Monday, February 17, 2014

February 2014 Diva Dare - Day 6

"Perk Up" - February Diva Dare

Welcome to Day 6 of February's Diva Dare!  This month's Dare is entitled "Perk Up."    

What we're daring you to do this month is make a card or project to perk someone up, whether it’s with a warm beverage or just a heartfelt sentiment to brighten someone’s day.  No shortage of options as Verve has some wonderful coffee and tea sets as well as a plethora of uplifting/heartfelt sentiments.

For my card, I well all-out with the sunshine and blossoms!  Verve's Brighter Days set is so full of "Perk Up" sentiments that I had some trouble choosing one.  Once I settled on my sentiment, I used the beautiful blossoms from the set with their coordinating Scalloped Flowers dies and some Prismacolor Pencils in order to bring them to life.  The Dreamy Leaves, Arrow, Banner Bundle, and Scalloped Trim Trio dies were also put to use for this project, adding layers, life and embellishment.  Once all the layers were in place, I sprinkled the card with a few Pastel Sequins and, as usual, I just couldn't resist a giant seam binding bow using the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection.  




Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, February 26th.  Entries must be posted 2/7 or later, include at least one Verve product, a warm beverage or heartfelt sentiment, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 2/26/14.   


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

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Perk Up" Dare and link up your card (created February 7th 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 "Perk Up" 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 February 26, 2014.

Winners will be announced on February 27, 2014. 

37 comments:

  1. The colors on your card are so cheerful! And you used one of my favorite stamp sets -- Surely Goodness. Love it!

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love the colors!

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  3. Wonderful card! The sentiment and bright colors are sure to lift someone's spirits!

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  4. Beautiful card! Love all the layers and fab texture!

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  5. Beautiful card - such great detail and pretty colors!

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  6. WOW -- all the layering on this card is gorgeous! My jaw dropped! Hard to drink coffee that way lol :)

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  7. This is definitely a happy card to brighten someone's day!

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  8. Definitely a perk-up card; it's certainly transformed my day! Fabulous!
    c

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  9. There's so much loveliness to feast the eyes on here ... that gorgeous striped banner ribbon, the yummy polka dot vellum, those amazing rhinestones and the splendid scattering of sequins ... wow!

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  10. Such a beautiful card which will definitely "perk up" and brighten anyone's day. I love the flowers and the scattered sequins. Pretty bow too.

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  11. Gorgeous. Love all the dies you used and that beautiful bow, so pretty.

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  12. What a fun and colorful card as the winter doldrums roll in in force during February. This would be a great picker-upper! Love all the layers and use of dies to create this card!

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  13. What an amazing card! I love the bright blooms and the well-coordinated layers. That's a wonderful sentiment, too!

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  14. This is definitely a "perky" card! I love the pretty pinks with the lime green and teal, and your ribbons give it such nice texture.

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  15. I love all the layering! Well done.

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  16. Well this card would sure brighten my day if I got it.
    I love your pretty colors, fun layers and shiny bling.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  17. How beautiful!! I love that you used a wood patterned paper with this because it looks like it is out in a garden with a fence behind it. Gorgeous!

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  18. Love how all the elements work together on this card. Beautiful colors too.

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  19. Gorgeous card! I just love your eye for detail. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  20. So pretty! I love that vellum piece and all those pretty flowers!

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  21. So bright and
    colorful, cheering
    us right up for sure.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the scalloped flowers and the bright colors!

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  23. Gorgeous card. It would certainly brighten up anyone's day

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  24. Very pretty--I like the cheery colors.

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  25. Very pretty card. Reminds me of spring - that came today and will spend a few days before disappearing again. thanks for sharing.

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  26. Such a pretty card...love the flowers and sentiment.

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  27. What beautiful blooms and bright colors. Just gorgeous!

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  28. Love this card! It''s so bright and cheerful!

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  29. Even the font on this sweet sentiment is cheery!! Lovely card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  30. This is such a bright and happy card. I have just been inspired by the lovely brad and bow too. I have some very cool brads that I would love to use but never thought of sticking them into a bow. Definitely going to try that now, thanks to you.

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  31. Oh my goodness this is so wonderful. It would make me smile for weeks.
    Sue

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  32. bright and cheery and sure to bring a smile...beautifully put together!!

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  33. This is so bright and pretty, so many great details on this.

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  34. Fabulous colours & layers Christyne!!!

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  35. Love the colors, flowers, ribbon and bling.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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