Thursday, December 11, 2014

Verve December Diva Dare - Favorite Things



Thought I would play along with this month's Diva Dare at Verve.  The challenge was to share our favorite Verve creations from the past year or create a new card with our favorite set.

I decided to create a new card.  I'm using my current favorite set, the Poppy Birthday stamps and Build a Poppy dies.

I wanted the poppies to really be the focus, but I also wanted to try a fun technique.  I die cut a bunch of the poppies and then stamped them with Festive Berries distress ink.  Then I flicked water over the poppies to create some texture.  Once they were dry, I stamped the black outlines.



Then it was just a matter of placement and adding some foam adhesive for dimension.  A few of the leaves from the set were stamped as accents and I added a thin strip of black at the top of the card to balance things out.

Hope that your week is going well.  Can you believe that Christmas is two weeks away??!!!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; PTI - True Black Cardstock
Stamps:  Verve - Poppy Birthday
Ink:  Vesafine; Festive Berries Distress Ink
Other:  Verve - Build a Poppy Dies; Tombow - Mono Adhesive and Power Tabs; AC - Foam Adhesive

18 comments:

  1. wow gorgeous.. love that bold red.. those flowers just pop right off the card.. i love it

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  2. This is a really striking card. Those are the prettiest poppies ever!

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  3. Okay, this is SUPER DUPER AWESOME!!! Love it, Miriam!

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  4. Look at those beautiful, happy, layered red flowers! Amazing card, Miriam!

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  5. This is just GORGEOUS! Love all those water flicked poppies and the seriously cool card design.

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  6. Oh my so pretty and so striking :) love this!

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  7. This is so beautiful and elegant. I love those poppies.

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  8. Just stunning - love the contrast!

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  9. Oooo! Your splattering technique really makes those blooms extra special! So pretty!

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  10. gorgeous card, I love the blooms!

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  11. This is so striking!! A while ago, I was ordering Verve Stamps and was torn between this set and another....now I kind of regret not ordering it. You make it look so good!!!!

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  12. This is fabulous. Love the way you did your splatters, and your design, too. This is a set I ordered and then forgot about--I had to have it and then, it got buried in the stash. You have inspired me to pull it out sooner (rather than later), and I'm pinning your beautiful creation as a reminder.

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  13. This is just beautiful and I love those splatters on your poppies, they really pop.

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  14. Wow! Love the black, red and white! The flowers really pop!!

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  15. ADORE THIS!! Fabulous use of the poppies! Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare.

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