Thursday, July 25, 2013

July Diva Dare Day 10

Hello Verve fans!! It's Laurie W. bringing you Day 3 of 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's how I answered the dare:


I'm not going to lie.  This was a challenge for me.  I am usually a CAS girl.  I look around and see the all these gorgeous distressed and layered projects and I am always in awe of these girls!  So this is my attempt at layering and distressing and even a seam binding bow!  I used one of my most favorite sentiments from Verve's set Surely Goodness. I added in some twine and a wood button and even a few pearls.  OH and I added in a banner border on the side too!  :)  I hope I did these fabulous Diva's proud!  :)  

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, July 31st.  Entries 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 here 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.

Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great day!


29 comments:

Christine said...

I love your card! Would have never known that it was a challenge for you! It looks fabulous....love the yellow bow!

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE the sentiment, the card is so fresh and pretty with that gorgeous seam binding!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Pretty card, Laurie! I love your seam binding bow!!!!

Beverly Perdue said...

I'm impressed! You did a great job on your card. It is absolutely beautiful. Love the sentiment and the yellow seam binding bow. Thanks for sharing.

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

Lovely card! Love how you combined the two styles...fab job!

Janet G said...

Adorable card! Love your pretty bow!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you combined Julee's and Teresa's styles.

D- said...

Your card is so pretty. I love your delicate bow topped off with the button and twine. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

Wow, gorgeous. Love the colors, that beautiful bow. And really like how you distressed the panel but how it is offset, not full on the card.

keeleykats said...

Great job, beautiful card!

Anne B said...

Very bright and cheerful card. I love the fresh springtime feeling of this card, and the distressing is just right!

cm said...

Laurie, your card is lovely! You've showcased the divas' styles beautifully, but you've done so with your own 'style and flair' which just adds to the eye-catching quality it has! Gorgeous!
c

Unknown said...

Lovely card, Laurie!

Ravengirl said...

Nice! Distressed and shabby and CAS!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is such a happy card!!! I love it and the paper you used!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice card...love the multicolours down the side and the little green flags.

Sue D said...

Good job--I have the same problem.

loulou said...

I think you did a great job, beautiful shabby card.

Janis said...

Love the pale yellow bow with the twine and dark button!
<3 J

Sheena Brooks said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Hillary Harris said...

This is so pretty! Just love your color choices!

Stacey Schafer said...

jaw-dropping gorgeous, Laurie! the distressed edges and that fabulous seam binding make me swoon!

Heidi said...

Love the simplicity of this card and the sentiment is beautiful. Love the mix of colors.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Your card has me smiling and singing the song 'It is well with my soul'.

RachelV said...

You should be very proud of this card! I think it's beautiful!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wonderful take on the challenge and such a beautiful card!! Love the scrumptious bow and ribbon along with the open white space.

Julie S. said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and that yellow ribbon.