I thought I’d create something for the Verve Fanspiration Diva Dare. (You can find the Diva creations on the Verve Blog.) The challenge is to find a project by a Verve fan to help inspire a creation. Which is a big challenge! There is so much talent and so many beautiful creations – it’s hard to know where to begin!
Well, as I was shuffling through the Verve Gallery, Jen Mitchell’s Relax card caught my eye. I always love Jen’s creations. But this one is just so very beautiful, to me. So I set about to case her card.
I also found a Freshly Made Sketch (#33) which was similar to the layout Jen used on her card, so that I could enter it into the FMS One Year Anniversary challenge. It also happens to be a sketch by Jen!
And why not?! – I threw in the Color Throwdown #209 colors! Although, you might have to really hunt for the Rust color in my card. It’s there, though – I promise! Anyway, here it is:
I loved Jen’s beautiful bloom, but I wanted to use some of my other new Verve stamps, so I used a few blooms from the new Brighter Days stamp set, and I pulled another sentiment from the same stamp set Jen used (Dream Big). The leaves were cut using the Dreamy Leaves dies. I went to add some gems or bling or something to dress it up, but it didn’t feel right. I liked it better all ‘un-blinged’ like this. 😉
Thanks for the inspiration from your beautiful card, Jen!
And thank you all for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: Brighter Days, Dream Big (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock: Always Artichoke, So Saffron Cardstocks (SU!); Dark Chocolate, Rustic White Cardstocks (PTI); Misc Designer Papers
Inks: Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Embellishments: Brad (The Paper Studio); Twine (PTI)
Tools: Whimsy Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts); Dreamy Leaves Dies (Verve)