Friday, September 2, 2011

August Diva Dare - Day 5


It's Friday, Tosh here to share with you what I've made for day 5 of this month's 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's theme is Sending Some Sunshine! If you all are anything like me, you have tons of cards sitting at home all piled up! I 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! :-)

So, we DARE you to make an uplifting and encouraging card AND send it to someone in need of a little pick-me-up!

I started off by using Amber's fun Viva la Verve sketch for today. You can find it HERE. For each medallion, I used the Curvy Bookplate die with the matching image from the Tag Time set. I also used a variety of other Verve dies: Jotted Heart, Flutterby, and the little heart from the I Heart U die set. The leaves at the top are from the Verve set Sunny Days, as well as the middle sentiment, and the other two sentiments are from Faithful Phrases and Happy Phrases. I added a Spellbinders Beaded Circle behind the sentiment flags, some buttons, and lastly some burlap string.

Here's a closer look at each sentiment medallion:







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!

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Tosh! Love the muted colors and the sweet twine accents! The die cuts are all arranged perfectly...I love it!

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  2. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Love this country feel. The colors are fabulous, and your clusters of elements are great.

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  4. What a neat card - love your mixing in of the dark grey!

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  5. Wow, this is INCREDIBLE! I love the muted colors and distressing. ;)

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  6. This is such a fabulous card! Love the distressed look and the lay-out. Great job!

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  7. beautiful - loving that denim coloured paper paired with those warm colours.

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  8. This is my kind of card! I really like layout with the three sentiments, but I LOVE all the distressing--especially the bottom white layer. Just beautiful!!!

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  9. Love the way you incorporated twine in all three elements as well as the sentiments. Fabulous use of Amber's sketch - the recipient will be blessed to receive it :)

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  10. Very nice layout and I like the medallions you made.

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  11. So pretty and I like the use of three sentiments.

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  12. Love the distressing! Such a pretty shabby chic type card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  13. oh my ! the soft shabby look of this card is amazing! I love it!

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  14. Nice card, like the distressed look, the butterfly is cute and so are the sentiments. TFS

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  15. Ohhhh, loving it! Reminds me of blue jeans and sunny days! Love all the distressing, totally gorgeous!

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  16. this is darlin, luv the butterfly and heart, great distressing too!

    enjoy *~*

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  17. this is so beautiful, Tosh...I love all the little inspiring banners :)

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  18. Amazing work, Tosh, and I love how you made it for the sketch challenge this week, too! Perfect!!

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  19. This is just such a sweet card! I love each different little sentiment panel!

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  20. So simple and yet so very pretty!

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  21. I love how your combined distressing with these muted tones. Very nice combination of encouraging and caring sentiments.

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  22. What wonderful soft colors. I really enjoyed the up close pics, each part of your card is a little work of art in itself!

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  23. Great card! Love that distressed blue paper; it looks like a pair of comfy, well-loved jeans. The recipient will love to receive this one.

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  24. Love the comfy feel of your card. Great layout and wonderful colors.

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