Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Diva Dare - Day 12

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here wrapping up the design team posts for our Stars & Stripes Diva Dare.  Have you been following along?  There's a chance at one of 3 prizes for leaving comments along the Dare, as well as the possibility of winning Verve's ENTIRE May release for playing along with our Stars & Stripes challenge!!!  So what ya waitin' for?  The deadline is this Thursday, May 30!!!


For my Diva Dare card I went with a traditional take on Stars & Stripes.  I absolutely love Americana and so I kept my look a bit shabby with the idea of making a card suitable for sending to someone in the military.  I thought this sentiment from Let it Be was just perfect for that.  I kept things pretty simple,  using the Viva la Verve! May Week 4 sketch. (Are you playing along with VLV???  There's a chance to win a $100 gift voucher to Verve if you participate in all 4 of this month's sketches.) I used the Starry Die to cut through my two layers of paper, then popped the panel up on dimensionals to really make the background under the stars shine through.  The little border is made with the Scallop Trim Trio Die Set and I finished off with some cluster stars and sort of stripey blue ribbon.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Let it Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Glory (Authentique), Brown Paper Bag (Paper Accents), Cream
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Starry Die, Scallop Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), star cluster pearls (Recollections), ribbon (SU!), paper distresser (Tonic)


The Challenge...
Stars & Stripes May Diva Dare

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Amber's (Stamping Scrapbooker) military service and Diva Laurie Willison's (Soapbox Creations) wonderful use of stripes on her cards. So we're daring you to create a card using stars and/or stripes. While the title may conjure up visions of red, white and blue any stars and stripes will do! If you're feeling pretty in pink, go for it! Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation! If you want to get really daring, you can add the extra challenge of making it a CAS card with stars and/or stripes, as that is Diva Laurie's signature style. However, that is NOT a requirement, just an optional twist to the Dare if you're feeling daring!


The prizes...
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 4 prizes up for grabs!
Win Verve's ENTIRE
May Release! (1 winner)

Take our Stars & Stripes Dare and link up your card (created 5/13 or later) to the linky widget below. One random participant will be drawn to win all of the stamps, dies and ribbons in our May 2013 release. You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post. Here's a little look-see at what the winner will receive..
May Stamp CollectionMay Die CollectionBlack Beauty Ribbon CollectionPolka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection
May Stamp CollectionMay Die CollectionBlack Beauty Ribbon CollectionPolka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection
Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Mountain on Thursday, May 30.
Entries must be new (posted 5/13 or later), include at least one Verve product, use stars and/or stripes and be linked up to the linky widget by 5pm Mountain on 5/30/13.

Win a set of your choice!  (3 winners)
For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's Stars & Stripes Diva Dare posts! THREE lucky commenters will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to comment on each of the 12 posts! Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is May 30.

Winners will be announced on May 31, 2013.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

 

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! I am hoping to enter the challenge if I can get my act together lol.

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  2. Lovely - vintage patriotic. Perfect for this past holiday weekend.

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  3. Gorgeous patriotic card. Love the vintage style and the way you cut out the stars to see the layer behind them.

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  4. Julee, this is stunning as always! I LOVE the stars cut out so the stripes show through! Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

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  5. So lovely! That background paper is wonderful and I love the cut out stars!

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  6. GORGEOUS!! Love the papers and cut out stars...the distressing is a perfect finishing touch!!

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  7. I absolutely love this! Gorgeous distressing Julee~

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  8. absolutely gorgeous!! love all the distressing!

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  9. I LOVE this card. You make the best grungy/shabby cards! I just realized that I haven't made my DH a Father's Day card from me yet, so I'm going to use this card as my inspiration. I showed it to him, and he really liked it. :) Have a great week!

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  10. I love this card, Julee! It is absolutely beautiful. Every detail is perfect.

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  11. A striking, stunning card, Julee! Your combination of layers, patterns, colours, sentiment and ribbon makes for a most marvelous creation, indeed. As always, I am in awe with your talents! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    c

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  12. Love, love, love your card!
    Great color choice. Love the design and that saying is priceless. TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  13. Loving the vintage and patriotic look! Love how the stars have been cut inside.

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  14. wow what a wonderful card...love the use of the negative die cuts of the stars and the gorgeous ribbon.

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  15. Love the distressed look and how the ribbon brightens it up!

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  16. I love the vintage look and the stripes showing through the cut out stars. The ribbon adds just the right amount of brightness and I love the sentiment, it's perfect!

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  17. This is a beautiful card and I love how you popped up the card to see the background along with the distressed look.

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  18. Beautiful card. I love the array of pearl stars. The cutout stars are wonderful too - love that you can see the gorgeous striped DP peeking through them.

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  19. Wonderful card! I love the sweep of stars and the vintage feel of this card!

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  20. Absolutely love this card! Such a creative take on the sketch!

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  21. Absolutely fantastic. LOVE the background paper and how you cut out the stars so that the paper is seen. Going in my favs file.

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  22. Love the vintage look of this card.

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  23. There is nothing better than an Americana anything, and I love this card. I would love to have these stamps, so that I could recreate this card especially.

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  24. This is one BEAUTIFUL card, Julee! I love the design, all the wonderful details, and the fabulous sentiment!

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  25. so so pretty! I love the vintage look and the stars!

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  26. Love this card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Love your card, Julee!!! I just got the starry die and can't wait to use it!!

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  28. Lovely take on the Americana theme. Love that gorgeous ribbon and your distressing.

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  29. I love this shabby Americana card! I really do need to get that Starry die!

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  30. Absolutely LOVE this! Great colors, and love those stripes behind the stars, great layout...love all of it!

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  31. Love your card! I really like that vintage, patriotic look.

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  32. This is so cute Julee! I love the negative space that you used with the stars!

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  33. Very nice and pretty
    card. Lovely sentiment
    used.
    Carla from Utah

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  34. Love the rich colors and the use of the star dies!

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  35. Wow, what a fantastic card! Love your style!

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  36. Beautiful card! I love the idea of popping the background off the card to highlight the negative space!

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  37. I so love this! Love how the negative space pops out!

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