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.