Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April Diva Dare - Day 9

Hi Verve fans!  Laurie here, and it's my turn to share with you how I answered this month's dare! 
This month, we are being inspired by two of our Divas - Marisa and Charmaine!  The theme is actually called "Bright Blooms and Butterflies"! 


So, I admit to being a bit of a Diva Dare rebel.  Yep.  It's true.  LOL!  As I was browsing through Marisa and Charmaine's  blogs I was so smitten with  some of their cards they made using the new Shining Star set!  You can see the card Marisa made HERE and the one Charmaine made HERE.

I was also so taken with how they both liked to use white card bases, so that is what inspired how I started my card!  I chose some brightly colored patterned paper and also added in some dry embossing (two things that Charmaine is known for).

To embellish my card, I added some vellum stars that I made using the new Starry Die as well as some bling...gotta have some bling!  :-)


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! -
 

28 comments:

cm said...

Laurie, only one word came to mind when I saw your card: AWESOME. Nothing more to be said...AWESOME! I'm off to stare at it some more. WOW! Thank you for sharing!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous card, Laurie! Love the sentiment...the stars and sparkly paper are the perfect accent!

noscrappymojo said...

Love this card! You just reminded me that I really do need to get the Shining Star set!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love the dimensional layered stars and your pretty color combo! Great sentiment stamp!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card. Those stars are gorgeous done in the vellum and bling. I love all the silver on this card.

Rosemary said...

love that little bit of extra embossing at the bottom!! beautiful card!

jan farnworth said...

such a pretty card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great design! love the mix of vellum and sparkly stars/gems, great patterned papers/colors too!

Unknown said...

Love this card!

Ravengirl said...

Ahhhh, it's beautiful!

Stacey Schafer said...

oh, love the glitter paper behind your sentiment panel! so fantastic!

Linda Carson said...

There's always one rebel in the bunch! Love the sparkle and esp. the velum stars!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! Love the shimmery mat behind the sentiment and those vellum stars! TFS

scrappingnana said...

Fabulous card. Love the patterned paper and stars. Great take on Marissa and Charmie's styles.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--love all the stars.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Scott said...

What a bright and cheerful card. I love the colors used and the stamp is the focal point. Beautiful and fun mixed into one.

Imke said...

Amazing card. I like the silver glitter paper and all the stars !

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

That is fabulous! Love the bling and the colors chosen:-)

Lynn Noe said...

I have never seen a card with that sentiment that I didn't love, those are just the sweetest words and fonts! Your card is bright and beautiful, love the different mix of background papers too.

Heather said...

Since I am a big fan of your cards, I couldn't wait to see your take on this challenge. And I was NOT disappointed! Those vellum stars and the sparkly silver paper and the bright colors on the white background are just fabulous!!

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness Laurie- the shining on this card is fabulous! I love it and makes me want to pull out some stars and bling and go to town!

Shanna Shands said...

Great litter and bling.

Cheryl said...

So sweet!

Jennipher said...

Loving the white card base and big stars!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful panels and use of glitter paper.

Marsha said...

Love your card - the strips of color, the sparkle and the vellum stars. Really love those. Great card.

Martha said...

Laurie, this is simply BEAUTIFUL!
I love the pretty colors & design.