Monday, August 19, 2013

August Diva Dare - Day 7

Hi Verve fans!  Laurie S. here, and it's my turn to share with you how I answered this month's Diva Dare!

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 what I came up with...


Those of you that know me, already know that this challenge is right up my alley!  :-)  Lots of layers and embellishments...sign me up, please!  Both Andrea and Christyne are Divas that I admire and it was SO much fun paying tribute to them this month!


Even though I didn't use a flower cluster (even I couldn't fit any more embellishments on this card LOL!), I did go with a "sweet" theme!  Nothing is sweeter in my mind that a great cup of Java!  Mmmmm!  ;-)

The coffee cup and sentiment are from Better With You set.  The cute tag was created using the Sweet Scallop Tag Die and the seam binding is from the Truly Madly Deeply Seam Binding Collection!  (I adore the colors Julee has put together in her seam binding collections...absolutely LOVE them!)




 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! -  

32 comments:

  1. Love the black floral BG!
    <3 J

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  2. Your many layers create so much to love like that beautiful floral paper in the background, the pieced coffee mug with the sweet little button, and that awesome sentiment! Wonderful card!

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  3. sweet!! Perfect for this month's challenge!! I love love love the embossed vellum...I forgot how cool that looked!! Thanks for the inspiration...I think I will pull out some vellum today!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  4. LOVE this sentiment!! The colors and layers are beautiful! Great embellishments! TFS

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  5. very pretty card, I'd have to have a big cup of Diet Coke :-)

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  6. Cute card! I love my caffeine, too. :D

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  7. Fabulous card, Laurie! Love all the layers and pretty floral background!

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  8. So sweet! I love the colors on this and all the fun embellishments. Your coffee cup is adorable, too!!!

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  9. Adorable card! Love everything about it!

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  10. Very pretty. Love all the layers. The sentiment fits my daughter to a T. :) She loves her coffee, but I have never been a coffee drinker.

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  11. Such a pretty card! Loving the doily, the stitching, and the buttons and paperclip!

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  12. Sweet card, filled with all kinds of gaze-and-admire details! Perfect showcase of the divas' styles!!
    c

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  13. Love your card and all the fun embellishments. Pretty card!

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  14. Your card is GORGEOUS. Love all those pretty layers. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  15. Love all the cute elements, the pretty floral paper, and the zig-zag stitching. Adorable card!

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  16. Very sweet card! Love the layers, the arrow clip, the embossed vellum, love all of it!

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  17. Your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Fantastic card. Love the paper piecing and that sentiment is great.

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  19. Your card is so pretty-I love the colors and the sentiment is awesome!

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  20. Oooo . . . this is gorgeous!! All your layers are fabulous and so many great embellishments. ;) I really like that cute little arrow.

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  21. Lots of great layers and embellishments.

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  22. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  23. wow loving the layering of embellishments!!!

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  24. Wow -- beautiful card. I love all these layers. Such pretty papers and colours. I like this coffee cup and all the buttons.

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  25. love the statement, the card the bow, all sweetness

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  26. So cute. Love the sentiment and the arrow. So many pretty layers.

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  27. This is super cute. Love the sentiment.

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  28. What a fun card with all the different layers and elements!

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  29. Very pretty card...love the doily and the stitching.

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  30. Love the patterns and the themed stamp set. I have to put that on my crafty list to purchase! TFS

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