Monday, March 25, 2013

March Diva Dare - Day 12

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here, your little caboose along our Just Give Me Stamps, Buttons and Bling Diva Dare series. Have you enjoyed the Diva mash-ups of  Diva Laurie and Diva Maureen's styles?  I think it's been so fun to see what each Diva have been inspired to create by these two gals' amazing cards.  So what will you create?  You have until Friday at 5pm to enter your answer to the dare for a chance to win a $40 Verve Stamps gift certificate!  I've added the entry form at the bottom of this post so you don't even have to go a lookin'.  {grin}

Okay, now it's time to share my little mash-up.  I  found quite a few similarities between these two gals, then blended in a few homages for each of them into my card.  Both of these gals have long been on my watch list for their use of buttons.  I must admit I am a button flunkie.  I love the way Laurie & Moe use them, but when I try to add them to a card they always feel forced.  LOL  They are also both "sprinklers".. as in sprinkles of bling or other embellishments here and there... a little surprise just hanging out smiling at you in the least expected places.  {grin}  And the two of them both almost always have a little bow and some designer paper on their projects.


In Laurie's style I embossed the sentiment, which is something she almost always does!  I also used a bit of vellum and a little mini clip.  For Moe, I chose the xoxo background paper (since she always signs her emails to me ox) and added in the banner tag and a bow with a button and twine.

The Much Love Plain Jane is stamped and embossed onto a vellum banner die, then I stamped it again on the chevron paper, cut out the layers and adhered them to the underside of the vellum.  This is matted on a white banner die cut (Both banners are cut with the Banner Bundle Die Set).  The top of the banner is from the Flag It Die Set and I sprinkled on some buttons and bling.  Most of it is covered up, but I  used the Flourished Trim Die as an accent on the pink chevron background strip, then layered a Pennant Trim Die cut underneath.  The butterflies are from the new So Fluttery set and stamped directly onto the patterned paper then die cut with the Flutterby Die

The circle is cut with patterned paper, then I layered a circle of vellum embossed with a chevron folder over the top of it and attached it with a mini clip.  The sweet little heart is a resist chipboard heart that I inked each side with pink and green to match the layout.  A bit more bling and pearls, plus a seam binding bow (from the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection) finish things off!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Much Love Plain Jane, So Fluttery (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Fourteen (Crate Paper), White, vellum
Ink: Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar (Ranger), Black
Accessories: Banner Bundle Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Flutterby Die, Flourished Trim Die, Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection (Verve), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  buttons, chevron embossing folder and mini library clips (SU!), twine (hemptique), bling and pearls, heart chipboard (Pink Paislee), clear embossing powder, black liquid pearls

So you made it to the end!  Below is a recap of the 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 March 8 - 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! -