Wednesday, May 4, 2011

April Diva Dare ~ Day 8


Hi Verve fans! Welcome to Day 8 of 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!

Here's how I answered the challenge:

I mixed one of Verve's newest releases Hope Blooms, with May's Stamp of the Month set Dare to Be. One of the many beauties of working with Verve images is that they all mix and match so well!!

My daughter graduates from High School next week, so I thought "Dare to be You" was the perfect sentiment to use to make a card for her with a frame of bright and cheerful flowers. All I did was stamp the largest Hope Blooms flower with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance ink, and shade the edges a bit with Persimmon VersaMagic. After the sentiment panel and flowers were dry, I added a layer of Shimmer with some Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Tsukineko. If you click on the photo below you can see it a bit better. It's very subtle.


Lastly, I added some Stardust stickles dots around the flower centers, some basic vertical embossing stripes with my Scor-Buddy, a button with embroidery thread and a punched border. Very easy!


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 on the DAY ONE post before midnight MST on Saturday, May 7th. 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!


33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Love the colors :) and how you used the flower to create a border.

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  2. This is a work of art! Stunning card!

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  3. The colors on this are so beautiful...it just glows. You didn't mention the trim on there, but it's so pretty! Wonderful card for your daughter.

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  4. gorgeous...love the peachy color!! framing your card with the flowers is a great idea...very creative!!

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  5. I really like the bright orange..it is fun! I also like how you did your scoring on the back panel and the trim. Wonderful card!!

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  6. This is gorgeous, I am in love with your trim.

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  7. This is fabulous! Love the peachy color that you used and how you created a frame with those flowers!

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  8. Beautiful design - love that happy orange! Congrats to your daughter on her graduation, and to you, it's a bittersweet time.

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  9. Beautiful. Love the score lines. Wonderful design, layout, and yummy color.

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  10. Simple and stunning! Love the colour on this card.

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  11. Love that floral frame. So beautiful and the colors are stunning!

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  12. Lovely. You could use school colors for the flower on this design. Thanks for great inspiration!!!

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  13. Your card just glows! Beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful card. I just love the colors.

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  15. love love love this card! the colors and texture are gorgeous :)

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  16. Beautiful, Tosh! Though I am not suprised because your cards are always beautiful!! I love how eye-catching this is without tons of layers and embellishments. The bright pop of color against the white background is awesome.

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  17. Lovely colour combo and love how you framed the sentiment with the flowers. Is that ribbon you have looped across - my old eyes are failing me this morning LOL! Fabulous treatement and love the punched bottom too.

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  18. I love the flower border and that die label is perfect! Great card for a wonderful occasion! Cheers!

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  19. Tosh this is so pretty, she is going to love it.

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  20. Lovely card Tosha! I love the bright peach color and the shading inside that cool wonky rectangle shape around the sentiment is so soft and pretty.

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  21. Tosh!! I love how you stamped that flower into a border!! Genius! I'm thinking this would taste like a creamsicle!! Delicious! Oh, my..love it!

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  22. Beautiful card!! I love that you used so much orange. So unique and clever!! TFS!
    xoxo, Christine

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  23. Very pretty, Tosh! I love the colors!

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  24. Love the bright color! Something about orange that just makes one smile. :D

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  25. wow Tosh, this is gorgeous...I luv the orange...so pretty!

    enjoy *~*

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  26. Oh I saw this on your blog this morning, it is fabulous! I love that ink!

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  27. I like how you stamped the flowers and the colors you used.

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  28. Very pretty. Love the way you stamped the flower around the panel as a border. The colors are so nice and cheery. TFS

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  29. the perfect card for a high school graduate. The orange tones with the cream = gorgeousness!!!!!

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  30. Love the orange! What a wonderful idea! Using the stamp AS your border was inspiring! Thanks!

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  31. LOVE the orange and cream together. This is stunning!!! The flowers make a gorgeous frame against the wonky nestie!

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