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! -