Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Diva Dare 2012 - Day 9



Hello and Happy Saturday!  I hope you've been enjoying the Diva Dare so far. . .I know I have! 
This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - All Aboard! It has been Grand Central Station around the Verve nest lately, Julee and Mark have welcomed two beautiful baby boys into their family and have had their hands full! So on that note, we are challenging you to use chipboard, corrugated cardboard, or kraft on your creation or project! We can't wait to see how you answer the dare! Stay tuned to learn how you could win some shiny new Verve!!

For my project, I used Kraft cardstock and some corrugated cardboard.  I started by die cutting the corrugated cardboard with the I Heart U Die Set and the Jotted Heart Die.  Next I used paint daubers to color them and to "splash" some paint across the card base.  After the paint dried, I stamped the polka dot background from Bountiful Backgrounds in black ink.   

I arranged the die cut pieces as well as a scrap piece of scallop border on the card and stamped a piece of a sentiment from Forever In Our Hearts in white craft ink onto the black scallop piece.  I stamped and colored the Fringe Flower Plain Jane with Copic markers, cut it out and added it to the card.  I added a rhinestone brad to the center of the flower and some jute to finish the card off. 

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


  1. Play along with us and link up your new All Aboard creation (posted April 20 or later) to the linky widget on THIS POST before 6:00PM MST on Thursday May 3. 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 All Aboard creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Friday, May 4th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!

20 comments:

  1. What a fun card! Love the texture and the polka dots!

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  2. How fun with the paint background! TFS!!

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  3. Great card. Love the painted corrugated cardboard and background of your card. Great technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Such a cool look! Love the corrugated card board die cuts!

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  6. Such a sweet card! Love how you used the corrugated cardboard for the letters and heart. It gives such a touchable look to it. Great idea!

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  7. You artsy girl you :) Love how you used the green paint and the corrugated letters and heart. Well done :)

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  8. Great card! I love the corrugated letters & heart!

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  9. Oh this card is so fun! I love the colors you used! So pretty!

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  10. I love your use of corrugated cardboard for the letters and heart! What a cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  11. this is awesome Charmaine, I luv the chipboard and the red heart, great design!

    enjoy *~*

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  12. Wow, what a elaborate and gorgeous set, love all the details and colors

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  13. Very fun--I like your used of paint and the corrugated cardboard.

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  14. Wow, now I want to get out some BIG letters, love your big whitewashed letters and the overall color balance!

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  15. I like that stamp set and what a good use of the cardboard. Nice card!

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  16. What a terrific card and reminder to use that corragated cardboard!

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  17. WOWZERS!! I 'heart' this, too!!!! I love the plain jane technique of coloring the awesome verve stamp---the distressing of the cardstock edges, the way to sporadically painting the corrugated cardboard and the polka dot stamp:) You sure do an uber great job!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbyeondmeasure.com

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