Monday, May 13, 2013

May Diva Dare ~ Day 1

Hello Verve Fans!  It's Marisa here, kicking off this month's Diva Dare entitled "Stars & Stripes".
The Challenge...
Stars & Stripes May Diva Dare

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Amber's (Stamping Scrapbooker) military service and Diva Laurie Willison's (Soapbox Creations) wonderful use of stripes on her cards.  So we're daring you to create a card using stars and/or stripes.  While the title may conjure up visions of red, white and blue any stars and stripes will do! If you're feeling pretty in pink, go for it! Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  If you want to get really daring, you can add the extra challenge of making it a CAS card with stars and/or stripes, as that is Diva Laurie's signature style.  However, that isnot a requirement, just an optional twist to the Dare if you're feeling daring!

Here is my take on this month's Diva Dare:

Since I had a starry  night in mind when I thought of this challenge, I immediately reached for Verve's new Let It Be set as it has some great "shine" sentiments.  I used the Rounded Scalloped Frame die twice,  once on black card stock and once on white, and then swapped out the middles to have opposing frames and centers.  The sentiment was embossed in white and the Starry Die was perfect for creating my scatter of stars.  I also used the star die from the Scalloped Trim Trio set to emphasise the shine  aspect just a little more ;)   Oh, and I just "had" to use some more of that yummy Polka Dot Basic ribbon collection to finish things off!  The striped portion of the Dare got a bit overshadowed by all the stars, but it is there and does provide some grounding for the card. 

The Divas will be posting their Diva Dare creations using our newly released products right here, each weekday, for the next two weeks. 


The prizes...
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 4 prizes up for grabs!
 Win Verve's ENTIRE May Release! Take our Stars & Stripes Dare and link up your card (created 5/13 or later) to the linky widget below. One random participant will be drawn to win all of the stamps, dies and ribbons in our May 2013 release. You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.  Here's a little look-see at what the winner will receive..
May Stamp CollectionMay Die CollectionBlack Beauty Ribbon CollectionPolka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection
May Stamp CollectionMay Die CollectionBlack Beauty Ribbon CollectionPolka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Mountain on Thursday, May 30.
Entries must be new (posted 5/13 or later), include at least one Verve product, use stars and stripes and be linked up to the linky widget by 5pm Mountain on 5/30/13.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Stars & Stripes Diva Dare posts! THREE lucky commenters will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day! Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is May 30.

Winners will be announced on May 31, 2013.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -