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!


29 comments:

  1. I like the way you used that tag. The card has been "neutralized" perfectly...gorgeous! ;)

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  2. Great card. Love the colors.

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  3. Not corny at all, Tosh! Love your stitched panels, the gorgeous papers, and that fabulous diecut with the felt heart!

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  4. What a wonderfully detailed card! Love the blue and black and that fun red heart - beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

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  5. I know I shouldn't pick favourites but, so far, this one is it!

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  6. Very pretty. I love the touches of silver, and that pop of red! I'm a sucker for brown, so I would have been hoarding this paper.

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  7. Tosh, I think this is a perfect creation for your guy!!!on your anniversary. He's probably used to your lovely cards and this is so gorgeous and full of LOVE and that's what matters most!!!! the ACE of hearts is the finishing touch...love it!!!!

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  8. Very pretty--I like the color combo and the medallion.

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  9. He'll love it, cause you made it with love! I love it! That black and soft green are an awesome combination, ribbon and all!

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  10. Oh my! This is adorable! I love that pop of red.

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  11. So beautiful. Great layout. Love the Heart card.

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  12. This is heavenly! I think it makes your love for him quite clear!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Tosh! I'm sure your guy will love it. Great details and touches as always :)

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  14. Stunningly gorgeous, Tosha! I love it and I hope your hubby KEEPS it! Mine always keeps ANY card that I send him...

    I love the touch of red on this...

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  15. Gorgeous Tosh! Fantastic use of dp, love it!

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  16. I love this card! I never thought to use that die vertically. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Love this, Tosh!! That big red heart is so fun and that multi-looped bow is awesome! Happy anniversary in advance, too!! :)

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  18. Love it! The papers, glitter, font are just my style. I love that medallion in the center of the bow, and would like to know more about how you made it...fantastic!

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  19. Your card is stuning. Black and white papers always make a card look more elegant. Love your card.

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  20. Such a sharp card! I really like that Small Phrases set. They are so versatile!!

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  21. what a beautiful card, I mean, what an awesome masculine card. : ) I love how you punched the heart out of the die and that little Ace of Hearts card is sooo cute.

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  22. Beautiful card. Love the colors and design.

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  23. This is gorgeous, love your paper and the card embellishment is amazing!

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  24. Beautiful! Love that Ace of Hearts! Great finishing touch! Love the sparkle!

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  25. I love that rich, beautiful heart!

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  26. beautiful card...love that Fancy Pants paper! we will be celebrating our 30th in a few weeks. Happy Anniversary and many more!

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  27. Great "guy" colours. Very lovely card Tosh.

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