Friday, December 5, 2014




Welcome to Verve's December 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 December inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled O Christmas Tree:


Ribbons and sparkle and merry galore! Create a card inspired
by the decorations of the season!


 
For my card I combined Verve's newly released Weary World stamp set and Starry Stable die along with Verve's Blessed Christmas and Ornamental Christmas stamp sets.  I combined some Fancy Pants Be Different papers with some rustic cream card stock.  I inked distressed the edges a little for added dimension.  I die cut and stamped the manger image.  I colored it with copics.  I added a gold foil star to the top using the same Starry Stable die.  I added the sentiment and a few touches of pine using an olive ink.  I added a few loops of gold cording behind the manger scene.  I finished my card with some of Verve's Holiday Sequin Mix.     I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketch. 





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. Julee6. Karen
2. Amy7. Sankari
3. Anya8. Sarah
4. Betty9. Sony
5. Jen10. Susan


As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty


36 comments:

  1. Your card conveys the essence of Christmas beautifully!
    ~c

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  2. absolutely gorgeous! Love the pops of gold.

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  3. Fabulous card. I love that image.

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  4. Love this! What a cute image, perfectly colored! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  5. Oh, this is so beautiful! So warm, and so perfect for the season! Very touching!
    Hugs,
    Sandy.

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  6. Love the sweet stable stamp and the texture/pattern built into it!

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  7. I love everything about your card, Betty! The birth of Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas. Hope your holiday is filled with joy and many blessings!

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  8. Sweet card. Esp. love the blue houndstooth paper!

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  9. Gorgeous card - love the manger scene
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  10. so sweet and beautiful card, I love this stamp!

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  11. Awwww... I just love that gold twine and the coordinating sparkly sequins. It gives your design such a finished flair. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  12. Such a beautiful card focusing on the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus. I love how you've wrapped the gold cord around the image.

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  13. Beautiful. I bought this set and need to use it for my cards. Thanks for the idea on coloring the stable.

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  14. Just beautiful, Betty! Love that golden cord tucked behind.

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  15. Oh Betty this is beautiful <3

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  16. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  17. Love the stable as the focal point and admire the color choices! Just great!

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  18. Such a beautiful card! Really like that image with the papers you've used.

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  19. What a beautiful card Betty.. I love the design and love how you used the gold cord.

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  20. Lovely card. Great colouring and I like the pop of gold.

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  21. Beautiful card Betty...love the design!!

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  22. Betty, I just love how you combined the two sets together. I have both and your card serves as awesome inspiration for me. Well done.

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  23. Beautiful card and love the details and design!

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  24. Beautiful! I just love this sweet little set. Also love the twine behind the image.

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  25. Very inspiring! A very nice card!

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  26. Nice card, Betty :-D I like the colors.

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  27. Oh how I love that image. SO sweet! I really like the gold cord and sequins!

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  28. Love the rustic stable enwreathed with the gold cord!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    Christmas GIVEAWAY at http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

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  29. Great card, love the thread behind the image it really pushes it forward.
    Sue

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  30. Beautiful card! Love that image and the stamping on the sentiment panel!

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  31. Very pretty...such a peaceful image!

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  32. Beautiful! The true reason for the season!

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  33. This is a lovely image and looks perfect backed by the houndstooth paper and embellished with the gold cord and the sequins. x

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  34. Beautiful, Betty! The image is wonderful and I like the non-traditional papers you used to mat it. Great combination!

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