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!