Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 4

Hello there! Amber here to welcome you to Day 4 of this month's Diva Dare. Have you been inspired to create with butterflies and flowers yet? I'm sure you have;)

The May Diva Dare is "Petals and Wings"
What we're daring you to do this month is create a card with both a flower anda butterfly on it. 

I have a picture heavy post for you today as I decided last minute (this morning) to include a quick little tutorial! First up, here is my card using the newly released Die Sidekicks and Petals and Wings

I created the background with Gelatos and a baby wipe (scroll down for tutorial!). After I made the background, I stamped some flowers from Petals and Wings in Versamark and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I cut the butterflies out with the All Aflutter dies out of another piece of watercolor paper I colored with some orange and pink Gelatos. I then stamped the coordinating butterflies from Die Sidekicks in black ink and popped them up on dimensionals. I added some of the newly released Shine Bright sequin mix and a trail of glitter behind the butterflies and added the sentiment from Petals and Wings on the bottom.

Okay, this may not be a new technique to you, but I've just recently found it and thought I'd share for those of you who never knew! I just bet you have the supplies to do this, too;)

Step one, gather your supplies. You'll need watercolor paper (it may work on regular cardstock, haven't tried it though?), Gelatos, and some baby wipes.

Step Two, scribble the Gelatos on your cardstock in whatever pattern or random sequence you choose! It won't look pretty, and may look like your 1st grader colored it, but don't worry...we'll fix that;)

Step Three, get out a clean baby wipe and start gently rubbing and blending the colors. My tip, start at the lightest color and work your way down so you don't blend the dark color all over your light color. In fact, you may want a new baby wipe for each color...

Wasn't that easy? And so pretty! Tons of different things you could do with this technique. How about emboss resist? Sure!

Hope you have fun with this technique!

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, May 21st.  Entries must be posted 5/2 or later,include at least one Verve product, both a flower and a butterfly, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 5/21/14.   
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Petals and Wings" Dare and link up your card (created May 2nd or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  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 set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Petals and Wings" 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 May 21, 2014.

Winners will be announced on May 22, 2014.