Friday, August 23, 2013

August Diva Dare ~ Day 10

Morning Verve fans! I'm here with this month's Diva Dare entitled "Pile on the Sweetness".
This month's dare pays tribute to myself, Andrea (EwenStyle), and Diva Christyne (Stampin' with Sugar).  Both of us Divas are known for major layering on our cards,  so what we're daring you to create this month is a card using lots of layers.   

If you want to kick this month's dare up a notch, you can add a flower cluster since I am so fond of them AND use them quite often , or go with a "sweet" theme as per Diva Christyne's blog name "Stamping with Sugar".  These are not required elements, but fun options should you wish to use them.  Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  

Here is my card using this month's dare...a la LOTS of layers:



Sooo...maybe I took the layering thing off the grid? Well, as a rule, I don't throw out any paper...down to the smallest of scraps. I keep all of my paper collections in plastic zip-lock bags and as I'm done with a collection, I put all of the scraps into the bag. So here, for Maja Design's Vintage Summer collection, I pulled out all those strips that I have saved and added them to this card, after I distressed them a bit. This technique works well with all card making styles, not just shabby. I used Verve's Swirling Hearts stamp for my greeting, a bit of pearl accent in the form of pearl lines and stamens and lastly a pretty metal flower.

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, August 28th.  Entries must be new (posted 8/9 or later), include at least one Verve product, include multiple layers, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 8/28/13.

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Pile on the Sweetness" Dare and link up your card (created August 9th or later) to the linky widget below 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 "Pile on the Sweetness" 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 August 28, 2013.

Winners will be announced on August 29, 2013.

Here's the stamp set I used:

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -



28 comments:

  1. Soooo super sweet Andrea! I love it! Make me want to play again to try and capture your wonderfful style!

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  2. Gorgeous card...so soft and pretty!Love the variety of pearl deatils you used on different parts of the card.

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  3. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the vintage style papers, all the great distressing and beautiful pearls.

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  4. OH, this is so pretty! LOVE everything about it! Glad to hear I am not the only paper hoarder out there! TFS

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  5. So pretty!! I love your vintage cards!!!

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  6. Gorgeous...those vintage papers are fantastic and all they shabbiness is awesome!! You rocked the layers part with this card!! :-)

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  7. So pretty! The distressing and all the pearl accents are beautiful!

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  8. To say this card is stunning is an understatement, as it's well beyond that! Gorgeous, beautiful, pretty and yes, STUNNING!!
    c

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  9. I LOVE your card. Very, very pretty. Great use of your scraps. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  10. Very pretty! I save all my scraps too, because you just never know...

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  11. Oh, yum!!! Your card is so pretty and delicious. It reminds me of those little round silver doo-dads my Mom bought when I was a kid (back in the 60s) to decorate cookies! They were tiny metallic silver-colored balls of sugary candy and I think I remember reading somewhere they actually had real silver in that brilliant coating!! No wonder you can't buy them anymore! Ha.
    <3 J

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  12. Wow this is so soft and feminine and so totally your style which I love. I love all your layers of gorgeous paper, the distressing and all the wonderful pearl embellishments.

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  13. Absolutely Georgous! Love how soft and lacey all the layers feel! Very pretty papers...

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  14. Beautiful card. Such soft and pretty colors!

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  15. This card is gorgeous, Andrea

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  16. Love the distressing on your card and the pearl accents.

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  17. Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Swoon! This is beyond gorgeous! Love the pink floral print and the liquid pearls!

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  19. Gorgeous! Of course! I think you layers are fabulous and I try not to throw scraps away either. You never know when you might be able to use them.

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  20. Lots of lovely vintage layers!

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  21. Love the layers on your card and the pearls. Beautiful.

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  22. wow this is stunning! That sentiment really resonates well on this card!

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  23. Such a beautiful card! Maybe I should start saving all my scraps too!

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  24. Gorgeous card, and so romantic looking.

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  25. Lovely card and gorgeous distressing with details!!

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