Friday, April 22, 2011

April Diva Dare - Day 1


Hi Verve fans!  Welcome to the April Diva Dare!

For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, we will post a theme that we dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!



This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - April Showers Bring May Flowers!  With the warmer weather, new growth, and all the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, it is easy to be inspired by Spring!  How you interpret the dare is completely up to you!  To sweeten up the challenge, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!


This is how I answered the dare!  No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.  I actually made a clean and simple card!  :-)  I adore this flower (from the newly released Hope Blooms set) so much and wanted to give it center stage on my card.

I started with a small 4 x 4 square card base.  I then stamped the sentiment Enjoy Life (also from the Hope Blooms set) four times and then connected them with a thin black marker.  The flower is colored with Copics and then glitterfied (teeheehee)!  To finish it off, I added a button and some string!


Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new April Showers Bring May Flowers creation (posted April 22nd or later) to the linky widget below before midnight MST on Sunday, May 8th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would  LOVE to see ‘em!
  2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our April Showers Bring May Flowers creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 9th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!

40 comments:

  1. The simplicity of the card is just breath taking :) I love the center flower with a framed sentiment on all four sides.

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  2. This is so beautiful, Laurie!

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  3. Laurie, wonderful CAS card :) Love the glitterfied flwoer :) & the black marker connecting the sentiments!

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  4. Even your simple cards are striking! Can't wait to play with this new set. And perfect for the dare! Thanks.

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  5. what a fabulous way to use those fun little phrases!! The blossom is just stunning!! Oh, we're still waiting for Spring here!! This is sure to bring it on!!

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  6. This is an amazing card; positively striking! Incredible job coloring and glittering your bloom :D I love how you "framed" it with the sentiment and line; this card looks so sharp! I am hoping this set will be in my mail box on Monday morning ~ I can't wait to play! I mean I can't wait to "bloom and grow"

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  8. Amazingly GORGEOUS Laurie! Love that you did the square with the 4 sentiments and then connected them - wowowow!!!

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  9. How about November through April RAIN brings much moss in one's back yard and no flowers LOL! Can you tell I'm a bit touchy about all the rain we've had ;) LOVE the flower theme! Can't wait to play along.

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  10. Fabulous card--I like how you did the enjoy life border.

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  11. Fun challenge! Being a flower girl, I'm all over it!

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  12. So different from your other cards, but fabulous all the same. Love the simplicity of it.

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  13. Really beautiful! Love the way you did the sentiment.

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  14. I love how your CAS card turned out. So lovely. Great use of glitz too on the blossom!

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  15. I am not a floral person, so this WILL be a 'challenge' for me (better purchase your latest Blooms release for this one). ;)

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  16. Laurie, I love this! I love the CAS design and bold flower!

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  17. Great CAS Laurie!! I can't wait to play along!!!!

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  18. Love your touch of glitter on the flower. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us during the Diva Dare. :D

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  19. Greta color on that bloom! And the line frame finishes it off perfectly!

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  20. Love the broken inside frame with the sentiments! Awe same CAS for you!!!

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  21. I adore this clean and simple sqaure card...fabulous Laurie!

    enjoy *~*

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  22. What a fabulous clean and simple card. Love the glitter on your flower!

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  23. Great Challenge and Fabulous Entries ladies!!!

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  24. This is stunning! I love how you used the sentiment and framed your flower, so clever.

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  25. Laurie did an amazing job! As she usually does :)

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  26. This clean and simple card is fabulous! Love the color!

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  27. Diva cards have all been so pretty. Thanks for a great fun Spring challenge.

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  28. Love the frame and single flower..wonderful!

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  29. Love this card! The words and lines around the flower are incredible!
    Mackie

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  30. CAS - the perfect way to showcase that fabby bloom!

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  31. Cute card. Love the flower and the way you stamped around the edges.

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  32. I wasn't sure I had read right that Laurie made this card - lol - but I LOVE this CAS version and it would be such a great design for making quick sets of note cards!

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  33. I love spring and can't wait to see all the creations for this challenge....we are off to a good start!!

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  34. I love the sweet simplicity of this card, Laurie!

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  35. Wow, love the graphic design of this card. The sentiment circling the outside edge is so cool. TFS!
    xoxo, Christine

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