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! -

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, such a great colour combination. I especially love the sentiment the embossed vellum looks so soft and beautiful layered on the blue card. Love all the bling too - must have taken ages to dot all those pearls.

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  2. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Wow!!!! What a grand finale for the Diva Dare! The aqua tones and soft distressing are gorgeous, and I love the embossed vellum, the flower, and the stickpin. Thanks for a wonderful dare and all the incredible samples!

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  4. Stunning card to wrap up this month's Divas' Dare! Love the colours, the shapes, the VERVE products. Fabulous+++ This series of cards has been exponentially awesome! So much inspiration!! Thank you and your DT for sharing such amazing creativity and talent with us!
    c

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  5. Gorgeous card and so many lovely details. Love all the distressing, the colors and the shaped card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  6. What a fantastic Diva Dare this month! All of the cards have just been gorgeous!

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  7. What a way to wrap up the diva dare - perfectly shabby, totally diva!

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  8. Gorgeous card...love the fab detail and shape!

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  9. Oh wow! So many great elements went into this card! I always get lost in my design when I attempt such elaborate cards....truly a creative inspiration!

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  10. Totally gorgeous! Love the vintage feel!

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  11. Your card is gorgeous! I love the color combo. I love all the pretty bling you added. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  12. I love everything about your card. The detailed distressed look is awesome and I love the embossing on the vellum. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oh my look at all of the pretty circles on here!

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  14. I just love circle cards!! You really rocked this diva challenge of showing casing Julee and Teresa...love the paint and bling!!

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  15. Gorgeous Card! Perfect way to end the Diva Dare!!!

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  16. What an incredibly beautiful card! I like that PJ sentiment a lot, and the way you embossed it onto the vellum frame is so pretty. Everything about your card is pretty! I am always inspired by all the DT's creations. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic talent with all of us. :)

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  17. Shabby and mixed media - yep. Very pretty. My hat goes off to anyone who make a round card.

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  18. Very pretty--I like the use of a stencil and the shape.

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  19. Julee, your card is just so pretty. Love the shape and all the punchinella stenciling and layers of doily and liquid pearls. Gorgeous!
    <3 J

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  20. Beautiful shaped card! Love the white paint dots!

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  21. Oh my goodness --- this is not a card - it's a work of art!!!

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  22. Stunning card!! Just love the colors, the saying, bow, flowers and of course the embellishments!!! Who wouldn't love to find this card in their mail box!!!

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  23. Beautiful card with these colors and mixed media!! Love all of the little details and elements.

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  24. Wonderful card...love the textures and colours. Also love the use of liquid pearls.

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  25. this is exceptionally beautiful!

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  26. Wow, what a fabulous way to grunge up the design and still keep it so chic and feminine! So many pretty details, it's just beautiful.

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  27. Gorgeous as always! I love that embossed loopy frame around your sentiment. And your papers are beautiful.

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  28. What a gorgeous card. I love the doily and the vellum layer with the white embossing. Gorgeous blue combo and scalloped circle shaped card.

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  29. Beautiful card! I like how all the elements just come together.

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