Friday, April 22, 2011

April Diva Dare - Day 1

Hi Verve fans!  Welcome to the April Diva Dare!

For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, we will post a theme that we dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - April Showers Bring May Flowers!  With the warmer weather, new growth, and all the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, it is easy to be inspired by Spring!  How you interpret the dare is completely up to you!  To sweeten up the challenge, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!

This is how I answered the dare!  No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.  I actually made a clean and simple card!  :-)  I adore this flower (from the newly released Hope Blooms set) so much and wanted to give it center stage on my card.

I started with a small 4 x 4 square card base.  I then stamped the sentiment Enjoy Life (also from the Hope Blooms set) four times and then connected them with a thin black marker.  The flower is colored with Copics and then glitterfied (teeheehee)!  To finish it off, I added a button and some string!

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new April Showers Bring May Flowers creation (posted April 22nd or later) to the linky widget below before midnight MST on Sunday, May 8th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would  LOVE to see ‘em!
  2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our April Showers Bring May Flowers creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 9th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!