March 6, 2013

March Diva Inspirations Hop


Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm hopping along with the rest of the Verve Inspirations Divas and we're bringing you a bunch of inspirational projects using previously released Verve stamps and dies!

If you arrived here from the lovely Sankari, you're in the right place! The hop started with Julee at the Verve Blog, so head on back if you need to start from the start - there's an awesome prize involved just for leaving comments!

I LOVE the stamp set I've used today - Brighter Days. I used one of my favourite Verve dies, the Curvy Bookplate. I cut out the ribbon from the center of the sentiment, coloured it with Copics and popped it up on a foam dot.


I stamped the arrow in Riding Hood Red ink and cut it with the Arrow die. The edges of my panel are sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink.

I stamped the largest flower in the set four times, colouring with copics and fussy cutting before putting it back together with foam dots.

I also used the Leafy Sprigs die along with a co-ordinating stamp from the Sunny Days stamp set.

Here's the inside of my card...


I repeated the sentiment treatment from the front of my card and this time I cut the smaller two flowers with the co-ordinating Scalloped Flowers dies.


I'm going to send you on to visit the talented Sony now! Have fun hopping, and don't forget to comment to be in to win a $30 gift certificate to Verve!

1. Julee7. Karen
2. Amy8. Sankari
3. Anya9. Sarah
4. Betty10. Sony
5. Jen d.11. Susan
6. Jessica12. Tiffany


Stamps: Brighter Days, Sunny Days (Verve StampsPaper: Miss Caroline - All Dolled Up (MME) Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red (SU)  Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Scalloped Flowers, Curvy Bookplate, Arrow (Verve Stamps) Labels 4 Nesties (Spellbinders) Other: Striped Ribbon (SU) Black Rhinestones, Copic Markers

52 comments:

Kellie 0:) said...

Love your card. Just gorgeous. Love your hand cutting too TFS

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and design.

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the detail work you did here!

Lynne said...

Great card. Live the way you cut your flower. I have that set but haven't inked it up yet, but I feel the need to rectify that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Wedding said...

Fantastic card. That little bit of color in the ribbon at the bottom is perfect. So cute.

Margie said...

Great colors and textures-love that yummy ribbon!

Rosemary said...

OMG!!! this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Um, wow! That sand colored sponging and that dark brick red in the ribbon is a brilliant combination.

Marisa said...

Great papers and your flower is gorgeous in all it's glory!! Love the wide striped ribbon bow and how you used the arrow too.

Karen Giron said...

Sarah!! This is absolutely stunning! I love the popped up banner and all the red stripes - so delish!

pam said...

great card...the flower on the front is dynomite!!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Love this card! The sentiment and flower are gorgeous and I love that you popped up the ribbon in the sentiment.
<3 Emily L.

Hillary Harris said...

Love these cards! The colors you picked are wonderful! So is the stamp set, I think I'm going to get it for my next Verve purchase!

The Lund Five said...

Very Beautiful Card. I love it!!

jan farnworth said...

love all the details on this card very nice.

marylouh said...

I love finding all of these new companies and seeing all of the great products they have. then I get to go to all of the designers blogs and see the beautiful projects they devise with those products. Love the card.

Petra Swart said...

Love the colors you've used and your flower is stunning!! Great card!

Heather said...

Wow!!! This would be like receiving two cards instead of just one; the inside is stunning!! I wish the front of my cards looked that good.:) That bow is awesome and I love how it matches the stripes in the arrow (bet you planned that one!)

Rhonda said...

This is so pretty Sarah. So many details.

Annheidel said...

The inside of your card would be wonderful by itself. Lovely card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Your cards are such works of ART, Sarah! I love the inside just as much as the front.... and that's a whole lot of LOVE! Our inner mommy minds must have been channeling, since we both used that yummy wide striped ribbon. :) An absolutely gorgeous card!

Angie said...

Stunning card!!! Love this paper stack! Gorgeous flower!!! I can't believe your inside! OH MY!!!!!

Sankari W. said...

WOW Sarah!! This is just gorgeous! What an absolutely stunning card and you decorated the inside too??!! WOW!! So beautiful!!!

Sue D said...

Great inside and outside--I like the colors, the arrow and the big bow.

Christine said...

How lovely! I especially like the bracket element and how you matted it and placed the ribbon banner behind it! Love this set...it's on my wish list. I use Wonderfully Made a lot and it has a similar style.

Nancy said...

The coloring is fantastic! I'm still working on it since I'm a newbie!

Trisha said...

Gosh, what a beautiful card. Sure wish I could tie a bow like yours.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors and amazing details, Sarah! Stunning card! Welcome to the team!

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors! Sentiment and arrow are perfect!

Ruth G said...

What a wonderful card! It should be cherished by anyone who receives it! I just love the papers you used and your stamping, distressing and dimension really make it fantastic! TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Totally stunning! The stamping is fantastic, love the papers and colors, and that GORGEOUS bow!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Kris B said...

Fantastic card! Love the bow and all the layered details! The inside is just as pretty as the outside! TFS God bless!!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the layered flower and sentiment.

marilynwillauer said...

Love this card and all the details you put into it!!!

Kathryn A said...

Wow! The inside is as gorgeous as the outside! Someone is going to be very happy to receive this card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card...inside and out!

Kiwi Sarah said...

Loving all the layers, very cool colour scheme too

zehra said...

Wow, love the inside and the outside, gorgeous cards and flower layers

anya said...

Oh my goodness - so gorgeous! A stunning creation, love all the fabulous details and that amazing bow!

g said...

WOW this is so beautiful inside & out!!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! Yummy colors! I love that beautiful flower!
DeniseB

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Glenna Anderson said...

Wow! Love the flower.

Wendy said...

Sarah, you rocked this Verve set!!!

dj said...

you shared some great inspiration pieces....great job!!

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Nicole said...

What an incredibly cool and funky card. And I can't believe how much you did to the inside...it could be another whole card onto itself!! Lovely.

Amy Kolling said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! From the ribbon to the layout and the little trendy arrow.....I just love everything about it!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a fabulous card...the layered flower on the front is just gorgeous.

cm said...

Outside AND inside - this is a masterpiece! I'm awed by how beautiful your card is; indeed, it's jaw-drop, breath-taken-away stunning! Thank you for brightening my day immensely!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the layering of that flower!!! Gorgeous papers too!

Sheena Brooks said...

Beautiful card! I was using the same paper collection today!