Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Diva Dare - Day 8

Hey there, Diva Dare fans! It's such a fun challenge this month with our Diva duo Charmaine and Marisa to look to for inspiration. How have you been dared in the challenge so far? It's a delightful combination with these two talented Divas and this is how I took the dare.


It all started with the trim. I tell ya my Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set has been missing in action so when I found it just in time for today, the rest of my card was wrapped around it. I'm so happy to have my Trim Trio back. I pulled out some pattern paper from the Miss Caroline Dolled Up paper pad by My Mind's Eye and layered it with some Night of Navy cardstock. The papers were layered and paper pierced where I then added my two Circle Trim dies. {happy grin}

The largest die from the Banner Bundle Set was used for the sentiment panel stamped in Tuxedo Black from the Surely Goodness Set. The So Fluttery butterfly is also stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. The next part is a little silly. I wanted to test out the flowers from the Loopy Blooms Die Set so I cut them out from white copy paper. I like the thin look to them and added enamel dots from the MME Honey Love set. I added the twine last, navigating all the flowers like a butterfly and strategically gluing it down in three spots. My card is definitely dolled up. 

My card is inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch 290 and loosely resembles it because those flowers and butterfly had a mind of their own.

Now it's time for you to take this dare to your crafty space and you know if you do there are two ways you can win some shiny new Verve!  Yay!
  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 April 12th or later.
    • Be a card or project using bright colours and having a flower and/or butterfly (or other die shape) as your focal point.
    • Use at least one Verve product.
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Wednesday, May 1.
  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 April 29th.  A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare.
  3. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 3rd.
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

26 comments:

  1. Amazing how a single item, like your border die, can set the stage for an entire card. Yours is absolutely gorgeous! The paper, the tag, the sentiment and especially the butterfly, nestled on the loopy flowers, come together beautifully. What a treat to wake up to this morning! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    c

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  2. Beautiful! Love that floral paper and how it really sets the color scheme. Love those Trio Trim dies, too. The circles are so fun.

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  3. Beautiful card, Janelle!! Love how the papers and accents pop off the Navy background!!

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  4. This card is absolutely darling! I love your use of the scallop trim and those pretty loopy blooms. Love the sentiment on the banner too.

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  5. amazing, Janelle! love the mix of colors and patterns:)

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  6. Lovely card. I like the sentiment stamped on the banner.

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  7. This is so pretty! Love the layout of this card!

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  8. Pretty card and gorgeous border die!

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  9. Fun card... I love the die sets you used! Pretty borders and fun flowers!

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  10. What a beautiful card and those are gorgeous dies with it!

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  11. So glad you found your dies! They just make the card! Love those bright, sweet butterflies, too!

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  12. Delightful! Love the colors you choose! Glad you got those butterflies to behave!!

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  13. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  14. What a sweet card! Love the use of the border die and the coloring on the butterfly. Wonderful sentiment too!

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  15. Very pretty. Love the colors and those flowers and cute butterfly. The border diecuts are perfect accents.

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  16. Beautiful card and great mix of colors. Love the blue. Wonderful layout too !

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  17. Laurie what a beautiful card! Love the color combo, but the Verve Stamps are Awesome, love the fonts!

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  18. Pretty card! I like the copy paper flowers! Looks great!

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  19. Wow - what a fun Springtime card. At least it says Spring to me;) I love the floral paper and the border trims you've used here. And of course gotta love the flowers and butterfly. This is a beautiful answer to this month's dare.

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  20. Janelle- I find this card very calming, the sentiment the colors and the flowers. Lovely

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  21. It's darling! Great color-combo and lovely DP's...love all of your embellies too!

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  22. You've got the brightness, blooms and butterflies covered. Such a lovely tribute to these two ladies. Great job.

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  23. Wonderful floral paper and I love the circle border dies.

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  24. Such a beautiful card. Love the colors, the patterned paper, your cut outs and the fishtail. thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Janelle, this is SO pretty!
    I love the colors & sentiment.

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