Monday, May 19, 2014

May 2014 Diva Dare - Day 12

Hi everyone! It's Chaitali here with my very first Diva Dare ever!  In honor of the newest release, this month's Dare is entitled "Petals and Wings".    
What we're daring you to do this month is create a card with both a flower and a butterfly on it.

Now I had a situation here. I don't have a single Verve butterfly stamp! Not one! How did that happen?! Don't ask me! But I assure you the situation is under control and some butterfly stamps have been ordered!

For this card I pulled out On Occasion (can you tell its my favorite?!) and had to improvise a bit for the butterfly! Here is my card...


I started with white cardstock and sprayed it with water generously then went over it with a brush to be sure it was evenly wet. Then I smooshed down my distress inkpads on it, Frayed Burlap on the left and Stormy Sky on the right. Since the paper was very wet, it spread nicely. I blended in the middle with a brush. Dried it all off with a heat gun because I'm too impatient :)

The frame, sentiment and flower are all from the On Occasion set. The flower is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics then cut out. Covered it with some diamond stickles in the middle.

The butterfly I cut on my Silhouette Cameo on white cardstock. Then colored it with copics and outlined it with a black sharpie. The swirly pattern is from On Occasion. Some diamond stickles to add glitter and you have a butterfly ready!

Hope you enjoyed the card! Have a great day and do join us in the Diva Dare!



Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, May 21st.  Entries must be posted 5/2 or later, include at least one Verve product, both a flower and a butterfly, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 5/21/14.   
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Petals and Wings" Dare and link up your card (created May 2nd 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 "Petals and Wings" 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 May 21, 2014.

Winners will be announced on May 22, 2014. 

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



May Special
The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming here in Idaho, so we're having a 25% of sale on pretty little sets with flowers and butterflies and birds and all things spring.  Check it out on our Deals page.


And last but not least, we'll be releasing some brand new Verve later this month!  Woohoo!

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful improvisation! Love the coloring!

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  2. So pretty -love how you did the background!

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  3. Gorgeous background you created...love this watercolor technique!!

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  4. OH it's so beautiful! I love the curly frame, it is so whimsical and sophisticated at the same time! And the watercolor bg is gorg! TFS!!9

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  5. Gorgeous background technique, and I really like the way you stamped the swirls on the butterfly. Great look!

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  6. Beautiful background and I love the stamping on the butterfly.

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  7. Very cute! I love the shimmer on your flower and butterfly. The background paper is so pretty.

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  8. Oh beautiful background. I love how you carried the pattern from the frame to the butterfly.

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  9. GORGEOUS!! Your debut Diva Dare card is simply wonderful! Background, images, colours, improvised butterfly...so lovely! I think you've given me an extra nudge to take on the dare...
    c

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  10. Very pretty
    with the different
    colored sides. Great
    way to use the petal
    and butterfly on the
    center piece.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Very pretty watercolor background and I like your improvised butterfly.

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  12. Fabulous, Chaitali ... what a debut! What vibrant, glowing colours in your butterfly and bloom ... and such gorgeous glitteriness! Anita :)

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  13. wow! Love the way that background blends from one color to the other!

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  14. That background turned out beautiful! Also love the sparkle on this card.

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  15. Pretty card! I love the On Occasion set too!

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  16. What a fabulous card! I love the watercolor background. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  17. Love this. I barely use my distress inks but this makes me want to try them for something other than inking edges.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your sweet card. LOVE how you created your butterfly.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  19. Beautiful card. I love how the colors are blended in the background.

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  20. Beautiful card and the improvisation is awesome. Love the glitz you added with the stickles!

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  21. Oooo . . . love that sparkly flower! And such a great way to create your own "Verve" butterfly. : )

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