Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May Diva Dare - Day 2

Hello Verve Fans!  It's Charmaine with Day 2 of 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 is not a requirement, just an optional twist to the Dare if you're feeling daring!

Here is my take on this month's Diva Dare:
 I chose to use the Strong Anchor set.  I started by adding red and blue stripes to the bottom part of the cardstock using the border/stripe image from the set.  Once I had my stripes all stamped, I die cut a bunch of stars using the Starry Die.  The stars are all covered in glitter to make them shine!  :)

I'm not sure how well you can see it in the picture, but the card base is embossed with thick stripes to add to the "stripe" theme.  I tried to keep a CAS element to my card as well by not adding too many layers or embellishments. 

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.

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

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love the sentiment and the colors are so pretty.

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  2. This is so pretty, and the stamped stripes look great. Oh, and I love the white glittery stars against the white BG. Very elegant.

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  3. What a pretty card. I love it.
    I just finished some stars and stripes cards I'll share with you after work when I can get some pictures and send out my blog post.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  4. This is lovely Charmaine! I love the way you used the rope stamp for the stripes... that's brilliant!!

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  5. Wow! This is stunning! Love those stripes and glittery stars against the "mostly" white card.

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the fabulous clean design!

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  7. gorgeous card... love the sparkly stars!

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  8. LOVE how you used the rope image to create the stripes - I was actually considering that myself :) Fabulous sparkly stars and take on the challenge!

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  9. Beautiful card. The stars add some pizazz.

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  10. Loving the use of the rope border for stripes! What a great card!

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  11. Goregous card - and ever so creative! Thank you for sharing; yet more inspiration to consider diving in myself!
    c

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  12. love the simple yet effective take on the stars and stripes challenge and the sentiment is just perfect. TFS xNx

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  13. Great card--I like the nautical theme.

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  14. wow this is gorgeous!!! LOVE all of the white space I'm a huge CAS fan!

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  15. Beautiful card. I love how you did the border at across the bottom of your card. TFS

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  16. I really like your card. Great sparkly stars and beautiful stripes. And, I love this sentiment.

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  17. Great card! Love the way you used the border stamp to create the stripes, and the glitter is a special touch!

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  18. I like how you used the border stamp to create the stripes. Love the glittery stars.

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  19. Great card! Love the use of the border stamp to make the stripes!

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  20. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Lovely card.
    The stripes really
    add to it.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. What a beautiful CAS card and great use if the stamp set and challenge!!

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  23. Beautiful CAS card! Love the stripes and stars.

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  24. Very pretty, lovely sentiment!

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  25. Such a great CAS card!! I really like the glittler card stock used for the stars!

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  26. What a great sentiment and lovely card1

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  27. This card is beautiful! Love everything about it!

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  28. So pretty - I love the way you created the striped bottom portion of your card. Those sparkly stars make a wonderful border.

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  29. Charmaine, what a LOVELY stars & stripes card! Love the fabulous scripture.

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  30. This is a beautiful card and such an uplifting sentiment.

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  31. What a great card with sparkly stars!

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  32. Beautiful sentiment and pretty stars!

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  33. Beautiful creation Charmaine! I love all the crisp white~

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  34. Love the Patriotic color scheme. Striking card.

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  35. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment. Love the way you made the stars sparkle!

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  37. How gorgeous! I love the glittering stars!

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  38. Perfect card for a military friend.

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  39. I really like the stamp in this card. It is on my wishlist!

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