Monday, May 12, 2014

May 2014 Diva Dare - Day 7

"Petals and Wings" - May Diva Dare
 
Welcome to Day 7 of May's Diva Dare!  In honour 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. 

Here's my take on this month's Diva Dare!  It's getting close to the end of the school year so I had to sneak in something from Teachers Count to go along with the flowers and butterflies!


Our school secretary asked me to make a special card for a retiring high school counselor.  I'm always excited to make teacher/educator cards because it means I can ink up Teachers Count again!  My inspiration started with the chalkboard paper and then I started adding notebook and ledger paper to the layers.  Primary colours seemed the perfect palette for the Petals & Wings flowers and the So Fluttery butterfly.  A plaid Pennant Trim Die banner, a splash of green
Pastel Polka Ribbon Collection, and a sweet mini bulldog clip makes this card recipient ready!

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. 
I was additionally inspired by Janelle's fabulous Viva la Verve sketch this week!  
 
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


26 comments:

  1. The counselor will be deeply touched with your card, Maureen; it's beautiful, thoughtful, heart-warming! So very gorgeous!
    c

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  2. So cute! Love the layers! Fantastic details! I am sure the counselor will love it.

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  3. What a beautiful card! I am sure it will be so enjoyed and appreciated!

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  4. Happy card. the flowers and the butterfly are so bright and colorful. Great card.

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  5. Love this quote and such a perfect blend of patterns on this card!

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  6. Great card for a soon to be retiree! Love the colors and elements you cose. Perfect card inspired for a great I ocassion.

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  7. Very pretty, I really like the bright colors against the black background!

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  8. Oh it's so lovely! Sure to be cherished! Super inspiring to boot! TFS :)

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  9. This is so sweet! Love your take on the sketch and all those papers/patterns you used are fabulous!

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  10. sweetness...love the splash of red that you brought in with the banner at the bottom!!

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  11. Beautiful card and
    the buttons used
    with the flowers
    are lovely.
    Great saying.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Love everything about this card -- the sketch, the colors, the paper, and the ribbon. I'm sure the counselor will be touched.

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  13. This is so beautiful! I love the pretty flowers and butterfly, all the wonderful layers and bow.Wonderful card for the sketch too.

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  14. Love your card...Teachers Count is a favorite set of mine, and I love the gingham pennants and the tiny clop you used to set of the great sentiment!

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  15. I LOVE your sweet card. LOVE your button flower centers.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  16. What a cheerful card! I am sure the recipient will love it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  17. Wow! This is awesome!!! I love the color combo!

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  18. This is so pretty! You've included so many of my favorite embellishments on this one card!

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  19. This is such a lovely card and the sentiment is beautiful.

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  20. Wonderful card for the counselor...great layering and sentiment.

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  21. Very pretty--I like the colors and patterns.

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  22. Amazing layering, Maureen, and such a gorgeous sentiment ... perfect for the counsellor! Anita :)

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  23. This is so pretty Maureen. Love all the special touches and the cute banner across the bottom.

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  24. Love your card, especially the sentiment. Beautiful!!

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  25. What a great tribute and play on the stamp set's name. I love that this sentiment can be used for non-teachers as well.

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