24. So pretty with all the snowflakes.

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  25. Oooo . . . GORGEOUS!! I love blue and I love snowflakes and this is the best of both worlds! I've never thought about sponging with versarmark, but it gives a really great look to your card.

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  26. Those embossed snowflakes are so striking! Gorgeous card!

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  27. Gorgeous card. The Navy and the white embossing is so elegant.

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  28. I agree with other comments: striking, stunning, gorgeous. So wintery.

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  29. Love the pretty snowflakes embossed in white on the navy. Very striking.

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  30. beautiful Christmas card Betty-the white snowflakes against the navy cs is striking-awesome work as always

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  31. So Beautiful! Love the gorgeous snowflakes.

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  32. Very striking and so so beautiful. I love that deep blue background with all your amazing snowflakes.

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  33. gorgeous winter wonderland you have created here!!

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