Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July Diva Dare - Day 4

Hello Verve fans...Andrea here with today's Diva Dare project! Before I show you my card, I'll let Laurie's words advise you on some of the in's and out's of this month's challenge:

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, 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 am ALL about sentiments...I just love how words can reinforce the theme of a card in such a beautiful way. And what I LOVE about Verve stamps is the beauty of the words as well as the fonts. I tend to make very flowery, girly cards and these sets are just perfect for my style. Here is my very flowery, very girly Diva Dare card:

I used the New Mercies set, stamped onto a piece of patterned paper cut with a Labels One Nestability. The inner panel and outer frames are all hand stitched and distressed.  Before sewing, I paper pierce the perimeter so that the paper doesn't bend while I'm stitching. I also double the thread so that it looks a little thicker and more pronounced. I usually don't have much luck with mixing different lines of paper, but I happened to strike it rich with this combination of Daisy D's, DCWV and K & Co.

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!