Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Verve Diva Inspirations November Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team is here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below and leave a little comment love for their Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee6. Lynda
2. Betty7. Shannan
3. Dawn8. Sony
4. Jen d.9. Susan
5. Jen TLink.
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, November 7
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve.

For my sample card, I decided to play with this month's fabulous Stamp of the Month - Poinsettia Christmas (currently 40% off through the end of November!!)


This has long been one of my favorite Verve Christmas sets and I couldn't wait to pull it out and get it inky again. My clean and simple card was initially inspired by this card by Kristina Werner, although what I first had in mind didn't really work out and I ended up changing things up a bit and making it even simpler than originally planned. But I think it works. I dug into my holiday stash of paper and pulled out some older October Afternoon striped DP (I think it might be called Very Merry??) for the scalloped strip, added a narrow scrap of Kraft, then popped up my stamped sentiment and poinsettia from Poinsettia Christmas. The whole thing is anchored by a vertical stamped strip of polka dots from Bountiful Backgrounds, achieved with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I have to admit that I totally goofed when rounding my corners - I meant to round the top and bottom right corners but wasn't paying any attention at all and totally just rounded both top corners. I was so upset initially, but the look grew on me and I decided I could definitely live with it rather than starting all over!!

One last thing...
Save the Date!
Our next release is just around the corner! Come countdown to our holiday release by joining us at our Release Party on Friday, November 11 from 9-11pm Eastern in our SCS Member Company Forum. Look for our New Release Spotlight Hops starting Wednesday, November 9 on the Verve Blog!

54 comments:

Basslady said...

this is so marvellous!

i love the scalloped border and the dp's!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Joan V said...

I love clean and simple, especially when I plan on making so many cards for the holidays. I just love this poinsettia. It looks like the perfect size for embellishing. Love this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Very cool card! Love the design and colors!

Lynn said...

Love the blues and the CAS design! Beautiful...now i'm off to blog hop!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jen, this is gorgeous! I love the CAS design!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty card! Love the scallop. Just so you know, the link on the other DT blogs is taking people to your October blog hop rather than November. ~Hugs, Cheryl

Marisa said...

Fabulous CAS card! Love the colour combo.

Alanna said...

What a great CAS card, which is right up my alley. TFS!

Queen Mary said...

LOVE the stamp of the month, love the simplicity of this card!

scrappingnana said...

Cute CAS card. Love the colors and the poinsettia stamp is one of my favorites.

Nicole said...

Clean, crisp look. I like the colors for a fun, nontraditional Christmas style.

Steph Herbert said...

Lovely CAS card! The colors are perfect together!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Crisp and lovely looking. This sentiment and poinsettia are so simple and lovely.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous CAS card - I LOVE the font of this sentiment!!

Moira said...

This is a great CAS design and great to replicate for holiday cards. TFS your creative talents!

Marsha said...

What a creative , unusual Christmas card.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the clean, simple design! Very classy!

Jan Garber said...

That poinsettia really looks great with the embossing! Wonderful colors!

MarvA1ix said...

What a cool look. I can't wait to try that versamark technique. I haven't done anything like that in years.

MarvA1ix said...

What a cool look. I can't wait to try that versamark technique. I haven't done anything like that in years.

MarvA1ix said...

What a cool look. I can't wait to try that versamark technique. I haven't done anything like that in years.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Jen! Love that pretty flower!

craftymom205 said...

Love the simpleness of this card. Great job.

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Luanne said...

What a nice CAS Christmas card. I love the fun colors you chose to make it!

Heidi said...

Oh Jen, another wonderful card, love the sketch and the colors for the holidays.

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Jen I love love love this!!! I may need to CASE it!

zehra said...

The poinsettia looks awesome and the striped dots are just right, love the simplicity of this card. TFS

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Jen! Great colors and I love the bountiful backgrounds embossed element!

E.T. said...

so pretty!

Tricia said...

Oh how pretty! Your card wasn't up the first time I hopped through, so I'm glad I came back!

ladybugg61 said...

I am lovin' this CAS card - the clear embossing is the perfect touch!

Lisa S. said...

Love the border and the CAS style makes the stamps really pop. Great coloring on your poinsettia's as well!

Nancy Guse said...

Love this look, its wonderful!!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Jen! What a fresh idea for Christmas. I really like your colors used and the cas design! Makes the poinsettia really pop. Gorgeous!

Christyne Kane said...

Beautiful CAS design. I like the top rounded corners too, I think it plays off your scalloped DP. Wonderful card!!

Ravengirl said...

Oh, so pretty! This clean and simple design really speaks to me!

Sharon said...

This turned out great even with both top corners rounded! I love the simplicity!

Ally said...

Lovely card. :-) I'm always sold on polka dots, and that flower is gorgeous!

Julia said...

Love the colors on your card.....a fabulous clean and simple card.

Loralei said...

Such a fun, clean card!

KanataNewf said...

Love your cheery mix of papers. Makes for a fun and festive card.

Tanya said...

beautiful. love the fun papers and the clean look.

Denisse said...

beautiful colors, and its simply beautiful!

Olena said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love it! Olena

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the color selection! It just pops!
Mackie

Dori said...

Wow! So simple and so pretty!! Love that scalloped border.

Helen said...

Very cute! Lovely simple lines.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty CAS Christmas card Jen - I need something like this that I can easily mass produce. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card! I love the colors you used! Now I need to start thinking about our cards for this year!! Eek!!

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful color combo for a Christmas card! ;)

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the polka dot background.

Lillian Child said...

This would be such a great way for me to use up some patterned paper scraps to make some fabulous holiday cards! Wonderful inspiration! Thanks!

Mandy said...

What a nice clean simple card -easily recreatable. Great card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how CAS this is. And what fun colors for a Christmas card!