Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Diva Dare - Day 3

Hello Verve Fans!  It's Jen S. 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's my take on this months dare:

I chose the choose to shine sentiment from the super amazing Let It Be stamp set with a little help from Take Note for the tiny little star. I used MOJO293 was my layout and MME's The Sweetest Thing Tangerine paper. To add a few more stars I used the star border from the Trim Trio die set as well as the stars from the Starry Die. My stripes are over in the patterned paper and are maybe a bit of a stretch but it's what works. :) In keeping with the them I tried to capture a little of Amber's rich layers and papers with Laurie's amazing use of white space. I hope I pulled it off because the two are opposites on the design spectrum but I do just love how it came out! I even backed off my traditional distressing and sponging a little to mesh the two style better. :)

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! -