Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July Diva Dare - Day 8

Hi Verve fans!!  Jen here bringing you Day 8 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!
 

As I was planning out my card I went back through Teresa's blog and decided I wanted to highlight her gorgeous use of pattern and vintage/shabby elements like twine, seam binding and flowers. I used seam binding from the Signature Ribbon Collection and highlighted the flower with leaves from Dream Big die cut with the Dreamy Leaves Dies. I didn't distress my card but I think it still has a bit of shabby feel to it with the flower cluster and patterned paper.

To highlight Julee's uplifting sentiments I chose New Mercies. I love this stamp set and was in need of a sympathy card for a close friend and I new this set would be perfect to lift her spirits.

To created the scalloped edge I used the Flourish Trim Die. The sentiment is die cut with the Classy Label Die.

 
My card layout is based on Viva La Verve July Week 4 sketch!
 
 

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 on the day one post 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! -

32 comments:

dj said...

Gorgeous!! I just love that cluster you created!! Beautifully done!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Christine said...

This is such a beautiful interpretation of the new sketch. I love the soft look...it is comforting! The flower cluster is just right, and I like the delicate floral stamping on the main sentiment panel.

Beverly Perdue said...

Your card is so lovely. I love the layout.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I just saw this on your blog. It's beautiful! I love the blue flower and the die cut leaves!

Sheena Brooks said...

oh my. this is just stunning. Love the patterned paper and how you did the edge.

Gisela said...

No distress needed, the paper, ribbon and the gorgeous flower gave it the vintage/shabby look. Beautiful card!

Janet Mack said...

I love the edge on this card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty card! I love the flourish die edge!

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

Beautiful card! Love the fabulous design and pretty edge!

cm said...

Gorgeous card - warm colours, beautiful sentiment, stunning blue flower, eye-catching layout - certain to lift your friend's spirits! You've certainly showcased the divas' styles wonderfully, to create a card both thoughtful and heart-warming!
c

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the warm colors, pretty flower and the way you did the edge with the flourish die.

D- said...

Your card is very pretty. I love the way you and the twine and binding to accent your flower.
I'm sure your friend will appreciate not only the beauty of your card but the love in which it is sent.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
(not sure where my 1st post went. lol)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love the way the edge is and the blue flower... plus the touch on the leaves with patterned paper, so smart!!!

Hillary Harris said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower and sentiment!

Heather said...

this is so gorgeous!!! I love that whole flower cluster, all the layers are amazing! And your take on the sketch is awesome! I think I am going to have a go at it today or tomorrow.

Sue D said...

Lovely sympathy card. I like the scalloped edge.

Janis said...

Such a lovely card that will be much appreciated by the receiver. The sentiment is comforting and I love how the blue flower brightens the card without seeming out of place or overbearing.
<3 J

Marsha said...

Very pretty soft colors. Like the edge too.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful and elegant card...love the softness.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

What a gorgeous card and love what you did with the sketch!!

Heidi said...

Oh my, what is not to love about this card. I just pulled out my leaves and die... think I might do something similar. Love the sentiment.

loulou said...

Beautiful I love the colour combination.

Anne B said...

Lovely card. I really like the way you stamped the leaves, I've got to try that.

Janet G said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower and stamped leaves!

keeleykats said...

Jennifer, Beautiful card! I love the edge! Thanks for sharing!

Julie S. said...

This card is gorgeous, I really like the paper and colors you chose.

Ravengirl said...

Such a lovely card!

Barb Penn said...

Beautiful card. Love the scalloped edge and the flower clustered on the front.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Awesome take on the sketch. Love how you used all the elements together!

RachelV said...

Beautiful card. Love the twine and the die cut border edge. This card is sure to make your friend's spirits lift. Nicely done!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful soft combo. Such a pretty floral embellishment.