Friday, June 10, 2016

Verve Stamps - June 2016 Inspiration Challenge


Hey there, Verve fans!
You should've arrived here by way of the talented, Sankari.  If not, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing!

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 July 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!


Summertime is on the way and a soft beachy vibe is our inspiration this month. Soft neutrals and bold pops of color are sure to bring a bit of summer flair to your projects. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Tuesday, July 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. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa

I stamped the flowers from Beautiful Things stamp set using "tone on tone" effect, then die cut them using the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set.  The leaves were cut from vellum and one of the Stitched Pennants Die Set was cut from striped aqua paper, while the sentiment was stamped over the main aqua panel.  After stamping the sentiment on the main panel, clustering the orange beauties together and layering up some pretty paper patterns, I finished the card off with a sprinkling of clear sequins.

Check this out!
It's a perfect time to stock on the Verve Stamps you've had your eye on!


This card I created for the hop today is going in my daughter, Hannah's, skate bag.  She is performing in her very first figure skating competition in St. Louis on Saturday...needless to say, I'm so proud of her and excited to watch her on the ice.


Now, you're off to visit Susan's sensational blog for more inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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40 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love your card Stacey!

Celeste Goff said...

Beautifully done Stacey! Love that color combo!

stampwithsandy said...

So pretty, Stacey! I love these colors together!

Amy C. said...

Cute polka dot paper! Love those flowers!

wannabcre8tive said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love orange and turquoise together.

EmileeAnn said...

Fun cards!

Gail said...

I always love to see a banner on a card - nice layout - beautiful job - TFS

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I'm sure your daughter will appreciate & love this beautiful card. Good luck wishes for her tomorrow!

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful, Stacey!! Love these flowers :)

Karen B. said...

Ooh this is gorgeous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So gorgeous, Stacey! Love the layering and fabulous choice of papers (as always!).

CherylQuilts said...

Stacey, what a beautiful card, and I love these flowers tone on tone with the white leaves (the leaves are so sweet and bitty). And what a great layout with the soft colors to let your flowers pop! Hugs!

Janelle said...

Beautiful balance in color and layout. What an encouraging sentiment!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the layout of your card. Very beautiful design.

McStamper said...

Beautiful card.

Alma Dirpaul said...

I love your card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ericka Strange said...

Great color combo and background. Thanks for sharing!

Marisa said...

Love that polka dottedpaper and the bright orange flowers :)

Nancy said...

Stacye, This card is a beauty! Love the color on color banner too!

Christine said...

Love the papers you have chosen to address the inspiration photo. That set is my "new favorite" from Verve. Love the beautiful blooms and the sweet sentiment!

Sue Crease said...

Great card, love the layers and the touch of vellum behind.
Sue

Sue D said...

Lovely card. Love the pop of the orange flowers against this background.

Lisa Lara said...

I just love how you did those flowers Stacey.

cghundley said...

Gorgeous flowers
and love the design!
Carla from Utah

Maureen said...

such a yummy card! I love the paper!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and colors on this pretty card! Beautiful flowers!

mischelle smith said...

So pretty! Love how you did this layout also ... it reads so lovely!

Jess Willison said...

Great card! Love these colours!

Darlene Gabriel said...

So beautiful! What a great sentiment.

D- said...

What a pretty card. LoVe your flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeus card!!! I love how you have used the colours!!!

onenogirl said...

Ooh! I love the tone-on-tone stamp + die cut combo and the similar die cut made from the same paper as the mat - adds subtle texture!

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, Stacey! Your art is always amazing and this really is lovely. I love this color combo and Verve's wonderful stamps. Great combination, and thanks for inspiring and sharing.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous card! Those flowers really pop, especially with those soft branches tucked underneath. Love it!

Kim Salito said...

Love this card. Love how you matched the patter on the die cut.

Marjeta said...

Adore this flowers. Great card.

Marjeta

ionabunny said...

Love the orange flowers and your lovely layers. Great arrangement. Hugz

Janis said...

How pretty! I love the orange flowers against the cool blue.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Super Stick Chick said...

Great design. Love your layers.