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!


29 comments:

  1. Beautiful card.

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  2. So beautiful! Love those soft papers with that dreamy ribbon treatment.

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  3. Such a pretty card. I love the little embellishments in the corner! ;)

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  4. What a lovely card, Andrea! I love the papers of course, and the bit of lace and your beautiful ribbons!

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  5. Very pretty--great mix of papers and I like your stitching.

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  6. Stunning in true Andrea style!!! Love the twine with this sweet roses!! Beautifu work!

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  7. Gorgeous! Thanks for the little insight into your stitching process!

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  8. Beautifully done as always, Andrea. Love the bow with the flower and twine.

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  9. Love how your papers blend together. And love to know you double your thread. My stitching always seems to get lost! What a pretty *girly* card. Love it!

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  10. Simply gorgeous, darling! Love your choices in papers, colors and embellies. :D

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  11. This is so pretty! I love the soft colors and those pearls in the corner are such a fun add!

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  12. Very pretty card. Love the colors.

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  13. It's the perfect feminine card! So pretty and lovely!

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  14. What a beautiful, soft, feminine card.

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  15. Such a soft pretty card.
    Gorgeous job.

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  16. Beautiful. Love the soft colors and the "vintage" look.

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  17. Andrea, this is really lovely! Love your combination of papers and that gorgeous bouquet of ribbon and roses!!

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  18. Oh this is so pretty. Those papers are gorgeous, love the peeking lace.

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  19. Andrea, this is wonderful. I love the soft colors of paper, that fabulous bow and the sentiment stamped on the patterned paper... it's all just perfection!

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  20. What a pretty card! I love the papers. Wow, you handstitch all that stitching? That would take me a crazy long time, and cards take me sooo long already. I admire your work and detail.

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  21. Beautiful card. Love the soft sutle colors on the rose pattern paper. And your ribbon and roses are just the right touch to finish it off. Terrific job.

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  22. I love the different sized pearls and the lace, and the verse is one of my very favorites! I have that set on my wish list!

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  23. Andrea, such a soft gentle creation. Full of grace and a wondrous sentiment.

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  24. Ooohhh, this is so pretty! Love your colors and how you used the sentiment as the focal. Beautiful bow, too.

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  25. Beyond gorgeous as usual Andrea!

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  26. This is exquisite! Vintage beauty! Love the scripture and the way you've stamped it on the DP, and then framed it with such lovliness!

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  27. such a soft, beautiful card. love it!

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  28. This is a beauty Andrea. Gorgeous pastel and lovely details.

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