Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fanspiration Diva Dare ~ Day 7

Hi there!  It's Charmaine bringing you Day 7 of our Fanspiration Diva Dare. This month, we "dare" you to show us your new creations inspired by projects made by Verve fans! You can pick any little Verve project to inspire you, as long as it is not by one of our design team members (or yourself!) {grin}. To get your wheels a turnin', the Divas will be posting their Fanspiration creations using our newly released products right here each weekday!
I really had a tough time with this dare because I couldn't decide on A card.  It took me a while just to narrow it down from all the fabulous Verve Fan creations in the gallery. . .but I still ended up with two that I just couldn't decide between!  One of the cards I was so inspired by is THIS CARD from girlgeek101.  This card is totally my style.  I LOVE how Audrie used the embossing to add detail to this simple but elegant card along with that pop of color with the flower image.  I created my card using the Learning To Sail set.  Since the stamps I used to stamp behind the sentiment were line stamps and not silhouette, I added a border of cardstock in the same color as the ship to bring it out a little more. 

I used the Beaded Oval Nestabilities for my focal piece.  I'm not sure how well it shows in the picture, but I added a tranparent pearl on each "bead" with a Viva Pearl Pen.  I thought it would be a neat detail that added to the water theme.  :)

The other card that I just couldn't decide between was THIS CARD from Jen Mitchell.  I just LOVED the colors that Jen used in her card.  I LOVE the warm, Fall colors with a pop of red!  I also loved Jen's layout.  I just changed the stamps and the papers for my card and added a sentiment using the Lean On Me set with the leaves from Dream Big

I die cut the flowers using the Pointed Flowers Die Set, stamped them in red ink and then used a blender pen with the ink pad to color them.  The leaves were die cut using the Dreamy Leaves Die Set.  I also used the Rounded Rectangle Die as well as the Rounded Scallop Frame Die with the border stamp from the Treasured Words set. 

How fun is this Dare? Don't know where to start? Head over to the Verve Fan Gallery to peruse some projects, pick one then join in the fun...here are the details...

There are two ways to win...

  1. Win a $50 Verve gift certificate! Play along with our Fanspiration Diva Dare and link up your creation to the linky widget entry form. Winner will be chosen by random draw. To be eligible, your entry must:
    • Be a new creation - posted September 7 or later
    • Be inspired by a non-design team created Verve card or project
    • Include a link to the inspiration piece you used, as well as a brief explanation of what inspired you
    • Use at least one Verve product
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Sunday, September 23.
  2. Win a Verve set of your choosing! Leave a little shout-out for the Divas in the comments section as we post our answers to the Fanspiration dare each weekday through September 20. A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare.
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


  1. Love the cards.

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  2. I'm having trouble choosing from all the awesome cards by all the verve fans so I can't blame you for going with two!

    They're both gorgeous and I'm sure the girls are thrilled to bits to be CASE'd by you :)

  3. Wonderful cards, love that you made two for us - there are so many great projects it really is hard to pick just one!

  4. These are both so beautiful and I can see why you had a hard time choosing I did too! hehehe! Thanks so much!

  5. Wonderful cards you created from fabulous inspiration cards.

  6. Wonderful white on white card and I loved that card Jen made as well! Great take on it. The white embossed sentiment is perfect on that fun polka dotted DP :)

  7. Your first card is beautiful with the touch of blue and yellow against the white. I especially love the water beads around the lovely sentiment. The second card is so bright and cheerful with the polka dot DP and that pretty flower and brad. I love how the sentiment looks in white against the DP.

  8. Both of these are fabulous, love the white on white on the first one.

  9. These are both quite darling! It's not hard to be inspired by the Verve gallery!

  10. I love both creations~so pretty! The white is stunning with the pops of yellow and blue.

  11. Lovely cards, Charmaine. ;-) Both of them are so, so pretty.

  12. Love both of your cards. Love the white on white card.

  13. Both of these cards are wonderful. I like how you over-stamped the sentiment on the first card. The flower and rectangle layers on the second card are beautiful.

  14. Charmaine!!
    GREAT job!!this is a very fun yet sophisticated card!! I really love how you incorporated the verve stamps with the polka dot paper and button! TYFS be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure