Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 2014 Diva Dare - Day 9

Hi there! Amber here to welcome you to Day 9 of our June Diva Dare! This month, we're all about the boys!
 This month we're daring you to create a stamped card or project with a masculine theme. 

Instead of going for a straight up "man" card, I decided to make a birthday card for a LITTLE man!


I obviously had way too much fun with the spray mist on this card, haha! First step was to emboss the gears from Geared Up in white embossing powder on a piece of Tim Holtz's amazing watercolor paper. After that, I started dripping and splashing some Dylusions inks in blue, turquoise, and a deep blue. To achieve the layers, I dripped ink, then blotted, dripped more ink, then blotted, dripped some water on to pick up colors in some areas, and then dripped some more and hit it with a heat gun to  keep some intense colors as well as the washed out colors. 


The cute little robot is also from Geared Up. The balloons and sentiment are from Chevron Love, and the banner is from Wonderful Marvelous. I embossed the robot and the banner in white embossing powder on vellum paper so I didn't cover up too much of that fun background. For the sentiment, I did some out of the box trimming so my balloons are still attached to the sentiment panel. For one last detail, I added some Metal Mix sequins.



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.

33 comments:

  1. What a great boy card! I love the spray mist background!

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  2. Really like this card. The misting is great (also love the color). I especially like the white embossing on vellum. Wonderful job!

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  3. This is a fun card! I love the bright background, the vellum and the balloons!

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  4. This is so cool! I love him being embossed on vellum!

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  5. What a great card and so different too. Love all the misting going on there and of course the balloons too.
    Sue

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  6. Really like your background and how you cut your balloons!

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  7. What a cute card for a little man!

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  8. Spray mist is inherently fun! Love this, perfect for a little guy!

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  9. Oh this looks so fun! You have inspired me to play with spray mists!

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  10. Cute fun card! Love how the spray mists gave your card that cool effect.

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  11. What a fun card. Love the background and also the robot stamped on vellum. Great technique. TFS

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  12. So fun and cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  13. What an adorable card! Love the background with the splatters. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  14. Adorable card...so fun and clever.

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  15. Love this card! Cool little see thru dude and the sprays look great as a background!

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  16. Completely brilliant, Amber ... such a fantastic inked background and I love that wee vellum robot! Anita :)

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  17. Awesome card! Love the background and the embossed robot on velum! Very creative and fun!

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  18. Love the embossed robots on vellum and the splashy background panel!

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  19. Oh, this is so fun!!! What a great messy background. Things like that are so intimidating to me, but you pulled it off so well. Any little boy will love this.

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  20. Wonderful card, love the background colors.

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  21. Oh wow this this is adorable! I love the background you did. The robot and banner look great on the vellum. I love this card!

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  22. Cute with all the balloons and the gears.

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  23. OMGosh so super adorable I love the embossed guy on the vellum great background to. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  24. What a fun card. I haven't tried embossing vellum yet but keep seeing it done. I've put that on my list of "must try" items.
    thanks for sharing a card that any
    "little man" will enjoy.

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  25. Oh my goodness I LOVE your card. What a fun way to help that special someone celebrate their birthday. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot}

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  26. Cutie-patootie in every way! This will bring a mega watt smile to any 'little man's' face! My nephew - 2 years old - loves robots, and a card like this would certainly receive hugs!!
    ~c

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  27. This makes me so happy~I could look at it over and over. Love the colors and splashes~

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  28. What a fun and cute little boy card. Makes me think of my great nephews! I'm also reminded of the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz! Very clever and colorful!

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  29. Great use od the spray mist...fun card.

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  30. Wow, this card is amazing. It is so much fun. Love the watercolour background ant the embossing on vellum. Fantastic creation.

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  31. fantastic...love the bots, gears, and blues...perfect little boy card!!

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  32. Love how you created the colorful background and the white embossing on vellum. Such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

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