Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 2014 Diva Dare - Day 8

Celebrate Good Times - August Diva Dare

Welcome to August's Diva Dare! Chaitali here with my take on this month's dare entitled Celebrate Good Times.     

Verve is turning 7 this month and we’d love to see your celebration cards.  Think wedding, birthday, anniversary… anything that brings the confetti out!

This is the first of many days (yup there is more coming this month!) of celebrating Anni-Verve-sary for me! I felt it was appropriate that I use a bunch of stamps to create a collage of happy sentiments. Each of the sentiments here comes from a different Verve set. Lets start counting shall we?

"Have a happy day" from Be Blessed; "Celebrate" from Moments Remembered; "Love" from Text Objects; "Enjoy" from Learning to Sail; "Smile" from Happy Place and "Celebrate Today" from one mystery unreleased set ;)

I kept the background simple with some patterned paper from my stash and let the sentiments collage be the focal point of the card. I couldn't resist adding some white embossed flowers colored in distress inks. I followed Jennifer McGuire's tutorial to color the flowers quickly and fussy cut them to get a crisp white outline. The flower stamps are from Be Blessed and Happy Place sets.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the Diva Dare this month! Now you are invited to play along with us and get inky!

 

Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our Celebrate Good Times dare and link your card up to be eligible to win.  Entries must have a celebration theme:  birthday, wedding, anniversary, confirmation, new job, retirement, new baby, new home - anything you can celebrate, be posted 8/8 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 8/23/14.  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 Celebrate Good Times 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 August 23, 2014.

Winners will be announced on August 24, 2014.

Go forth and get inky...we dare you!

34 comments:

  1. Love the collage of sentiments.

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  2. Beautiful card. Love the showcase of all the wonderful Verve sentiments. The watercolour flowers are lovely.

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  3. awesome contrasting colors. very neat card

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  4. Beautiful card...love how you used a group of sentiments!

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  5. Very cheery--I like the flowers and the background paper.

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  6. Beautiful background ... such a compliment to the lovely sentiments!

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  7. OH what a pretty collection of celebratory sentiments. I love the flowers too. Beautiful card.

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  8. The stamping is just perfect and love the flowers.

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  9. Beautiful flowers and love the mix of sentiments!

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  10. I love the fonts that were used with the Happy and Celebrate text. Wonderful card!

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  11. Love Jennifer's technique on your flowers!! Gorgeous!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. A happy card. Love the flowers and the multiple sentiments.
    Made my day!

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  13. Such a fun sentiment panel, Chaitali ... those dimensional blooms are amazing! Anita :)

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  14. Beautiful...the flowers are so pretty.

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  15. Oooh that is very pretty! Love the use of the words.

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  16. I really LOVE how she combined all these fabulous stamped Verve sentiments. It really stands out. I'm working on another Verve "Celebratory" card as we speak. Thanks for the great inspiration once again.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  17. I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. LOVE your flowers. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  18. Chaitali, you've worked magic with the VERVE stamps, creating a card that is incredibly 'happy'! So beautiful...the flowers are such a charming special touch!
    ~c

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  19. This is a great idea to use different sentiments to make one large greeting on a card. Fab idea. Love the card.
    Sue

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  20. Great card! Love the background. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  21. I really like the patterns and the flowers in the corners.

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  22. Wonderful card! Love how your created the sentiment panel! Beautiful stacked flowers!

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  23. This is so pretty!
    I love the contrast of the bright flowers and the white and black sentiment panel.

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  24. Very pretty. I love the sentiment collage. Great idea.

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  25. Beautiful embossed flowers and i love the sentiment panel.

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  26. Lovely sentiments and the whole card is just beautiful!

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  27. Beautiful card, Chaitali! Love the pretty flowers on the corners.

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  28. Those flowers really pop!! Fabulous!

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  29. Love the flowers and all the word art in the stitched rectangle. It is always fun to get out multiple stamp sets and start creating your own word art. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. I love how you created the sentiments collage. What an interesting idea - I can't wait to try it too! Thanks for a great idea!

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