Friday, July 22, 2011

July Diva Dare ~ Day 6

Tosh here with day 6 of our Diva Dare. Have you all enjoyed seeing the Diva's interpretation of this month's theme? I'm never disappointed by the creativity and inspiration these girls serve up each time they make a card or project.

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!

Now, for my card. I LOVE decorative paper. And I adore Julee's sentiments. So putting these two together just seems natural to me. I used some sentiments, from one of the sets in the most recent Verve release, called Small Phrases.

It's my 22nd Anniversary in a couple of weeks, so I made this card for my husband. I know, it's a bit frou-frou for a guy, but I figured I included black on the card...right? And love ought to be warm and fuzzy like a felt heart, full of sparkle like the glitter, layers like the paper, and all woven together like the stitches. So, do I sound corny now? lol

I thought these two sentiment portions, from Small Phrases, fit perfectly for what I wanted to say: Love always, with all my heart. I think the fonts are just super charming and fit the style and feel I wanted to achieve in today's card.

I diecut the heart out of one of the Fancy Tags 3 Spellbinder dies, and backed it with a piece of felt. I also inked up the entire diecut with Versamark, and Embossed it with Irridescent Ice ep by Stampin' UP!.

The medallion in the bow center was made with Viva Decor gel and an antique button silicone mold, and the dp is all "It's the little things" by Fancy Pants. Including the cute "ace" card.

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!