Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 2014 Diva Dare - Day 10

Hi there!  Laurie here, bringing you Day 10 of the March Diva Dare challenge, "Do The Polka".  
 
What we're daring you to do this month is to use polka dots somewhere on your card. Whether you choose to strut your polka dot stamps, paper, ribbon or all of the above, we want to see you do the polka! 



I am completely smitten with Verve's sentiments!  I love what they say, I love the mix of different fonts, & I love how balanced they look!  Verve makes some amazing images as well, but oh those fonts...they are a show stealer!  :-)  Because I wanted the sentiment to really shine (I used one from the new Better Together set), I embossed it on cardstock that I die cut using the Jotted Heart die.  For the polka dot part, I added some circles that I punched out and then did some simple stitching on them.  Kind of fun, but still subtle so the sentiment is still the focus.



Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, March 26th.  Entries must be posted 3/7 or later, include at least one Verve product, polka dots, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 3/26/14. 


During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!
Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Do The Polka" Dare and link up your card (created March 7th or later) to the linky widget 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 "Do The Polka" 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 March 26, 2014.
Winners will be announced on March 27, 2014. 
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


32 comments:

  1. I LOVE it. Your stitched circles remind me of sand dollars in the sand.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~DesignsByDragonfly.blgspot

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  2. I love this card - the neutrals, the texture and that gorgeous pop of colour = beauty. I love the big stitched "polka dots" and the wonderful hearts.

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  3. Such a great use of the polka. I had to look hard at first but then realized where they were lol. Like the splash of colour.

    Sue. C

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  4. LOVE the stitching on the embossed dots! What a wonderful look! Lovely color combo!

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  5. Very creative! Love the corrugated piece, too!

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  6. Cute card! A different look.

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  7. I love the stitching in those circles, so fun!

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  8. Love this. All of the circles with the stitching, the use of the corrugated paper. Great card.

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  9. Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I love the little bit of stitching on each of the polka dots!

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  10. This is so beautiful, love the colors.

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  11. Love the stitching on the polka dots!!!

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  12. Love the big polka dots and the colors you used. And I'm in total agreement with you on Verve's fonts!

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  13. This is so pretty. Love your stitching on the big polka dots.

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  14. I love kraft cards and this is just beautiful! I love the sentiment too.

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  15. Kraft and this vivid blue are perfect together. Makes me think of intense blue skies just before sunset! Love this card and great job. I love how you got those "polka dots"in!

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  16. Very cute card and I love the sentiment!

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  17. So agree with your feelings about Verve sentiments....they are awesome! Love they bright turquoise against the corrugated board and the stitching on the embossed panel. What a great card!

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  18. Oooo . . . this is sooo fun! I love that sentiment, too. And this card is filled with so many unexpected elements.

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  19. What a fun card! Love all your attention to details like the stitching and the tiny heart. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  20. So cute - love the stitched circles and the heart.

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  21. Love your take on this Dare!!! What a creative interpretation. Love anything on kraft and your stitched dots look like sweet buttons to me.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  22. Fabulous, Laurie, great used of the two colours to keep all those amazing layers and textures so beautifully clean and crisp! Anita :)

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  23. Great card, I love the stitching on your circles.

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  24. Beautiful stitching and a gorgeous card :)

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  25. Love the stitch work in the circles...Clever and cute!

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  26. I like the fun stitching on the dots.

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  27. This card does look great with the sentiment in focus on a sweet turquoise heart. The big dots Emboss gives dimension to the card. Love the stitching too.

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  28. Your Polka dots are awesome! Clever idea & the hearts are perfect!

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  29. The teal hearts look great against the kraft cardstock. Love the circles. Great idea.

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  30. Love those stitched circles! I agree about Verve's sentiments too. They are wonderful!

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  31. Gorgeous card, love these colours. What a clever take on the polka dot theme.

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