Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August Diva Dare - Day 8

Hi Verve fans!  It's Charmaine bringing you Day 8 of the August 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!  


So, layers aren't normally my thing.  As much I LOVE and admire heavily embellished and layered creations, my brain just doesn't think that way.  I'm a Clean & Simple kinda gal!  ;)  When I read this challenge, I started looking at all of those cards I admire and tried to pick apart the different layers.  What I came up with isn't exactly heavily embellished, but it does have more layers than I usually use on a card!  :)   I used the Swan Song set along with the leaves from Bloom & Grow.  I paper pieced the swan using patterned paper from the Vintage Bliss Collection from Simple Stories and then colored the body of the swan with Copic markers.  

The larger sentiment from the set was stamped on a piece of cardstock die cut with the Banner Bundle Die Set.  The leaves were die cut using the Elegant Leaves Die.  I added some seam binding from the Spring Fling Collection as well as some adhesive pearls to add some "sweetness" to the card.  

So, how about YOU joining in the challenge??



 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:

loulou said...

Very pretty. The soft pastels are lovely and the paper piecing is fantastic. I think you did a superb job with layering.

dj said...

wowsers...you got some fantastic layering going on here...time intensive I am thinking!! :-)Especially that paper piecing!!

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Sue D said...

Such pretty colors and layers. I like the paper pieced swan.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

It's sweet and beautiful!! What a wonderful way to honor your teammates!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so bright, beautiful and happy!

Beverly Perdue said...

Wow! Your card is stunning. I love the pretty colors.

Kris B said...

Beautiful, soft layers! Love it! I've never noticed the swan stamp before. It looks so pretty paper pieced! TFS God bless!

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

Beautiful! Love all the fabulous soft layers!

Heather said...

I'm with you! I adore all the heavily layered and embellished creations, but it is not something I have an easy time achieving. BUT, you made it look as if it was your normal style. Great job! I love that swan pieced like that, it is so beautiful.

Moosisk said...

I, too, am not a big layering person when making cards, but you did a spectacular job. Thanks so much for the inspiration. :D

Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty card, that bird with all the piecing is gorgeous!

Kimberly S said...

This is simply gorgeous! Love the colors that you've layered in, so pretty and feminine. :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is so soft and pretty. Such a beautiful mix of soft pastels and layers. Gorgeous bow.

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. I love your soft pretty colors. TFS.
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cm said...

What a stunning card! I love all the layering, even though when I try, it doesn't come out anywhere near as pretty!! Please - maybe some tutorials to help those of us who are fumbly fingered? Your card is a wonderful fusion of both divas' styles!
c

Janis said...

Really pretty results! Love the piecing and how your layers go off the edges of the card!
<3 J

CathyL said...

I love the soft colors, Charmaine!

zehra said...

how i love these layers, CAS and gorgeous, i love the paper piced bird, it is beautiful, lovely card.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'm not one for a ton of layers either so I get ya! Very pretty card!

Christine said...

The floral paper is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you pulled those pretty pastels into the layers. The sentiments work together so well!

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful. Love the soft colors and all the layers.

Marsha said...

That is a lot of layers. Love the colors.

craftymom205 said...

Pretty spring card.

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Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering and soft colors.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, love the subtle colors and the layers.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful layers...love the colour combinations.

Julie S. said...

Your card is beautiful, those soft colors are nice to see after I've been doing fall and summer brights for so long.

Janet G said...

Beautiful card and colors used!

RachelV said...

Gorgeous! I love the paper pieced swan!

Anne B said...

This is so pretty!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Love the spring look of this card and the paper pierced swan..beautiful!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Lovely with pastels!