Monday, May 27, 2013

May Diva Dare - Day 11




Wow, what a wonderful Diva sample for this month's dare! I really didn't realize the day in which I picked to share my dare until just a week ago. It's a federal holiday in the USA, to take a moment and honor those who have given their service to our country.  So before I share my project here are the dare details.

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 is not a requirement, just an optional twist to the Dare if you're feeling daring!

It seems fitting to go with a red, white and blue theme on my card today. I'd feel rather silly if I didn't post something for the US Memorial Day holiday and our Diva Amber is an amazing lady who gave to the service of her country. Thank you to all you have served and are still serving!


My first card focuses on something I see every time I look at one of her cards. Amber has the best ability to cluster her focal points and keep them so sweet and clean, love that about her style. I'll give you the enabler list of the Verve goodies and give you the option to check out my blog post for some assembly details. Here's the goodies list: Let It Be Stamp Set, Banner Bundle Die Set, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set, and the Starry Die. On to my second card.


I wanted to make a Laurie style CAS card too and lucky me I had too much paint leftover from the first card so I used it on a banner shape card base. The sentiment is from Let It Be and framed with a little bit of texture made with the bubble wrap and corrugate board that still had paint on them.

This was an extremely fun dare to be challenged with and I can't wait to see even more projects in the dare gallery.

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 ON THIS POST. 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.

35 comments:

  1. Cool creations Janelle~I love the banner cluster card and shaped card!

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  2. Fantastic cards! I love all the banners and the wonky sewing on the first one, and how cool to use the leftover paint the way you did on the second card. Very creative!

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  3. Stunning cards; wonderful showcases of the Divas' styles! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  4. Wonderful cards! Love the texture that the paint adds...very creative!

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  5. Great cards! I love the banner on the first card and the fun grungy take on the second!

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  6. What a wonderful way to thank those who serve that we might continue to be blessed by the freedoms of America! Love the bright, patriotic look and the wonderful way you used the "left-over" paint!

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  7. Great cards! I really like how you were able to cram so much onto that first card and it still looks classy! Also like the CAS style of the second.

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  8. Very Artsy. I'm such a predictable stamper; it is fun to see cards that are products of thinking outside the box.

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  9. These cards are so fun! I really like the banner based card!

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  10. Wonderful patriotic cards! Love your whimsical stitching!

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  11. wow... what a cool set of cards!! love the way you created the banners on the first one!

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  12. Love these! Perfect for celebrating this wonderful holiday of remembrance for those who served this country!

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  13. These are wonderful and so appropriate for today!

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  14. great cards for the challenge and holiday.

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  15. Great cards and very appropriate for today. TFS

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  16. Both of your cards are wonderful. TFS. Go red, white and blue!!
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  17. Love what the bubble wrap did for the card!!! Nice.

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  18. wow great use of paint...Love the patriotic stars and stripes. Thanks to all the troops and their families who sacrifice so much each day.

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  19. Beautiful cards! Very artistic.

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  20. Beautiful card and love the details of the stitching and paint!

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  21. These are both very cute! And just perfect for Memorial Day!

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  22. Both cards are just so neat! I love the paint streak-ed look. I would never have been able to get it to look that nice all put together!

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  23. Cool, patriotic cards! Different but love them both!

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  24. I could use this stamp all year long. Such a cute sentiment. Love the card.

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  25. WOW, these cards are FABULOUS, Janelle! I love the creativity!

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  26. Looks like you had fun with the paint -- love it!!! So inspiring!

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  27. Very unique! Great papers and I really like that scalloped/star border and those banners too!

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  28. Just noticed the stitching on your first card. I love how you varied the stitches!

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  29. Really pretty and
    enjoyable cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Gorgeous cards Janelle-love the paint techniques you used!

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