Monday, July 29, 2013

July Diva Dare - Day 12

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here, wrapping up the final day of our Tattered Pages July Diva Dare with my take on a shabby, uplifting creation.

My card features one of my most favorite Verve sentiments, the  Be Okay plain jane.  I am often taking little "mama time outs" to breathe deeply and tell myself everything IS going to be okay, everything is going to be okay, so this stamp is near and dear to my heart.  I paired it with the frame from On Occasion  which is embossed in white onto vellum and then layered over soft sky cardstock.  Both layers are cut with the coordinating Occasion Frame Die and I added a bit of antique linen sponging for an aged look.

The lines between shabby chic and mixed-media always seem to blur when I'm working in my style, so I started by using a piece of punchinella (sequin waste) as a stencil to add some white paint dots to the soft sky vertical panel.  I then layered the doily on top of this, adding a bit of distressing with antique linen and vintage photo ink.  These panels are adhered to some brown paper bag cardstock that I stamped with the straight loopy border from On Occasion, then I cut the whole thing with the Circles Grand Nestabilities.

I made a little accent with a flower, a stick pin, a bead and some soft sky grosgrain ribbon that I've been hoarding.  Next up I fingerpainted some surf paint and some white paint randomly around the card.  I forgot that I usually tone down the surf by mixing in some white before applying it.  But since I'd already applied it, I decided to use some dry wall tape as a stencil to apply some white dots to the surf, so it wasn't quite so bright.  Lots more distressing with ink, a paper distresser, then a coating of champagne glass glitter and some liquid pearls and scattered bling finish things off.

The base is made from die cut Scalloped Grand Nestabilities layered together for a clamshell type opening.  I sponged the scallops with Vintage Photo ink and then added some more liquid pearls.  The finished size of the card is 5.5" in diameter.

Supply List
Stamps: Be Okay Plain JaneOn Occasion (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, brown paper bag, vellum, paper doily
Ink: VersaMark, blank canvas paint, surf paint
Accessories:  Occasion Frame Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Grand Circles and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), soft sky ribbon (SU!), flower, rhinestones, punchinella, dry wall tape, liquid pearls, champagne glass glitter, bead, stick pin, hot glue


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 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! -