Thursday, November 10, 2016


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until December 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!



These rustic trees in blues and greens bring images of Old World Christmas to mind. Add in some baubles and finery, or keep it simple and rustic.  Either way, it's sure to inspire.  There are no rules... follow our color pattern or head off in whatever direction these pretty trees take you.  We can't wait to see what you create!





For my card I started with a fun mix of pattern papers that I had in my stash that works with the hues of the inspiration photo.  Next, I die cut, stamped, and gold embossed the flowers from Verve's Kindness Matters stamp set and Great Kindness die set. Next, I die cut and stamped the leafy sprigs from Verve's Sunny Day stamp set and Verve's Leafy Sprigs die set.  




I die cut the word beautiful from Verve's Beautiful Flowers die set three times.  Twice in vintage cream card stock and once in gold foil card stock.  I added some wink of stella on all the flowers and leaves.  I tried to show you in the above photo the soft pretty shine this adds.  I just love the look.  I finished my card with some gold sequins from Verve's Holiday Sequin Mix. 



Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, December 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Like the layering of the die cut flowers and then trimmed in gold really sets off the beauty of the card

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  2. Love these colors! Your card is exquisite, using my all time favorite Verve flower

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  3. Love your take on this challenge and the lovely rustic colors you used - fab' work:)

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  4. How pretty! The gold just makes it pop!

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  5. Beautiful card Betty!! I love the combo of dps for the colors and the gold flowers really pop on it :)

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  6. Betty, your card is so elegant with the gold that just pops out.

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  7. Pretty card. Love the gold embossed flowers.

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  8. Lovely mix of patterns and use of the color combo. The embossed flower really pops!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL, JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH OF GLAM TO SPARK THE BLUES AND GREENS.

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  10. Ooh, I have these papers, I may have to case you!! Pretty mix of colours & patterns, Betty!

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  11. I find mixing designer papers a real challenge - you nailed the combination and the embossed flower ties it all together. Love it!

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  12. Love all the layered flowers and the gold embossing. Beautiful.

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  13. The gold embossed flowers are beautiful.
    Love the mix of papers behind the flowers.
    thanks for sharing.

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  14. "Beautiful" is right! Wonderful exotic pattern mix and colors. Love the gold touches.

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  15. great patterned paper mix. good eye for design.

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  16. Love the gold and the mix of colors and patterns.

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  17. Love how you layered the flower!

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  18. This is just lovely. I am loving this month's color challenge.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Love those big layered blooms in gold!

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  20. Pretty card! Love the layered flowers!

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  21. Gorgeous blooms and lovely dsp layers. Very beautiful!

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  22. Excellent paper/color combination. The flowers look magnificent.

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  23. Oh my! It's simply amazing!!! Love your card!!!

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  24. Love your take on the inspiration photo! The patterned paper is perfect for this card and I love the beautiful layers of the flower. Great card!

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  25. Such a pretty card!! I love all the colors and patterns used and that embossed golden flower in the middle is stunning.
    Cheers
    Preety

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  26. Great choice of papers...love all the patterns!

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  27. Stunning...so beautiful. Love all those fabulous layers and wonderful colors.

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  28. Gorgeous collection of papers and shapes, perfectly balanced design.

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  29. I love the name of the stamp.."Kindness Matters". This card catches your eye first!

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you combined your color elements. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope to play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  31. This is so gorgeous! I love how you mixed and matched your patterned papers.

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  32. Perfect sentiment for this card, it really is beautiful! Love the gold!

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  33. Hi Betty! Your card is so fun and vibrant, I just love it!! I am fond of bold prints and images too! Very inspiring!!
    Thanks!
    Ginny M

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