Friday, August 16, 2013

August Diva Dare - Day 6

Pile On the Sweetness, August Diva Dare
Hello there! Jen here bringing you day four of this month's Diva Dare! I am so excited about this month's challenge! It's super fun and I had a TON of fun creating my card. :)

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Andrea (Ewen Style), and Diva Christyne (Stampin' with Sugar).  Both Divas are known for the wonderful way they can add layer upon layer on a card.  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 as per Diva Andrea, 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's my card:


It didn't take me long to figure out where this card was going to go. Andrea has such a wonderful talent for shabby detailed cards and Christyne's wonderful layers and bright colors brought me to this merging of the two styles. I mixed up Andrea's more muted color palette with a few brighter colors, both ladies have a knack for distressed edges and that's right up my alley so I added that in there. The kraft cardstock and the twine - well that's just me, lol. I hope I did them both justice!! 

Now for the Verve goodies that I used. The stamps set is Brighter Days. I accented it with a flower made from the smallest flower in the Goodness Flowers Die Set which is layered on a bit of twine thread, Signature Ribbon Collection grey seambinding and two flags from the Flag It Die Set.



I used the Mojo Monday #306 sketch for my card.
Now here's the details of the Dare. Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more Dare delights!
 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.

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

34 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love all the distressing and the stitching!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the distressing and the pretty bow and flower element.

Marsha said...

So appealing. Love the colors, the distressing and the wood background. Very pretty.

Kris B said...

Love your shabby layers! Wonderful colors and patterns! Pretty distressed flower and bow accent! I've never played along with the Diva Dare, hoping to create something this weekend. TFS

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty card! I really like how you did the ribbon, flower, button embellishment!!

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

Gorgeous card, Jenn! Love all the fabulous layers and your signature distressing!

Moosisk said...

What a lovely card! I think the white embossed sentiment looks fab. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! Great papers and such a fabulous take on the sketch! LOVE that bow with the twine and the little ends of the banners sticking out.

cm said...

Such a pretty, eye-catching card! You've captured the divas' styles beautifully, while making it your own! Gorgeous!
c

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh my, I love the shabby chicness of this card. Beautiful layers, papers, and stitching. Love your flower/button/twine/seam binding/flags embellishment;)

Julie S. said...

So pretty! I like all the distressing.F

Christine said...

Great shabby look! I am fascinated with the bow---TFS!

Anne B said...

Love your choice of papers and soft distressing. The bow is so cute, and the sentiment is perfect. If I could, I would send a card like this to every one of my 14-yo daughter's girlfriends to remind them never to forget how special they are. I absolutely love this card!

Sue D said...

Lots of great layers and I like the shabbiness.

April said...

This is stunning!!
- April W

craftymom205 said...

Love the rustic looking card.

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Beverly Perdue said...

Your card is amazing. I love how you used the flags under your flower. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

CathyL said...

Gorgeous card, Jennifer!

D- said...

I love your gorgeous card. Such a fun shabby design. TFS.
D~
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Marlena M. said...

I love the colors and layers here~stunning work!

RachelV said...

Oooh! I love the shabby chic-ness of this card! Just beautiful!

loulou said...

Fantastic shabby gorgeousness! I love the distressing especially that flower.

Lucy said...

Great card! I love the distressed edges!

Janis said...

Love the colors and distressing!
<3 J

dj said...

way to go...you covered all the elements called for in the month's challenge...beautifully put together!!

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautiful!!! LOVE the colors and that bow is awesome!

zehra said...

gorgeous card, love the layers and the colors

Rebecca Ednie said...

A beautiful card in great colours!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Love the distressed look - very vintage!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice...love the distressed edges and the button detail.

Janet G said...

Gorgeous card! Love EVERYTHING! The layered bow really caught my eye.

Anne B said...

Love the shabby distressed look and pastel colors.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Gorgeous card and love all of the details with stitching!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

You really inspired me on this card. I loved how mine came out. I didn't have a sewing machine for the stitching though.