Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Diva Dare - Day 9

Hey there! It's Jen S. here and I'm so excited to by sharing my first post here on the Verve blog. :) I'm sharing my take on this month's Diva Dare. This month's Dare is to make a card inspired by Laurie's blog, Just Give Me Stamps and Maureen's blog, Buttons and Bling.


To get started on my project I took a stroll around both Laurie's and Moe's blog and decided I need to incorporate the not only buttons and bling but a bit of brightly colored paper and distressed/sponged edges and ribbon inspired by both ladies. :) 

My card has a whole lot of Vervey goodness throughout so here are the details... I started with a sentiment from So Fluttery and I die cut it with an oval. Then I went Verve die crazy layering the Classy Label Die behind my oval, two little Charming Banner Dies under the buttons and the Flourish Trim Die as the base for my bling. :) To finish it off I used a bit of Stormy Skies seam binding ribbon to make a little bow above the sentiment. The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye Collectable: Memorable 6x6 pad, Bazzill's kraft cardstock and the white cardstock is all mixed up in my storage file right now after an 8 year old invasion so I can only speculate where it's from but I'm pretty sure it's Choice Snow White cardstock.

To get your wheels a turnin', the Divas will be posting their Diva Dare creations using our newly released products right here, each weekday, for the next two weeks.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 28th. 

Finally, noted below 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! -

28 comments:

  1. Love the card.

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  2. awesomness...love the vintage style of this card. Why to go bring inspiration to your card from both girls!! Congrats on your first post!!

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  3. wow lots of vervy goodness indeed! This is beautiful and I love that sentiment!

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  4. So pretty! I'm still trying to find the right mix of the two Divas so I can play along, and after you mentioned it, I realized that Laurie does use a lot of distressed edges. I think you combined both Divas beautifully. Love your color combo and your gorgeous papers!

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  5. Beautiful card and a great sentiment!

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  6. Beautiful card! Your marriage of patterns and colours is delightful. My 'new to making cards' eyes would never have paired these up, yet you've done so with most marvelous results! You've showcased Verve products and the two Divas' styles wonderfully. I've learned so much about what you observed in the Divas' cards, and how your 're-visioned' them in your own. Educational and engaging! Thank you for sharing and brightening my day! Happy first day of Spring!

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  7. Gorgeous distressing and elements Jen! I love the blingy border~

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  8. I just love the beautifully scripted sentiment on white in the center but also how the eye is drawn all the way around the card to the bow, trim, and buttons. Beautiful card!

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  9. This is really pretty! I love the bling along the bracket piece and just beautiful papers and trims!

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the colors and all the details.

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  11. Really like how you incorporated the styles of both designers. Great card.

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  12. Creative and inspirational! Beautifully done!

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  13. This looks marvelous! I particularly like your use of the dies!

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  14. Such a lovely card! I like all the extra touches like the small die cuts under the buttons and the distressing. The "blinged-up" die cut is great!

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  15. This is beautiful! I love the rich colors and all the die cuts.

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  16. Very pretty--I like how you used the dies and the buttons and bling.

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  17. Pretty card ! Love the colors!

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  18. Awesome card! Love all the "Vervey goodness"!

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  19. Beautiful card! Such pretty colors!

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  20. Love the colors, and all of those pretty little details, especially the bling!

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  21. Gorgeous card and especially love the added bling to the die border!

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  22. Beautiful card. Loving the color combo.

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  23. I like the distressed feel to this one - very nice!

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  24. Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing your talent w/ us!

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  25. Beautiful card with beautiful DPs. Perfect buttons embellishments and seam binding bow.

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  26. Wow1 I love the distressing with the perfect touch of buttons and bling.

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