Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Verve Stamps - August 2016 Inspiration Challenge



Hey there, Verve fans!
You should have arrived here by way of Sankari's amazing blog.  If not, start at the beginning of the hop with Julee's incredible inspiration!  You won't want to miss a beat!

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 September 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!


Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic is what we have in store for you this month. Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. We can't wait to see what you create!

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

The "dog days" of summer remind me of back to school...and it is a bittersweet time for the Schafer household.  It's the end of our summer freedom, but a fresh new school year ahead.  I'm going to pack this in my sweet girl's lunch bag on the first day back to school!   Yeah, I think she's pretty awesome!  
I used the flowers and sentiment from the Simply Amazing stamp set, stamping the partial sentiment over the Flourished Tag Die Set, and stamping the flowers in a muted aqua behind the tag.  To finish of the card front, I added "fantastic" from the Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set, a double butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams Die Set, and some leaves from the Sprightly Sprigs Die Set.


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
  

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


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38 comments:

Enigma Artist said...

I like all of the elements you've used. Very pretty card.

Christine said...

Love the glittery paper and the soft blue shading. The stamped flowers are peeking out in the prefect spots, and the word die is lovely!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.

Sue Crease said...

How lovely to open your lunch box and find this beauty. Great card ,I love the glitter paper.
Sue

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome background, beautiful flowers and the pop of yellow from the butterfly makes my heart flutter!!! TFS!

Woendi Levitt said...

Love all the blues. Beautiful colors.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card.

Kat said...

Fantastic layout - really like what you came up with

Sue D said...

Fantastic--I like all the sparkle and the pretty butterfly.

Janelle said...

Adding blue to the inspiration colors is a wonderful contrast. Your sparkley background is very pretty.

Teresa Doyle said...

I love this card Stacey, its really beautiful. Great use of colours too!

Amy C. said...

Great shimmer and shine on your card! Pretty colors!

Jen Timko said...

Well, this is truly fantastic! Wow....that sparkle! Gorgeous!

Christi Flores said...

Beautiful card! Love all that shimmer!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty card. Love the dimension of the butterfly. Your daughter will love it. :-)

clavell said...

Your layers tie together sweetly!

Celeste Goff said...

This is just beautiful Stacey! Love that gorgeous tag and that butterfly!

Zelda C said...

Such a pretty card. I'm sure your daughter will love and cherish it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love all the elements you used, so pretty!

Rahmat said...

I love the background and the lovely matching sentiment on this beautiful card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Another great challenge!!! I love your card!!!

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Stacey. I just received the Slightly Spring die. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate said...

O wow you sure rocked this colour combo!!! Love that background did you stamp and emboss it yourself. Lovely !!!

Sunshine said...

Such a pretty card. Live how you did the background piece. And the tag and butterfly are so pretty!

McStamper said...

Great card. Love the background.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors and the pretty butterfly!

cghundley said...

How awesome your
card is! The
butterfly is
gorgeous with
all the lovely
layers.
Carla from Utah

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Beautiful background! Love the yellow butterfly, adds a great pop of color!

Christel said...

Great with the background and text, like!

Dori Shelton said...

Love that sparkly background! The butterfly is gorgeous.

Arianna Barbara said...

As always, your card is beautiful!!! I love the butterfly!!!

Gail said...

A beautiful card with lovely color choices and I love the banner! So cool!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the glittery paper in the background and all the layers. Beautiful card!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love this card. The colors are beautiful and I really like that fantastic die!

Dani Cloutier said...

Great layering, background and title papers as well.

Dani Cloutier said...

Great layering! I love the background and title paper as well.

D.Ann C said...

The glitter and 3d butterfly make this a pretty and fantastic card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how you used the floral stamps in the background and the fun butterfly accent.