Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May Diva Dare...Stars and Stripes

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!  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! I did feel like taking it to the next level and tried to make this card as CAS as I could while adding all these Verve goodies:

I couldn't help myself...as soon as I heard 'stars and stripes' my brain automatically went to the good ol' red, white and blue...so I went with it! The main sentiment is from a previously released Verve set called American Hero. I stamped that on a white panel and raised it up on a Occasion Frame die. I stamped the frame from the On Ocassion set and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The blue and white star strip were cut with a Verve Ribbon Banner die and the left and right sides were stamped with a border from the Strong Anchor set. At the bottom, I stamped 'thank you for all you do' from the Teacher's Count set, because really that would work for anyone you're thankful for. Lastly I added some stars which were cut out using Verve's Starry die set.

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 4 prizes up for grabs!
 Win Verve's ENTIRE May Release! Take our Stars & Stripes Dare and link up your card (created 5/13 or later) to the linky widget on the Verve blog. 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 stripes and be linked up to the linky widget by 5pm Mountain on 5/30/13.
Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!

Win a set of your choice! 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 tune in each day! 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! -

Stamps: Teachers Count, On Occasion, American Hero (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life by the Sea collection (the West Coast, Marina Hovering) Maja Design, Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Occasion Frame die, Ribbon Banner die, Starry die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), white embossing powder
Size:  4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. You've done a fabulous job with your CAS card Andrea,love it!!

  2. You are rocking the CAS side of life here, girlie!! Love how you used the sketch and have the rope image down the sides. Great take on the challenge!

  3. Excellent CAS card and take on the challenge!! Love the rope image down the sides, use of the new and old stamps, and perfect use of the sketch!!

  4. I love that you used red, white and blue. Beautiful card

  5. Another fabulous card again ( sighs), how do you do it :) Viv xx

  6. Love your fabulous card. A great take on the stars and stripes theme. I think of red, white & blue also. TFS

  7. Andrea~
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card.
    Love the colors, love the design, love the sentiment, love it all.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)

  8. Just love your design and how you've used that collection. So inspirational.

  9. Oh, I love this! I am a very patriotic person, so this is right up my alley! Love the whimsical curly frame!


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