Friday, January 17, 2014

January Diva Dare ~ Day 11

"Smitten", January Diva Dare

Hello Verve lovelies and friends!  Welcome to the first Diva Dare of 2014!  This month's Dare is entitled "Smitten". Of course the first word that comes to mind with smitten is love, therefor what better symbol for love than some glorious hearts?

What we're daring you to do this month is to make a card or project with a heart, whether it's for the one you love, a sweet Valentine or a lunch note for a child.  Let's get smitten! 

Instead of going the traditional Valentine red/pink/white route (which I do love, by the way), I decided to combine my love of wintry objects with my hearts, i.e. snowflakes....



To make those crazy hearts, I cut out a bunch of Jotted Heart dies, Wavy Hearts and Heart Quartet dies. I then inked up the inside of a Snowflake embossing folder with some Cocoa ink and ran it through my Big Shot. The ink gives the designs a nice outlined appearance. I coupled those hearts with some wood veneer snowflakes....the big one is an ornament that I purchased at Michael's and the smaller ones I got from TJ Maxx...(you know all that cool stuff to look at while waiting on line?). The sentiment was pieced together from Verve's Merry Wishes set. All patterned papers are from Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics collection. Lastly, a few strategic pearls finishes it off. 

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, January 22nd.  Entries must be posted 1/3 or later, include at least one Verve product, include a heart, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 1/22/14.  

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

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Smitten" Dare and link up your card (created January 3rd 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 "Smitten" 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 January 22, 2014.

Winners will be announced on January 23, 2014. 


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

25 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. How beautiful Andrea! I'm smitten!

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  3. Beautiful. Love all the layers and the pretty embossed hearts.

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  4. Wonderful winter card--I like how you made the hearts.

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  5. Beautiful! I love that the paper was embossed before die cutting the hearts!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the embossed hearts and the pretty snowflake!

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  7. Your card is GORGEOUS. Love your embossed hearts and the pearls on you snowflake ends.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  8. Such a cool idea how you did the snowflake hearts! This card is absolutely gorgeous.

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the blues and browns!

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  10. Wow this is gorgeous. I love the way you embossed all the hearts. Beautiful mix of hearts, snowflakes and a wonderful colour combo.

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  11. Fabulous card! Love the mixed hearts and snowflakes and those blues and browns go so well togwther.

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  12. Amazing ... love how you paired the glorious cool colours and images with the warm sentiment ... so clever!

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  13. Absolutely stunning; the images, colours and sentiment are an eye-catching combination!
    c

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  14. Sooooo, soooo cute! I love those snowflake embossed hearts. What a great idea to combine those images!

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  15. This is beautiful. Love the colors and the distressing. LOVE snowflakes!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  16. Beautiful card! Love the soft colors!

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  17. Love all of the snowflakes mixed with the hearts. This winter has had a lot of snow already so it is appropriate to put it with the Valentine's. the gold accents are great. thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is so pretty! I LOVE those embossed hearts, they look amazing! And those veneer snowflakes are really cool.

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  19. Cute card! Love your details. :D

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  20. Gorgeous!!! Love the non traditonal color combo and bling!!

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