Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Love



Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Angela's (yes there are two Angela's in a row on the blog hop) blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.




I had so much fun making this card!! I used the set called "Love's Flower" which I have been in love with forever.  Right after I signed up for the blog hop, I started going through all my Verve sets and realized I wanted something new so I popped on over to the Verve store and into my cart this set went. I'm so glad it arrived this week otherwise I would have been using one of my older sets.  For the sentiment, I've used Versamark and Basic Black ink and then embossed with Clear embossing powder.  With my Spellbinder's die still in place I sponged with Bermuda Bay ink for a bit of color.  I love how you can get that white border around the die.  For the black matting, I used the same die but went around the outside edge with my craft knife because I didn't want a big border.  The flower has been watercolored with both Tombows and SU Markers.  To be honest,  in real life it looks a lot softer than the pic.  I added a small rhinestone in a matching tone to the center of the flower. 

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Kathleen's blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.
 
You'll want to make sure you leave comments along the way because there will be prizes for lucky commenters somewhere along the hop!!!

88 comments:

Janelle said...

I love the toile background on this card, stunning with the focal and colors chosen.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Pretty card and lovely sentiment too.

Melisa Hunter said...

Very pretty! Love how the bright colours pop off the black and white! I wish I could sponge like that!

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning! The sentiment and flowers are perfect against the lovely damask background!

Lisa Christine said...

Ooh, I really love this card! I love the touches of blue and green!

Betty Wright said...

The colors are so striking and the detailing is perfection! Beautifully done, Angela!

Jamie N. said...

Wow. The color scheme on this card is just stunning. I always love teal & black, but the little green pop of color in the leaves enhances the whole thing. Fab job!

Jen P said...

Great card - love the colors!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love how the black makes the colors really pop!

Shari said...

Gorgeous background paper. Pretty card!

Angel said...

stunning card! love the colors!!!

Joan Switalski said...

This is wonderful :D

Patty said...

This is just beautiful. Your sponging is magnificent and I love the stunning colors.

Cindy said...

Oh, this card is stunning - love the contrast!

jennifer mitten said...

What a beautiful card - that flower really pops, too.

Cheryl said...

Victorian fun!

Mary Jean said...

wow...so pretty!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Angela! Love Bermuda Bay with black. Fantastic!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Wonderful card. The colors work so well together. Great sentiment and love the way you sponged the die-cut. TFS.

Bogner's said...

Love your colors and dp. Absolutely beautiful!

Shannan Teubner said...

Ooooohhh girl, this is fabulous!! Love that paper!

Cassie_lu said...

this looks so yummy and it even has one of my favorite color combos - very elegant

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous...I adore these colors...wow...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

Marisa said...

Beautiful bold colours on your card. Love that flower too :D Great job.

Kimberly S. said...

Ooooo..I love the rich feel of this card!!! The colors are GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the layout, too!!

Brandi said...

Oh wow!!! This is so fabulous! I just love it! :)

marilynwillauer said...

Fabulous. . . exquisitely done. . . .breath taking. . . . . love it. . . . thanks for sharing. . . .this is a fun filled blog hop.. .. .. .. Happy Anniversary VERVE!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this gorgeous blue blossom on the sensational damask background!!

Sarah said...

A stunning color combination!

Kerri said...

This is stunning! I love the color combo, that gorgeous dp, and of course that fab flower! Awesome card:)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is so stunning! Love the pop of turquoise with the black and white!

Julie E said...

So striking and rich with all that black. Such a great choice of colors because the flower really pops. Great card :>)

Jackie said...

This is so lovely! I really love the pop to this card, fabulous work!

debhorst said...

wowsers....this is just beautiful!! So elegant and eye catching!!

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Terri E. said...

I adore the pops of color on this black and white card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jennifer Roach said...

This *IS* stunning! Love the colour combo on this.

Melissa Cash said...

Such a beautiful card, I love how the turquoise just pops off of the black/white background. Bravo!

Shelley W. said...

I love this card. I read your own comment, and I think you are coming in to your own too, in card making. I love this post.

Loretta said...

The blue just pops off the black and white. Love it!

Wendy Space said...

This is just beautiful!

SimpleScrappin said...

This is super pretty. Love it! TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

Christina said...

I love the black and white with just a touch of blue and green. The sponging around the sentiment is so pretty, and the damask background is perfect with the gorgeous font of the sentiment!

stamphappy said...

I love the dp - so elegant! Beautiful work!

Billie A said...

Very stunning nicely done

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card is just so rich and luxurious. I just want to keep staring at it! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

LindaR said...

Love the work you did with the sentiment in the nestie.

Elaine said...

Absolutely beautiful color combination. I too love that flower

Luanne said...

Not to be repetitive, but this card IS stunning! I totally love it! Repetitive

Wendy said...

Beautiful. There isn't one thing that I don't LOVE about your card!!! Amazing!!!

Jane Bosi said...

Love your color combination! That blue just pops off the black!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous color combination and love that damask background!!!

Lorus! said...

Beautiful! This color combination packs a punch!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! The colors just pop out of the background. Just gorgeous!!! Love the flower too. So pretty!

Lillian Child said...

Love the rich and deep color choices - very nice!

Maureen said...

eeek!!!! LOVE this!!!! Very elegant and the pop of blue is great. I have yet to perfect my inking and you are inspiring me to get back at it and get it done....love it!! Oh, and I'm a fellow B.C.er!!! We drove through Nanaimo last week on our vacation...we sure do have a pretty province :)

Kristina said...

This is so stunning! I always forget that I can sponge color around a sentiment and not just a neutral. Thanks for the beautiful reminder! I love how that turquoise just pops off of the card!

Mary said...

Beautiful card - love the black and white with the splash of color - always makes an impact!

jodie said...

love the richness of the color combo.very stunning.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Just so elegant & gorgeous, I hope you entered it in the Moxie Fab challenge ;)

Purple Princess said...

So beautiful! Love the teal shading!

Yvonne said...

Great card!

The Paper Princess said...

Nice job!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Jami said...

I love your pop of color card. It's so pretty.

Angela said...

This is stunning! Love the pop of color with the black/cream!

Wendy K. said...

Very nice card and a beautiful saying!

Jessy said...

OMG this is just gorgeous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and white with the teal popping through.

Mary said...

Love this! Beautiful colors!

kbell said...

LOVE your card! great colors!!

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous! Love the black with the pop of color.

Samantha said...

ohh I love the blue against the black and white! very nice!

kim.mom said...

STUNNING!!!!

Nancy said...

Lovely and elegant.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

ABSOLUTELY! Elegant!!! WOW!

Erika M. said...

Your card is amazing!

Kelly said...

That color really pops against the black. Beautiful card.

Tina said...

Love the contrast of the aqua with the black and white. Just beautiful!

Barbie D. said...

Such an elegant card, love it.

Janine said...

Glad I kept on hopping - love the way your card pops!

Maureen said...

Just gorgeous! Love the pops of color!

Janelle said...

Aw...my....goodness! This is gorgeous!

Ola said...

Gorgeous card.... love how the colors pop!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Black really makes a card look elegant! It is a very striking card!

Joanne Gilch said...

fabulous card....that looks like a ton of time and work with the embossing and cutting, etc. sooo welll worth alll the trouble!!

Vera said...

What a striking card! You did your new Verve stamps proud! Thanks for the inspiration.

Crafty Engineering said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! So gorgeous!

Naomi said...

Beautiful card--I especially love the bold color scheme and background!