This month's dare pays tribute to Julee (Poetic Artistry), owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa (Paperie Blooms). Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards. So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it. Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read so many times the edges are a bit tattered. Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!
This 'challenge' is really no challenge for me....I'm right at home in my easy chair of vintage/shabby chic. I started off using Maja Design's new Sofiero collection, roughed up the edges a bit and added some authentic vintage lace, crinkled, inked seam binding, and some chipboard and crocheted pieces. The sentiment is from Verve's Words of Wisdom set...brimming with uplifting and encouraging sentiments. To add a bit of interest, I sprinkled the kraft frame with coarse glitter and added a partial frame behind the focal panel.
Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, July 31st. Entries must be new (posted 7/12 or later), include at least one Verve product, an uplifting sentiment, and some distressing or shabbiness and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/13.
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!
Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our Tattered Pages Dare and link up your card (created July 12th or later) to the linky widget here 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 "Tattered Pages" 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 July 31, 2013.
Winners will be announced on August 1, 2013.
Here's a peek at the Verve set I used:
Here's the paper collection:
Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Sofiero collection (Princess Margareta's Garden) Maja Design, Crumb Cake, Naturals White (SU!)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Scalloped Oval & Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), twine, chipboard heart, old book page, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Crystal coarse glitter (Martha Stewart), lace, ribbon, paper distresser, crinkled aged seam binding, crocheted flower, pearl, antique lace, pearl lines (Zva Creative)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"