Wednesday, August 5, 2015





It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.


Our August challenge is Celebrate

It's our Anni-VERVE-sary month, so we're celebrating! Create a card to celebrate something or someone special, an anniversary, birthday, new baby, any occasion filled with joy! Use the inspiration or go off on your own tangent, just share a celebration with us!


Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, August 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!




For my card I focused on the gold and the chalkboard frame in the inspiration photo. I really like the contrast of the kraft with sparkly gold.  I started with a white card stock base.  I layered a snow white linen panel for some subtle texture.  I used Verve's Award Banner Trim die in gold glittered card stock to add banners behind the chalkboard panel.  Next, I wanted a fun, whimsical feel with the lettering and sentiment.  I used the distressed words in Verve's Happy Days stamp set.   I added the words in a random crooked pattern to give the look that someone really did write the words on a chalkboard.  I thought it added to the whimsy feel a bit.   I stamped the greek key border from Verve's Deco Borders stamp set.  I embossed everything in white.   I sponged some white pigment ink on the frame and wording to add to the chalkboard feel.  I  added an additional stamped sentiment on the corner using Verve's Poppy Birthday  with Verve's Flag It die set. I finished the card with a gold glitter card stock chad that came from the Award Banner Trim glitter card stock cutting placed on the flag.




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. Susan
2. Amy7. Maureen
3. Betty8. Marisa
4. Jen9. Charmaine
5. Sarah





As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

45 comments:

  1. Hey Betty - this card is fab! Blingy goodness on paper! ;0

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  2. Love the blackboard look of your gorgeous card.

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  3. Great cad, love the bling you added.

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  4. Love the sparkle and celebratory feel of your incredible card!

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  5. Fabulous card, love the gold glitter!

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  6. Fabulous card Betty...love all the beautiful gold!

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  7. Really like the glittery gold!

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  8. I just adore your take on the inspiration piece, Betty! Gorgeous!

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  9. I love your take on the Inspiration Photo, Betty!

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  10. What a fun card. I'm liking the craft with the glittery gold, not something I would of thought of trying. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Your card sentiment says it all: truly awesome!
    ~c

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  12. Such a cool gilded card. Love all that glitter!

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  13. LOVE your card, Betty! Just beautiful!

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  14. Love the chalkboard and glitter combo! Great card Betty!

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  15. Great card Betty. Love the gold accentsand the chalkboard effect.

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  16. Love all the different elements and the color combo. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  17. Great chalkboard and loving the gold.

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  18. Hi Betty! Gorgeous card! Just love the gold glitter with the chalkboard!

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  19. Love that this is such a fabulous masculine card

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  20. Great card! I love this terrific embossed look! Bold and bright!

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  21. The black and gold looks so nice together.

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  22. What a neat card, very striking colours.

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  23. I love the chalkboard look. The embellishment on the side of the board is a nice touch.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  24. Very stylish. Love the gold, black and white. Hugz

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  25. Great Card! I love how you picked out the Black, White and Gold colors from the Inspiration Piece. Lovely!

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  26. wonderful card, perfect for celebration!

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  27. How pretty! Love all that sparkly gold.

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  28. Fabulously bold and beautiful.

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  29. what a fabulous card, betty... love all the glittery gold details!!

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  30. Great card. Love the geometric patterns.

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  31. Fun card with cool embossing!

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  32. Love your card. You have achieved the exact look you wanted. Chalkboard is hot over here too.
    Sue

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  33. beautiful card!! love the color combo.. the gold adds a nice touch..

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  34. I love the chalk board feel to this card Betty and the pretty gold glittery background. x

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  35. The gold is incredible! I love how shiny it is thank you for sharing

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  36. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card. LoVe all the pretty embossing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  37. This is an awesome celebration card!
    I love the black and gold!

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  38. Great way to be bold with the sentiments!

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  39. Very sparkly! Love the gold with the black!

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