Friday, May 24, 2013

May Diva Dare ~ Day 10

Hi everyone!  Maureen here winding up the week with Day 10 of  this month's Diva Dare.

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 is not a requirement, just an optional twist to the Dare if you're feeling daring!
 
 
I had plenty of inspiration this month...not only with our talented Divas we are highlighting, but with my son's graduation from Engineering next week :)  His university colours are gold and navy (my alma mater!) so that took care of the colour scheme.  Then came some stripes from Strong Anchor and a whole bunch of sparkling stars from the Starry Die and glitter cardstock.  I couldn't resist adding a little extra note from Small Phrases to let Jake know I am extra proud of him.  But the part I love best is the centre piece, Happy Graduation.  I was so excited that it was part of the latest Release...perfect timing for me! Then last, but not least,  I added some fun golden flag ends from the Flag It die set.

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! -

36 comments:

Lynn said...

Seriously love love love Jake's card Moe. The stamped stripes are my favorite part along with the fabulous fond on the stars. So proud and happy for Jake!

Heidi said...

Such a perfect graduation card! Love the sparkle and congratulations to your son!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card! I love the overall design--especially the gold flags and rope stripe stamps,

Rhonda said...

Love all the bling of the gold. Congrats to your son.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful graduation card! Congrats to your son :)

Hillary Harris said...

Awesome card! The colors are great too! Congrats to your son! My little sis graduates from Highschool tomorrow morning!

scrappingnana said...

Oh, I love your graduation card, so pretty. Congrats to your son.

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

Beautiful graduation card! Congrats to your son!

Marlena M. said...

Oooh, what an awesome accomplishment~big congrats to your son! I love the tab and gold accents~so regal and celebratory~

Laraine R said...

Great graduation card! Love it!

Marisa said...

Totally fabulous card for Jake! Love the added sentiment tab and the way you used the rope image! Sure he will love it and I can see your proud mama smile all the way down here :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card! Loving the gold and sparkle! Great for this occasion!

D- said...

This card is terrific! Love, love love the design.
Congrats to your son!
And to you proud momma!
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

cm said...

What a handsome grad card for your son, as he embarks on another path of his life's journey. I wish him success in his engineering career (my dad's profession of choice, too). You must be over-the-moon proud of him! Have a fantastic Friday!
c

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous graduation card! so many amazing details!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Terrific graduation card!! You must be so proud of your son. I'm sure he will love it!

Linda Carson said...

Congratulations to your son! He cherish this fabulous from Mom for sure! Great job!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Your son will love his grad card. This is so classy with the navy and gold combo. I like those gold flags and the sparkley stars, plus the rope for the stripes.

Julie S. said...

Great card, that gold looks really classy!

noscrappymojo said...

I just love this card! It perfectly represents the bright future your son has ahead of him! Tfs!

Marsha said...

Great card. I struggle with graduation cards. Really like this one with the sparkly star.

Janis said...

I've been inspired by all the graduation cards I've seen lately with stars on them. I made three of them with a star theme for the graduates that have sent us announcements this year. Thank you for sharing your stellar card!

Stacey Schafer said...

fabulous, Maureen! love the combination of stamps and that sparkly star:)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice card...love the stars and the tab sentiment.

craftymom205 said...

Great graduation card.

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Christine said...

Love the special touches like the shine paper, glittered star, and the stapled tap. Knew this was a Diva Maureen card right away!

Sheena Brooks said...

Fabulous card for a graduate

Heather said...

A perfect graduation card for a guy! LOVE the large sparkly star; it's so stunning.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! So beautiful!!! Love the touch of glitter on here!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card for a graduation!

Ravengirl said...

A fabulous graduation card! Love the star accents on it!

Martha said...

Maureen, this is one fabulous card for your son! I love all the wonderful details.

Jennipher said...

super fun card Moe!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...
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*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Congrats to your son on graduating engineering school and your card is really appropriate for him.

MarvA1ix said...

Very cute use of the stars and stripes. Makes a great grad card for any age, too.