Saturday, October 10, 2015

October Verve Inspirations Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the until November 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our October challenge is Black, White and Glam

October always has a bit of glamour and intrigue to it. A stroll through the craft store this time of year brings visions of glitzy pumpkins, gilded candelabras and rhinestones galore. So this month we’re challenging you to to get glamorous with black, white and metallics. Use the inspiration graphic or go off on your own tangent, just share a little bit of glam with us!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Thursday, November 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from Amber's blog you are right on track. If you just happened upon the Hop you can check the Hop List below to catch up.

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Love making black and white cards, and since I haven't made one for a while, it was great fun creating this card, especially with the added glam requirement :)  I found this delightful shimmer paper at my local dollar store and knew it would be the focal aspect of my card.  With Christmas quickly approaching (sorry, had to throw that out there LOL), it was the perfect opportunity to make a some sparkly trees and create a snowy scene.   The trees are from the Winter Fun die set, I used the smallest star from the Starry die set for the start studded sky.  Added sparkly snow and then outlined it with some bling.  Couldn't quite capture the glitter and glam in my photo, but trust me, those trees sparkle up a storm as does the "snow" and the row of bling.


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee7. Maureen
2. Amy8. Stacey
3. Betty9. Charmaine
4. Sankari10. Amber
5. Sarah11. Marisa
6. Susan


Look forward to seeing your black, white and glam cards!






What's In It?
Paper:  Silver Shimmer Paper (Dollar Store)
Accessories:  Winter Fun and Starry Die Sets (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabitlities (Spellbinders), Glue Pen, Glitter, Bling, Dimensionals

43 comments:

Tammy said...

I never would have thought to use black and white for a Christmas card. It reminds me of a beautiful, snow covered night where the stars shine bright.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

I really like this little winter scene and what a great find of shimmer paper at the dollar store!

Jackie W said...

Okay, you knocked it out of the park! This is my favorite of the hop-I LOVE it. Simply elegant, elegantly simple. TFS

Patty said...

Love your card!! The snowy scene is perfect & I really love the bling you outlined your snowy ground with!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, this is a awesome card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty, Marisa! Love the silvery trees and the sweet little starry sky!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous glitter trees

Donna Oates said...

I love your card, Marisa! Makes me think of a winter night with snow on the ground and enough moonlight to make things shimmer! Beautifully done as always!

Maureen said...

what a peaceful, elegant scene!

Centellazul said...

lovely card!!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh Marisa, this is stunning. The silver trees and banner are absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you did the sparkly snow too.
I've been very busy lately with a new venture - making jewellery -(Gabriel's Heart on Facebook) and have been missing card making and seeing your creations and Verve and and and....so much.
It's so good to be able to hop along today.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is elegant, but has humor with those eyes.....love it.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love the non traditional Christmas colors and those fab silver trees!

McStamper said...

What a pretty unique card.

Bill Ali said...

Love the use of black and white for your Christmas theme card, extremely elegant.

Christine said...

Such a perfect combination of black and white! Love how the shapes and layers come together so nicely. The stars and sparkly snow are real eye-catchers!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh wowsa! I am loving this pretty card!!

Karenladd said...

Love this take on the black and white color scheme! Those little stars add just the perfect touch.

Kathy M said...

A perfect winter scene. Love black and white cards. Thanks.

libleycraftsblog.com said...

What a lovely, very different, Christmas card :-)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful black & white Christmas card. Love the glimmer paper trees and the bling on the snow.

Michele said...

Extra bling adds glam.

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful scene in black and white!!!

Heather said...

This is definitely gorgeous! Love those sparkly trees.

snazzyjj said...

Love how you did the sparkly snow.

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous Marisa!!! Love the B/W and you did capture the glitter and glam. Super elegant card. Hugz

Georgiana said...

Fabulous in silver, white, and black.

loulou said...

Lovely card, really like the dots and stars and your sparkly snow. Thanks for sharing (the card that it not the fact that Christmas is quickly advancing on us, lol)

cm said...

Exquisite, Marisa...the black/white, the silver, the shimmer, the trees (have I mentioned I love those?)...Absolutely divine!
Hugs~c

Janis said...

Such a fun card with the cute star shapes and trees. Love how you did the shimmery snowy landscape background!
<3 J

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Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. the silver trees against the black is wonderful.
The card is a rest after all of the Halloween cards I've been seeing the past couple weeks.
thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! I love the glittery trees!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love this scene in black, white and silver sparkle! So festive!

An'Jenic G. said...

Very Pretty. I love the different papers.

Kate said...

Love the black and white with a pop of silver.

Dori Shelton said...

Such a unique holiday card. Love your interpretation of the challenge!

Rubina Pantoja said...

LOVE you card - cool use of glam in the trees!

Heather North said...

Black and white is always such an elegant combination. I love what you have done with the shimmery snowbank, Marisa! The dots of rhinestones are so pretty. I've never seen anyone do that before. I must CASE you! :)

D- said...

Your scene is soooo cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Marianne said...

Such a fun and festive card. Also love how you used the bling!

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like the sparkly trees and the stars.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the sparkly tree!! Very nice!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love the sparkle and the shape!