Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!


I used Verve's Grateful Elegance set for this card. The base of the card is SU! Basic Gray cardstock and the patterned paper is also SU! Under the patterned paper is a layer of shimmery white paper I picked up at Archiver's and punched with the Fiskars Upper Crest border punch.The flowers are stamped on the shimmery paper in SU! Basic Gray ink. I cut them out and added some Liquid Pearls to the center of each flower. Popped them up on dimensionals and added some ribbon to match. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in SU! White Craft ink and after it was dry I went over it lightly with a glitter pen to make it sparkle a tiny bit.

This card was ridiculously hard to photograph! I hope with my lengthy explanation you get an idea of what it looks like in real life. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Susan’s blog(www.susiestampalot.blogspot.com), for a little more Verve-y goodness.


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180 comments:

Randee E said...

Love the monochromatic look - gorgeous!

mustangsarah said...

Very elegant. I love it.

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Nice card... simple, but elegant! Love it!

Christi said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so soft and beautiful!

Kim said...

So elegant! I love the colors you chose.

Terri E. said...

Adorable punch on the top of the card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tarjteachr said...

Gray is difficult to photograph but the simple elegance shows through.

Bogner's said...

Wow Dani, this card is just beautiful! love all the gray scale colors! If only the photograph could show us what you see IRL!
Rachel B

Laurie Schmidlin said...

This is stunningly elegant! Wow!!

Oh...and your picture of the black stazon ink on your arm...I'm laughing SO hard (I've done the same thing!!)! Love it!

Scrappy said...

Love the simplicity of this! So elegant!

Alyssa said...

So soft and pretty! Gorgeous card ;o)

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

I love this card!!! It's gorgeous! I hope you wouldn't mind if I tried case-ing it.

And your Staz On Elbow picture made me LOL!!

Jackie said...

Very elegant - I love the monochromatic scheme and what you did with the punch at the top.

Nan said...

Love the card! Great use of the fiskar punch at the top. This is really a very wonderful card.
Thank you for inspiring us!
I've marked horray.com to check on later (read it in an earlier post of yours).
All good wishes,
Nancy

Renée said...

love the grey and white!

Anne said...

Ooooh!! Dani, you did a fabulous job with this card!! Love it!!

Melissa Cash said...

Very elegant and peaceful at the same time. Love it!

Kate Stockman said...

Very nice card, I wish this paper had not retired.
kate

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the monochromatic color scheme. Gorgeous ribbon :)

Shannan Teubner said...

WOW Dani, this is just stunning!!

Lorie said...

Oh, Dani this is absolutely beautiful but that is what you always do! :o)

Kristina said...

Oh, this is so striking and elegant! It would make a perfect wedding card with a simple change-up of the sentiment. Someone will love receiving this card!

Nancy said...

Oh my, this is such an elegant card!

mom2one said...

Simply elegant!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty, you used one of my favorites stamp sets!

enjoy *~*

Marcy said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Doris Snyder said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the grays.

StampinCathy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Whimsey said...

What a great card; so elegant!

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Beautiful! Love the touch of liquid pearls...

Kathy W said...

Gray is such a classic neutral to work with and is so pretty here. Thanks for reminding me to dig out my shimmery paper; this is a beautiful card with this stamp set.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Very pretty! I can sympathize with the photography woes!

Emily said...

Yes indeed, this is simply elegant! I like the border...I haven't ever seen that one used on a card until now! Very nicely done!

Julie E said...

Great idea to use the single color and use gray!!

Janet said...

Very elegant

Lynn said...

super cute card

Tricia said...

Ooooo - very classy card!! I'll bet it's even more gorgeous irl!!!

Libby Hickson said...

So gorgeous!

Marion said...

So elegant. I just love your card. Marion

-heather said...

The card is fantastic. It shows a lot of hard work. And thank you for the reminder about stamp pads! hee hee!

Darsi said...

Very elegant card!! Love the pic of your inked arm...good reminder!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

What a monochromatic beauty! So elegant!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE the greys on this! SO gorgeous and elegant!!

AHadley said...

wow! I don't think of doing this color combo, but you've made it so pretty!

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful card!! These monochromatic colors are so elegant!!

Gloria said...

Lovely card and like that border punch!

Mindy Andreyo said...

This is a gorgeous card!

Janine said...

Great card - monochrome look works well even if hard to capture!

Candy said...

Love the monochromatic card!!

Janelle said...

Wow! Love this card!

Rosie said...

Nice elegant card. Lovely.

crazy4scrappin said...

Very gorgeous, elegant can't. I love what you put together.

Holly said...

Dani - this is gorgeous!! So classy and elegant!!

Bethany Paull said...

This is incredibly elegant and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so elegant - love it!

Lynne said...

Love the softness of the greys - beautiful!

Tanya said...

Wow, very elegant. Love it! :)

Martha said...

This is a surprisingly soothing (to me) color combination. Cool!

Katie Cotton said...

very cute card!!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oooh, a beautiful monocromatic card! Gorgeous!

Your Crafty PSA made me giggle!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful Card!

Linda w said...

Dani I love the monochromatic color scheme you picked out.

thanks much

Kavi said...

Happy B-Verve-Day
Love your card and advice on closing ink pads!

Desiree said...

Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

Thanks for sharing.

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, this is so elegant and gorgeous! One of my faves today!

Michelle said...

Love it!

Rhonda said...

Very classy! Thanks for stazon ink tip. :)

Kelly said...

Such an elegant card! Gorgeous colors! I just bought the Upper Crest Punch - I love it!

Tanja said...

GORGEOUS! I LOVE monotone cards. They are my favorite. This one is beautiful.

(btw- I like your reminder to cap the StazOn- thats great!)

Ravengirl said...

Your card is lovely! Oh my word, I am chuckling here because I just saw your Crafty PSA - hilarious!

JenMarie said...

Oh so lovely! Elegant!

Deb said...

HOLY CRAP, girl! That is awesome! I love it, love it, love it!

Sue D said...

I would love to see the shimmer in person!

jennifer mitten said...

Pretty card - so elegant.

Beth S said...

Love your card.

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful!!! Definitely one of may favorite Verve sets and you did a fab job with it!!!

Shelly said...

Beautifully elegant!!!! TFS

Shelly :)
Manitoba, Canada

Tami said...

This is absolutely stunning! LOVE it!

Colleen said...

Elegant card-love it.

Carrie said...

Very elegant!

Georgia said...

Very nice!

JPScraps said...

So pretty. Love the monochromatic look!

Cheri Howard said...

Very elegant!

itsabrt said...

Simply Stunning! BR-T

Jess said...

love monochromatic like this!

Chandra Hough said...

Wonderful, elegant card!

Lil' Inker said...

I actually just said "Wow" out loud when I saw this and now I'm laughing at the Stazon psa! Ha!! Thanks!

Anjou Krelovich said...

So elegant! Stunning!

Linda S. said...

Neutral colors make a beautiful card...love it!

KanataNewf said...

I love monochrome cards. This is fabulous!

Kerri said...

I love the colors you used, and that fabulous border!

leenda said...

Quite handsome!

Chrisd said...

Such delicate and pretty work.

Karen said...

I love your card - beautiful :)
I also love your photo with your staz on lid off and the mark on your arm! LOL

Jackie said...

I just love this! Great job!

lbcrafts said...

Such neutral colors but so elegant!!! Love this stamp set.
Louise

Kat Gomez.. said...

love it.. the colors are great tfs.. tu amiga Kat

Lynn said...

Very elegant Dani!

Enchanting Stamping said...

Very elegant with the monochromatic colors. Lovely card.

Randi said...

very nice!

scrappingnana said...

Very elegant card. I love this stamp set. I have to get it out and do some creating with it. TFS

xrciznuts said...

Elegant card! Nice job! :)
Kim Smith

addicted said...

Simple beauty

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous card! I wish the shimmer and shine would show through!

Donna Baker said...

gorgeous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a classy card, and the paper and stamps look so great together! Thanks so much for playing along in the hop! :)

The Mama Monkey said...

I love, love, love the color combo!

Paula said...

I love the Gray and White elegance of this card. Good joy.

Laurie in MN said...

Shimmery paper always adds elegance to a card.

Happy Verve Day.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Ooohh this is BEAUTIFUL. It's like something out of an old movie, classy and elegant.

xx Sarah

sanadon said...

Elegant. It reminds me of a wedding. :) Thank you for sharing.
Sylvia

Maureen said...

Love this - so elegant!

Sparkle said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of your borders!

Maggie said...

Great card. Very classy

Christine said...

I don't want to be boring and quote everyone else but I completely agree! This card is so classy and elegant! Great job!

Jodi said...

Love the feel of this card ~ would make a great wedding card too.

Meda said...

How sweet! I love the b/w combination!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful!

scrappysue said...

ooooooooooooooooo - nice!

Laura :) said...

such an elegant card! beautiful.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Classic, elegant and beautiful! Love the "pearl" centers.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is serious Vervaliciousness!! I love the colors, the punched border, the stamped background and the popped up flowers! Awesome! I also LOVE the little reminder on your sidebar about replacing the lid on your StazOn ink pad! Too funny :)

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the color scheme and uses of all your gear! Thanks for the morning giggle with the picture of your arm! I think it's a sign of a serious stamper!

Erika M. said...

Beautiful!

Pat S. said...

I thought my monitor had converted to black and white :) Your use of gray is gorgeous!

annesatx said...

The grey and white is so elegant. The border punch, the liquid pearls and the satin ribbon all add to the elegance. Beautiful card. Thanks.

Susan said...

I like the softness of this card!

Creative Mish said...

Very elegant. I love the simplicity of your card

Banu said...

This is a stunning card. Awesome.

Lenoria said...

Very elegant card!

silvia said...

pretty card

frogers said...

Very elegant looking.
Faye

lorene said...

you did a great job! love the elegance of it

Lorene H

The Wired Angel said...

lovely card.. terrific job. It's clean and elegant.

mitch47 said...

What a beautiful, yet simple card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Very pretty! Love the monochromatic scheme!

Tanya said...

Very elegant.

Joyce said...

What an elegant card.

Julia said...

Very elegant card!

spip718 said...

Nice card. Love the simple elegance.

Cazzy said...

As the name of the stamps suggest this created a very elegant card, lovely!

Cazzy x

Carolina said...

What a stunning card - simply elegant!!!

Nena said...

Your card is breathtaking! Thank you
for sharing this super design. And
thank you for the StazOn funny!! I
hope you have a blessed weekend:-)

Teri said...

love it. Thanks for sharing!

lmbudzik said...

Absolutely loved the colors you used. Stunning!

Val said...

Very elegant!

Lost in Paper said...

incredible card!!!

Patti Jo said...

Nicely done!

2Bis2DO said...

sweet card.

Grace said...

Just beautiful! Love the stamps... love the colors!

Tina said...

Oooo! Love this card! It's beautiful and elegant. Love the colors too!

Chris said...

I like your card, but I laughed out loud when I saw your photo of the stazon ink mishap! Yup, I can see me in the same situation!

Helen F. said...

Simply ELEGANT! Love the liquid pearls..so pretty.

Stampin' Pam said...

super cute love it

Angel said...

so very elegant! love it!

Moosisk said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

That punch top is AWESOME... the card... GORGEOUS!!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Elegant card. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

The gray and shimmery white combination is so elegant. So classy!

Thank you for sharing

Shabby Shaz said...

Wow - the grey is so elegant. Beautiful card.

SeaStar Creations said...

lovely color combo ... very elegant and classy :) thanks for sharing!

Joann said...

beautiful!!

Gabriela said...

So SO beautiful!

Heather B said...

Very elegant!! :)

Chris Simon said...

Very classy! Great card!

Amy Sheffer said...

So elegant and very striking! Great job!!

Marsha said...

I really love this card. I mean I really love it. Going to CASE it.

Kristyn said...

love the monochromatic look and how the flowers popout from the background!

Raquel said...

Great card!! Love your colors

txbluiz said...

love this card -- it is so elegant!

annheidel said...

Very elegant card!

Tamara Putvin said...

Very beautiful, elegant card.

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Lori said...

Beautiful elegant card!!

pammy jo said...

what an elegant look to this card - great job :)

Maureen said...

love the colours and ribbon...so pretty

Gary and Evalee said...

Fun fun fun!!! Just found verve stamps and you divas. Thanks so much.

Deborah said...

The color combo makes this card so elegant!

Kristine said...

Oooo...very elegant, Dani!

Risa said...

wOW..What a beautiful and stunning card!!! I love it!!!
hugs
Risa:)