Friday, June 6, 2014

June 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 1

A Man's World - June Diva Dare

Welcome to June's Diva Dare!  As the weather heats up, dads and grads and outdoor fun are foremost in our minds, so our June Dare is entitled A Man's World.    

This month we're daring you to create a stamped card or project with a masculine theme.  It doesn't have to be a Father's Day card, just something masculine. However, if you need to get one done, we're here to help wink, wink. If just reading the theme gives you a creative block, take a deep breath and think clean lines, few embellishments, rugged or distressed edges and muted or earthy colors. Replace bling with wood or metal embellishments, and replace ribbon with twine, rope or twill and you'll be surprised how quickly a masculine card will come together!


I paired the newly released Wonderful Marvelous  with some striped paper that had masculine colours, and then added a scatter of stars using the Starry Die.  The banner was fussy cut and paper pieced as were the flags.  A touch of silver twine, a button and some black half pearls added some dimension.  Didn't realize how carried away I got making this card, so checked with hubby and he said it was okay for a masculine card.  Phew!  Squeaked by on this one {grin}.  Mind you, he is married to a card maker and use to my version of masculine creations!




Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our A Man's World dare and link up your card to be eligible to win.  Entries must be masculine in theme, posted 6/6 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 6/25/14.  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 Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's A Man's World 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 June 25, 2014.


Winners will be announced on June 26, 2014.


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

34 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this bright, bold, festive Dad card! Great dare for this month!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful masculine card. Love all the stars and stripes.

Julie S. said...

This is a great masculine card! Looking forward to this challenge, I never seem to have enough of this type of card.

D- said...

I LOVE the colors, the banners, the stars... What a great card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

JoAnn said...

Love your card with the stripes and the way you did the sentiment circle.

cm said...

I agree with your husband: perfect guy card! colours, strips, starts and banners - perfect combination. Once again, your eye for design is impressive!
c

Kathie B said...

What a great card for a guy...everything about it is perfect: the color selections, the design, and the details. It really inspires me to try some different techniques for the next "guy card" that I need to make.

Sue D said...

Great card. I like the striped background, the colors and all the stars.

cghundley said...

Fabulous card and
I really like the
banner on it!
Carla from Utah

marylouh said...

Pretty card. Love all of the layering. Any man will be tickled to get this card.

Janet Zeppa said...

I'm glad you are here to help us with masculine cards! This one is great!!!

Donna Oates said...

Stars & stripes and red, white & blue! Perfect summer masculine card for any occasion! Love it!

Christine said...

This is a wonderful Father's Day card. The circular window and layered stars are fabulous!

Moosisk said...

I just love your card! The nautical theme is perfect for a Father's Day card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous masculine card, Marisa ... such gorgeous rich colours and bold shapes! Anita :)

Sue Crease said...

This is a great card. I am going to pin it so I can use myself later in the year or something similar.
Sue. C

Sharon said...

Great masculine card. So bright and bold!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your bright and fabulous Father's Day card! Love all the elements and your inspiration!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I just adore this card!!!! I loved it so much, I cased it for a graduation card!!!

Amy C. said...

Awesome "manly" card! The colors and stars are great!

Lucy said...

This is such a fun masculine card!

loulou said...

What a fantastic bright and bold masculine card.

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the bright colors and the stars and flags!

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Mary-Anne V said...

I like how you have some colour on this but deep tones for a masculine feel.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Glad to know your card passed the "hubby test"! I think it's great!

Kris B said...

Fun card! Love the carnival feel! Great colors and embellishments! Super masculine birthday card!

Heather Thompson said...

very neat card, always looking for some masculine inspiration.

Dorothy S said...

Great inspiration - I make a lot of "guy" cards - glad I found this challenge!

Kelly Flaherty said...

This card is great - very happy and colorful. Who says men's cards have to be boring and drab? UGH!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I really like the colors and layers and clean design of this card! There are all sorts of little details to look at and they all work so well together!

Connie said...

Wonderful masculine card. Love all the stars and stripes and the circular window!

dj said...

It is a winner...love the stars and stripes and all the great bold colors!! Way to rock this challenge!!

zehra said...

I love how bright and uplifting this card is, awesome