Monday, March 18, 2013

March Diva Dare - Day 7

Morning Verve friends! Andrea checking in here with you today with my take on this month's Diva Dare challenge! When this idea was first presented to us, I thought to myself, wow, what a great idea to glean the individual styles of the Divas! A wealth of inspiration is found with any one of the gals...however, this month we're shining the spotlight on Maureen {Buttons and Bling} and Laurie {Just Give Me Stamps}. I have to admit to stalking these two pros before joining the team and I'm honored to add a little bit of the sparkle to my card that makes their cards special. So here's my take on buttons, bling, layers and stamps:


 Buttons and bling? Oh, yeah...I'm down with that! I dedicate all these lovely pearls and that sweet, dependable bow (that her cards are so famous for) to lovely Maureen. I added lots of layers as well to this card in dedication to Laurie, who's beautiful style vacillates from classic to whimsy with simple ease and grace. I started off with a base of Attic Treasures papers, sewing the inside panels after distressing them with Walnut Stain ink. I then added the scalloped panel across the middle, layered lace, satin ribbon, more lace and finally a strip of white pearls. The bow was added after, and adorned with a hemp bow, button and pearl. More pearls in the form of a flourish and then lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Verve's latest release, Beautiful Plain Jane onto the empty space of the top panel. (Which in retrospect, I should have done first since all that dimension got in the way...) Can't force creativity sometimes! :) Oh, then lastly LASTLY I decided on the Onyx Pearl border around the outside perimeter. Love me some dots!

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. And what does that mean? There are going to be winners, so you need to get your entries in! We'll announce the winners on Thursday, March 28th. Check below for the down-low on how to participate:

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.

33 comments:

  1. Such a stunning card; the first one I saw this morning from my "soon to be gone" Google Reader list. From colours, to layers, to sentiment, to buttons and blings: exquisite!! You have created a masterpiece! Thank you for sharing, inspiring and starting my day off with a smile!

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  2. Andrea, this is gorgeous! Lovely bow and elements~

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  3. What a gorgeous creation you have made and it definitely reflects Maureen's and Laurie's styles. Love the way you added those dots around the edge.

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  4. Well, a really gorgeous creation! I love the way you piled on the layers in the middle, it's beautiful. Also love the pearl dotted border and beautiful bow.

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  5. Another gorgeous creation Andrea!!!

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  6. Beautiful! All those trims are to die for! P.S. Love the new blog look!

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  7. Gorgeous! Of course, your cards are always gorgeous!! Great job adding the things that define the two Divas' styles. Love your soft papers and that sentiment!

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  8. stunning card love all the details.

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  9. Lovely! Loving all the bling and the pretty bow, so much dimension. It would be great to see cards like these framed into a wall gallery that can be swapped out as cards are exchanged.

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  10. ooohhh love that black and cream together!

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  11. WOW! Love this elegant beauty! It's picture perfect!

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  12. wow so pretty...love the lace, colour combo and design of this elegant card.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, Andrea! I love the lace and pearls in the center and the sentiment is on my wish list!

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  14. Gorgeous--love all the pearls!

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  15. Beautiful card.

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  16. Gorgeous Andrea! I knew your spin would be ultra elegant!!

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  17. Andrea, this is absolute perfection! Loving the double bows and all the gorgeous bling. Definitely pinning to my Verve inspiration board.

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  18. Wowsers...this is so very elegant...love all the pearls!!

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  19. Amazing card! Love all the details you put into it.

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  20. Lovely card! Beautiful embellishments!

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  21. Wowza! So many details, it's gorgeous! Love the colors and all of those pearls!

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  22. WOW...stunning and so elegant! Love it!

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  23. Wow this is an amazing card. A real tribute to the two divas. Outstanding use of color and embellishments. Just makes me grin...thanks for sharing.

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  24. Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Love your style! Thanks so much for sharing your talents w/ us!

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  25. Wow - this is gorgeous! Pearls, ribbon and lace.....beautiful layers and stitching--such a masterpiece.

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