Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Diva Dare - Day 3

Hello crafting lovelies! Andrea checking in and I'm here to tell you that it's that time again, time for the 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 - Sending Some Sunshine! I know that I have boxes filled with cards sitting at home all piled up!  I'm ashamed to say that some of them are falling apart. The Divas thought it would be fun to make an uplifting & cheerful card and actually send it to someone!  There's nothing like opening your mailbox and seeing a handmade card...especially with some of Verve's encouraging sentiments on it! 

Here's a card that I made using Verve's newest releases, Words of Wisdom, You & I stamp sets and I Heart U dies paired with the previously released Classy Label die. I fashioned a medallion out of kraft and cream card stock using Martha's Layered Arches corner punch.  I then adhered the Classy Label die with a 2" X 1 1/4" rectangle panel for my sentiment. To dress it up a bit, I added some Platinum liquid pearls and black gems:

I plan on mailing this to a fellow blogger who is going through a life threatening illness so I'm sure that a little handmade card would be a tiny bright spot in her day. You can read about her story here. Keep fighting, You!

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?

  1. Play along with us and link up your new Sending Some Sunshine creation (posted August 26 or later) to the linky widget at the bottom of THE DAY 1 POST before 9PM Mountain on Sunday, September 11. 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 Sending Some Sunshine creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday, September 12 right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!