Monday, May 20, 2013

May Diva Dare - Day 6

Hello everyone, Christyne here on this wonderful Monday morning bringing you some more inspiration for this month's Verve Diva Dare. If you haven't already joined in the fun, there's still plenty of time to play along for some great prizes!!

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!

My Diva Dare inspiration pairs some classic stars and stripes colors with a sentiment for a special upcoming holiday.  The colors are an obvious nod to Amber's military service and I tried to leave a big patch of stripes exposed to highlight Laurie's CAS style.  The stamp set used was the new Strong Anchor set, including the fabulous circle border and many Father's Day sentiments.  I also used plenty of pennants, cutting them with the Banner Bundle Die Set and the Pennant Trim Die.  Finally, I added some accent stars using the Starry Die.  I also used plenty of hardware embellishments on one half of the card while leaving the other half a little cleaner in an attempt to blend these two Diva styles.  Finally, the sketch used for this card is this week's Viva La Verve sketch (May week 3) by Charmaine.  I hope that's enough challenges to inspire you all and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

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.