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.

38 comments:

Christine said...

This is a wonderful Father's Day card!!! I love the bold colors and the way you used the new Verve sketch and added the banners! Love the sentiment on the circle with the nautical rope framing it.

Heidi said...

Perfect for Father's Day! Love how well you were able to blend all the different patterns together. Fun card!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and great design.

Cheryl said...

This card has some of all my favorite things--dark colors, texture, and my absolute favorite...distressing! Awesome Father's Day card!

JoAnn said...

Great Father's Day card. Love the stripes & stars, and rich colors.

JoAnn said...

Great Father's Day card. Love the stripes & stars, and rich colors.

Sheena Brooks said...

What a fantastic card for Father's Day!

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

What a fabulous Father's Day card! Love the colors and distressing...perfect for a masculine card!

D- said...

I love your Father"s Day card. The colors blend perfectly together. I love how you added the button and twine. TFS.
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Marsha said...

What beautiful colors. Love how you used the banner.

cm said...

What a wonderful 're-vision' of the divas' styles showcased in this strikingly handsome Father's Day card. Love it! Any dad would be pleased to receive this work of art! Thank you for sharing!
c

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a wonderful mix of DPs, stars and stripes and a perfect Father's Day card. I like the distressing you did too.

Linda Carson said...

Quite handsome FD card! Great job!

Hillary Harris said...

Love this! You paper is wonderful!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great masculine card...i love the navy, red, teal combo. I also like how you used the grey ribbon and twine together.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these papers and the boldness of this card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oohhhh love the banner going down the side longways and the colors are awesome too!

Janis said...

Wow...that's quite a card! Like the sentiment circle with the star overlayed on it.

Laraine R said...

Great card!

jan farnworth said...

very nice use of the sketch really shows of the patterns in the papers.

Rosemary said...

what fabulous father's day card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

What a wonderful Fathers Day card!!! Love the layout and paper.

Heather said...

Awesome!! Love all the patterns you used; they are just perfect for a "man" card. Love your take on the sketch, too. And my favorite: pennant trim die. : )

Sue D said...

Great choice of papers and I like the layout.

Julie S. said...

I like everything about this card, it's a great Father's Day card!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Cheryl said...

Great colors, papers and embellies. Love those banners tucked into the side with the brads. It's a really cool F's Day card...love it!

Marlena M. said...

This is fantastic! I love the use of the pennant die and colors,Christyne~

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

This is really a cool card! Love the pennant die and the colors. Great for a father's day card!

Martha said...

What a great Father's Day card! I love the mix of papers!

Ravengirl said...

A beautiful card! I really love how that pennant die is working here!

Jennipher said...

Wowza! What a fantastic masculine card.

Kim160 said...

Awesome card for Dad. Thanks for sharing.

noscrappymojo said...

Love all the detail on this card! So many fun patterns to look at!

sillygirl said...

Perfect Dad's day card. Masculine colors and bright!

Stacey Schafer said...

very cool!

MarvA1ix said...

This is a wonderful Father's Day stamp, as it give such a center of attention to the image. Love all the other details of the card, but my eye goes back to the message.

BonnieC said...


This card has so many different elements that work together beautifully! You're an inspiration!