Monday, July 18, 2011

July 2011 Diva Dare - Day 2


TGIM! Oh wait...something's off about that acronym. Oh yeah, it's Monday so it makes no sense, haha! Well, nothing will make your Monday happy and cheery like jumping into your stamp room and cranking out a card for our newest 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 - Sentimental About Paper!  It's time to dig into all that gorgeous patterned paper you've been hoarding saving (we know you have some!!)!  Showcase all those amazing sentiment stamps (no images) to create a new and never before seen project!  Paired with the pretty patterned paper (Peter Piper picked a pack of pretty patterned paper LOL!), Verve's famous sentiments will take center stage!  While it is not necessary to use Verve stamps to enter, we would love to see them if you've got 'em!  To sweeten up the challenge even more, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!


I decided to go with straight cardstock and stamps for my card today! All you REALLY need is a versatile stamp set and some cardstock to create beautiful, heart-felt cards. I pulled out the newly released "Small Phrases". This set really has a sentiment for anything you can imagine, you definitely NEED it in your stamp room;) I decided to pull out my Stampin' Up! butterfly dies for my Big Shot and then stamped and embossed a text stamp from "Text Objects." I layered another butterfly on top, cut some butterflies from tulle, and then stuck little pearls on the butterflies. The sentiment was stamped on labels cut using the "Charming Oval" dies.



Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new Sentimental About Paper creation (posted July 15 or later) to the linky widget on the Diva Dare Day 1 post before 9PM Mountain on Sunday, July 31. 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 Sentimental About Paper creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, August 1 right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!


Thanks for stopping by today!
~Amber~

29 comments:

  1. Love the card. Great color choice.

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  2. So simple and elegant, Amber. Love the layers of tulle butterflies and pearls...adds so much.

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  3. Gorgeous butterflies and card! ;)

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  4. Wow - now that is a creative use of patterned papers!

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  5. Love your card Amber! I need to pull out text objects, it hasn't seen ink for a while... :-) Thanks for your inspiration!

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  6. I love how clean this is Amber! And those colors are just fantastic! Really beautiful stuff!

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  7. Amber, this is really fabulous! I love the tulle on the butterflies and all the pearls!

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  8. Very pretty--I like the colors and the tulle.

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  9. So pretty, Amber! I love the color combo and that touch of netting with the pearls is such a fun addition!

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  10. Your butterflies are gorgeous! And the card is stunning. It is really so true that you can create beautiful cards with cardstock and a stamp set only. Thanks for showing that.

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  11. Beautiful card, Amber. Great use of color and texture. I love the sentiment, too!

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  12. Beautiful color combination, Amber! This challenge will be so fun!

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  13. those butterlfies are SO darn cute! what a great color combo!

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  14. I never tire of butterflies and I just love this die set! Love how you stamped on them and a great colour combo.

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  15. So fabulous! I love the colors you used plus the layered butterflies are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  16. This is beautiful Amber! I love how you used the tulle. Ok time to get into that paper that I am hoarding, sigh.

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  17. Pretty. Like the reverse colors in the butterflies

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  18. Wow! What a stunning card and idea! Love the gems and of COURSE I love the butterflies!

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  19. Thanks for the idea on using some tulle with butterflies! Very neat idea!

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  20. Beautiful, you can't go wrong with butterflies. I love the addition of the tulle, so soft and pretty.

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  21. Love this card...the colors and layout are so pretty. I love butterflies and the simplicity of how you've used them is so beautiful!

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  22. Cute, cute, cute. The color combination is stricking. Good job.

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  23. What a pretty card! I especially like how you did the pearl accents!

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  24. Amber, I think a bit of tulle on a card is so ethereal...and beautiful!

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  25. I love the simplicity of this and the colors are beautiful!

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  26. very nice CAS card. Love the touch of tulle on the butterflies.

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  27. Love this creation Amber. So sweet.

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