Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Diva Dare - Day 4


We are well on our way into March's Diva Dare today combining Laurie's blog name at Just Give Me Stamps and Maureen's from Buttons and Bling and I'm gonna double dare you to take the challenge! It's so much fun to catch onto a style from these two Diva's and create. You just have to try it!

So here is how I took the dare…



Laurie and Maureen's blog names plus their elegant use of posies, rounded corners and sewing are what inspired me for the dare. Here are the Verve-y highlights.

Starting with the Viva La Verve Challenge week 2 sketch from Diva Jen S., I used the new release stamp set So Fluttery and combined two of the text stamps for my sentiment. I added a side panel using a Flag It Die and attached it with some stitches. A circle trim die, one of three dies in the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set, is attached with a quick straight stitch. My flower is handmade using the Scalloped Flowers Die Set where I cut both out, snipped in-between petals, wet the paper with water and scrunched it up, then gently opened and a quick dry with the heat tool. The bow is a combination of Espresso seam binding ribbon from the Signature Ribbon Selection, black and white twine and a blue button. And then it's bling time! I added black pearls around the flower and bow. That's all! Now...

Has that got your wheels a turnin'? The Divas are going to be posting their Diva Dare creations using our newly released products right here, each weekday, for a total of two weeks. Why, do tell? There are going to be winners!  We'll announce the winners on Thursday, March 28th.

Here are two ways you can win some shiny new Verve!

  1. Win a $40 Verve gift certificate! Play along with our March Diva Dare and link up your creation to the linky widget entry form.  A winner will be chosen by random draw. To be eligible, your entry must:
    • Be a new creation - posted March 8th or later.
    • Be inspired by a Verve card or project combining Diva Maureen and Diva Laurie's style.
    • Use at least one Verve product.
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Wednesday,  March 27.
  2. Win a Verve set of your choosing! Leave a little shout-out for the Divas in the comments section as we post our answers to this month's dare weekdays through March 25th.  A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

27 comments:

  1. From the patterns, to the colours, to the bow and button, to the sentiment, this is an eye-catching, stunning card. Gorgeous! Thank you for brightening my day!

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  2. Love your bold colors and that flower is fabulous, I want to try that!

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  3. Beautiful card. Love your flower and the colors, along with the bow and button.

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  4. I wouldn't even know where to start when combining these two divas together, but you did a fabulous job!! Right away, the paper you chose reminded me of Laurie and obviously buttons and bling for Maureen. Great job!

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  5. Love the combos of paper and the many patterns.

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  6. What a fun take on those styles, but still so you. I love the funky eclectic feel to this card. Great owrk!

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  7. This is beautiful!!! I love that background paper, I can't stop looking at it!

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  8. What a marvelous flower! Must try that technique. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Beautiful use of papers in design and style! Love the details of stitching, ribbon, and pearls!

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  10. Janelle this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the big crumply flower and the button and bow combo. Stitching is awesome too.

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  11. Such gorgeous work Janelle! I am loving your scrunched flower!

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  12. Love the card.

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  13. This is BEAUTIFUL~I love the paper!

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  14. So pretty...love how you made the beautiful flower.

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  15. Beautiful--I like your mix of papers, the sketch and embellishments.

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  16. So pretty...great take on the sketch! Bold, bright, and eye catching!!

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  17. Wow. This is such a neat card! Love the black pearls.

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  18. Pretty mix of colors and patterns! Love the card!

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  19. Boy does that red POP! I really like your pearls too!

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  20. Love these fun, happy colors! Beautiful combination of elements!

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  21. Chevrons...can you ever get enough of them? Stunning card.

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  22. This is lovely... I really like the stamped chevrons over the patterned paper. It works! And the rest of it is just like a symphony... playing beautifully together!

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  23. Absolutely love this card! Your style is right up my alley! Thanks so much for sharing your talents w/ us!

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  24. Such a beautiful, colourful card that makes me think of Spring. Love all the variations of stitching. Beautiful bow and flower.

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  25. Chevrons on patterned paper...I wouldn't have thought about that! Love the bow and flower.

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