Thursday, September 29, 2011

September Diva Dare ~ Day 10

Hi!  It's Charmaine with Day 10 of the September Diva Dare!  This month, we DARE you to Case-a-Diva!  With nineteen Divas (see the photos and links on the right sidebar), the inspiration is vast! For those of you who don't know...CASE means to copy and share everything. And that is just fancy talk for copying! What you copy is up to you! It can be a layout, color scheme, or even something more subtle like a certain embellishment cluster!

You will find the links to all the Diva's blogs on the right sidebar, or you can visit their individual Verve galleries!

Stay tuned for info on how you could win some brand new Verve goodies!
I had the absolute pleasure (not without intimidation) to CASE the extremely talented Amy!  Ummm. . .have you spent any time in her gallery?   If you have, you know that there is TONS of inspiration!  I had a very difficult time choosing a card to CASE, but I finally settled on this one.  I absolutely LOVED the colors and the layout was really cool, and the embellishing. . .well, it was just SO Amy! :)  She always embellishes in ways I never think of.  When I think of Amy, I think of pearls, lace, layers, unique embellishments and fabulous layouts.  Lace didn't make it onto my card, but hopefully I've "done Amy proud" with my creation.  ;) 

I loved how she used the swirl from the Happy Days set, so I kept that!  :)  For the sentiment and the "butterfly", I used the Fancy Florals Remixed set.  I dug WAY back into my Verve stash for that set.  I love it, but it hasn't seen ink in a long time!  The papers are from the Life of the Party Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I started by diecutting the card base with my Scallop Square Grand Nestabilities.  The sentiment circle was die cut using the Plain Circle Nestabilities.  In creating the "butterfly", I wanted to embellish in a "unique" way following in Amy's footsteps, so I created a flight trail and antennae for the butterfly using button twine.  For the flight trail, I curled the button twine using some stickles and wrapping the twine around a paint brush handle until it dried.  Of course, I couldn't create an "Amy card" without using pearls!

I hope to see you playing along!  There's still time!


  1. Play along with us and link up your new Case-a-Diva creation (posted September 16 or later) to the linky widget below before 9pm Mountain on Sunday,October 2nd. 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 Case-a-Diva creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday,October 3rd right here on the Verve blog.

Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!
You can post your card here.

22 comments:

  1. So soft and feminine. Love the pearls on that butterfly.

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  2. I love your card! I used to make curly hair ribbons for my daughter with a pencil and watered down glue, I never thought to put that into a card! Excellent idea, thanks Charmaine!

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  3. So pretty, Charmaine! I love the colors and the scallops!!

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  4. wow, this is beautiful! I love how you used the twine and glue, I'll have to remember that and try it out, thanks for the fun tip!

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  5. Wonderful soft colours and a great case of Amy's card. Love how you made the butterfly!

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  6. Oh my goodness Charmaine!! I would have never thought to use that wave frame in pink, and it's absolutely STUNNING!! I Love your butterfly too...so creative!! Love this card!!

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  7. A beautiful card. Love the colors and all the little extra details.

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  8. Love these soft colors. Butterfly is so pretty with the pearls.

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  9. Very pretty! Love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous Love the soft pastels and the pleated ribbon!

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. OMG, this card is gorgeous, love the soft colors

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  13. Love the flower "turned" butterfly! Very cool.

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  14. Such a sweet card! It really is quite "Amy"!!

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  15. Charmaine, I always love how your work with pink! I love the addition of the green chevron pattern, the cute button and wee string! Very pretty!

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  16. Love these pastels, so refreshing!

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  17. Ack!!! Charmaine!! I LOVE your CASE!! I adore what you've done with the butterfly. Oh my gosh, I totally think YOU are the one with the unique ideas! The soft look and all the pinks are FABULOUS!!! I'm quite honored -- thanks!

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  18. Love your butterfly trail....what a great idea!! Thanks for the tip!! I am sure I will be using this!! Beautifully put together!!

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  19. gorgous colors! i love all the gorgous small details :)

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  20. What a soft and beautiful card! Love the pink with all the pastel colors with it. Fantastic!

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  21. Very pretty papers and love the pearls.

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