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. Amy||7. Sarah|
|2. Anya||8. Sony|
|3. Betty||9. Susan|
|5. Karen||11. Stacey|
As always thanks so much for hopping by!