Thursday, July 26, 2012

July Diva Dare 2012 ~ Day 8

Hello Verve Fans!! This is the last day for our Diva Dare inspirations. Have you been blown away by all the creativity as I have? I just had the opportunity to look yesterday since I've been on vacation with my family, and I tell you, these girls pulled out all the stops!!!

Just a quick recap...we're daring you to make a card or project with a Birthday Theme in honor of 4 divas and the boss lady's birthdays this month. In fact, it just happens to be Jen Tapler's birthday today, so if you have a moment, stop by her blog and spread some birthday wishes. And did you get a chance to wish our fearless leader and sweet friend, Julee, a birthday yesterday? If not, I'm sure she wouldn't mind prolonging her birthday to receive a few more. *grin*

Okay, maybe I should share how I answered the dare.


I usually go all embellishment crazy on a card, but as I was creating this one, I ended up with a pretty clean and simple look using the Ribbon Banner die, Plain Jane Fringe Flower, and a birthday sentiment from Joyful Blooms.



I love texture, so I stamped the Fringe Flower image, using Black Stazon, onto some felt and added a button, as well as a sweet little canvas tag with the birthday sentiment on it. As a backdrop to the sentiment, I added a little banner using Verve's Ribbon Banner die.

That's about it for this simple little card.
So, would you like a chance to win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES? There are two ways to win:
  1. Play along with our Birthday Diva Dare. Link up your creation (posted July 16 or later) to the linky widget HERE on Day 1 before 6:00 pm MT on Sunday, July 29. One lucky stamper will win a $30 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 birthday creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing.
Winners will be announced on Monday, July 30 right here on the Verve blog.

20 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card :) although you think it's simple, I think it has just the right amount of interest :)

    Happy birthday to Jen! :)

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  2. An absolutely stunning card - not simple at all in my books!

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  3. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  4. So pretty and elegant! Love how that purple flower just pops!

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  5. What a simply beautiful card. The pop of color with the flower is gorgeous!

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  6. This is really pretty! All the textures is gorgeous!

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  7. What a fabulous card! I love the muted colors and subtle textures. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  8. Tosha!!!
    You're right ----this is not as embellished as your norm---but isn't so sweet when the Lord gives you different paths to create down:) AND of course--YOU did an uber awesome job!! It is such treat to get to glean from you---you are so gifted:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  9. Love your flower and the scoll work at the top of the card. Lovely flourish too :)

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  10. Love the lattice look on your card... very pretty.

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  11. That flower just makes your card pop love it

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  12. Very lovely. That pop of color with the neutrals is stunning.

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  13. So soft and pretty. Love the flower you created.

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  14. What a gorgeous card. Love all the details and the colors.

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  15. Splendid card and loved the layering

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  16. Beautiful card, love how you used the border punch! That border punch is on the top of my favorite list!
    Love the Verve Fonts on their stamps!!!

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  17. That die cut is beautiful and I love the purple flower!

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  18. That bling just rocks! I buy bling like that and then I hoard it! LOL! What a lovely card!

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  19. love this card, so elegant and beautiful

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