Friday, April 1, 2011

All around hope is springing up from this old ground...out of chaos, life is being found in You...

Welcome to the Verve's April Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! The fabulous Diva Inspirations team is here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration!

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as my jumping off point. I love making round cards, so I decided to use my Grand Circle Nestabilities to create my card base and layers. 


I stamped polka dots from Bountiful Backgrounds on the Blush Blossom circle in Cameo Coral, then sponged and distressed the edges. I decided the circle background needed a little something extra, so I cut a smaller circle out of vellum and embossed it with the Kassie's Brocade embossing folder. I stitched it to the coral piece, then matted that onto a Kraft scalloped circle card base.

The main image panel is one of my favorite verses, which happens to be the stamp set name, Jeremiah 29:11. I stamped it in Versamark ink and embossed it in black. After cutting the panel out with my Labels 17 Nestabilities, I sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink, matted it with a hand-cut black piece, then added some glitter. Some Zva Creative bling came next, then I popped the main image up with foam dimensionals.


 Baja Breeze Seam Binding was perfect for a little bow across the top, and I added a Soft Sky banner strip across the bottom. The finishing touch is a resin flower I made, dyed with Copic Ink refills to match.

I hope you enjoyed my card...I know the rest of the Divas have some breathtaking eye candy for you! Check out their fabulous blogs listed below and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Master Hop List
1. Julee 5. Jen T.
2. Betty 6. Lynda
3. Dawn 7. Shannan
4. Jen d. 8. Sony
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, April 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve
And since it's a new month, that means we've got a new Stamp of the Month to reveal! This month we're featuring Kindred Spirits, an elegant set of images and sentiments based around the timeless fleur de lis!

Kindred Spirits is 40% off during the month of April. How's that for
a deal?

And there's one more little announcement before you go. It's a bittersweet one for Verve. Our own fabulous Diva Michelle has flown the nest to spread her wings on the Spellbinders Design Team. We have cherished her fabulous personality, her beautiful designs and her amazing talent the past few years and she will be sorely missed, but we're excited to see what lies ahead for her. If you have a chance, hop on over to her blog, Stop and Stamp the Roses, and let her know how inspiring her work for Verve has been! She posted a fabulous little walk down memory lane tribute to Verve this past week and it's filled with eye candy that's sure to inspire!

82 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Beautiful sentiment paired with beautiful colors on a shaped card..Divine!

AnItA mArIe said...

beautifil card,the colours are fantastic...

Caroline said...

Loving the colours again here too, and more seam binding...must get some!

Sheri said...

That verse is so appropriate for me today as my daughter is fighting a tough battle right now. It is almost like I have been given your card and verse right from the hand of God. Beautiful card

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card and colors. Loving the pop of blue.

Amber Hight said...

SUPER *LOVE* this, Shannan! I need to do more circle cards, they're FAB!

Deb Palmer said...

Thanks for the great saying, will keep that thought with me today. Circle cards are such a different way to increase the WOW factor

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the glitter and rhinestones on this... they give it a great POP. I also love the background you created with the dots... that's gorgeous. :)

Nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful. So many elegant details. And that is my FAVORITE verse.

wendy said...

very nice card !!!

Tricia said...

Such a pretty round card! What lovely embellishments! And that verse is such a comfort when you follow the Lord. TFS!!

Tanya said...

I love round cards too, this is fabulous! And I love the colors.

Regina Mangum said...

This is so pretty. I love the shape of your lovely card!

marilynwillauer said...

Lovely card, your embellishments are beautiful!!! Love the flower!!! Thanks for the quote.
Enjoy your weekend.

Queen Mary said...

Wow! I thought the vellum was tulle until I read your description! What an incredible addition! It changes the whole card.

ladybugg61 said...

Oh! I love your embossed vellum panel - gorgeous card!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful sentiment and beautiful card. Love the sparkle

Jerry said...

I love the colors and bling.

Julie L. said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

eeeecccckkkk, luvin the bling and glitter, so fun...I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Esther said...

Very pretty!!!!

KimCreate said...

Very pretty and the verse is beautiful.
Kim

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE this cutie circle card! Perfection. Sigh, I am gonna miss you so much my friend...

Marisa said...

Great card, Shannan! Love the colour combo you used and I so love those verses :)

Moira said...

What a beautiful creation - the colors are divine together - thanks for sharing!

Annette J. said...

Great card, love the inspirational sentiment!

Tarjteachr said...

A resin flower you made??? You're killing me!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love all the special touches you added to this Shannan, the sparkle around the edge of the sentiment, that elaborate bling flourish - looks terrific!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Shannan. Love the sentiment and all those blings! :)

dinosaur said...

Very pretty card.

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely!

Gretchen said...

Just beautiful!! Love this!

Mary said...

I also love the round cards and this one is beautiful.

Luanne said...

This is wonderful! Love the turquoise!! Love the round shape too. Can't bring myself to try one! Super great card ~ tfs!

Barbie D. said...

Love your circle card and all the bling, and great colors.

PatS said...

Awesome card!!! Love all that bling!

Danni said...

So beautiful!!

Carol said...

Shannan, I love the circle shape, your colors, the background, and the stitching on vellum, and the Jeremiah verse. It is an all together beauty of a card!

Sue S. said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!! I love the color combo, the Jeremiah verse, and the rhinestone flourish!! So inspiring!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

Love all your layers Shannan!!

Sue D said...

Great shaped card--love the verse.

Ceal said...

awesome card love all the details

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous, Shannan! Love these colors... that verse and definitely the major bling!!! So pretty!

6th Street Sundries said...

Very neat card! Quite unique.

Bonnie said...

Great colors. Would not have thought of them together but, sure glad you did.

Julie E said...

What a great color combo, not to mention the shape and all that stitching!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ohhh this is adorable Shannan!!! Love the sparkly glitter and the color scheme is fabulous!!! And hats up to you for the perfect stitching...I can never do perfect stitches in a circle...you are amazing!!!

Julia said...

Fabulous round card. Love all the little details and the bling.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful! You made that flower...Wow!

Maureen said...

I am feeling the love of all of this bling!! That is one of my favourite sentiments :) hugs, girlie!!

Traci said...

Georgeous. I Love round cards myself. Great insperation. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Holly said...

Gourgeous! I want to try a round card now!

pqueenie said...

I just love the round card. Beautiful!!

Dawn Easton said...

Shannan, this is beautiful! From the sentiment choice, to the colours and layout! Love that you can sew in a circle!!! I can barely sew straight I won't even attempt the circle....lol
Beautiful card girl!

Denise Willerton said...

What a beautiful card Shannan ~ this is also one of my favourite verses ~ TFS

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love circle cards and this is a beauty. This is one of my favourite verses also - I have actually used it as my tag line over on the SC site. I love the polka dot bg and your flower it gorgeous.

mekei said...

great shape. great project.

Karen said...

Very nice. I like the colors.

Betty Wright said...

This is gorgeous and so beautifully detailed, Shannan! Love the circular zig zag stitching and all the glitz and bling are scrumptious! Beautifully done!

Heidi said...

Cute colors, love the bling in there too!

Karen Linarez said...

I have never made a round card, but sure am interested. I just have to get some grande nesties first. The embossed vellum idea is very creative, and I really love that verse, too!

irishgalkelly said...

Stunning card! Love this color combo and your perfect round card! Haven't mastered that and I'm in total awe. Just the right amount of bling too!

Rachel B said...

Fabulous card! Love all the bling and that sentiment is so perfect!

Michele said...

WOW and Double WOW! Beautiful card indeed! I love all the beautiful details, the gorgeous bling, and of course, this is one of my most favorite sentiments ever. Thank you so much for sharing! :D

Gladys R. said...

Love the bling on your beautiful card.

Babe O'Mara said...

What a beautiful card. I love the ribbon treatment and the flower accent. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Marsha said...

Just a pretty round card.

MarvA1ix said...

I love your round card, and am so taken by your vibrant choice of colors. I love the "build up" from kraft paper, to orange polka dots, to glitter and rhinestones. Pizzazzy!!

Tessa said...

WOW this is beautiful!!! love the circle card!

seamom said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! A round card with my personal favorite Bible verse. And... it's beautiful! Fabulous, I say.

Janine said...

Lovely card and colours.

Heather said...

So pretty and great job using the round sketch! I also love the color combo you used.

Jennipher Lowery said...

This is just so yummy! I love that color palette and of course the scripture is a fave of mine.

Dixie said...

Gorgeous! I love how you did the vellum, it looks amazing, and your flower is just perfect!

Julia said...

Gorgeous card! Just bought that sentiment, so I'm glad to see it used!

Monique F said...

Super card, love the colours and all that bling!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Amazing that you made that flower!! And, this is my favorite verse EVER and I love this stamp - love that you chose it!!

Jan Garber said...

Great take on the round sketch, and love those swirls!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous and that resin flower is a fabulous addition. Nothing better than a Bible scripture for your focal image and I love this Verve one!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

That's such a wonderful verse and a sweet little round card is perfect to highlight it!

quinn57 said...

Great colours together on this card and the little resin flower "pure genius".

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the colors and all the details you've added! Your cards are really fabulous, I'm your newest follower! Hugs, Karen

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