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!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards.

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  2. Both so pretty. I love the paper and that flower in the first, and the second is so bold...love all the elements.

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  3. These are both very pretty! I adore the paper and vintage feel of the first one. The second one has gorgeous papers and I love the layout!

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  4. Your cards are beautiful! Lovely layers and embellishments. ;)

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  5. Great caseing of Amber's cards--very pretty.

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  6. Great cards! I especially love the Black and Yellow one. Striking!!!! What a fun challenge!

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  7. Lots of Diva Dust floating around to be caught and used :) Gorgeous set of cards. Love the border on the first card and the fun colour combo on the second. Great set of cards.

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  8. Oooh--both of these are gorgeous! Amber is such a fabulous crafter that I'm sure it WAS hard to pick just one thing and then do it justice!

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  9. Oh my gosh, both of these are fabulous! I might have to do the draw a name method too! Maybe I will have my daughter pick a number ;)

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  10. These are both just gorgeous! My favorite is the black and yellow, love the combo.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the paper you used on the first one - so ethereal. And the colors on the second just POP! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  12. WoW! Your cards turned out BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE you took inspiration from Amber's cards and addded a bit of yourself to them. Absoultely LOVE your style!

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  13. I am having SO much fun playing along and the Diva's galleries are so fantastic and full of wonderful inspiration, I can hardly stop gazing at all the lovely creations to focus on making a card! Thanks again for the opportunity to play along! :)

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  14. How romantic and chic! Love that rose background and the pearl stick pins.

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS!!! this is stunning. I love both the cards but the YELLOWW!!! GORGEOUS!!! Wonderful details, gorgeous DPs. And you are absolutely right, it does have a "Sankari" feel to it! Just brilliant!

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  16. Both of your cards are fabulous Andrea! I couldn't pick one Diva either so I took your advice and picked out of a hat! What a fun challenge!

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  17. Both of your card are lovely but I especially like the black and yellow card. I think those colors are very striking together. You did a wonderful job in both Case-a-Divas.

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  18. wow! those came out gorgeous! and you are right Amber is super talented...i'm having a hard time figuring out who to CASE!

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  19. Oh, my. These are so beautiful. Love the BG paper and the flowers to match. Very pretty.

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  20. both cards are gorgeous, love the yellow.

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  21. Both cards are so pretty! I love these sentiments. And the rose at the first card is gorgeous!

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  22. TWO beauties today! I am now able to pick your cards out easily, you have a lovely style, Andrea!

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  23. so very elegant....love it!!

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