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! -

 

40 comments:

  1. Love the yellow and black - black being a color I should use more often. Love the stripes and stars too.

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  2. So sweet! Obviously, stars and stripes brings to mind patriotic themes, so I love that you went completely different. Love the color combo.

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  3. FANTASTIC colors and design Marisa~

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  4. Fabulous card...love the great color combo!

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  5. Fun card. Looking for ideas because I just got the star die cut and the shining star set. Thanks for the ideas.

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  6. Great card...love the yellow black theme and the different patterns.

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  7. Great card! Love the yellow & Black color combo!

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  8. Great colors and layout. I like your take on the stars and stripes.

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  9. Stunning, +++! What a wonderful idea to pair these divas with a 'stars and stripes' theme! Oh, to have the talent (and confidence) to give this a try. Beautiful card, and you definitely have me thinking...
    c

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  10. Fabulous card, Marisa! I love the color combination & the pretty papers.

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  11. Beautiful card! I love the colors. I have yet to use my stars dies so I will try to get in on this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. So pretty and a great take on the Stars and Stripes challenge. Love the color combo. TFS

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  13. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Beautiful card and color combination!! You did an amazing job with the challenge.

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  15. Your card is gorgeous!!
    Love it, love it. TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the yellow and black combination, those cute dies and that awesome new ribbon. Hope to play along!

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  17. Fun choice of colors
    for this card! Thanks
    for sharing and the
    chance to win.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Love this Marisa! Love the opposite frame and background colors and the starry border die.

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  19. The colors are classic, it's a beautiful card.

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  20. Love the bold colors and great sentiment.

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  21. love the fun, bold color combo you used!! fantastic card!

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  22. Wonderful color combo! You nailed the stars and stripes! definitely planning to play long this month!

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  23. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the stars!

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  24. I'm loving the contrast of the black and yellow. Lovely card TFS xNx

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  25. love the bright yellow and black together!

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  26. Love it! Great choice with the yellow/black & white...love those stars and ribbon too!

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  27. Very cute card! I love the color combo, the stars and the polka dot ribbon!!!

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  28. Got mine done...this was a fun challenge!! so many great takes on it over this week too!!

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  29. Great card! I really need to get that ribbon!

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  30. This is beautiful. I love the star border and scattered stars. This sentiment couldn't be better for this card. Love the yellow and black together.

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  31. Love the stars in the night sky color theme. Much more appealing to me than the usual R/W/B Stars and Stripes.

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  32. what a great color combination! so bright and fun.

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  33. I love this card, it is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Love the black, white and yellow. That ribbon is perfect! TFS!

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  35. great colors! Very striking card.

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  36. I wouldn't think to put these colors together, but what a great combo!

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