Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Verve Diva Inspirations June 2012 Blog Hop

It's June 5th and that means it's time for another Verve Divas Inspirations Blog Hop! On the 5th of each month, the Verve Divas Inspirations Team will be sharing creations using some of our favorite Verve sets from both past and present, and as always, there are PRIZES!!

You can start the hop at the beginning on the Verve Blog and continue on through each fabulous blog - be sure to leave a little comment love along the way and you just might win some Verve goodies of your own! If you arrived here from the talented Jen d's blog, then you're on the right track!

There are a couple of new Plain Janes releasing in the Verve Store today and several of the Divas have posted Peeks at those. However, I am in desperate need of several Father's Day cards, so I'll have to save those fabulous PJs for another day (but I'm definitely itching to get them inky!). Instead, I created the first of several Dad-themed cards. The hardest part about making this card was deciding which Verve stamps to use!!


If you've visited my blog at all in the last month, then you know I've been on a bit of an over-embellishing kick. I don't know what's up with that. For starters, I can't stay away from those wood veneer pieces from Studio Calico - and this time I played around with dabbing some of them with ink - so fun! As for stamps, I used my masculine card stand-by, the funky frame thing in the Dad's Day set, embossed in white on Kraft. Seriously loving the way that looks! The simple Happy Father's Day sentiment is from Happy Phrases. I added a trio of stitched on flag things at the top, anchored by the largest one which was cut using the Ribbon Banner Die. You might have noticed that my stitching looks a little sloppy with tails of thread left hanging - that's on purpose. I don't know why. When I was done and cut my card away from my sewing machine, I just kinda liked the way it looked so I left it! It just seemed like it went with the overall theme. Now, are you dying to know about all that fun patterned paper? It's printed digi paper from the Boardwalk Blues kit by Karen Lewis and Mari Koegelenberg (Scrapbook Graphics). Of course, no Jen Card is complete without some pom pom trim and I couldn't resist adding a glittered chipboard star - it's been way too long since I used one of those!


That's it from me today. Julee is next up on the hop, so head on over to see what kind of fabulousness she's created and then keep on hopping along! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to stop by the Verve Blog as well to check out the new specials going on this month!! There are some really amazing deals! 

41 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

what a awesome fathers day card....love it...tfs

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Jen, I LOVE everything about your card!! The loose threads, the sentiment, the star, oh heck...all of it!! ;D

Lynn said...

I love those big chunky banners...and the stitching you added is perfection!

Kim said...

Love seeing a masculine card and all your embellishments are great!

Amy Sheffer said...

Eeeek, LOVE this, Jen! So much fun!!! I've been itching to pay with those wood veneer pieces! They look fun!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Very cute! I think I need to make a Father's Day card, too, come to think of it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful father's day card...love the little star elements.

maryr917 said...

this is a fab fd card-great colors for a guy and I love the layout

Wanda Cullen said...

This is a party on a card - lol! Love all the fun elements you combined!

Karen Day said...

Such a fun & bright Father's Day card!

Karen Wedding said...

Great Father's Day card. Lots of colorful elements.

sandie said...

such a fun card! Love all the use of the paper and I think the frayed stitiching looks good and it is so good when you do something wrong a bit and you end up loving the way it turned out!

Marsha said...

Such a fun, bright Father's Day card.

Marisa said...

Fun mix of DPs, Jen, and a great Father's Day card. Nice touch with the stars.

Chris said...

love all that color, it just jumps out at you, in a good way.

Ravengirl said...

Love the fabby Father's Day card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the pom pom trim and the sparkly star and all the wood accents!

jan farnworth said...

stunning

Lisa Rea said...

Love the card - what did you use on the star? It looks like Mud Puddles.

Thanks so much for being part of this hop!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

Heather said...

Awesome "man" card! You used a lot of embellishments and yet it still looks good for a guy. Sometimes, it seems like "man" cards shouldn't have embellishments, but you sure proved that wrong!!! That paper is so bright and happy.

scrappingnana said...

Great Father's Day card. Love the cheery colors. TFS

Unknown said...

Fabulous fathers day card.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So, so fun Jen!! Love your sweet banners and your fabulously framed sentiment!! Love the little guy you included too!! :)

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

What an awesome card. I love it. My Father is with the LOrd but I have a 19 yr old grandson in Afghanistan and this card idea really spurs me to use red, white and blue to send a card to him and to the OWH group to send to military over there. Thank you bunches for stirring me up. Hugs Cathy K

andrea said...

The papers are fabulous and perfect for a masculine card.

Luanne said...

What a fun and colorful card! Love it!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Bright and colorful - just right.

Kelly Neis said...

Awesome father's Day card!! love the colors and banners, and the little elements really come together nicely.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a wonderful Father's Day card. The tails left hanging from the stitching adds a very interesting and unique feature. Love that sparkly star.

Angie said...

Fun card! Love the fun fibers and patterns and I love those fishtail flags!

tammy said...

Karen!!
I love your embellishing kick!!! :) The stars are such a perfect embellishment for our 'father's' because they are the star of our family!!! Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to be inspired by you! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Sue D said...

Wonderful colors and I like the stars.

Christine said...

It is great that you were able to use so many embellishments and yet keep the card looking masculine. Love the white on craft paper.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I love the stitching! You were right, it just goes with the banner theme. Such a bright and beautiful card. TFS

Lynn Noe said...

What a wonderful Father's Day card you made! I love all the colors and detail.

Maryleva said...

Great Father's Day card.

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Jen! Love the colors, patterns, sparkle, and embossed frame detailing! Great dad card!

Jan Garber said...

Terrific colors and patterns!

Sunflower said...

A stunning FATHERS DAY card love the colours.
Hugs Rizwana

Kat Yorba said...

Great Fathers Day card! I love the wood areas too!! Great look.