Monday, September 19, 2011

September Diva Dare - Day 2

Hello and welcome to September's Diva Dare!  This month, we've come up with a fun challenge, 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 that are wondering...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!

I have to tell you that it was so hard to narrow down my choice of a Diva (I ended up putting everyone's name in a hat and drawing one out).  I'm CASEing the ultra talented, ultra lovely Amber Hight! Her gallery and blog are so chock full of inspiration and pure gorgeousness, it literally took me all day to find a card that I thought would make her proud. So here is how I answered the dare...

This is a card I made based on this lovely here by Amber.  I used one of my all time favorite stamps from One Person, one that is just beautiful in both words and style. I'm pretty sure I say that about all Verve Stamps but I do have favorites of my favorites :) I lightly sponged the sentiment panel and just changed up the design a bit, making the ribbon accent a flower and moving it to the bottom of the card.

I have to tell you that I REALLY loved CASEing Amber, she rocks so many different styles of card making! Her coloring is phenomenal, the accents she uses are gorgeous, and the pretty papers, Oh, MY!...I couldn't stop at just one so I picked another card, this one, to CASE. Here's my take on her beauty of a card:

On this card, I kept the design pretty much the same, although I used different stamps, these being from Verve's newly released You & I set. The versatility of this set is incredible, you could mix and match words to create endless possibilities of sentiments. I sponged the center of the focal panel and also added some liquid pearls. (I guess I sprinkled a bit of Sankari on here, too...I told you it was hard to narrow it down to one Diva!) The little black heart to the left was made with Verve's A Cut Above dies, this one from the I Heart U set.

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

  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!