Friday, July 12, 2013

July Diva Dare ~ Day 1

Tattered Pages, July Diva Dare

Hello Verve fans!! Marisa here with this month's Diva Dare entitled "Tattered Pages".

This month's dare pays tribute to Julee (Poetic Artistry), owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa (Paperie Blooms).  Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards.  So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it.  Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read so many times the edges are a bit tattered.  Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  

Here is my card using this month's dare:


I started out with some Classic K McKenna paper from K & Company and just had to use this fabulous sentiment from Let It Be.  It's such a wonderful reminder of how faith can get you through seemingly insurmountable situations.  The fishtail banner was created by using the largest die from the Banner Bundle die set, and the yummy raspberry coloured seam binding from the Spring Fling ribbon collection.  A touch of lace, twine and some distressing brought in Teresa's side of this month's dare.



 



Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, July 31stEntries must be new (posted 7/12 or later), include at least one Verve product, an uplifting sentiment, and some distressing or shabbiness and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/13.





During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our Tattered Pages Dare and link up your card (created July 12th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Tattered Pages" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter 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 July 31, 2013.


Winners will be announced on August 1, 2013.

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

39 comments:

dj said...

Julee and Teresa....two very hard acts to follow!! I am proud to say that Teresa and I have been stamping together for years...it is fun to have a fellow stamper close by!! I look forward to taking this Diva Dare!

BonnieC said...


Absolutely gorgeous card -- a tribute to both Julee and Teresa!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty card! This will be a hard challenge for me, though... I don't do distressed very well!! : )

Tricia

cm said...

Stunning card to showcase the unique styles of both featured divas! I'm excited about having placed an order to add new VERVE to my collection; definitely incentive to play along!!

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

Gorgeous card! Can't wait to play along!

D- said...

Oh my gosh this is reeeally going to challenge me this month. I have never done a tattered card. Yikes please be kind. I may need some of those uplifting sentiments. lol.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Heather said...

So beautiful!! Love your lace strip and how you really let the sentiment be the focal point. Great job!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This sounds like a wonderful Dare. I hope I can find some time to take on the challenge before I go away again.
Marisa this card is so pretty. I love the colour combo and you have truly combined these two styles beautifully.

Jean Bullock said...

Great layers, colors and embellishment. Love the sentiment too.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card and another great dare! Can't wait to get inky!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Mary-Anne V said...

What a great combo of talent...love Julee's sentiments and the beautiful shabby chic look you created on this card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I always love the look of tattered edges, so I can't wait to play along!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this card! So pretty!

Christine said...

What a great combination! Love Teresa's shabby chic creativity and Julee's lovingly lettered sentiments. There should be lots of great examples, and your lovely card is the perfect start! I like the floral paper and the strip of lace you chose.

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Great sentiment

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous card and a wonderful sentiment.

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card Marisa and a great take on Julee & Teresa's styles. Love the sentiment.

Heidi said...

Beautiful. Lovely sentiment and very pretty lace border.

Ravengirl said...

Lovely work Marisa! I think distressed edges equal love!

Sue D said...

Very pretty papers and embellishments!

Elena said...

It's fantastic!! Lovely card! I go to see the sentiments from Verve Stamps!

Hillary Harris said...

So pretty! Love the lace down the side!

Janet G said...

Just LOVE this pretty card!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful card and love the details of the buttons, pearls, and ribbon.

Sheena Brooks said...

Fabulous challenge for this month's Diva dare - and your card totally rocks it!

Kathy W said...

Pairing K & Co. DP with Verve sentiments: always a winner. I like the distressing you did on the oval. Just a beautiful project.

Rhonda said...

This will be a fun challenge. Love this sentiment.

PoJo said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Janis said...

Love Marisa's card!! The lovely BG paper with the distressing and the pretty lace are my fave parts.
<3 J

Martha said...

Marisa, what a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the pretty colors, lace, & the powerful quote.

keeleykats said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful sentiment!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely inspirations!

Barb Penn said...

Beautiful card, love the tattered edges.

Anne B said...

Very pretty, love the soft colors.

Stacey Schafer said...

Magnificent, Marisa! the diva dare challenge this month is fabulous...LOVED playing along...and LOVE your take on the challenge, too!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Pretty card with a powerful message!

RachelV said...

Love the lace and the banners. And of course, the sentiment is pretty awesome!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Beautiful colours and papers. Love the bow and lace.