Friday, July 19, 2013

July Diva Dare ~ Day 6

Hi there!  Laurie S. here to share with you how I answered this month's Diva Dare (called 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'll just admit it...this was not a hard challenge for me!  I absolutely adore both Julee and Teresa's styles so this was SUCH a fun challenge!  :-)  Choosing an "uplifting" sentiment was not hard at all (almost every single Verve sentiment is uplifting :-)...well, narrowing it down to just one did take some time!  I chose one of the sentiments from the Let it Be set.  I also stamped the large flower (included in the Let it Be set) partially on/off the heart (which I die cut using the Jotted Heart Die).  While I didn't distress the edges of my card, I did ink distress them!  :-)  I chose colors and patterns that were vintage/shabby in nature but still had a bit of a modern flair.  For the final touch, I added some vintage seam binding ribbon (from Verve's Signature Seam Binding Collection).



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.
 

36 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card. Love all the pretty details you added. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  2. WOW!! Very gorgeous!! Love the soft colors and all the fabulous layers!!

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  3. oohhh I love the layering!!! Beautiful colors too!

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  4. As soon as I saw it was you today, Laurie, I knew this challenge wasn't going to be difficult for you. It's right up your alley. : ) Gorgeous card! Love those soft papers and that gorgeous bow!

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  5. All the layers are fantastic! So many things to look at and take in!

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  6. Stunning card, and a wonderful 'merging' of the two divas' styles. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring! The more I see of Verve products, the more I love!!
    c

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  7. Your card is amazing! You are awesome with layering and chose great papers and colors. Love the pop of lime and it is right at home in the shabby theme----what a pleasant combination!

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  8. As always your card is beautiful Laurie!!!

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  9. What a wonderful shabby card! Love the bow and doily in the background.

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  10. I agree that it's not hard to find an uplifting sentiment in my Verve stash! Love that jotted heart die. It looks amazing here!

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  11. Looks like this card will go in a box not an envelop. I don't think I even have that many embellishments. How you can put that many on and make it beautiful is beyond me. Mine would be a total mess!

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  12. What a pretty card. I love the seam binding bow and what about that button.

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  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. That is such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow what detail and texture on this card...love the clear button on the bow.

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  16. Lots of great layers and embellishments.

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  17. Oh my gosh, this is so sweet, I love all the different elements on it and the shabby"ness" of it.

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  18. This is downright gorgeous!!!!

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  19. Brilliant card. Love all the layers and the fantastic modern take on shabby chic

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  20. Love your updated look to the shabby chic...with the chevrons and brighter accents.
    <3 J

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  21. WOW, Laurie, this is simply BEAUTIFUL! I love all the layers & the pretty colors.

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  22. All I can say is WOW! - so many beautiful details.

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  23. Lovely! I love all the layers! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Gorgeous! Just love all the colors and shapes! Stunning!

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  25. There are so many beautiful elements to this card. I love it.

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  26. Great card...you packed so many great elements into this card...way to go girl!!

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  27. So pretty. Love all the layers and elements. Great take on the styles of both divas.

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  28. AMAZING! I just LOVE all of the layers and the papers used!

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  29. You did an amazing job putting all those elements together! Beautiful card!

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  30. Beautiful card and lovely way of adding the details with the elements.

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  31. seriously amazing, Laurie! your use of color, pattern and texture inspires me with every card you create!

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  32. My goodness....You can ROCK some patterns!

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  33. Great card! Shabby chic with a modern flair!

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