Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 2012 Diva Dare

Hello and good morning! The Verve Divas have this contest going on over at the Verve blog called the Diva Dare. We had done it last year, but it's been a while since the last one...so I figured I'd give you the 411 on the details in this post if you were inclined to play along. (New, FREE Verve would definitely entice me!) I'm here to share with you my take on this month's Diva Dare...

This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - All Aboard!   It has been Grand Central Station around the Verve nest lately, Julee and Mark have welcomed two beautiful baby boys into their family and have had their hands full!  So on that note, we are challenging you to use chipboard, corrugated cardboard, or kraft on your creation or project!  We can't wait to see how you answer the dare!  Stay tuned to learn how you could win some shiny new Verve!!



I used sweet Diva Amber's trick to mat my Ribbon Banner die. If you didn't catch that one, check it out here...what a super helpful hint! I stamped the sentiment from Purely Sentimental on a piece of glittered chipboard and attached that to the Ribbon Banner die. (I extended the banner die just a tad to make it look like it's coming down from the top...the seam is being hidden by the chipboard panel.) I then stamped the Fringe Flower stamp twice, once in green and once in blue. I fussy cut out each design and layered them with a pop dot. I added a bit of Star Dust Stickles to each petal, glued on a pearl brad and attached it to the sentiment panel. Lastly, I made the flower cluster, attaching to some beautiful blue seam binding.

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?








  1. Play along with us and link up your new All Aboard creation (posted April 20 or later) to the linky widget on THIS POST before 6:00PM MST on Thursday May 3.  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 All Aboard creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Friday, May 4th on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn! We DARE you to show us your creations!



Stamps: Purely Sentimental, Fringe Flower (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Merryweather dp (K & Co.), Always Artichoke, Vintage Cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ribbon Banner Die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Ivory/Jute Twine, Scarab Vintage Seam Binding (Ribbon Carousel), flowers, pearls, Doily Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), gems, paper distresser, Chipboard Journaling sticker (Prima), dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"

15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful card. Love that peacock blue, especially in the ribbon. It looks stunning paired with the white flowers and accessories. Whoever receives this gem of a card is going to be very lucky and overjoyed with it. :) Px

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  2. Beautiful Andrea! Love the look of the kraft and soft shades of blue. Then there are all of your details and special touches that bring this card to life!!

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  3. oh, that kraft is just the yummiest! So many gorgeous details, Diva...Verve sweetness everywhere :)

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  4. What a lovely card! Those colors are just beautiful together. I love that flower cluster too.

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  5. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS I LOVE YOUR WORK
    KIND REGARDS SAM x

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  6. Lovely colours and classic Andrea details as always :)

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  7. Oh, Andrea, this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. OMG, your card is gorgeous. Such pretty colors and details. Love the banner and the sentiment panel, along with the flower cluster. TFS

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  9. Andrea this is gorgeous! Love the beautiful soft blue with the kraft and I just adore the banner dropped down, and the beautiful flower cluster!! Simply gorgeous!!

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  10. Ah, so gorgeous. That blue is quite heavenly! Love the matted ribbon banner, and the sentiment, and the bow, and the .....

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  11. Beautiful colors! Live the way you've extended the ribbon banner.

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  12. Anything with that soft shade of turquoise gets my attention! And, didn't I see a little Shabby Chic goin' on here? Very nice! It is a beautiful card, Andrea, and I did check out Amber's banner trick. Kinda makes you want to say "Du-uh, why didn't I think of that?" Oh, and guess what? I won that bundle of ribbons from the Ribbon Carousel! I think the last time I won something was in the sixth grade at the school carnival!!!

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  13. Love this with the blue!! So beautiful!!

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  14. I think everything you do is gorgeous and this is no excception!!
    Sandy

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  15. another simply beautifull card the colour palette is so delicate love it hugs sassyx

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