Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July Diva Dare - Day 9

Hi, it's Janelle here and time for another sample to this month's dare. We have two pretty amazing Diva's to inspire us for the dare with lots of fun in their style and their uplifting personalities. If you're just coming in to see the Diva Dare today, we are so glad to see you here, join in on the fun!

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!



My sample takes the style elements of both of our Divas this month. Twine with swirling ends. Flowers. Sewing. Tattered edges. Since flowers aren't usually my embellishment staple I created one with Verve's Joyful Blooms Die Set and a half pearl for the center with a little liquid pearls. I surrounded the flower with a banner from Banner Bundle Set, bow made with ribbon (grapefruit seam binding ribbon in the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection) and twine. I even added the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set tucked in beside a panel. A few distressed edges and sponging with Ranger's Old Paper and Worn Lipstick. Aren't those perfect ink names for this challenge!

Uplifting? Verve has so many wonderful uplifting sentiments it was really hard to pick from my selection of them, but I'm in need of a few Thank You cards and the stamps in Words Cannot Express set were just right for this card giving it that handwritten vintage look.

This card is finished off with an embossing on the card base, sewing around the edges and random dots of liquid pearls next to some knotted grapefruit ribbon.

My card layout is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch #303.


Now for all the details to get your Dare creation into the gallery and what you might win if you do....


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 postto 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! -

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card. Love the pretty colors and the ribbon treatment. Great take on Julee and Teresa's styles.

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  2. This is so lovely! I bought lots of the seam binding ribbon in my last order, but it is almost too pretty to use!! LOL!!

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    1. It's so much fun to use seam binding ribbon. I love the way it looks in a bow. So, I would say use it.

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  3. This has the look of vintage fabric prints. The color combination is wonderful, and I love the way you brought the ribbon around the bottom corner of the card. Love all the "extras" tucked in to your card like the die cuts and embossing.

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  4. A beautiful card to showcase the two divas' styles in "your" style! Colour combination is gorgeous; I don't see, or use, green often, and based on how eye-catching your use of it is, I need to change my ways! All the special touches - from flowers to pearls, to frayed edges and ribbon - add such depth to the beauty! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!
    c (carol)

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  5. Like the way you did the stitching - some straight, some zigzag. Pretty colors.

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  6. Gorgeous card! Love all the fabulous detail!

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  7. Wow...that is a beautiful card. Love the sentiment and the ribbon pop of color. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very nice use of the sketch and the seam binding and stitching add a great touch.

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  9. I really love this card! The stitching and the corner binding treatment, wonderful!

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  10. I love your beautifully designed card. Pretty flower and fun stitching. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  11. This is so pretty! Love the colors!

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  12. This is stunning! Love that green with the pink ribbon!

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  13. Wonderful look!! Love the piece of knotted ribbon balancing out the bow on the opposite corner!
    <3 J

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  14. Wow, I love absolutely everything about this card! The beautiful choice of colors, the embossed background, the beautiful flower and the very creative way you used the ribbon, all get a WOW from me. I also think adding that little bit of black in the stitching and die-cut really helped to keep the sentiment in center stage. Thanks for sharing this beauty, you're my Diva hero today!

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  15. wowsers...way to go you captured Teresa style perfectly!! Beautifully done!!

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  16. Very pretty colors and I like the stitching.

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  17. This is so beautiful!!! There are so many great details, I don't think I can even name them all! But I LOVE the pearls sprinkled in the bottom corner, the ribbon treatment, the twine (so Julee inspired!) and of course that flower!! Joyful Blooms flowers are definitely my favorite!

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  18. Love the card.

    craftymom20 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Beautiful thank you card! I love the stitching! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Gorgeous card. Love your stitching the random bling, but especially the sentiment on the note paper - magic stuff.

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  21. This is a beautiful card! That's a great idea to use Joyful Blooms to make a dimensional flower, I wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Lovely Janelle! I really like the different styles of stitching.

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  23. Love your gorgeous card. The colors are beautiful and so are the patterned papers.

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  24. This is so cute!! Love the ribbon, pearls, and all the little details. How fun!!

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  25. Wow - the stitching, the flower, the tattered edges on the paper - just gorgeous!

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  26. oh my golly, Janelle! the colors here are swoonworthy, for sure! so fresh and beautiful!

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  27. Oh my goodness, I would not have thought to use those prints together and I love it, beautiful. I just love to get the inspiration of colors along with the sketch and elements of a card and you did a fabulous job.

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  28. This style is fantastic! I love all the shabby chicness and tattered distressed looks. This is so fun!
    Thanks!

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  29. Sweet sentiment. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

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  30. Beautiful card, Janelle! I love the flower that you made and the random dots of Liquid Pearls really add a lot!

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  31. So so pretty. Love the stitching and the gorgeous flower/bow embellishment.

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